Painting and Decorating

If you want to work as a painter and decorator in the construction industry, these courses are an ideal way of gaining experience while working towards an industry-recognised qualifications.

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Level 1 Diploma Painting & Decorating

On this fulltime, one-year program of study, you will learn the application in theory and practical of different types of paints, paint systems, wallpapers and tools and equipment associated with the trade. During the course, you will develop and practice the skills required for employment and career progression in painting and decorating through the study of units such as: principles of building construction information and communication, erecting and dismantling access and working platforms, preparing surfaces for decoration, applying paint systems by brush and roller, and health, safety and welfare in construction, amongst other units associated with this trade area of study. 

Level 2 Diploma Painting & Decorating

You will develop and practice the skills required for employment and career progression as a painter and decorator through the study of units such as: principles of construction; access equipment; preparation of surfaces for decoration; application of surface coatings; application of papers to walls and ceilings; producing decorative colour effects. This qualification has been designed around the needs of employers within the construction industry and provides a mix of both practical and theory-based teaching and learning in a realistic workshop and classroom environment.

Level 3 Diploma Painting & Decorating

You’ll study complex units such as: principles of organising, planning and pricing construction work; erecting and dismantling access equipment and working platforms; applying hangings to walls and ceilings; producing specialist finishes for paint and decorative work; installing specialist architectural finishes for decorative work; applying water-borne paint systems using airless equipment and using high volume low pressure spray equipment. You will also learn to use the hand tools, power tools and other equipment associated with the trade. The College has extremely realistic simulated work environments and new painting and decorating workshops where you will learn and develop your practical skills as well as the most up-to-date professional tools and equipment.

Where will it take me?

Successful completion of these courses can lead directly to employment or further study.

Level 1 Diploma Painting & Decorating
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Level 2 Diploma Painting & Decorating
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Level 3 Diploma Painting & Decorating
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