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Painting & Decorating Level 1

This course is designed for those interested in a career in the Construction industry and will also act as an excellent Foundation programme for those who are unsure about which career route in the industry they wish to follow. You may progress onto a Level 2 Diploma course. Alternatively, you may enter employment directly into the industry returning to study further qualifications on a part-time basis.

Course Content

Topics Covered

  • Health and safety in construction
  • Safe use of tools and equipment
  • Tool maintenance and storage
  • Developing Painting & Decorating skills
  • Underpinning knowledge and theory to support your studies


  • Painting a panel door
  • Painting and wall papering
  • Appling wallpaper to internal and external angles and painting skirting
  • Applying decorative effects
  • Installing rainwater goods
  • Cutting and fixing decorative panels
  • Tiling a wall
  • Setting out & laying gravel paths


Each unit is assessed by a practical task with underpinning knowledge questions. The mandatory health and safety unit is
theory only and assessed with an end of unit test.


4 GCSEs grades 1-2 Including English & Maths


The skills developed on this course could increase your chances of having a career as a:

  • Painter and decorator
  • Specialist paint effects
  • Maintenance operative