Painting and Decorating Diploma Level 1 - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

This course covers the basics of the trade and provides an introduction to health and safety within the construction industry. This will enable you to identify the risks and hazards on construction sites. You will develop your practical decorating skills and learn to use a variety of decorating techniques.

Core subject areas include:

  • Health, safety and welfare
  • Technical information, quantities and communication
  • Knowledge of construction technology

Key practical skills and knowledge includes:

  • Erect and dismantle access equipment and working platforms
  • Prepare common surface types for decoration
  • Apply basic paint systems by brush and roller
  • Apply foundation and plain papers
  • Produce standard decorative finishes

Assessment Methods

You are assessed through a series of practical projects in the workshop. Knowledge is assessed via written work produced in the classroom and end unit multiple choice exams.

Progression Options

On successful completion you could progress to an Apprenticeship with the College, providing you have secured an employer or the Level 2 Diploma in Painting and Decorating.

Course Summary

Course Title Painting and Decorating Diploma Level 1
Entry Requirements

You need GCSEs in the 9 to 2 range, or other equivalent qualification in English and maths. You will be invited to attend an interview to assess your suitability for the course.

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I was really interested in the College because it has a good selection of tools and machinery, great tutors and I liked the workshops. It also offers courses from Level 1 to 3 in furniture making and design, which meant I could start at Level 1 and build my skills, plus I study maths alongside my course.

Felix Spence

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