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Painting & Decorating Level 1 Diploma
Study Mode
Full Time 
Practical Assessment and Exams 
Construction & Building Services 
Course Code:
Entry Requirements
Minimum 4 GCSE at  grade E or above (including Maths & English)

Painting & Decorating Level 1 Diploma

The Level 1 Diploma in Painting and Decorating is designed to prepare learners for entry to the construction industry.

About the Course

This course provides a basic introduction to Painting & Decorating. Looking at how to apply standard coatings by brush and roller, wall papering techniques and basic decorative effects 

Key Units

You will develop your practical skills and knowledge through a range of units including handling and storing resources, working relationships, providing working platforms, maintaining and using hand tools and basic practical skills in painting and decorating. Students must start at level 1 to gain the necessary skills before progressing to level 2.

Topics will include:
  • Health & Safety
  • Construction Techniques
  • Developing Basic Painting & Decorating Skills

Functional Skills lessons, where required, also form an important part of your course. They include Maths and English to help improve your skills in these areas. There will be a formal assessment when you are ready. Your progress will be reviewed regularly in tutorial sessions. 

Entry Requirements

Minimum 4 GCSE at  grade E or above (including Maths & English)


Practical assessment and coursework

Where does this Lead

Following success in this course you can apply to join a Level 2 Painting & Decorating course or an Apprenticeship 

Future Opportunities

 Career opportunities include working in the construction industry.

Tell Me More

Personal Study Time:
Students are expected to study independently in their own time, building up their knowledge. You will be given your own password to access our online learning materials, we have a comprehensive learning centre to aid your learning.

Will this course suit me?
Applicants should have a willingness and a desire to study on a Painting & Decorating course, be able to take in technical information and demonstrate practical ability in a workshop setting.

Extra Costs

For this course you will be required to purchase PPE/work-wear