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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 of 4 GCSEs, grades A* - E including English Language and Maths.

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. You will explore how to apply standard coatings by brush and roller, wall papering techniques and basic decorative effects. 

Functional Skills lessons (where required) will also form an important part of your course. These 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. 

Key Units

Key Areas of Study
  • Health & Safety
  • Construction Techniques
  • Developing Basic Painting & Decorating Skills

Key Units
  • Handling and Storing resources
  • Working Relationships
  • Providing Working Platforms
  • Maintaining and Using Hand Tools
  • Basic Practical Skills in Painting and Decorating

Entry Requirements

Minimum of 4 GCSEs, grades A* - E including English Language and Maths.


Practical Assessment and Coursework

Where does this Lead

Following success in this course you can apply to join the Level 2 Diploma in Painting & Decorating course or perhaps begin an Apprenticeship. 

Future Opportunities

 Career opportunities include working in the construction industry.

Tell Me More

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.

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.

Extra Costs

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