Course Information

Level 1 Diploma in Painting and Decorating

Cskills Awards

Below are the sessions that are available for this course.

Campus: Technology And Skills Centre
Week Starting: 07 September 2020
Day: Subject to Timetable
Duration: 2 Year(s)
Number of Weeks: 36
Hours per Week: 15
Total Hours: 540
Fee: N/A
Places Available: 20
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The Level 1 Painting and decorating qualification is designed to equip learners with the knowledge and skills to pursue a career within the Construction industry. The course supports the knowledge and skills development required for access to higher qualifications in Painting and decorating. Learners will benefit from tutors with industrial experience, state of the art facilities and resources and real work experiences.

Additional Information

You will be required to complete Essential Skills in Literacy, Numeracy and ICT if you do not have a GCSE grade C or Level 2 Essential Skills in English, Maths and Information Technology. You will also study broader transferable skills in Employability and Personal and Social Development.

Course Content

You will learn the basic practical and knowledge skills necessary to gain employment and progress on to Level 2. These are covered in a range of practical and theory modules covering: preparation and protecting the work area, prepare a range of surfaces wood , metal and plastered surfaces, apply paint by brush and roller, apply coverings to ceilings and walls, erect and dismantle access working platforms and prepare for and apply specialist decorative finishes.

Assessment Method

There are no formal examinations for this qualification. The course is assessed through a series of competence based assessments in College and the work place.

Progression Opportunities

Achievement of this qualification will enable the learner to progress to Level 2 and follow a career in Painting & Decorating with further progression to Level 3

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification; however, learners must have the potential to successfully gain the qualification. The minimum age requirement for this qualification is 16 plus.