Level One Diploma in Painting and Decorating


This College-based qualification is a hands-on, practical course, which is studied by people who want to be employed in the decorative trades . The course consists of eight units, which are broken into underpinning knowledge and practical units. Given the types of tasks being undertaken learners require a range of mathematical and problem solving skills. If you work in the industry, you can build this course up into a full NVQ qualification by obtaining evidence of your abilities. For more information about this, ask to speak to a tutor.

This course is available as part of a full-time study programme for 16 to 18 year olds, and as a part time course for adults aged 19 and over.  Please ask learner services for details.

What will I study?

How will I be assessed?

Each unit has an end test

How will the course be delivered?

Practical workshops and theoretical delivery

Entry requirements

  • A minimum of two GCSEs at grade C or above (4-5)
  • Or Level One  Certificate in Basic Construction
  • Satisfactory record of achievement/references
  • Completion of the construction specific assessment and initial assessment
  • A satisfactory interview

What next?

Completion of this course may act as a good preparation for an apprenticeship or as a stepping stone into the construction industry in a related role such as painter and decorato's labourer.-

You could also progress onto:

 Level Two Diploma in Painting and Decorating.

Additional information

For start dates and fees, consult the relevant course guides below or you can request a prospectus by post.

Full Time 2018 Higher Education 2019 Summer Part-time course guide Apprenticeship Guide