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Painting Decorating
Level 1

Painting & Decorating


1 year


Rush Green Campus


Sept 2023



Your journey to gaining industry-recognised qualifications and building a career in the industry starts here!

You'll learn to confidently:

  • Prepare surfaces
  • Use brushes & rollers to apply a variety of paints
  • Hang wallpaper
  • Apply specialist effects such as rag roll or stencilling
  • Understand health and safety relevant to the trade...

... all while improving your employability!

You'll undertake short multiple-choice unit tests as well as practical assessments throughout the course.

There's also a final, multiple-choice end-of-year exam to test your knowledge of the subject.

You will need to have GCSE Maths, English Language and two additional subjects at grade 2 (E) or above.

As part of the application process you will also be asked to explain why you want to study this course, so that we can ensure any course offer made aligns to your career goals.

After successfully completing this course you can move on to level 2 of the Diploma.

Alternatively you might choose to find work in the trade, or start up on your own!

Where it can lead to
You could progress to the following courses
Career progression

There are number of routes you can take following successful completion of a course. Further study can include Higher Education courses or a Higher Apprenticeship where you will expand your skills through study whilst earning a wage. Or you may choose to move directly into employment.

Contact our careers team for further guidance.