Full Time

Subject Area


Start Date

Call 0191 511 6000

Course Length

1 year


City Campus


16-18 Year Olds



Course Level


Home / Course / Painting and Decorating Diploma Level 1

Who is this course for?

This course is ideal for anyone interested in Construction and especially painting and decorating. It’s designed to prepare you for entry the industry of your chosen craft.

What do you need to apply for the course?

There are no formal entry requirements for this course, but an interest in the  industry would be essential.

What are the key things you'll learn?

During the length of the course you will learn about Painting & Decorating techniques in practical and theory sessions. You’ll also learn about health and safety on construction sites and how important it is. The course also covers various techniques on both paint and paper application and surface preparation. Other key aspects of the course are communicating with other people and learning about numeracy and literacy skills to prepare you for a life in construction.

How you will learn

Throughout the length of the course you will learn about the Painting and Decorating  industry in a number of ways such as practical workshop sessions as well as classroom theory sessions where you will learn about all the aspects of plastering.

Where could this course take you?

After successfully completing this course there are a number of options available. You can advance onto the Diploma level 2 or you could apply for an apprenticeship in your chosen trade.

What costs will you incur?

Full Personal protective equipment will be provided, yet replacement will have to be paid for.

Previous Student Experience

This course was interesting and helped me understand the basic skills needed to take me to the next level.

Bradley Stamp