Level 1 Diploma in Painting and Decorating

Level 1 Diploma in Painting and Decorating

Level 1 Diploma in Painting and Decorating

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This is a hands on and theoretical course where you will learn the basic skills to prepare you for career as a painter and decorator. The course will consist of both practical and theoretical assessments. It allows candidates to learn, develop and practice the skills required for employment and/or career progression in Painting and Decorating. As a progression option, you can continue onto Level 2 Diploma in Painting and Decorating or an apprenticeship in Painting and Decorating after successfully completing this course.

Course Structure

  • Erecting and dismantling access equipment and working platforms
  • Preparing surfaces for decoration
  • Applying paint systems by brush and roller to non-complex areas
  • Applying foundation and plain papers
  • Producing specialist decorative finishes

This course is a Study Programme which consists of

  • Vocational Qualification
  • Work Experience
  • Tutorial
  • Maths*
  • English*

* If you have not already achieved a GCSE pass at grade 4 (C in the old grading structure) or above in English and Maths you will study Maths and/ or English as an integral part of your college programme.


  • Practical skills assessment
  • Grade 3 or equivalent in English and maths

Free for 16-18 and for 19-23 who have not achieved a full Level 1 qualification
For all others course fee £994, Exam fee £98

Course Summary

Length of study:
1 year


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Study option(s):
Full time

Course level:
Level 1

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Making your application

We will check your application to see if you meet the standard entry requirements for the course. If you do, you’ll receive an invitation via email to attend an interview with a Curriculum Tutor.

Fees and funding

If you are aged 16-18 and applying for a full-time programme, then you will not have to pay for your course. If you are aged 19+ then there may be a fee for your course.

Why Coventry

From entry-level qualifications, through to degree-level and specialist professional courses there’s something here for students with little or no formal education right up to career high-flyers. Expect a vibrant environment where you can meet people from different backgrounds and cultures.

Career Assessment

Need help choosing the right career path? You’ll be given a series of activities related to a work environment. Your job is to slide the scale to the left or right depending on how much you like or dislike the given activity. You will receive recommendations based on your selections.

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