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Painting & Decorating Level 1 Diploma at Tyne Metropolitan College

Course description

The course for you if ...

You would love to work in the construction industry as a painter or decorator.

Course content

This Level 1 Diploma in Painting & Decorating is for individuals who work or want to work as a painter and decorator in the construction sector.

This course allows you to learn and develop the basic knowledge and skills required for employment and a career as a painter and decorator. The course is delivered through a mixture of theory-based and practical sessions.

You will study units such as: Health, safety and welfare in construction; Principles of building, construction, information and communication; 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; and Producing specialist decorative finishes.

Entry requirements

The College does not set entry requirements for this qualification. TyneMet will discuss your potential to gain the qualification successfully at the course interview.


You will be assessed through a series of externally set question papers and practical assignments.

Future opportunities

You could progress onto further study at TMC, such as a Level 2 Diploma in Painting & Decorating, or begin your career as a painting and decorating apprentice.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Tyne Metropolitan College directly.

Last updated date: 10 March 2016

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    • Studying at TMC, you'll have access to our dedicated construction campus connected by excellent transport links - this is a purpose built environment and provides students with a taste of life in the construction industry.

      Recently refurbished you will have access to industry standard equipment including the latest tools and equipment and gain hands on experience while being taught by industry experts. Our purpose-built centre offers some of the best training facilities in the region, with dedicated workshops and classrooms for Basic Construction skills and a wide range of trades including: brickwork, carpentry and joinery, painting and decorating, plumbing and more.