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Painting and Decorating Diploma Level 1 at New College Stamford

Course description

Develop the basic Painting and Decorating skills you need to kick-start your career in the industry. You will learn how to apply basic paint systems by brush and roller, how to apply foundation and plain papers, how to prepare surfaces for decoration and health and safety.You will have the opportunity to meet guest speakers from the industry to develop your knowledge of different career opportunities within the trade. Meeting guest speakers will provide you with advice from experts in the field to give you insight in to the latest methods used by various industries.This course is approximately 30% theory and 70% practical.

Course content

You will learn through hands on practical training to develop your painting and decorating skills to a professional standard. You will learn through theory based discussions, multimedia presentations, workshops and online resources.

Entry requirements

4 GCSE’s at grades D or above.


You will be assessed through ongoing practical assessment for each individual unit which will be completed throughout the duration of your course.Practical assessment will be undertaken internally within the practical workshops.You will be expected to undertake 1 week work experience on a construction site, in a workshop or in a construction related field. While we will help you to find the work experience, in some instances it may not be possible to gain this; if this is the case then you will then undertake a week of employment related activities.

Future opportunities

On successful completion of this course you progress on to the Level 2 Diploma in Painting and Decorating, an apprenticeship or enter employment.

Further information

You will require a uniform consisting of steel toe capped boots and overalls which can be purchased from our website. During your interview you will also sit an online suitability assessment. The result of this, plus your previous academic achievements and maturity will determine the level of course you are offered.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact New College Stamford directly.

Last updated date: 03 November 2016
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