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Painting and Decorating Level 1 Diploma at Northumberland College

Course description

You will learn safe working practices, building methods and construction technology, how to erect and dismantle access and working platforms, preparation of surfaces, application of paint systems by brush and roller and how to apply papers to walls and ceilings. Ideal if you would like to develop both the skills and knowledge to become a painter and decorator.

Entry requirements

You don't need any formal qualifications to join this course but should have an interest in painting and decorating.


Your progress will be assessed by practical assessments in the workshop, eight multiple choice question papers, a practical skills test covering various practical activities and a diploma online test.

Future opportunities

After successfully completing the course you could progress on to a Level 2 Diploma in Painting and Decorating or NVQ Level 2 if you have gained employment

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 16 May 2016

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    • You will benefit from excellent facilities that are of industry standard so you'll be prepared for your future career.

      We have recently invested £6.5 million at the campus and our excellent training facilities include:

      • Dedicated studio space for art, design, fashion, textiles and photography
      • Replica aircraft for cabin crew training
      • Luxurious hair and beauty salon with nail bar and individual treatment rooms
      • Engineering and advanced manufacturing workshops equipped with the latest technologies
      • Spacious motor vehicle workshop with five vehicle bays and diagnostic equipment
      • Large construction workshops dedicated to carpentry and joinery, highways, brickwork, tiling and painting and decorating
      • Electrical installation workshops
      • The Gallery restaurant, modern 40 seat commercially run modern restaurant
      • Fully equipped industry standard commercial kitchens
      • Health skills room
      • A choice of places to eat and catch up with friends
      • Learning Resource Centre with a range of learning material resources, an IT suite and quiet study areas.