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Painting and Decorating - Level 1 Diploma at Yorkshire Coast College

Course description

This is a basic introductory course covering the practical and job related knowledge required for a career in painting and decorating.

This course is aimed at school leavers or at those wishing to enter the construction industry for the first time.

Course content

The course will include the following units:

  • Health, safety and welfare in construction
  • Principles of construction work
  • Erecting and dismantling access equipment
  • Preparing surfaces for decoration
  • Applying paint systems by brush and roller to non-complex surfaces
  • Hanging foundation papers and plain papers
  • Produce specialist decorative finishes

Entry requirements

GCSEs grade E to G or equivalent, including Foundation Awards and Entry Level Certificates. You will also need to demonstrate a genuine interest in the construction industry. Steel toe cap shoes are a MUST for the practical activities in the workshop. 

You will also require Overalls or a Painters Bib and Brace. Tools and equipment are provided but it is encouraged that students purchase their own brushes and some basic tools. For theory all necessary stationary - pens, pencils, drawing equipment, scale ruler, lever arch file, note paper and calculator etc.

Future opportunities

After successfully completing the Level 1 Diploma in Painting and Decorating you could improve you construction skills by progressing on to one of our many Level 2 Diploma courses.

There are excellent career prospects, and of course the opportunity to set up your own business, available to anyone with a construction qualification. 

The local average wage on entry to a career in Painting and Decorating – depending on qualification – is £15,000.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 03 August 2016
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      Refectory and Square Cat Café

      Our refectory at Lady Edith's Drive is the perfect place to relax and unwind, whether you want a quick snack, a healthy lunch or just to catch up with friends. Breakfast is served every weekday from 8.30am until 11am, after this a huge choice foods are available including a range of premium sandwiches, pizzas, salads, paninis, and jacket potatoes. Our two campuses each have their own refectories. 

      The Square Cat Café at Westwood is a great place to catch-up with friends. We offer hot and cold drinks and snacks. From time-to-time you might even catch a live performance from performing arts students.

      Our Learner Engagement Team also provide other activities across both sites throughout the year.

      Common Room

      The learner common room on Lady Edith's Campus is located on the ground floor and near the LRC. Here you can relax with your friends and play a game or pool and our Learner Engagement team are always on hand to help you or provide information on a range of activities they are organising. 

      Learning Resource Centre

      We have two interactive Learning Resource Centres across Yorkshire Coast College providing lending, reference and information services and offering you the chance to utilise the latest technologies and study aids. Our Learning Centres are also linked to the British Library, meaning no matter what you need, you will always have access to it. 

      ICT, Moodle & Wifi

      Yorkshire Coast College has a great range of academic facilities for both students and staff. Feel free to check books out from our libraries and use our professional printing services amongst our many other facilities at Yorkshire Coast College.

      Computing Services

      Technology and science are rapidly transforming our world, changing the way we do business, the way we learn, the way we communicate, and even the way we entertain ourselves. Yorkshire Coast College can give you everything you need to play your part in the modern world, and have a brilliant career, working at the forefront of technology. 

      Our ICT suites and ultra-modern facilities mean that your training and studies will see you networking computer systems, designing databases, manipulating graphics and images and learning more about hardware principles and user support. Both practical and theoretical study will play a major part in your course giving you a wide range of skills and knowledge, while working with the latest technologies.

      Printing Services

      Our Repro facility offers both students and the general public, first class business stationery, educational printing as well as a host of photographic and print finishing services, including both black and white and full colour prints. 

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      Sports & Fitness

      Our Lady Edith's Drive offers a Sport & Fitness Suite which will is available to staff, students and community groups.