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Painting & Decorating Level 1 Diploma at Havering College of Further and Higher Education

Course description

Throughout the course you will work on practical and written assignments based on the following areas of the industry:

  • 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
  • Producing specialist decorative finishes
  • Health, safety and welfare in construction

If you have not yet achieved a grade C (or above) in GCSE English and maths, you will be required to attend GCSE resit sessions (if you achieved grade D) or functional skills sessions (if you achieved grade E or below).

Entry requirements

GCSE maths and English at grade D or E


You will be assessed via practical/written assignments and an online multiple choice examination.

Future opportunities

You could progress onto our Level 2 Diploma in Painting & Decorating to further develop your skills.

Employment opportunities could include a junior role working for building and painting contractors.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Havering College of Further and Higher Education directly.

Last updated date: 18 April 2016

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    • The Construction Centre is a dedicated facility that delivers high level industry training in all areas of construction craft. It can be easily reached by bus and is a short walk from the C2C rail network and historic Rainham Village.

      Technical Perfection

      The construction trades will always be central to our national economy. A sound technical education in one or more of the construction crafts is what we aim to give you at our Rainham Campus Construction Centre. We’re teaching skills for life, skills that have been needed for centuries and that will always be in demand. If you are looking to learn a trade you can rely on to earn a living, then you are in the right place.