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Painting and Decorating - level 1 Award at Buxton & Leek College

Course description

This course is a short introduction to painting and decorating, where you will gain a nationally recognised level 1 qualification in Painting and Decorating. This course combines ‘hands-on’ training with some theory sessions and demonstrations. The subjects you will study include Health and Safety in Construction Trades, Working and Communicating Effectively in Construction Trades, Apply Paint to Substrates, Apply Wallpaper to Substrates and Prepare Substrates for Painting and Decorating.

Course content

This is an ideal course to start your development of skills and knowledge in Painting and Decorating. You will receive lots of practical training in our Skillbase Training Centre so you will get an introduction as to what it like to work in the construction industry.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements, although we will be looking for several personal qualities such as an interest in the subject and a satisfactory attendance record.


Your progress and achievements will be assessed throughout the course using a variety of assignments, projects and tests: You will have support from a group tutor who is a highly skilled professional in the industry.

Future opportunities

Upon successful completion you will have the opportunity to study towards the Level 1 Certificate in Painting and Decorating.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Buxton & Leek College directly.

Last updated date: 24 February 2016
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    • Situated right in the town centre of Buxton in the magnificent Dome, our Buxton Campus provides an inspirational setting for our vocational courses.  

      The campus boasts a fine dining restaurant, hair and beauty salons and a bistro café area at The Dome. All the commercial operations are open to students, staff and the general public, helping to provide real world experiences.

      Our Skillsbase Training Centre, based at Harpur Hill on the outskirts of Buxton is the perfect location for motor vehicle, construction, logistics, warehousing and painting and decorating.

      Find out how to get to the Buxton campus