Painting and Decorating (Construction) - CSkills Level 1 Diploma at East Durham College
The course is designed for those who are new to the construction sector and have an interest in painting and decorating. The course provides a basic introduction to decorating skills. The study programme consists of 3 hours per week of Maths and English, 9 hours practical, 2 hours theory and over the course of the year 36 hours of work experience.
The following areas are covered in the course:
•Health and Safety
•Technical Information Quantities & Communication with Others
•Prepare Common Surfaces
•Apply Basic Paint Systems by Brush & Roller
•Apply Foundation and Plain Papers
•Standard Decorative Finishes.
No formal qualifications are required. A good level of maths and English would be an advantage. Additional support is provided if required. You will be interviewed by a member of the curriculum team and complete an initial assessment in literacy, numeracy and practical skills.
You will be assessed throughout the course, for each unit to be completed you must complete a practical skills test and a theory test. The theory test is completed on-line and the questions are externally set by CSkills, the practical assessments are completed in the workshop after the completion of each unit.
If you have been a UK resident for the past 3 years and are under the age of 19 on the 31st August, you will not usually need to pay any course fees.
The level 1 Diploma will qualify you to perform basic decorating tasks which would enable you to look for employment or work experience with a qualified decorator.
Upon successful completion of the level 1 Diploma you may progress onto the Level 2 Diploma in Painting & Decorating
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact East Durham College directly.