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Painting & Decorating City and Guilds Level 1 Diploma at North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College

Course description

This course offers a strong introduction to the painting and decorating trade and will equip you with the background knowledge and skills required to progress on to developing skills in more specialist finishes. You will pick sound skills that will get you carrying out basic tasks. We run a series of taster session during the year for you to come and have a go at Construction to see if this is the right choice for you.

Course content

You will have the opportunity to carry out practical work and will cover a range of different skills including: Prepare surfaces for decoration Painting a flush door Painting a door frame/skirting/window frameStripping/applying a wall covering to a ceiling areaEnglish and MathsIt is expected that you would undertake some work experience as part of the course, this is usually in the form of voluntary projects coordinated by the tutors.

Entry requirements

You will require GCSE results at Grade E or above in English and maths or basic skills results above Entry Level 3.A practical attitude and ability to study at GCSE Level is also required. You will also sit a basic skills assessment in Maths and English to assess whether extra support is needed in both of these areas.


You will be assessed at the end of each unit, this will be through a multiple choice knowledge test and a practical assessment. Whilst taking one of our full-time courses you will also complete a programme of Functional Skills which could comprise of a combination of English and Maths. These Functional Skills are an essential requirement for employment progression, higher education and other further education courses.

Financial information

Learners must provide their own stationery, memory stick and safety equipment.

We offer a bursary that students can apply for help with costs that are associated with a course. This could be help with the cost of travel, books, materials, equipment, uniforms, childcare and examination and registration fees. To find out more about bursaries available at the College, please speak to Customer Services.

Future opportunities

Once you have completed this course, you will be able to go onto study the Level 2 Painting & decorating course or progress onto a Level 2 Apprenticeship, where you will develop your skills further and then be ready to go and work in the industry. You can go onto site to be a general labourer from this course or an assistant to a painter & decorator.

Further information

3 days a week. You must attend all elements of the study programme including English, Maths, Tutorials and work experience, the expectation is 95%.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 04 October 2017
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    • Located in South Wigston, our £43million college campus has everything you need all in one place!

      • Purpose-built Engineering facility
      • Construction Workshops
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      • Gym
      • Eating Place, including an onsite Costa Coffee
      • Library
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      • Multi-faith room
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      Subjects available to study include:

      • Apprenticeships
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      • Child Development and Education
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      • Engineering
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      • Foundation Learning
      • Hair & Beauty
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      • Motor Vehicle
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      • Travel & Tourism

      To find out more about South Leicestershire College:

      0116 264 3535