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Painting and Decorating - CSkills Awards Level 1 Diploma in Painting and Decorating at Calderdale College

Course description

This qualification is aimed at those individuals wishing to join the construction industry as Painters and Decorators. Delivered at Calderdale College & North Halifax Skills Centre.

Course content

This is a practical and theory based course which consists of you working through a number of work based units.

  • Some of these units are:
  • Health, safety and welfare in construction. 
  • Erect and dismantle access equipment and working platforms 
  • Prepare surfaces for decoration.
  • Apply paint systems by brush and roller to non-complex areas.

There are 7 units to complete which includes an external test and practical assessments at the end of each unit. At the end of this qualification you will have a good degree of painting and decorating knowledge.

Entry requirements

Interview with a specialist tutor.  Candidates are required to show enthusiasm and commitment to the course.


Theory - Job knowledge test for each unit
Practical - continual assessment of practical work throughout the year.

Financial information

In most cases students aged 18 and under who wish to enrol on a full time further education course will have their fees waived.  Students who are aged 19 and over and who wish to enrol on a full time course should contact our Student Services Team on 01422-399367 for more information.

Future opportunities

All successful students will get the opportunity to progress
onto Painting and Decorating Occupations at Diploma
Level 2 or an NVQ Level 2 through the work based evidence route.
Employment Opportunities could include an Apprenticeship
in your chosen trade area.

Further information

Please complete an application form and return it to us at the following freepost address:-
Calderdale College Central Admissions Unit, FREEPOST HX2 004, Francis Street, Halifax, HX1 3BR

or click the link to apply online:

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 21 May 2015
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