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Painting and Decorating Advanced Diploma at Derby College

Course description

This programme will help you take your painting and decorating skills to an advanced level for the construction industry, giving you the opportunity to progress to even higher levels of aptitude.

As well as improving your practical abilities, you will develop your skills in maths and English, which will support your main programme of study, enhance your life skills and help with your future career progression.

Course content

Practical and theoretical tests will be delivered throughout the programme.  Units will include safe working practices, managerial skills, and advanced wallpapering and painting techniques using different products.

Entry requirements

Offers of a place on the course are dependent on qualifications and practical aptitude, and you will need GCSE English and Maths at grade C or above.

Following a successful interview and initial assessment results, learners will be allocated a place to study the practical and theoretical elements of advanced painting and decorating.  Parents and carers are welcome to attend the interview but not the initial assessment.


You will be assessed through observation of practical work.  You may be required to undertake real trade projects on which you will also be assessed. Your maths and English skills will be assessed through a controlled assessment or final exam.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 31 March 2016