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Painting and Decorating - Level 1 (Full-Time) at Newcastle College

Course description

The Level 1 Diploma is designed to prepare young people for entry into the construction industry in their chosen craft. It has been specifically developed for delivery in a training environment using simulated conditions.

Course content

General Core Units

  • Occupation Specific Units
  • Synoptic Practical Assignment
  • Multiple Choice Unit End Tests
  • Online Testing of Knowledge.

You will also be required to complete Functional Skills Level 1 in Maths and English, unless you already have the relevant qualifications.

Entry requirements

Suitable if you don't have any qualifications.

You will have already attended an interview and Summer School induction prior to enrolment. 

If English is not your first language, you will need an IELTS score of 5.0 or above.


Assessment is based on the learner showing what they can do as an individual through the completion of all the requirements of the qualification.

Knowledge course work and testing with specialist practical Synoptic Assignments.

Future opportunities

Move onto the Diploma Level 2, which is a full time course or onto an apprenticeship when you will come back to college through the NVQ route.

This Diploma Level 1 qualification will prepare you to either progress to the Diploma Level 2 full time course or into a working apprenticeship.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 18 April 2016
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