Painting and decorating

Painting and Decorating

Our painting and decorating courses are taught at levels 1, 2, and 3. You can even do an intermediate or advanced apprenticeship in painting and decorating, allowing you to earn money while working with an employer and gaining your professional qualifications with us. From basic skills in painting and decorating (such as health, safety and welfare in construction; producing specialist decorative finishes; and preparing surfaces for decoration) to professional qualifications, learners often progress up through our courses before entering the workforce with their level 3 Painting and Decorating Diploma. It’s also possible after this to progress to a level 4 or 5 (university level) National Certificate or Higher National Certificate in Construction and the Built Environment.

Who are Leicester College’s painting and decorating courses for?

Our painting and decorating courses are suitable both for school leavers as well as older people and/or those with some experience in the industry. The appropriate level for you will be decided based on your prior qualifications and work experience – many learners stay with us for two or more years to develop their skills to the required level for employment. If you are aged 16 to 19 and don’t yet have your English and maths at grade 4 (C) or above, these subjects will be an essential part of your study programme. All courses are designed to give you the skills and knowledge needed to work as a professional painter and decorator.

Further Information

Work experience will form an essential part of your course. You will be required to purchase personal protective equipment, a toolkit and stationery. Site visits and trips to trade shows form part of the vocational enrichment of the course. All courses involve a mixture of practical and theoretical assessment. You will pass the course by demonstrating your skills both in exams as well as in your practical work.

Bridie Kilby

Bridie Kilby

Painting and Decorating level 3

Bridie works four days a week on her apprenticeship and does one day at College. She has been competing in regional competitions, winning bronze at the World Skills UK Live most recently.
“I’ve done three competitions now. They give you three boards and a design, you have to measure out all the drawings and re-paint it in the given time”.

Construction Skills Extended Certificate level 1 (Evenings)

Course Code: C6287

Key Information

  • Start Date 03 Sep 2019
  • Study Hours Part Time
    3 hours per week
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus Freemen's Park Campus

This course is for adults aged 19+ wishing to gain some understanding and practical experience of the variety of trades in the construction industry. The qualification covers a range of hand-skills and practical tasks and is suited to individuals who are interested in starting property maintenance and or DIY enthusiasts. The course is highly practical […]

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Painting and Decorating Diploma level 2

Course Code: C0331

Key Information

  • Start Date 03 Sep 2019
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus Freemen's Park Campus

This course is designed to offer progression from the level 1 diploma in painting and decorating, the level 1 diploma in Construction Skills or equivalent, and will allow students to further develop and practice the skills required for employment and/or career as a painter and decorator in the construction sector. You must supply safety footwear/clothing […]

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Painting and Decorating Diploma level 3

Course Code: C0338

Key Information

  • Start Date 03 Sep 2019
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus Freemen's Park Campus

This course is designed to offer progression from the level 2 Diploma in Painting and Decorating, and will allow learners to further develop and practice the skills required for employment and/or career as a painter and decorator in the construction sector. You must supply safety footwear/clothing and an identified tool kit. Technical drawing equipment and […]

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