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.

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Painting and Decorating Technical Certificate level 2 – C0331

Course Code: C0331

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 09 Sep 2024
  • study hours Study Hours Full Time
  • duration Duration 1 year
  • map Campus Freemen's Park Campus

Covering the main skills and knowledge to develop your trade, our industry-standard equipment, and learning environment in the perfect stepping stone for those wanting to progress into a career in painting and decorating. Our expert-teachers will give you the opportunity to learn beyond the classroom and develop your theory knowledge, a requirement for success.

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Upholstery and Soft Furnishings – C6417

Course Code: C6417

Key Information

  • start date Start Date Various
  • study hours Study Hours Part Time
    5 hours per week
  • duration Duration 9 weeks
  • map Campus St Margaret's Campus

Take something old and give it new life with this upholstery course. You will develop skills and techniques to transform furniture into something you will love. We will guide you every step of the way so you can achieve what you want out of the project. You may feel inspired to start a new career.

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