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 electrical installation 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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Open Day

28 June 2018, 3-8pm

Leicester College is a great place to be. Don’t just listen to us though: 97% of our learners have said that they are happy at Leicester College, and 96% would recommend us to a friend.

Bring your friends and family, have a look around and speak with our experienced curriculum staff. There’s also the opportunity to speak with our admissions, welfare and student support teams.

Our apprenticeship team will be at all campuses to help with your questions about different apprenticeship levels, and finding and applying for an apprenticeship.

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Level 1 Extended Certificate in Construction Skills (Evenings)

Course Code: C6287

  • Start Date 04 Sep 2018
  • Study Hours Part Time
    6 hours per week
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus Freemen's Park Campus

This qualification is for adults 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 in content […]

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Painting and Decorating Diploma level 2

Course Code: C0331

  • Start Date 03 Sep 2018
  • 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 or equivalent, and will allow students to further develop and practise 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 […]

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Painting and Decorating Diploma level 3

Course Code: C0338

  • Start Date 03 Sep 2018
  • 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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