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”.

Painting and Decorating Diploma level 2

Course Code: C0331

Key Information

  • Start Date 07 Sep 2020
  • 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 a career as a painter and decorator in the construction sector. You must supply safety […]

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Painting and Decorating Diploma level 3

Course Code: C0338

Key Information

  • Start Date 07 Sep 2020
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus Freemen's Park Campus

This course is designed to offer progression from the level 2 Diploma/Technical Certificate in Painting and Decorating 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 and an identified tool kit. Technical drawing equipment […]

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Painting and Decorating Advanced Apprenticeship

Course Code: P4839

Key Information

  • Start Date Various
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 24 months
  • Campus Offsite

This course will provide you with the knowledge, skills and competence to help you succeed in life. This Level 3 NVQ Diploma provides the opportunity for individuals who specialise in decorative finishing to demonstrate their competence. The units in this qualification are derived from the National Occupational Standards. This work-based qualification is gained by compiling […]

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Painting and Decorating Intermediate Apprenticeship

Course Code: P4838

Key Information

  • Start Date Various
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 24 months
  • Campus Offsite

This level 2 course will provide you with the knowledge and basic skills to help you succeed in painting and decorating. You will work under supervision and may get the opportunity to take on more responsibility as you progress. You will use a range of coverings, including paint and wallpaper to enhance and protect surfaces, […]

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Plastering Intermediate Apprenticeship

Course Code: P4836

Key Information

  • Start Date Various
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 24 months
  • Campus Offsite

This level 2 NVQ Diploma in Plastering has been designed to allow you to complete this qualification in a real workplace environment which means you need to be employed to undertake this qualification. This qualification enables you to demonstrate your skills knowledge, understanding and competency in your place of work. This qualification will enable you […]

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