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This course is eligible for a fee waiver

You may be entitled to a fee waiver for this course if you are aged 19 or over and unemployed / earning less than £17,004.00 per year.

Mode of study Part-time
Duration Please ring for details
Campus London Road Campus
Start date Please ring Course Advice on 01743 342333 to find out when this course next runs
Tuition Fee £410
Exam/Reg Fee £138
Material Fee £60
Course code PLR1PDN001 (2021)
Runs on Tuesday
  • Who is it for?

    This programme is designed to give you a broad knowledge and understanding of the Construction Industry and will provide the technical skills training to achieve a Level 1 Diploma in Painting and Decorating. Progression from the Level 1 course would be to the Level 2 Diploma in P&D or an Apprenticeship in P&D.

  • Entry Requirements

    You will need to complete an Initial Assessment prior to acceptance.

    You must be working at Level 1 or above in Maths and English, demonstrate commitment and motivation and be willing to study theoretical and practical components of the course. You will be required to take the CITB assessment paper to evaluate your ability to read and understand construction drawings.

  • What does the course involve?


    • Erecting and dismantling access equipment and working platforms
    • Preparing surfaces
    • Applying paint systems by brush and roller
    • Applying foundation and plain papers
    • Producing specialist decorative finishes.

    You will have to achieve all units and you must also pass GCSE or Functional skills in English/maths, two online multiple choice knowledge tests, end of unit multiple choice tests and practical assessments.

  • How is the course assessed?

    Your work is continually assessed throughout the course with each unit having a practical and theoretical assessment task. In addition, you will be required to pass an end of year exam in order to successfully achieve the Diploma.

  • How much does it cost?

    You will provide your own overalls, safety shoes, tools, classroom equipment and contribute to the cost of any additional enrichment activities.

    If you are aged 19 or over fees may be payable on enrolment plus materials fees.

  • What do I do next?

    If you meet the entry requirements for this course, please use the Register my Interest or Apply Now buttons or contact Course Advice on 01743 342333 to organise enrolment. If you are still undecided about the course most suitable for you, please drop in to one of our Advice Events, ring Course Advice on 01743 342 333, use our Live Chat facility or email:

    Fees stated are for enrolment for the current academic year only. Courses which run for 2 or 3 years will be subject to further fees and possible price increases each year.