Level 1 Diploma in Painting & Decorating
|Mode of study||Vocational Full-time|
|Campus||London Road Campus|
|Start date||4 September 2023|
|Course code||FLR1PDN (2324)|
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.
Preferably Maths and English GCSE at grade 3 or above.
What does the course involve?
This course will give you an excellent start in the requirements for a career in painting and decorating.
You will have expert guidance from our teachers who are highly skilled, knowledgeable, industry-qualified and experienced meaning that you’ll be learning from people who have actually done the job that you are training for.
The elements of the course include:
- 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
- Principles of construction, information & communication
- Health, safety & welfare in construction.
You will have to achieve all units and pass Functional Skills in English and/or Maths, as necessary.
How is the course assessed?
Each unit will be assessed by end of unit multiple-choice tests supported with practical assessments throughout the year, together with two online multiple-choice knowledge tests.
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.
Upon the successful completion of this course, you will have the option to progress to the Level 2 Painting & Decorating course. An alternative option would be to go to do an apprenticeship with a painting and decorating company. We can help you with this option, please go to www.scg. ac.uk/apprenticeships
Students can enter local, national, and international competitions including the UK SkillBuild competition. Students at SCG have also taken part in the annual Graining and Marbling Olympics in Stoke, where they have previously gained 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places.
What do I do next?
You can apply online via the APPLY NOW button. You can also apply for a second, alternative programme of study such as A Levels via a separate application. If after reading this factsheet, you are still undecided about the course most suitable for you, please drop in to one of our Open Evenings, ring Admissions on 01743 342346 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Level 1 Painting & Decorating
Previous school: Shrewsbury Academy
Painting & Decorating is a good trade to train in and offers great business opportunities afterwards. The tutors are good and I have learnt so much here – I have especially enjoyed learning how to wallpaper.
Level 2 Painting & Decorating
Previous school: Telford College
My favourite thing that I’ve studied is decorative skills, which involve doing different techniques like stencilling and marbling. It’s quite intricate work and it was a challenge to learn, but I’m really proud of what I’ve done. You’ve just got to try new techniques out and know that you’re going to learn how to do it successfully when you’ve got a tutor as friendly and helpful as my tutors. My dream is to have my own interior design studio, specialising in working with small spaces and proving that you don’t need a lot of room to have a great home.
Level 1 Brickwork
Previous school: Thomas Adams School
I'm in my second year of brickwork and I've been learning a lot about attention to detail. I've got a part-time job on building sites on Mondays and Fridays where I work on extensions, new builds, renovations - anything you can think of really. At college, we learn the techniques and at work, I get to put them into practice.
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