PAINTING & DECORATING - LEVEL 1 CERTIFICATE

Level: Level 1
Last Updated: 11-08-20

This course in an ideal introduction to painting and decorating and will appeal to both those who wish to pursue a career in this area and adults who are looking to develop essential basic skills for home improvements and DIY jobs.

The course offers the opportunity to learn new skills in basic preparation of surfaces, paint and wall paper application and health and safety. Progression opportunities on the Level 2 Painting and Decorating course at Preston's College are available to those who successfully pass the course.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

As part of the Level 1 Painting and Decorating course you will study a range of modules, including:

  • Basic Preparation of Surfaces
  • Health and Safety
  • Application of the Most Common Paints
  • Basic Wallpapering Applications

The nature of the course means that this is a very practical programme, with classroom learning and written work forming a very small part of the course. As a result, there are no formal exams. Learners are required to complete a small work booklet as part of the Health and Safety module but the vast majority of learner time is spent in the workshops, perfecting newly learnt skills.

In addition to the Level 1 qualification, there is an opportunity for some learners to gain their CSCS card, whilst on the course.

HOW WILL I BE TAUGHT?

As a painting and decorating learner at Preston’s College, you will perfect your skills in purpose built workshops, where each learner has dedicated, personal work panels to work with, many of which reflect small rooms within the home. The workshop replicates a live, working environment, providing a real flavour of what life in industry is like. In addition, the vast majority of time on the course is spent in the workshop, as this is a highly practical course.

The size of the workshop allows a range of learners and apprentices to work together at the same time, meaning all learners get to experience what life in industry will be like, whilst also seeing a variety of work levels.

As our on-site facilities reflect industry working practices, you will be required to purchase and wear suitable PPE, including work boots and overalls or clothes that you do not mind getting dirty – painting and decorating can be a messy job!

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

There are no formal exams on this course. Learners are required to complete a small work booklet, as part of the Health and Safety module but the vast majority of learner time is spent in the workshops, perfecting newly learnt skills.

WHAT CAN I DO NEXT?

Once you have completed the Level 1 course, you may choose to progress onto the Level 2 Painting and Decorating course at Preston's College.

IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE I NEED TO KNOW?

In order to develop your technical skills, you will be required to purchase professional equipment including:

  • Appropriate Safety Boots
  • Overalls (OR old clothes that you do not mind getting dirty)

All other equipment will be provided. Preston’s College recognises that kit and uniform costs can be a worry, but you may be entitled to financial support from the college bursary. Full details will be provided at enrolment, in your Welcome Brochure.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

You must show an interest in the subject. It is essential that you have an adequate level of English to understand the information delivered by the tutor.

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