Lambeth College - Level 1 Diploma in Painting and Decorating (City and Guilds)

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Is this the course for you?

Are you looking to take your first step towards a career as a painter and decorator in the construction industry? Are you looking for a course that will teach you about painting, decorating, papering, and general building? Then look no further, because this is the qualification for you.

You will be taught via practical hands-on sessions in our workshop, and classroom-based theory lessons, where you will learn about everything from brush and roller painting techniques, erecting and dismantling access equipment, applying foundation and plain paper and producing decorative finishes, right through to the basic principles of building, and health and safety in construction.

Whether you're looking to advance on to further study, seek an apprenticeship, or go straight into employment, the Level 1 Diploma in Painting and Decorating will teach you the basic knowledge, skills and techniques you need to become a confident and professional painter and decorator.

Note - Safety boots and painters Bib-Brace are required, along with pens, pencils and a City and Guilds Level 1 Painting and Decorating book.

What modules will you do?

You will develop knowledge, skills, and techniques in areas such as:

  • Health, welfare and safety in construction
  • Principles of building
  • Erect and dismantle access equipment
  • Prepare surfaces for decorating
  • Apply paint by brush and roller
  • Apply foundation and plain papers
  • Produce specialist decorative finishes

What do you need to apply?

Entry Level 3 English qualification

Additional Information: You will have an initial assessment in English and maths

How will you be assessed?

You will be assessed by a combination of practical assessments, course work, and online exams.

Where can this course take you?

This course could lead to employment in a junior or entry level role in the painting and decorating sector, or construction industry in general; an apprenticeship; or provide the opportunity for further study and training.

After successfully passing the Level 1 Diploma in Painting and Decorating, you may wish to consider the following Level 2 course:

  • Level 2 Diploma in Painting and Decorating (City and Guilds)

Fee Information - For Academic Year 2020/2021

Full Cost Co Funded Loan Employer Sponsored International
£3,100 £0 - - -

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