Course: Painting and Decorating Level 1

Study Level

Level 1

Course Code



Lowestoft Campus


1 Year



This course will provide you with the skills you need to work as a painter and decorator in the construction sector. Your learning will be a mixture of practical and theory and in practical lessons you will work through a series of tasks and projects to develop your hands-on skills, set by the awarding body.

This course covers a range of units including:

  • Principles of building construction, information and communication
  • Erecting and dismantling access equipment and working platforms
  • Preparing surfaces for decoration
  • Applying paint systems by brush and roller to non-complex areas
  • Applying foundation and plain papers
  • Produce specialist decorative finishes
  • Health, safety and welfare in construction

This course includes visits, guest speakers, training opportunities and work experience. We take part in various competitions to showcase the skills and determination of students from the college.


You will need to have achieved at least an Entry Level 3 qualification in English and maths. You will also need to attend an interview before being accepted on to this course.


You can progress on to Painting and Decorating Level 2.

Former students from the construction department have gone on to work within the industry or have even set up their own businesses. Many are now helping to train the workforce of the future as they have also taken on apprentices of their own.

Related Study Programmes

Painting and Decorating Level 2

  • 1 Year

  • Level 2

  • Full-time

Painting and Decorating Level 2: View Course

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