Painting and Decorating


These courses are for anyone who works, or wants to work, as a painter and decorator in the construction sector. It allows you to learn, develop and practice the skills required for employment and/or career progression in Painting and Decorating.

Following your initial assessment, an individual learning plan is created, which will highlight your strengths, and details any areas of need.

The course is broken down into units focusing on specific areas which are then assessed. This will allow us to check your progress before the next module begins. Don’t worry! Each unit is carefully programmed, and delivered to ensure you receive training appropriate for you.

During the course you will receive practical and theory lessons. In practical lessons you will work through a series of tasks or projects to develop your hands on skills. All of the tasks that you produce are set by the awarding body to demonstrate and verify your practical skills.

Areas covered include:
  • Safe working practices/communication/building methods and construction technology
  • Prepare surfaces for decoration
  • Apply paint systems by brush and roller
  • Apply standard papers to walls and ceilings
  • Produce specialist decorative finishes
  • Erect and dismantle access equipment and working platforms
  • Creating and Applying Colour

You will:
Benefit from the knowledge of industry professionals and their strong links to industry
Train in dedicated workshops with fantastic equipment
Have the opportunity to participate in national and local competitions
Have work experience opportunities

Please contact Student Services to discuss the entry requirements for these courses.

If you are aged 16-19 and have not achieved a grade A*-C in English and Maths you will be required to study these qualifications alongside your area of vocational study. 

Painter and Decorator
Domestic and industrial projects
Contract management
Self-employment and more!

95% of students that applied to university from East Coast College gained a place

Painting and Decorating Level 2

  • One year
  • 2
  • Full time

This is a trade recognised painting and decorating course for those interested in a career in the construction industry.

Painting and Decorating L1

  • One year
  • 1
  • Full time

This course is for candidates who work or want to work as a painter and decorator in the construction sector....