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Painting and Decorating

Course Code: DIPD1
  • Level: 1
  • Qualification: Diploma
  • Awarding body: CSkills Awards
  • Duration: One year
  • Course type: FREE (Eligibility Applies), Full-time
  • Time of day: Daytime

What's it all about?

If you’re interested in painting and decorating but are not yet employed, then this CSkills Diploma in Painting and Decorating could be the right training course for you. This course at City College Plymouth will enable you to learn all aspects of safety (because you will often be working at height), as well as how to deal with hazardous wastes, the value of surface preparation, and which tools and techniques are most appropriate.

Course information

The main subjects covered are:

  • storing materials and equipment
  • preparing the work area for operations
  • preparing surfaces for decorating
  • applying paint materials by brush and roller
  • applying wallpaper.

Your individualised study programme will be made up of the following four areas:

  • the qualification you are studying
  • English and maths
  • work experience
  • other activities to develop your personal skills e.g. preparing you for employment, training or higher/further education.

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

You will be assessed by practical projects, knowledge assignments and questions. The combination of assessment methods will depend on units of study. There is an external end test on completion of all units.

On successful completion you may progress to:

You could also enter into employment in the industry as a basic labourer to start gaining site experience.

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.

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Future careers

What you could earn:

Plumbers and Heating and Ventilating Engineers


Potential salary


Entry level salary


Average salary


Annual openings in Plymouth

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