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Painting and Decorating

Course Code: C084

Level: 1
Subject area: Construction & the Building Trades
Awarding body: City College Plymouth
Qualification: College Certificate
Course type: Part-time
Time of Day: Evening
Duration: Six weeks
When you'll study: Thursdays, 6.00pm - 9.00pm

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About the course

This hands-on painting and decorating course at City College Plymouth is suitable for all DIY enthusiasts or those who would like an introduction to painting and decorating techniques. This is an evening course in painting and decorating, studied on a part-time basis in Plymouth. The training programme may also suit people from other trades that wish to learn new skills that might enhance their profession.

What you'll learn

All of the sessions are practical-based and will take place in our modern and well equipped workshops. The sessions can be adapted to suit your individual requirements.

Entry requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course, however you will need to provide and wear your own protective clothing and footwear whilst in the painting and decorating workshop.


There are no formal assessments on this course.

What's next?

There are several different full-time courses to continue your learning within the construction industry, including painting and decorating, plastering, plumbing, electrical, brickwork and carpentry.

Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2020/21 (August 2020 – July 2021). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2021/22.

If you are aged 16-18, due to Government funding, tuition fees may not be applicable for your course. (Please note: this does not apply to Foundation Degrees or Access to Higher Education courses, and other courses not eligible for public funding.)

Although we’re not yet able to confirm the start date for this course, applications are now welcome, just complete and return an application form.