West Thames College London

Painting and Decorating - Level 1

This course is held at the Skills + Logistics Centre in Feltham and covers all aspects of painting and decorating including preparing surfaces, working efficiently, applying wallpapers and basic specialist paint finishes. The course includes trips and visits and provides a good basis for further study or to start work.

Key course features


Cskills Level 1 Award in Painting and Decorating

Level: Level 1

Mode: Full-time

Start Date: 04 September 2017

Who is this course for?

Students interested in a career as a painter and decorator.

About the course

You will study:

  • Storage of materials and equipment
  • Erecting and dismantling basic working platforms
  • Working efficiently
  • Preparing the work area for operations
  • Preparing surfaces for decoration
  • Applying paint materials by brush and roller
  • Applying standard wallpapers to non-complex areas
  • Applying basic specialist paint finishes.
Additional opportunities

There may be an opportunity to visit other sites and the Building Exhibition.

How will I be assessed?

The course is assessed through a combination of practical projects, written assignments and written tests. You will also have to complete a phase test and two multi-choice papers and provide work-based evidence.

Where next?

Level 2 or Level 3 Painting and Decorating, or find employment or an apprenticeship.

Entry requirements

None, but you will have an interview and an initial assessment. If you need advice before you apply, please call 020 8326 2020 or email info@west-thames.ac.uk.

This course is free for students under 19 years.

Please see our Fees and Concessions page or call 020 8326 2015 for further details.

How to apply?
Please click the apply now button and fill out the online application form. An adviser will be in touch regarding interview dates.


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