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Start date: 01/09/2017 - SGS Stroud
End date: 31/07/2018
Duration: 1 year with attendance 3 days a week.
Course length: 1 year with attendance 3 days a week.
Qualifications: Level 1 Diploma in Painting and Decorating
Code: 5730
Cost: N/A

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Painting & Decorating Level 1

Full time course


This course is designed to develop the knowledge and skills required for students seeking a career in Painting and Decorating.

What will I study?

Students will be working in a modern workshop environment and will be learning skills in a range of trade areas including Painting/Decorating and Maintenance. Learners will also study associated skills in Tiling, Plastering, Electrics and Carpentry. Theory classes are also delivered and include relative trade knowledge including Health and Safety, Management of Materials. Other lessons will include Maths and English in line with government requirements.

Maths and English:

Those that haven't achieved GCSE grade C or above in Maths and English will be given additional support to improve these skills in line with government requirements.


In conjunction with obtaining a trade qualification and practical experience learners will also develop other skills such as interview techniques and CV preparation to prepare them for the world of work.

Work Experience:

All courses include opportunities for learners to experience working in a construction environment, this may be with employers, a community project or a project with in the college campus. This gives learners the opportunity to develop their skills in their chosen trade and assists with progression choices.

What do I need to join?

You will be required to attend an interview, a skills test will need to be undertaken together with an initial assessment in Maths and English to ensure learners are capable of progressing on the course.

How long is the course?

1 year with weekly attendance of 2 days a week which includes Maths, English, enrichment, work experience and tutorial days, to further support you in your chosen career within the industry

How will I learn?

Practical experience will be gained in the workshop through practical activities and assessments. Underpinning knowledge will be delivered in the classroom and IT suite where study will be interactive and informative.

How will I know how I am doing?

Targets will be set and agreed with your tutor, you will receive regular feedback and one to one reviews to ensure that you are on track to achieve your goals. Your practical work will also be assessed by your tutor and your portfolio will be assessed by our internal verification team. Parents can also monitor progress through the Pro Monitor Portal.

Are there any extra costs?

Material fees will be required on enrolment. Financial support is available in certain circumstances, contact Learner Services for further information.

What can I do next?

Level 2 Maintenance or other trade related areas.

What are my career options?

There are many different specialist roles within the industry. Employers will be looking for a minimum of level 2 NVQ or an apprenticeship at an equivalent level. This course provides an excellent foundation upon which to build a career within the construction industry.

Dates & Costs

Painting & Decorating Level 1

Start date: 01/09/2017
End date: 31/07/2018
Duration: 1 year with attendance 3 days a week.
Course length: 1 year with attendance 3 days a week.
Time(s): 9am - 4.40pm
Qualifications: Level 1 Diploma in Painting and Decorating
Code: 5730

Tuition Fees

Between the ages of 16-18 you do not need to pay tuition or exam fees for your course. If you are between the ages of 19 and 23 and have not achieved a full Level 2 or Level 3 qualification before, you will not need to pay tuition, exam or material fees using the Level 2 or 3 Entitlement. If you are aged 19 or over, studying a Level 3-6 and a Level 3 Entitlement does not apply, you will need to pay the full cost of the course. You may be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan to help with the fees. Please contact the College directly for the most up to date fees – these may be subject to change.

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