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Diploma in Painting & Decorating

This qualification is the ideal starting point anyone interested in a career as a painter and decorator in the construction industry. You will learn about the industry, including the principles of constructing buildings, and about the types of information used in building design and construction. You will learn about health, safety and environmental issues faced on construction sites, and how to communicate with others on the job. You will also develop knowledge and skills specific to painting and decorating.

Units covered in this programme include:
– Erect and dismantle access equipment and working platforms
– Prepare surfaces for decoration
– Apply paint systems by brush and roller to non-complex areas
– Apply foundation and plain papers
– Produce specialist decorative finishes

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12/09/2022 : North Devon : Part-time
Course Code : PTB138
Level : Level 1
Duration : 1 Year

Cost : * Total Fee £1101

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Course details


You will undergo progressive theoretical and practical assessments on the completion of the elements in each unit. You will also have to produce a portfolio of evidence.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements however a good understanding of maths and English will be beneficial.


Upon completion of this course, you can progress onto the Level 2 course, undertake an apprenticeship or move into employment.

Facilities and resources

Practical elements will be studied in our specialist painting & decorating workshop.


Q: Is there any funding available to help pay for my course?

A: Many of our courses are free to attend (subject to eligibility). We will carry out a fee assessment when you enrolment to establish if you meet this criteria.

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Staring Date : 12/09/2022
Course Code : PTB138 North Devon campus Apply

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Petroc offers high quality education and training across North and Mid Devon. We provide outstanding learning, excellent facilities, strong connections to employers and a supportive environment to help you fulfil your education goals and set you on your path to the career of your dreams.

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We offer a supportive and inclusive environment where you can flourish and feel a valued member of the college and wider community. 


Our teaching spaces and facilities are some of the best in the region, providing stimulating and true-to-life learning environments. 


We’ll provide you with the experiences you need to be ready for employment or the next step on your educational journey.

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