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Painting and Decorating - Basic Construction Skills - Entry Level


This course is for those who didn't achieve the necessary GCSE grades for Level 1. In this introductory course you will cover practical and job-related knowledge for a career in painting and decorating.

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Entry requirements

An initial assessment and aptitude test.

A minimum GCSE grade 2/E in English and maths.

Start dates and fees

Start DateDurationCodeAnnual Fee (Age)Actions
16-18over 19
Sep 20181 yr(s)4220A1016FREE£465.00** EApply

E You may be eligible for fee exemption depending on your circumstances. Please see our adult finance and funding page for more information.

How long is the course?

One year.

How will I be assessed?

- Continual assessment throughout the course
- Internal practical assignment
- GOLA online core knowledge test

What does the course lead to?

Progression is to the Level 1 Painting and Decorating Construction Diploma.

What will I study?

The course units will cover finishing skills, paint finishing skills, surface preparation skills and papering skills.

You will also be required to undertake Functional Skills in English, Maths and ICT.

Study programmes

It is an entry requirement for some courses to have gained GCSEs A*-C in English and maths (see entry requirements). If the entry requirements to a course do not require A*-C in these subjects, and you haven’t already gained GCSEs A*-C in English and maths before joining us, you will continue to study English and maths as part of your programme and take appropriate qualifications in these subjects with the aim of achieving A* to C grade. In addition, to help you gain essential skills for employment, every student aged under 19 and studying a full-time course at college will take part in our study programmes alongside their main subject qualification. Find out more.

What can I go on to study?

How do I apply?

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