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Painting and Decorating (Level 1 City & Guilds Diploma) — Full-time

Course outline

This course is perfect if you’ve got a passion for painting and decorating and want to get to grips with what’s involved in a job in the industry, either as an employee or as a self-employed painter and decorator.

You’ll learn all about:

  • Building methods
  • Erecting and dismantling access equipment
  • Preparing surfaces
  • Applying paint by brush, roller and sprayer
  • Adding special finishes
  • Health and safety practices

You can expect loads of hands-on learning which will help you to develop a range of skills and prepare you for a range of practical and written assessments.

How to apply for this course

Apply online to start in 2024/25.

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Location Date
664 Nuthall Road

Start: Monday 2nd September 2024

Course code: C000130 / Q000741


City & Guilds Level 1 Diploma in Painting and Decorating


1 year

Level Level 1
Entry requirements

You’ll need 4 GCSEs at grades 1-3, including English at grade 2 and Maths at grade 2. Alternatively, a relevant Entry 3 vocational qualification would be considered.

Teaching & assessment

You will be assessed by completing multiple choice papers, a practical assessment and external online tests.


Choose to follow with further study at Nottingham College onto a Level 2 in Painting and Decorating or perhaps onto an apprenticeship. You could also move into another programme in a different building trade.

Additional information

Students aged 16-18 don't have to pay tuition fees.

If you are aged 19 or over you may still be eligible for funding. Check out our Financial Help pages to find out more!

If you are an EU/EEA or Swiss National, please visit our EU Settled Status scheme page for more information.

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