Painting and Decorating | City & Guilds Diploma Level 1

Construction, Planning and the Built Environment

Construction, Planning and the Built Environment
Construction, Planning and the Built Environment
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What will you be working towards?

Code FE0101-1C
Qualification Type Basic/Key Skill
Qualification Level Level 1
Course type Full Time


This course is ideal for those looking to enter the construction industry, specifically in the painting and decorating area. You will learn a wide range of skills on this course that can lead you to further study or take you into the industry. Our £9m Construction and Trades Centre provides excellent industry-standard facilities where you will learn the vital skills that employers are looking for. Our expert teaching staff will give you the confidence and knowledge to succeed as a painter and decorator, as well as an overall understanding of the construction industry.


Course content :

  • Health, safety and welfare in construction and associated industries
  • Knowledge of technical information, quantities and communication with others
  • Knowledge of construction technology
  • Erect and dismantle access equipment and working platforms
  • Prepare common surface types for decoration
  • Apply basic paint systems by brush and roller
  • Apply foundation and plain papers
  • Produce standard decorative finishes 

Entry requirements

To join this level 1 course, you must have at least 2 GCSEs at grade 2 (F) or above, preferably including English and maths. If you do not have these grades, you can start on our Construction Foundation course and then progress to this level. Contact us if you are unsure which Level to apply for.

Your next steps...

Upon successful completion of this Level 1 course you will be able to progress on to a wide range of courses at Brighton MET, including: Level 2 CSkills Diploma in Painting and Decorating Level 1 CSkills Carpentry and Joinery Future careers include: Renovation (also called remodelling) - the process of improving a broken, damaged or outdated structure Building maintenance operative in commercial buildings (small and large office buildings, large industrial properties, shopping centres and retail units) and residential buildings (houses, flats and high-rise apartments)