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Painting and Decorating - January Start City and Guilds

(SCQF level 5)

Construction Crafts, Creative Industries

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Mode of Study


Start Date

11th Jan 2021, 1 year


City Campus


This course is suited to those who have previous experience in painting and decorating and would like to further develop their skills. On this course, you will cover a variety of sought-after industry requirements from preparing a variety of surfaces for decoration to producing decorative finishes.

This course runs for 6 months from January - June.

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On successful completion of this course, you will receive a Diploma in Painting and Decorating at SCQF Level 5.

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements

  • City and Guilds Diploma in Painting and Decorating at SCQF Level 4 or equivalent; OR
  • One National 4 qualification preferably in English, Mathematics or a Science subject; OR
  • Relevant industrial experience.

Additional selection requirements

  • Your application will be reviewed and a decision will be made based on your qualifications, work experience and personal statement.

ESOL entry requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English should have minimum ESOL Intermediate level 2 or equivalent for NC/NQ courses and ESOL Higher for HNC/D courses.

What you study

  • Erecting and dismantling access equipment and working platforms.
  • Preparing surfaces for decoration.
  • Applying paint systems by brush and roller.
  • Applying foundation and plain papers.
  • Producing specialist decorative finishes.
  • Applying and creating colour.
  • Health and Safety.
  • Principles of Building Construction.

You can also develop your skills in communication, numeracy and ICT.

After the course


On successful completion of the course learners will be better placed to progress to a career in the construction industry.


How the course is taught

Practical elements of the course are delivered in the workshop with supporting theory aspects in the classroom.

Assessment methods

Both practical and theory aspects of the course are assessed.

Additional Information

Dress code

You will be supplied with appropriate personal protective equipment for practical activities in the workshop.

  • Mode of Study:
  • Start Date:
    11th Jan 2021
    End Date:
    25th Jun 2021
  • Location:
    City Campus