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Programme Description

This level 1 diploma introduces students to general painting and decorating skills. It allows students to learn, develop and practise the skills required for employment and/or career progression in painting and decorating. You will undertake a variety of painting and decorating related activities to include preparing surfaces for decoration, applying paints by brush and roller and applying foundation and plain papers. Principals of building construction, information and communication unit will also provide you with an introduction to construction technology.

At a Glance

  Full Time

  One year full-time. Two years part-time.

  Ammanford Campus

Programme Features

This course is designed to develop the skills and knowledge of students enabling them to work in the industry in their chosen craft.

It has been specifically developed for delivery in a training environment using simulated conditions and the tests are based on the learner showing what they can do as an individual.

The course is delivered by highly qualified and experienced staff using modern facilities.

As part of the programme learners will also complete Essential or Basic skills.

Opportunities will also be provided for GCSEs in Welsh, English and Mathematics and for welsh language development.

Programme Content

Each unit comprises of two parts that cover subject knowledge and practical skills:

  • Principles of building construction, information and communication
  • Erecting and dismantling access equipment and working platforms
  • Preparing surfaces for decoration
  • Applying paint systems by brush and roller to none complex areas
  • Applying foundation and plain papers Producing decorative finishes
  • Health and Safety and welfare in construction

This course also includes Essential or Basic Skills Qualifications delivery.

Progression & Employment

Progression opportunities include apprenticeships or other full-time construction related qualifications that will provide further development and understanding of trades within the construction industry.

Method of Assessment

A variety of assessment methods are used which include written knowledge questions, online and practical skills tests.

Entry Requirements

Although there are no formal entry requirements, students will need to have a good level of numeracy and literacy skills.  Applicants should have an interest in the chosen craft and evidence of practical ability would be an advantage.

Additional Costs

Students will be required to source and purchase their own Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) which comprises safety boots, safety glasses, hard hat and Hi- Vis.

All learners are required to pay an administration fee of £25 prior to enrolment.

You will need to provide your own stationery and may also incur costs if the department arranges educational visits.