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Painting & Decorating

Become a professional painter and decorator and learn specialist techniques and decorative effects to enable you to set up your own business or join forces with other professionals.

Painting & Decorating is taught in our new, purpose-built industry standard Ribblehead Construction Building on our Aireville Campus, Skipton. You will have access to purpose made booths for training and assessment with specialist industry standard equipment.
Our tutors are specialist craftspeople and have many year’s experiences in the construction industry in both large and small businesses with specialisms in heritage and conservation work. You will have the opportunity to enter the prestigious CITB Skill Build competition.
All tools, equipment and materials are provided.

Aireville Campus
Study Location
1 Year
depending on Level
How your qualification is made up

Entry Requirements

  • Level 2 – Painting & Decorating Level 1 including English & maths GCSEs grade 9-2
  • Level 1 – GCSEs grade 9-1 including English & maths

What you will study

  • Construction Health and Safety
  • Skills for Painting and Decorating
  • Further Skills for Painting and Decorating
  • Erect and Dismantle Access Equipment or Working Platforms
  • Construction Health and Safety
  • The Construction Industry
  • Preparing surfaces for Decorating
  • Apply Paint by Brush and Roller
  • Apply Standard Coverings to Walls and Ceilings
  • Produce Decorative Finishes

What's Next?

Further Study

  • Construction Management
  • Advanced Apprenticeship


  • Painter & Decorator Specialist
Select your preferred study programme (subject). You can make 2 choices now and make a final decision in June. We will give you a conditional offer based on your predicted/actual GCSEs.
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