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Painting and Decorating – Introduction

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Select Status Course Code Date Duration Time Location Costs
EnquirePlease Enquire NA00008A/1 Tue 14 Jan 2025 5 Weeks 18:00 - 21:00
Aireville Campus £ 200**

* Fee remission may be available for this course, visit Fees and Funding for further information

* Only free for North Yorkshire addresses/Postcodes – there would be a fee for anyone in the West Yorkshire/Lancashire addresses/Postcodes – please enquire

A short course of handy hints to help you improve your DIY painting skills.

This course covers the basics of preparing surfaces, applying paint and foundation papers. Designed as an introduction to painting and decorating. Covering the basics of preparing surfaces, foundation papers and applying paint.

The course will allow you to start to gain knowledge of how to correctly paint and decorate. We will be covering

  • Preparing surfaces
  • Hanging foundation papers (Lining)
  • Applying paint by brush and roller


We will provide you with all the equipment you need to carry out the practical tasks.

However it is very important to practice in a safe working environment so please dress appropriately (see guide below)

  • Bring your own overall – or alternatively some clothes you don’t mind getting paint material on
  • Wear covered shoes / boots (ideally steel toe caps)
  • Wear a top with sleeves (t shirts are acceptable)
  • Avoid wearing jewellery
  • Ensure that long hair is tied up

Further Study

  • Painting & Decorating Level 1

Part-time courses are term-time only.
See our term dates for further information.

Did you know that some of our courses are free if you earn less than £20,319 (£23,400 if you live in West Yorkshire, difference in qualifying earning amounts is due to local authority funding regulations).

Distance Learning call 01756 693 800 or email

Courses in the community call 01756 693 800 or email

All other Part-time courses call 01756 693 309 or email

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