City and Guilds Painting and Decorating - Certificate in Basic Construction Skills

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City and Guilds Painting and Decorating - Certificate in Basic Construction Skills:

This one-year full-time course is aimed at school leavers who wish to learn the fundamentals of Painting and Decorating. It acts as a building block for those who later wish to work as a painter and decorator in the construction industry. The programme provides opportunities for students to develop the knowledge, understanding, personal and practical skills that underpin activities in the field of Painting and Decorating. This is a highly practical course which involves removing paint and wallpaper; applying emulsion, undercoat and gloss paint to walls, ceiling and woodwork; applying wallpaper and wood ingrain to walls and ceilings.

During the course students are assessed on practical tests within the workshop, which are judged in accordance with the requirements set down by City & Guilds. There is no formal work experience laid down for this programme of study. However, from time to time, the Construction department becomes involved in project work for the college. The skills learnt within the workshops are then applied to real working situations to enable these projects to be completed. Students are expected to take an active part in this process if required. We offer a residential week and various activity days, in addition to College-wide trips, sports and visits. Successful completion of this certificate leads to further study on the Painting & Decorating Diploma course.

Additional entry requirements

No formal qualifications are necessary although an aptitude for practical work is desirable. Applicants will be invited to attend an interview to discuss the programme and their career aspirations.

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City & Guilds

Training for employers

This course has been specifically designed for companies training their employees.

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West Bromwich, B70 6AW


1 year


Full time


Nationally recognised qualification



More info: This course is free for students aged under 19 on the first day of their course. Adults may need to pay their fees. Price may vary depending on individual circumstances.

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