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Painting and Decorating Diploma

This is the course for you if you want to excel and rise to the top in the painting and decorating trade. It will give you all of the technical, advanced skills that will make you a trusted pair of hands on site, as well as the practical experience that employers look for. This is the ideal course for someone who has completed a related Level 2 qualification and wants to develop the advanced skills that will help them excel and work to a very high standard in this industry.

You’ll be experimenting with expert techniques, producing intricate decorative finishes and completing architectural features – skills that will make you really stand out when you enter employment. You will have the chance to participate in various projects that enable you to gain relevant, vocational experience that employers will look for, whilst allowing you to work on a meaningful and rewarding project. You’ll be studying in our workshop facilities, practising these advanced techniques and gaining practical experience. You’ll also be participating in community projects, where you get to put your skills to the test and see your work come to life out in the real world – the perfect preparation for starting your career in this creative and exciting trade.

Upon completion of this course, you will be well equipped to gain employment in the industry, or could potentially consider progressing to higher education at University Centre South Devon.

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What will I learn?

“As a past student, I used the skills I developed to enter industry and enjoy a successful career before returning to teach. Painting and decorating is a real passion of mine, and nothing beats passing this on to our learners and preparing them for their journey in this career, which has given me so much.”Stephen Orme

Paignton Campus – Vantage Point

This course is available at our Vantage Point Campus. 

Our inspirational Paignton Campus provides the very best learning environment, featuring state-of-the-art equipment and facilities.

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