Diploma Level 1 Painting and Decorating




1 year(s) Full Time

Start Date:


Summary & Entry Requirements

Course Includes

Our Painting and Decorating course is a perfect start for those wanting to pursue a career within this specialism, providing the skills and knowledge required.

This qualification will give you the fundamental skills of painting and decorating, learning the basics of health and safety, the principles of building construction and the proper care for tools and equipment.

You will be capable of erecting and dismantling work platforms as well as the correct application of paint, by brush and roller, and foundation to walls. You will also specialise in producing decorative finished to your work.

Principal Qualification

Diploma Level 1 in Painting and Decorating

Entry Requirements

GCSE grades at E-G or Equivalent or an Entry Level 3 Diploma in a related subject

Facilities & Location

Course Facilities

CAD Workshop

A computer suite is equipped with industry standard programmes, for design and presentation work. Many design packages facilitate a range of drawing, illustration and design work, including programming for the laser cutter. 


All classrooms at the college are fitted out with modern and specialist equipment related to the area of study. They are also regularly upgraded to ensure they remain state of the art and provide inspirational places to learn and grow your knowledge.

Construction Management

Delivery of the courses is supported by an extensive range of practical resources including an IT Suite with AutoCAD and CivilCAD, state-of-the art surveying equipment, a range of on-line resources and a well resourced library.

IT Facilities

Significant investment has been made in I.T. facilities over recent years, teaching is enhanced with IT in the majority of classrooms and a number of I.T. Suites operate throughout the different campuses utilising a mixture of PC’s, Laptops and Netbooks.  A cutting edge Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) system means that Students at all sites receive a consistent IT experience. 

Fast WiFi networks cover the majority of the campus, and students are enabled to bring their own devices for use during informal study periods. 

We run Microsoft Windows and Office 2010 with a range of specialist software to support each curriculum area.  Each student is provided with a College email address and a home area to store their files alongside this 24/7 access from home is available to the College’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) where lesson notes, interactive study aids, and videos support and reinforce teaching from both the classroom and practical sessions.

Learning Resource Centres

The college has learning resource centres at the main Moulton site, at the East Northants and Daventry vocational skills academies. The Moulton LRC provides access for 240 people, including a designated IT area for our higher education students.

Each learning resource centre offers a range of services such as libraries, careers advice, learning support and study spaces, as well as access to resources including books, journals, newspapers, trade literature, online resources and DVDs.

Each centre also has a computer suite that provides access to network drives, the internet and Moodle, as well as hardware such as printers, copiers and scanners. Specialist software includes AutoCAD and packages for horse management, farm management, garden design, accounting, statistics and mind mapping.

For anyone requiring additional support, the learning resource centres at Moulton and at the vocational skills academies offer learning support, where needs can be discussed and arrangements put in place.

Course Location

Moulton Campus
Moulton Campus

Moulton College is one of the longest established Colleges in the country. This history of providing education and training gives the campus a unique feel, combining tradition with the latest and most up to date resources.

Moulton now provides a wide range of courses specialising in the natural, built and recreational environment, which is not only spacious and attractive, but provides an ideal location in which to study.

The College is proud of its record since beoming an independent Further Education Corporation in 1992. The number of students has increased significantly, and the courses on offer now range from pre-entry through to degree and post-graduate level. Staffing breadth and expertise have increased, and the buildings and specialist resources are now amongst the best in Great Britain.

Moulton is situated close to major motorway networks and main railway lines, provising easy access from all parts of the country.

Further Information

Course Overview

Students completing a Painting and Decorating course at Moulton have access to excellent facilities with sessions delivered by our professional lecturers, covering the full range of the nationally recognised City and guilds Diploma qualifcations. This course is a perfect start for those wanting to pursue a career within this specialism, beginning with the Level 1 Diploma in Painting and Decorating in your first year and progressing onto the Level 2 Diploma in Painting and Decorating. All students will be required to complete work related experience as part of their study programme.

Learning & Assessment Methods

Our lecturers are specialists in their subjects and have up to date knowledge and experience in Painting and Decorating. They will guide you to achieve your best through setting targets and maintaining high expectations within a supportive teaching and learning environment. You will attend an exciting combination of theory and practical sessions, completing a range of theory and practical tasks that will prepare you for practical assessments and multiple choice knowledge exams.