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Qualification Overview 

The Level 1 qualification provide learners with a range of painting skills and knowledge. Learners will also develop an understanding of the health and safety requirements for working in the construction industry. 


The qualification is vocationally based and as such, offer the opportunity for learners to demonstrate an achievement of practical skills, understanding and knowledge in painting and decorating and will provide learners with a good introduction to a particular trade within the construction sector to enable them to progress to the next level. The qualification will support progression to further learning and ultimately to work in the construction sector. The qualification is for: learners who wish to gain a good introduction to a specific trade in the construction sector, equipping learners with underpinning knowledge and skills specific to the sector.

Units Covered in This Qualification

  • Construction Health and Safety

  • Skills for Painting and Decorating

  • Further Skills for Painting and Decorating

  • Erect and Dismantle Access Equipment or Working Platforms

  • Handle, Move and Store Resources

  • Personal Wellbeing in Construction

  • Cost Calculations

  • Construction Multiskills

  • Construction Principles


Achievement of this qualifications confirms the learner has gained the knowledge and skills required to:

  • Progress directly into employment

  • Progress into further learning at a higher level

  • Diploma Level 2

  • NVQ Level 2 and 3

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Painting & Decorating Tutor
Andy Vandyke
Construction Learning Mentor
Alex Garner