Is this course right for me?

Would you like to start a career in painting and decorating?

This programme introduces you to the introductory techniques of professional painting, preparing you to start working in this trade. You will also learn basic decorative effects, including rag rolling, sponging, bagging, flogging and stencil work.

The programme is suitable for a variety of people looking to work in painting and decorating. This includes students progressing from school and professionals from other sectors looking for a change of career. You will gain the practical knowledge you need to proceed onto Level 2 or into the industry.

Entry requirements:

  • A real interest and commitment to the subject and attendance at an interview


You will study a variety of subject-specific modules, in addition to Literacy and Numeracy skills.

The programme will be delivered through a blend of the following:

  • Practical sessions with excellent workshop facilities
  • Training in a realistic work environment (RWE)
  • All tools, equipment and materials are provided
  • Theory lessons in well-equipped classrooms
  • Lectures
  • Discussions
  • Demonstrations


This programme is assessed through a blend of the following:

  • Multi-choice assignments
  • Practical, synoptic test at the end
  • GOLA online test


You could proceed onto Painting and Decorating Level 2 at Grŵp Llandrillo Menai. This will allow you to develop your skills further and take another step towards your new career.

If you progress directly into employment, you will have the basic training to work as a trainee.

Additional campus/course information:

  • Rhos-on-Sea

    Courses run at the £8.2 million Marine and Built Environment Centre (MBEC).