• Trades

    Pre-Apprenticeship in Painting and Decorating @ SCQF4

  • SCQF Level

    Comparable to Level 4

  • Attendance/Duration

    Short full-time


Ready to start your career in painting and decorating? Then this course is perfect for you. With the construction sector always in need of skilled painters, this is the ideal time to learn.

Entry Requirements

No formal qualifications or prior experience required. All you need is a genuine interest and an interview and/or practical entry test.

Course Content

  • Tool mastery: learn to use scrapers, rollers, and more
  • Painting skills: from priming to decorative effects like rag rolling and stencilling
  • Wallpapering: applying lining and decorative wallpaper. Get the hang of it, literally.
  • Introduction to working at heights: learn to set up steps and ladders
  • Teamwork: essential for any job site
  • Health and safety: avoid putting yourself or anyone else at risk
  • Industry exploration: understand the diverse roles and trades within the construction industry, broadening your knowledge.
  • Craft project: get the chance to demonstrate your newly acquired skills.
  • Essential skills: develop transferable skills, including communication, numeracy, ICT, teamwork and problem solving.

Next Steps and Career Opportunities

On completion of this course you may:

  • progress to the Pre-apprenticeship in Painting and Decorating [SCQF Level 4] Part 2 course, this course commences in January 2024
  • pursue a Painting and Decorating apprenticeship, kickstarting a career in the construction industry
  • discover pathways to academic growth and job prospects, all while gaining practical skills that employers are looking for

Why Choose This Course?

Hands-on learning that combines practical craftsmanship with essential skills for the future. Gain technical expertise but also transferable skills like communication, teamwork and problem-solving.

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