City & Guilds logo NVQ logo

These courses are designed to take a complete novice to the point where he or she is competent at Painting & Decorating.

SuperSkills Painting & Decorating Courses are available as stand-alone, non-qualification programmes or as part of your progression to City & Guilds Qualifications and an NVQ in Painting & Decorating.

Whether you want to learn a trade skill, start up a business, change your career or repair or renovate your home, the SuperSkills Painting & Decorating Training Course will provide you with all the skills you require.

SuperSkills Construction Training never offer courses on a “one size fits all” basis.  Every client is treated individually – their personal training requirements are planned into the programme.  All our instructing staff are accredited NVQ Assessors and deliver the training in accordance with the National NVQ Codes of Practice.

That’s why we can give a “no quibble” guarantee – If at the end of your Painting & Decorating course, you are not completely satisfied – we will give you your money back!

The course will include:

  • learning about Painting & Decorating tools and materials
  • working safely and speedily
  • selecting the right materials
  • marking and measuring
  • cutting wallpapers and coving to size
  • using the correct finishes for particular situations
  • preparation techniques
  • sandpapers, paint removers and wallpaper stripping
  • painting wood surfaces
  • effective use emulsions, gloss paints
  • finishing around obstructions, such as door furniture or fireplaces
  • cutting wallpaper into corners and windows
  • ceiling and wall paper hanging
  • repairing damaged timber for painting
  • specialist finishes if required
  • caring for brushes, rollers and other tools

During your course you will gain knowledge about using a range of tools and how they assist your work as a Painter & Decorator:

Paper Hanging

  • Papering Brush
  • Caulker
  • Scissors
  • Plumb Bob
  • Tape Measure
  • Snap-off blades
  • Snap-off blade knife
  • Pasting table
  • Roller bucket (paste)
  • Roller
  • Radiator roller
  • Chalk line
  • Spirit level
  • Paperhanging ruler
General Tools

  • Filling knives
  • Dust Brushes
  • Scrapers
  • Screwdrivers
  • Rollers & Brushes
  • Roller buckets
  • Roller pole
  • Caulk gun
  • Claw hammer
  • Shave hook
  • Putty knife
  • Chisel knife
  • Sandpapers – various grades

By the end of this five day intensive course you will have completely stripped and decorated a room the size of “bedroom two” in most houses, including painting in both emulsion and gloss paints.

You will have painted doors and windows, architraves and skirting boards.  Having applied a lining paper, you will have supplemented this with a patterned wallpaper, working into window recesses, fireplaces and behind radiators.

You will also have learned about using rollers and brushes and the processes involved in keeping them in perfect condition. The step-by-step approach we adopt will ensure you understand each of the tools used, the properties of various materials and the techniques required to achieve a quality result.

If you are taking the course as part of a City & Guilds qualification, the necessary evidence required to support your achievements will be recorded and placed in your portfolio.

Like all SuperSkills training – if you are not completely satisfied at the end of your course – we will give you your money back!

After your Painting & Decorating course, you will be able to access unlimited support, free of charge, to make sure you can deal with any problems you encounter.  All you have to do is call and we will talk you through the problem.

You will be able to undertake painting and decorating with confidence – and many people have gone straight from our five day course to start earning their living.  However, we never claim to turn people into fully qualified Painters in such a short time. Our clients who are developing a business based on our training tend to return for further training on our advanced programmes and complete all the units of accreditation to complete their City & Guilds qualification.

Please note – there is a real difference between training providers like SuperSkills, which is accredited by the construction industry’s awarding bodies, inspected by Ofsted and contracted to provide training by the Skills Funding Agency, the Department for Work & Pensions and our local secondary schools – and the small providers who make claims about their training that simply do not bear scrutiny.

The standards we have to maintain to reach this position set SuperSkills Construction Training apart from its competitors and give all our customers real confidence our service is of the highest quality.

Unless you have been a Painter or Decorator for at least five years – which qualifies you to be assessed for NVQ’s through practical assessment – a service SuperSkills is accredited to provide, you cannot get an NVQ unless you are assessed in the workplace.  No short course will result in National Vocational Qualifications. If you require further information about Painting & Decorating NVQ’s, click here.

When you are selecting a construction skills training provider, ask which awarding bodies they are accredited by.  Only then can you be sure that you are choosing one that is subject to external quality assurance to make sure they deliver Painting & Decorating courses to construction industry training standards. Make sure you ask if they can match the SuperSkills “no quibble” guarantee!

At SuperSkills, we recognise that many people need to fit their training around work or family commitments.  As one of the largest specialist construction training providers in the UK, we have courses starting every week, so we can be as flexible as possible to make sure everyone has the ability to access our high quality training.  Just call to discuss your requirements. We also offer a “pay as you go” service, to assist you in making the training affordable.

SuperSkills Construction Training has Painting & Decorating course graduates all over the country and we have helped nearly three hundred people start a successful business based on our training.
If you are getting trained so you can change your career or start a business, we have a dedicated service, free of charge, to support you every step of the way.
This includes:

  • Developing your business idea
  • Planning the start up
  • Introducing you to Business Link
  • Advising you how to win business (and make a profit!)
  • Helping you choose the best suppliers
  • Tax and Accountancy requirements
  • Public Liability and Employer Liability Insurance
  • Advertising and Marketing
  • Post-course business development support

SuperSkills has developed over the years to become one of the largest dedicated construction training facilities in the country.  In addition to Painting & Decorating courses, we offer

  • Bricklaying Courses
  • Plastering Courses
  • Carpentry & Joinery Courses
  • Tiling Courses
  • IOSHH Health & Safety Courses
  • CSCS Card Tests
  • Traditional Skills Courses
  • Construction Apprenticeships Training
  • Adult Literacy and Numeracy training for construction workers