NPA Award in Construction: Painting and Decorating

Course Content

This nationally recognised course covers Construction Occupational Practices; Preparing and Painting Surfaces; Decorative Painting; Decorative Treatments; Construction Safety; and Employment Behavioural Skills. This will also include core skills in Communication, ICT and Construction Numeracy. All units within the course must be achieved to gain certification. This may include an element of online learning.

Entry Requirements

Successful completion of Building Trades Fast Track, Senior Phase Construction Crafts or Gateway to Trade Skills (Construction) course, or two passes at National 5 (or equivalent) preferably in English and Maths.

All applicants will require a satisfactory interview which may include a diagnostic test.

Method of Assessment

Practical assessments and theoretical knowledge-based assessment.

Future Prospects

Successful completion of the course can lead to apprenticeships in painting and decorating or further education (Built Environment/Construction related courses).

Course Overview
  • Study Type

    Full Time

  • Campus

    Kingsway Campus

  • Start Date

    26 Aug 2024

  • SCQF Level


  • Duration

    32 Weeks

  • Subject Area

    Construction Crafts

  • Tuition fees may be paid for full-time students in Scotland subject to meeting residency requirements, applications should be made to the appropriate funding body. International Students please refer to our International fees page
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