Learn the basic principles of painting & decorating that can catapult your career as a professional painter & decorator. As part of the qualification you will build a portfolio of the work you have completed; this will include photographic evidence together with useful tips on painting and decorating that will help you on your way to a successful career.

You will receive an accredited qualification in plastering and cover the following.

  • An introduction to the tools required for the job
  • An introduction to powder fillers & ready-made fillers
  • Repairing damaged walls using a variety of methods
  • Wall, Ceiling and woodwork preparation prior to painting
  • Learning what paints to use for different surfaces
  • The correct use of primers, undercoats and glosses including water and oil based paints
  • Using rollers to paint walls and ceilings with emulsion paints
  • How to cut in at walls and ceilings with different colours
  • Introduction to the painting of woodwork with oil based paints
  • The preparation of walls ready for lining and wallpaper hanging
  • Hanging of lining paper
  • How to set out, match pattern and hang wallpaper
  • Correct procedure for painting of 6 panel colonial doors in undercoat and gloss paints
  • Using contrasting colours to demonstrate correct masking techniques on panelled doors.
  • Correct procedure for finishing of glazed window frames
Start Dates:  Please call 0208 507 7288 or email for dates
Course  & Qualification: Introduction to plastering (LCTVE & awarding body)
Duration: 10 Days
Price: £ £960.00


On completion of the course we follow up with our students on their next step. Our dedicated career advisors go through all the options that are available to the individual candidate for career development. We assess and help to identify further training needs if relevant or assist them to find work. Our next step activities include but are not limited to;

  • Help with writing their CV
  • Interviewing tips and practice
  • Training candidates on how to use electronic media for work search activities
  • Referrals and Introductions to partner and associate companies for work trails, apprenticeships and employment
  • Identifying and enrolling candidates on relevant courses top further improve employability skills
  • Providing free introduction courses to building enterprises and setting up small businesses
  • Introducing relevant candidates to partner and associate companies for further enterprise assistance and funding


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