Painting and Decorating (City and Guilds) Diploma

City of Glasgow College


City Campus


This course is suited to those who have previous experience in painting and decorating and would like to further develop their skills. On this course, you will cover a variety of sought-after industry requirements from preparing a variety of surfaces for decoration to producing decorative finishes.

You will study:

Erecting and dismantling access equipment and working platforms; Preparing surfaces for decoration; Applying paint systems by brush and roller; Applying foundation and plain papers; Producing specialist decorative finishes; Applying and creating colour; Health and Safety; Principles of Building Construction.
You will also develop your skills in communication, numeracy and ICT.

Entry Requirements

National 4 English, Maths or a science subject, or relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 4. Interview.

Progression Routes

This course will help prepare you for a career in Painting and Decorating.

Start Date

August, January



Study Method

Full time

Course Length

6 months


Construction Crafts

SCQF Level


Career Area


Career Sectors


Building Technology and Management

Civil and Structural Engineering

Construction Crafts

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