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Become a Painter and decorator with TMC

Become a painter or decorator with TMC! Get qualified and learn the practical aspects of the painting and decorating industry.

Why choose to be a Painter and Decorator with TMC?

Brush up your construction skills with trade recognised painting and decorating qualifications. The course is nationally recognised and taught by experienced trade professionals. You will learn all the skills you need in our purpose-built workshops where you will become trade ready.

Work activities

  • Measuring surface areas to work out how much paint or wall covering you need
  • Stripping off old wallpaper or paint
  • Filling holes and cracks and making sure surfaces are level
  • Preparing surfaces with primer and undercoat
  • Mixing paint to the right shade, either by hand or using computerised colour-matching equipment
  • Applying layers of paint and hanging wallpaper
  • Tidying up after finishing a job
  • Apply specialist finishes such as rolling, graining and marbling
  • Remove old paintwork with abrasive blasting methods

Income levels

  • Starting salaries - £14,500 - £17,000
  • Qualified painters and decorators - £17,500 - £23,000
  • Decorators with supervisor duties or specialist skills - £23,000+

Skills, interests and qualities

  • Good practical and creative skills
  • The ability to work carefully and pay attention to detail
  • The ability to work alone and as part of a team
  • A good head for heights and a sense of balance
  • An awareness of health and safety issues

Full-time Painting and decorating courses

Title Level Attendance Type
Construction - Painting & Decorating Level 2 Full-time Apprenticeship
Diploma in Painting & Decorating Level 1 Full-time Vocational
Diploma in Painting & Decorating Level 2 Full-time Vocational

Painting and decorating Apprenticeships

Title Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5
Construction - Painting & Decorating

Don't take our word for it

TMC has a very supportive group of staff all through the college, my tutor is very motivational and is very helpful, and I’m gaining a good grasp of construction and health and safety. Our facilities for construction practical are very good and the equipment and materials are always there to use whenever we need to, overall TMC is a very good college.

Jackson Wilkinson | Diploma in Plastering

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