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Getting into Decorating? Check the latest facts and figures

Getting into Decorating? Check the latest facts and figures


Thinking of getting into Painting & Decorating? We have educated and experienced instructors that can get you on the right path towards becoming a professional.

We offer a range of diffrent Decorating Courses, for diffrent skill levels and aspects of the trade. Whether you are looking to learn the basics via our Introduction to Painting & Decorating or maybe you're after a specific skill such as our 5-Day Wallpapering Course.

What do the stats show?


There are many reasons to get into the construction industry, it's a sector that is on the rise! According to recent statistics, there are many vacant roles. The number of firms operating in the construction industry has continued to rise, increasing by 6.2% compared with the previous year.

During this demand, it has come to light that there aren't enough skilled workers in construction. According to a number of recent surveys, it has been claimed that there is a shortage of over 30,000 tradesmen – including skilled painters and decorators, in London and the rest of the south-east region. Elsewhere, it has been reported that many construction firms have had to decline some projects, due to the lack of resources.

decorating courses Graph Outlining the Increase in Work - Office for National Statistics.

Construction across the board is on the rise! With the population increasing there is a high demand for residential housing. Meaning that in the coming years there will be plenty of work available. People are always looking to get a room painted, spruce up a bedroom and you should take advantage of these rising opportunities and get some construction training!

Where to Start?


It all depends on what you are looking to get out of completing one of our courses... If you are looking to do some DIY after completion, then we would recommend taking an Introduction to Painting & Decorating or possibly an Advanced Painting & Decorating Course if you've completed the introductory course, or you have some experience but would like to gain that little bit of extra tuition.

However, if you want to get some decorating training to become a professional and be able to get full-time employment after the course, then you will need to take one of our long-term courses.

Seriously thinking of starting a career in painting & decorating?


A good place to start would be with a City & Guilds 5-week Painting & Decorating Course this course is suited to those looking for a great start in the industry. We have great facilities and emulate real-world scenarios. So that you will gain experience that is relevant to work that you will do on site!

You will learn a variety of techniques over this period of 5-weeks, including:

  • Introduction to Health & Saftey
  • Painting Techniques
  • Painting and Wallpapering
  • Applying Decorative Effects
  • Applying Wallpaper
  • Working Around Angles
  • Painting Skirting Boards
  • Painting a Panelled Door

The Next Step:


tiling courses City & Guilds Assured Centre

If you feel completely comfortable in your ability after completing the City & Guilds 5-week Painting & Decorating CourseYou may want to consider taking on a National Vocational Qualification. We run a 7-week that will prepare you for success in your NVQ

assessment! However, if you have already completed the City & Guilds 5-week Course then it will just be an additional 2-weeks.

To complete this NVQ Level 2 Course it is required that you are in employment and have a place of work so that we can send in an Able Skills assessor to judge your competency and knowledge of the trade. (It is £500 per visit)

Here are all of our Decorating course:

Need more information?


If you would like some advice on any of our painting and decorating courses, you can come to our centre. We are open 7-days a week! Anytime between 8:30 - 4:30. Alternately, if you would prefer to talk to  us feel free to call us with any questions or for bookings at - 0808 100 3245