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Painting & Decorating Course Advice

Want to get into Painting & Decorating? But don't know where to start, here's an overview of our courses:


If you're looking to start a career in Painting & Decorating look no further, we have Decorating Courses that will give you the ability and knowledge to get started!

Introduction to Painting & Decorating Course:


Firstly, if you have little to no experience, then we would recommend you start with an Introduction to Painting & Decorating CourseThe course will give you the fundamentals, you'll learn the basics of working on walls and ceilings, skirting boards and window frames. You'll even get a certificate at the end of this 5-day course!

This is ideal for people looking to grasp the basics, maybe you want to spruce up some rooms in your house, do a spot of interior design or even renovate properties. However, if you're seriously considering a career in this trade you'll need to take a more long-term course.

S. Dowman-Halford

 Great intro course! Really enjoyed all aspects and learned a lot, even in just 5 days! Instructors were fantastic, friendly and supportive.”

Overall Rating – Excellent

City & Guilds Painting & Decorating Course:


If you genuinely want to start a career as a Painter & Decorator, plus you already have the basics down, then this course is an amazing opportunity!  The City & Guilds Painting and Decorating Course is completely suited to those looking to get work in this industry. You'll get 5-weeks of practical work under your apron!

From applying wallpaper, painting techniques, health & safety - You will learn it all! We have no doubt that once completed you will be able to start working. Having a qualification means that you're more likely to get professional work because clients and companies will know that you have been assessed.

So, if you're looking for a career after your course rather than to carry out some DIY then this is the one for you!

M. Holloway

 “Mark was a great instructor and was very easy to get along with, he trains at such a high-quality that gets the best out of you. Brilliant course and I couldn't recommend Able Skills more!.”

Overall Rating – Excellent

NVQ Level 2 Painting & Decorating Course:


Want to take your knowledge and skills even further? The next step after the City & Guilds Painting & Decorating Course would be to upgrade to the NVQ Level 2 Painting & Decorating Course.

If you're interested in working towards an NVQ then this course is your best bet! The upgrade would mean an additional 2 weeks, during those 2 weeks you will learn some more advanced techniques. Nervous about the idea of taking an NVQ? Our instructors will coach you on everything you need to be successful in achieving your NVQ answer any questions and solve any problems you may have!

C. Miles

 “The course was very well laid out, Mark was an excellent tutor who helped me produce results better then what I thought I would be capable of. I would highly recommend this course to people!.”

Overall Rating – Excellent

If you are interested in taking any of the Decorating Courses talked about in this blog with us here at Able Skills, then feel free to come into our office anytime between 8:30 - 4:30. Come unannounced it’s no problem! Our staff will show you around and give you an idea of what you can expect whilst you train. Alternatively, you can call us for more information and bookings at – 0808 100 3245