Hands-On Painting & Decorating Course

Not everyone who wants to learn painting & decorating comprehensively wants a painting & decorating qualification so we have devised this 3 week course to take you through all of the essential painting & decorating requirements without the headache of undertaking City & Guilds assessments. This is a very thorough non accredited training option.

QualificationNon-Qualification Painting & Decorating Skills
LocationDartford, Kent (Accommodation Available)
Entry RequirementsNone

3 Weeks (Mon - Fri)


8 Weekends

inc VAT
Easy payments
Flexible Training
Interest Free Payments
Accommodation Available

Duration & Cost

Full Time - 3 weeks (Mon - Fri)

£1,195.00 including vatA £300 deposit will secure a booking and the balance can be paid in 3 weekly instalments of £298.33

Part Time - 8 Weekends
(2 consecutive weekends per month)

£1,195.00 including vatA £300 deposit will secure a booking and the balance can be paid in 4 instalments of £223.75 (once per month)

Course details

This 3 weeks of hands on Painting & Decorating training will see you progress from a novice to a competent Painter/Decorator with the course designed to build your skills gradually until all aspects of decorating become second nature and at this Centre where ‘reality’ is important, this is easily achieved.

The areas in which you will be trained on are:

  • Painting a timber window frame
  • Applying emulsion to wall by roller
  • Painting doors and frames
  • Applying oil based paint to walls by roller
  • Removing and hanging wallpaper to walls
  • Hanging paper to ceilings and painting
  • Working with hardwood finishes.

This 3 week Painting & Decorating course will provide you with in depth training to cover 7 areas of essential Painting & Decorating. Even though you will not be going through a qualification process your progress will be consistently assessed by our qualified Painting & Decorating instructors, giving you the same benefits as someone who might be training with us for qualification purposes.

We will provide you with the Painting & Decorating training to meet the standards as required by City & Guilds but without the requirement of portfolio building and completion. We will also build on this to give you much more so that you will fully understand what Painting & Decorating is all about. The emphasis for us is on meeting and exceeding our customers’ expectations.

This course can be covered in 3 consecutive weeks, broken up into 3 separate training blocks or even covered over alternate weekends if you have ongoing weekly commitments. At Able Skills we aim to make our training as accessible as is possible and additionally we offer a payment plan which, following a deposit, is on a pay as you train basis.

This is a hands-on, practical Painting & Decorating course and you will be involved at every stage and will be participating throughout. It is therefore recommended you bring suitable clothing and for your own safety, steel capped footwear is essential.

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Courses open to you after

If you wanted to achieve a qualification at a later date, you could always come back and undertake the relevant assessments – you will have had all of the required training so should sail through the assessment process. Alternatively, if this training leads you in to the work place then maybe your next step would be to register for NVQ.



All of our courses take place at our dedicated training centre in Dartford, Kent. The centre is easily accessible by road, being just 10 minutes from junction 1a on the M25. We are only a short walk from Dartford train station which is served by frequent trains taking 35 minutes from central London. For anyone travelling from further away, we have our own accommodation available at only £25 per night.

We are open Mon - Fri and 2 weekends per month for training and visitors so if you would like to find out more about this course or about Able Skills, please feel free to pop in, no appointment necessary.

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