Hands-On Painting & Decorating Course

Hands-On Painting & Decorating Course
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Non-Qualification 3 Weeks of Painting & Decorating Training

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.

Easy paymentsA small deposit secures your place on the course
Flexible TrainingChoose to train week days or at the weekends
Interest Free PaymentsPay as you train without paying any interest
Accommodation on siteAccommodation available for only £25/night

What You’ll Learn

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.

How You’ll Learn

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.

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.

Additional Info

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.


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 7 days a week (08.30 – 16.30) for 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.

Duration & Cost

This is a 3 Week (15 day) course and the cost is £1195.00 including vat. A deposit of £300.00 will secure a booking with the balance payable over the period of the training.

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