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Course Overview

Mastering the basics of painting and decorating can be a huge boon to anybody – just think of all the jobs you’d be able to complete around the house after just a few days’ training in this area!

If you have no painting/decorating experience but wish to learn the ropes of these twin disciplines, Access Training’s Essential Decorating course will suit your needs perfectly. This course is open to candidates of any and all skill levels, and it serves as the perfect introduction to painting and decorating techniques, including:
  • Preparing surfaces for painting/papering
  • Wallpapering feature walls or rooms
  • Lining paper techniques
  • Painting wood and metal surfaces
Those who enrol on this course will be mentored by professional tutors with years of decorating experience. Once you have completed the Essential Decorating programme, you may choose to proceed onto a more advanced course or bolster your new skills with additional training in other fields such as plastering or kitchen kitting.

Everyone is welcome!

Our basic decorating course is open to all applicants, regardless of prior experience and current skill level. This programme was developed with beginners in mind, and so you should find the course content easy to comprehend even if you do not currently have any decorating knowledge to speak of.

We at Access Training Academies are dedicated to helping people from all backgrounds, there are absolutely no other requirements for training with us.

What will I achieve?

Upon completion of the Essential Decorating course, you will receive an accredited certificate to confirm that you attended the course and successfully mastered a variety of basic painting and decorating techniques. This certification will help you to proceed onto other courses if you so desire; see Progress Routes below for further details.

Course Content

Here are some examples of the skills you’ll learn when you enrol onto our decorating course:
  • Techniques for papering walls and ceilings
  • Using oil based and water based paints
  • Preparing wall areas for emulsion paint
  • Preparing new wood for painting
  • Painting previously painted woodwork
  • Preparing and painting metal surfaces
  • Varnishing and staining a variety of surfaces
  • Painting exterior surfaces
  • Wallpapering techniques
  • Splicing different papers and hanging borders
  • Basic masking techniques
  • The art of stencilling
  • Planning and designing theme rooms
  • Painting murals
Your training programme will begin with a comprehensive introduction to painting and decorating (so as to ensure that you grasp the basic knowledge necessary to progress) before moving on to more hands-on units such as those listed above.

If there are any particular areas you would like your course to cover, please let us know – we take a lot of pride in our flexible, versatile programmes, and we want to make sure that you learn exactly what you want to learn when you train with us!

Progress Routes

The decorating knowledge that you’ll pick up on this course can be built upon through more advanced training courses, such as the NVQ Level 2 Certification for experienced painters and decorators. While the skills taught on our Decorating Essentials course are ideally suited to DIY tasks around the home, you will need to undertake further learning before you are ready to turn professional, so please let us know if this is your ambition and we will happily recommend a suitable progress route for you.

Alternatively, why not combine your newfound knowledge of painting and decorating with other complementary skills? We offer a wide variety of trade training courses here at Access Training Academies, so if you’d like to move on to carpentry, kitchen fitting, plastering, or a similar discipline after completing your decorating course, you should find that we’re more than capable of helping you to do so!

Why choose Access Training?

Here are some examples of what we have to offer the people who train with us:
  • Enhanced online assessments
  • Specialist tutors with extensive professional experience
  • Modern training facilities located throughout the UK
  • Flexible training programmes that can be structured to meet your personal needs
Please contact us if you would like to find out more about our Decorating Essentials course and how to enrol with Access Training Academies.
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If You’re Already an Experienced Decorator…

We will happily create a bespoke training course to help you learn modern techniques, get to grips with new equipment and generally brush up your painting and decorating skills to ensure that you’re always on top of your game. If you want to gain even more painting and decorating qualifications, Access Training Academies can help you.
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Successful Students

“Thanks to all your support and encouragement, after changing my career things are coming together really well. The course has been a great boost to my confidence. My new flyers have been getting me a lot of enquiries!”
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