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Painting & Decorating Courses

Painting and decorating are practical skills which can provide the foundation for a truly exceptional career. Whether you’re looking to embark upon a new career in decorating or currently working as a painter/decorator and seeking to update your skillset, Access Training Academies have a range of painting and decorating courses which are designed to get you qualified quickly and efficiently.

What Decorating Courses Do We Offer?

This painting and decorating course is open to candidates of all skill levels, and serves as a great introduction to a range of trade techniques.

Once you have completed the course, you will be able to carry out a range of decorating jobs around the house, and may even wish to move on to a more advanced course in the future. No previous experience is necessary to complete this course.
  • Techniques for papering walls and ceilings
  • Using oil based and water based paints
  • How to prepare new wood for painting
  • The correct way to paint previously painted woodwork
  • The preparation and painting of metal surfaces
  • How to varnish and stain a variety of surfaces
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This course makes it easy for novice decorators to master a wide range of professional painting and decorating techniques.

Designed with beginners in mind, this course will qualify you to seek paid decorating work, and will also set you up for more advanced training. Open to candidates of any skill level – no experience required.
  • Different types of paint and when it is best to use them
  • Preparing wall areas for emulsion painting
  • Painting wood and metal surfaces
  • Varnishing and staining painted surfaces
  • Preparing walls and ceilings with lining paper
  • Wallpapering techniques for a professional finish
  • How to splice different papers and hang borders
City & Guilds
This course will teach you all the painting and decorating skills required to update your own home without the need for professionals.

Whether you have a specific project in mind, or are simply looking to gain some basic skills, we will tailor the course to suit your needs. No previous experience is required to complete this course.
  • Painting different surfaces
  • Papering walls and ceilings correctly
  • Using different types of paints
  • How to prepare wood surfaces
  • Painting previously finished woodwork
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Flexible Training

Personalised Painting and Decorating Training

Our professional decorating courses offer you expert painting and decorating training with an accredited qualification at the end, allowing you to jump head-first into your new career with all the necessary certifications. Though our courses are conducted over a short space of time, we also appreciate that work, life and family commitments can get in the way and affect your training. That’s why we’ve designed our decorating courses to be personalised and flexible, fitting in with your life and around your commitments, allowing you to really make the most of your training.

Are Your Courses Available to Everyone?

They most definitely are! We offer painting and decorating training for those of all ages, genders, and indeed locations within the UK! Whether you’ve no practical decorating experience whatsoever or you’re looking to gain further accreditation and improve your existing skillset, Access Training Academies can provide bespoke decorating courses to meet your needs.

Here is some more information about our professional painting and decorating courses:
  • We like to keep our classes small. Whichever course you opt for, your classes will be very intimate, allowing you to make the most out of your training and get plenty of one-on-one time with your tutor
  • Our painting and decorating courses are highly intensive, meaning you’ll be fully qualified in a short space of time. This means that, whether you’re starting from scratch or furthering your existing skillset, you’ll be ready to take your new qualification into a working environment in no time.
  • Access Training Academies boast a truly remarkable pass rate – almost all of our training courses have a pass rate of almost double the national average, which means you’re in good hands.
  • As well as offering you the best quality decorating training, we can also offer you impeccable training facilities. Our painting and decorating courses are delivered using state-of-the-art-equipment, ensuring that you get the best training possible. Our locations are accessible from almost anywhere in the UK, too.
  • We believe in hands-on training, which means that, as well as learning the essential theory, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to put what you’ve learned into practice, ensuring that you’re completely ready to take your new skills out into the job market.
  • If our various painting and decorating courses don’t meet your personal requirements, we can help you by creating bespoke, personalised training programmes specifically to meet your needs
  • Though our decorating courses are designed to gain you professional qualifications in a short space of time, we understand that everyone learns differently. You can take your painting and decorating training at your own pace, ensuring that you get the most out of your course and learn in a way that suits you.
  • If you want to learn an additional skill and add another string to your bow, Access Training Academies also offer professional courses in plumbing, electrical work, carpentry and gas engineering to name but a few.
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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.
Successful Painter & Decorators

Successful Students

“I really enjoyed the Painting & Decorating Course, my tutor was amazingly helpful and knowledgeable and I learnt far more than I expected to. I would recommend this course to anyone.”
Lucy Keenan
Lucy Keenan