Introduction to Painting and Decorating Workshop
This short, leisure course is designed for anyone wishing to try their hand at painting and decorating and have a desire to learn from the professionals. You may want to progress from this short course to a course which offers a recognised qualification.
When will I start the course and how long will it take?
This course starts in January and will take three weeks to complete. You will attend College every Tuesday, from 6.00pm - 9.00pm.
Take a look at our online shop to see when the next course is starting and book and pay online.
The course takes place at our STEM Centre, Technology Campus, St Helens WA9 1TT.
What will I study?
This short course is specifically designed to give participants an introduction to painting and decorating. This course will be taught by professionals who have a wealth of experience from working in the industry.
You will learn how to select and use the correct tools and equipment for the job, and to identify the right materials to use.
You will cover:
- Selection and use of hand tools and equipment
- Preparation of surface and preparation techniques
- Selection and application of paint to walls, ceilings and woodwork
- How to set about redecorating a room
- Hanging wall and ceiling papers
Stout footwear is required (no open toe sandals or high heels permitted). Overalls or old clothes are also recommended.
You will study alongside like-minded people in classes delivered by friendly supportive tutors.
How is it assessed?
There is no formal assessment. The course is aimed to increase your own knowledge of the subject matter.
Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?
There are no formal entry requirements. All you will need is commitment and enthusiasm. As with all our introduction courses the main emphasis is to come and enjoy the workshops.
What are the course fees?
This three-week workshop will cost £30. Course fees are dependent on your personal circumstances and you may be eligible for funding. For more information on financial support that may be available, please visit our dedicated Financial Support page.
What can I go on to do once I have completed this course?
You may want to develop your skills further and apply to study for a recognised accredited qualification.