Course information

Study type Study Tier Start Date Duration Course Contact

Full Time

  • Foundation
1 September 20191 yearStephen Delaney

Entry Requirements

The Isle of Wight College has standard entry requirements for full-time college courses, depending on the level of the course to be studied.

There may be additional entry requirements for a small number of specialist courses. If this course is one of these specialist courses, additional entry requirements will be stated below.


This course is for those wishing to embark into Painting and Decorating, Interior Design and Sign writing


Theory and Practical to cover the following:

  • Health and Safety
  • Scaffolding
  • Preparation Services
  • Application of Paints, Brush, Roller
  • Paperhanging to Ceiling and walls
  • Basic Decoration Effects
  • Efficient working practices
  • Protecting/masking services and storage of materials
  • Relevant Key Skills in Literacy and Numeracy


Practical and Theory based assessments both in the classroom and workshop and Multi-choice external examination paper.

Work Experience

Work placements and any work experience are highly desirable but subject to availability.  All candidates are expected, and encouraged, to do their best to gain purposeful work experience during their course.  We will do all we can to assist in finding suitable opportunities.

The timetable is designed to give all candidates the opportunity to complete at least 36 hours of work experience within the academic week.


  • Further study to Diploma Level 2
  • Employment in the Painting & Decorating Industry
  • Apprenticeship Programme


You will be expected to provide yourself with:

  • Safety footwear incorporating steel toecaps (£30 approx.)
  • Bib and brace / overalls as protective clothing ( two pairs ) (£25 approx.)
  • Scientific calculator, Writing Materials, A4 Lever Arch Files, Paper (£15 approx.)
  • Recommended Books (£24 approx.)
  • Health and Safety Test New Registrations (£35 approx. Included in exam fee)

Please note there is a £95 material fee on this courses for a tool kit.


Study Programmes

All Study Programmes for 16-19 year olds at The Isle of Wight College are designed to include:

  • Work experience which is effective, relevant, and includes careers fairs, site visits, guest speakers and introduces you to the expectations of the real demands of work
  • English and maths, where students have not yet achieved a GCSE grade A* - C (9 - 4 using the new grades) in these subjects by age 16
  • Non-qualification activity, such as tutorials and work-related learning, to help further develop the personal skills relevant to your progression goals
  • A vocational experience which will form the substantial part of the programme

These four elements of the programme should combine to provide stretch and challenge for you helping to prepare you for progression to employment or further study.

Please refer to the 16 to 19 study programme document to learn more.

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