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Painting and Decorating

Course Code: SK004

Course Overview

Develop your knowledge in painting and decorating, from home!

This highly interactive programme allows you to understand the painting and decorating trade. It is developed in alignment with units from the Decorative Finishing and Industrial Painting; National Occupational Standards (NOS) so can be used for study towards certification.

As well as providing an excellent knowledge base in painting and decorating, this interactive programme is ideal for:

  • Students who are currently working in the painting and decorating industry and want to boost their skills
  • Learners who want to learn by an interactive programme
  • Those who are thinking of taking up a career within the painting and decorating industry, but want to make sure it’s right for them

This painting and decorating programme enables you to:

  • Learn about the role of the painter and decorator and what tools they work with 
  • Know the preparation procedures needed for painting and papering different surfaces
  • Recognise the correct materials used for a project
  • Engage in a 3D virtual reality scenario to enhance learning
Enrol now and receive a £25 gift voucher towards your next course.

Course Content

  • Module 1: Getting Started
    • Introduction
    • Communication
    Module 2: Tools and Materials
    • Tools and Equipment
    • Paints and Thinners
    • Wall Hangings and Adhesives
    • Storing and Disposing of Tools and Materials
    Module 3: Preparation
    • Preparing Wood Surfaces
    • Preparing Plastered and Rendered Surfaces
    • Preparing Metal Surfaces
    • Wallpaper Preparation
  • Module 4: Painting
    • Colour Theory
    • Applying Paint
    Module 5: Hanging Wall Coverings
    • The Starting Point
    • Cutting and Pasting the Paper
    • Hanging Paper on Walls
    • Hanging Paper to Ceilings
    Module 6: End Test
    • Questions to test understanding of the theory covered in the tutorial modules.
    • An interactive 3D virtual reality scenario.

Other Information

  • Assessment

    Using the information you have learnt from the tutorials, you will then take on a 3D reality scenario that tests your knowledge of painting and decorating. Once completed, a report can be printed, which will provide your score.

    Study Method

    You will study this course by distance learning, which will enable you to learn when and where you want. You will study this course on a computer, through highly interactive multimedia screens comprised of text, 3D graphics, 2D/3D animation, audio and an end test. This is a self-study course which is ideal for those who enjoy learning and are not interested in obtaining a formal qualification.

  • Course Outcome

    This course will give you an understanding of the plastering process and technical aspects of the trade. It is developed in alignment with units from the Decorative Finishing and Industrial Painting; National Occupational Standards (NOS) so can be used for study towards certification. This course does not give you a formal qualification.

course questions & answers

Will the software work on any computer?

The plastering software will only work on computers which run Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7 and have Internet Explorer 8 or above. In addition to this you will also need:

  • Single 2GHz processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 1024 x 768 pixel screen resolution
  • Sound card and speakers/headphones
  • DVD-ROM Drive
  • Broadband Internet Connection
What are the internet browser requirements for this course?

For the software to work on your computer you will need to have the following internet browser requirements:

  • JavaScript enabled
  • Pop-ups enabled
  • Cookies enabled
  • Adobe Flash Player 8+
  • Unity Web Player
What is included in the cost of the course?
  • Dedicated student support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • FREE NUS Extra card worth £12.00
  • FREE CV writing service
  • CD ROM
  • Comprehensive study guide
  • Exclusive Open Study College Pen
  • Student study planner
  • Three colour highlighter
  • Student notebook
  • Document wallet
Are there any additional costs?

No. Everything you need is included in the price!

What do i do if i still have questions?

For further information please contact us.

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