Painting & Decorating


Pathways are made up of courses focussed on future careers or further education opportunities

Perfect if you want to develop more advanced painting and decorating and interior design skills.

Career Prospects

This pathway could lead to many career opportunities


Painters and decorators

Annual pay

The workforce is projected to expand by 3% over the period to 2024, adding 4,149 jobs. In the same period, 26% of the workforce is projected to retire, creating 37,291 job openings.

Role description

Those working in this unit group apply paint, varnish, wallpaper and other protective and decorative materials to interior and exterior walls and surfaces, paint designs on wood, glass, metal, plastics and other materials, and stain, wax and french polish wood surfaces by hand.

What's next?

Step 1 Apply

Once you apply, you will have an interview to discuss your chosen pathway

Step 2 Interview

At your interview, the tutor will discuss the entry requirements for each level and course. This is also your opportunity to make sure that this pathway meets your goals and ambitions.

Courses at Folkestone College

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Shorncliffe Road
Folkestone, Kent
CT20 2TZ