Painting & Decorating


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

Learn a valuable trade for life and start building your career in the rapidly growing construction and building services industry.

With our qualifications, you will benefit from working with local contractors and businesses and be taught the technical and professional skills employers are looking for. 

You will have access to industry standard equipment and be taught by experts in their fields, helping you to enter the workplace or progress onto higher education.

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 Broadstairs College

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Ramsgate Road
Broadstairs, Kent
CT10 1PN