Painting and Decorating: Introduction (26 Aug 2024 - 13 Jun 2025)

National Progression Award (PDA) in Painting and Decorating.


Borders College, Tweedbank
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This course is available on the Borders College website.


National Progression Award (PDA) in Painting and Decorating. This full time introductory course follows a programme that is designed to acquaint the entrant with the practical skills and technical knowledge of Painting and Decorating including Health and Safety, Employment and Behavioural skills, Access platforms, Preparing Surfaces for Decoration, Applying Paint Systems by Brush and Roller to Non-Complex Areas, Applying Foundation and Plain Papers, Producing Specialist Decorative Finishes, Sustainability and Core Skills.


National Progression Award (NPA) at SCQF level 5


Full-time 36 week course, 3 days per week in College , 1 or 2 days per week on placement


Tweedbank Construction Hub

Entry requirements

Subject to an interview session

Progression opportunities

Students who complete the course will have the opportunity to apply for the City & Guilds Level 5 course in Painting and Decorating or, if they find employment, the participant could return to College to join Painting and Decorating: Modern Apprenticeship Year 1


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Whether you are a school leaver, returning to learning or striving to improve your skills and knowledge in the workplace, Borders College can help you achieve your goals and realise your potential.

Borders College is located in the Scottish Borders and offers a wide range of courses, from an introductory level through to advanced courses at Higher National level. They include a full range of apprenticeships courses, from modern apprenticeships to foundation apprenticeships. We also provide a large number of industry-based training courses for businesses throughout Scotland.

Courses are available to study full-time or part-time, during the day or in the evenings and at a variety of locations, depending on the needs of our students.

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