Painting and decorating for 16-19 year olds

Study painting and decorating at Brighton MET

Painting and decorating courses at Brighton MET are designed to prepare you for employment in the construction industry as a painter and decorator.

Our courses will equip you with in-depth knowledge and skills in painting and decorating, ranging from how to apply paint systems by brush/roller and applying foundation and plain papers to producing specialist decorative finishes. You’ll also learn about how to carry out safe working practices, communication skills, how to work out correct quantities, building methods and construction technology.

Our tutors have many years’ experience on site as tradesmen alongside their teaching experience which means you’re getting excellent training that will help you reach your employment goals.


If you want to find out more about studying a trade at the MET, you can download our guide to construction and trades courses here.


A 360 tour of the Painting & Decorating workshop at East Brighton Campus

Why choose Brighton MET?

At Brighton MET we offer a variety of full-time courses for 16-19 year olds across two campuses. We teach technical and professional skills and provide practical industry-focused experience. This is a great way to study and equips you with the key skills needed to progress into employment or to go on to study at University.

Available courses

  • Brighton
    Painting and Decorating | City & Guilds Diploma Level 1 | Brighton MET
    Painting and Decorating | City & Guilds Diploma Level 1 | Brighton MET

    This course introduces you to the painting and decorating skills that employers are looking for in the construction industry.

    • Course type: 16+ college (full-time)
    • Duration: 1 Year
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  • Brighton
    Painting and Decorating | NOCN Diploma Level 2 | Brighton MET
    Painting and Decorating | NOCN Diploma Level 2 | Brighton MET

    This course will get you started in a career as a painter and decorator or will lead to further study at the College.

    • Course type: 16+ college (full-time)
    • Duration: 1 Year
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  • Brighton
    Painting and Decorating | NOCN Diploma Level 3 | Brighton MET
    Painting and Decorating | NOCN Diploma Level 3 | Brighton MET

    This course will help you gain the professional skills and knowledge needed for a career as a painter and decorator.

    • Course type: 16+ college (full-time)
    • Duration: 1 Year
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