AIM Awards Level 1 and 2 Painting and Decorating

Our well-established programme provides young people with their first steps in a career in painting and decorating. 

Painting and decorating male student painting a white wall

What will we cover?

This course involves learning about customer relations and expectations, working in a construction environment, and understanding and developing new skills with the use of different tools. 

We also cover:

  • Health and safety and good practice in the workplace
  • Good housekeeping
  • Smoothing down walls in preparation for decorating
  • How to remove defects in a wall and woodwork
  • How to apply varying paint finishes with different types of paint
  • Basic wallpapering on walls and ceilings
  • How to finish work to a high standard 

Progression and Careers

Upon completion, you may wish to progress to Level 2 or 3 Painting and decorating. You could also complete a Traineeship, Apprenticeship, another vocational course or seek employment in the sector. 


This course takes place at Eastbourne House, Sutton-in-Ashfield, where we have a purpose-built workshop. 

Get in touch!

To enrol or to find out more, call 0115 804 3611, email or just pop in to one of our bases! You can also pick up one of our brochures from a local library.