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Professionally trained Painters & Decorators are in demand

Painting & Decorating

"I would not have got this far if it had not been for tutors at the College"

So says Adam O'Keefe who studied to be a Painter & Decorator with us. In September 2011 he launched his own business called Midas Construction & Building Services which is going from strength to strength. 

Spacious, well-equipped, industry-standard

Follow Adam's lead and get the skills that could take you into a business of your own.

Don't worry about your age or qualifications - we have courses for all levels. You will study in our large, well-equipped industry-standard workshops and will learn from the professionals. 

Your training options for a career in construction 

Don't forget to also take a look at these related course areas:


Our partnership with Erasmus+ means you have the opportunity to take part in a two or three week work placement in Europe. These are great work experience opportunities where you can develop your confidence, cultural and language awareness and enhanced employability skills. Find out more and how to apply.

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We currently have 4 courses available.

  1. City & Guilds Extended Certificate in Construction Skills Level 1 (6219) Level 1
  2. City & Guilds Painting and Decorating Diploma Level 1 Level 1
  3. City & Guilds Painting & Decorating Diploma at Level 2 Level 2
  4. Multi-skills: Access into Construction Level E

Students deliver children’s charity centre facelift

Student plumbers, electricians, painters and decorators, plasterers and trainee construction site managers from Barking & Dagenham College helped renovate a residential activity centre for underprivileged children as part of a project led by VINCI Facilities.

Watch this great video produced by Barking & Dagenham College media students Pavel Burmistrov and Ahmed Maqsood to find out more about this project and to meet the construction students involved.

Click here for more information about this project. 

Click through the images and see our trainee Painters & Decorators at work:

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London's growth creates job opportunities for Painters & Decorators

The development at Nine Elms on the southern bank of the Thames will create thousands of jobs for skilled workers.

By 2016, there will be around 8,500 construction workers at Nine Elms. 

At Barking Riverside, right on our doorstep, 11,000 new homes are planned and 5 new schools will be made possible by extending the overground rail network.

All of these projects need the skills of professional Painters & Decorators.

Earn £100+ a day: get the skills you need to launch your career

You can choose to either work for a company or to run your own company and be self-employed.

Did you know that a professional Painter & Decorator can earn upward of £100 a day?
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Real Work Opportunities

Painting & Decorating students at Barking & Dagenham College gained real-work experience at the Maples Community Base in Barking.

Cathie Kelly - Resource Manager, Maples Community Base, says:

“The work looks fantastic - very professional.”

Real work experience for Painting & Decorating students at Barking & Dagenham College

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You'll be studying at a Lincrusta Centre of Excellence 

Barking & Dagenham College are a Lincrusta Centre of Excellence

Upcoming Events

  • Public Consultation
    Public Consultation

    23 July 2018

    This will involve ONLY an internal refurbishment and redesign of existing facilities to create an advanced skills training centre, delivering a contemporary, leading-edge STEAM curriculum to meet the skills of both London and the rapidly growing borough of Barking and Dagenham.

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