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:
- Carpentry & Joinery
- Construction Design & Site Management
- Wall & Floor Tiling
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.
We currently have 6 courses available.
- City & Guilds Extended Certificate in Construction Skills Level 1 (6219) Level 1
- City & Guilds Painting and Decorating Diploma Level 1 Level 1
- City & Guilds Painting & Decorating Diploma at Level 2 Level 2
- Diploma in Painting & Decorating - Level 2 (Part-time) Level 2
- City & Guilds Painting and Decorating Diploma Level 3 Level 3
- 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 through the images and see our trainee Painters & Decorators at work:
London's growth creates job opportunities for Painters & Decorators
By 2016, there will be around 8,500 construction workers at Nine Elms.
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?
College awarded Mayor’s Construction Academy quality mark
Barking & Dagenham College has been awarded the Mayor’s Construction Academy (MCA) quality mark, which seeks to identify and recognise high-quality construction skills training provision in London.
The A-Team give St Augustine's a Make-Over
Five Painting & Decorating apprentices from Barking & Dagenham College have just completed a two-and-a-half-week project to give St Augustine’s of Canterbury Church and Church Hall in Rush Green a top-to-toe make-over.
Students transform iconic town centre building
Students from Barking & Dagenham College’s Technical Skills Academy are helping transform two empty shop units on East Street into a temporary pop-up restaurant and cinema venue.
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.”