Painting & Decorating

If you are practical and artistic then painting and decorating could be the career for you. You need to be creative, have an attention to detail, excellent practical skills, plus a good head for heights!

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Our painting & decorating programmes

Paint yourself a new career in painting and decorating with one of our courses.


What jobs can you do in painting & decorating?

Paint yourself a new career in painting and decorating.


Our painting & decorating students get the best experience

Find out about the exciting activities our painting & decorating students take part in whilst studying at New College Durham.

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Meet our students

Our painting and decorating students have gone onto do great things.

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Meet our Apprentices

Our Apprentices have gone on to do great things.


Our links with employers and industry

We work closely with local employers in the industry including Walter Thompson, BAM Construction and Gentoo.

Skills competition news

Skills competitions

Discover more about the skills competitions our students have entered as part of their course, and the awards they achieved.

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Take a tour around our Painting & Decorating facilities

Individual work rooms give our painting and decorating students’ experience of working in real life conditions.