Painting and Decorating NPA

What is special about this course?

An intermediate level programme enabling you to gain basic hand, employability and citizenship skills which will prepare you for employment into the construction industry or on to a range of SCQF Level 6 courses within the construction crafts area.

You work towards the National Progression Award in Construction Crafts (SCQF Level 5).

Entry requirements

  • There are no formal entry requirements, however, you may be invited to attend an interview.
  • Successful completion of the Construction Skills entrance test would be an advantage.  

Content includes -

  • Occupational practices
  • Safety practices
  • Efficient working practices
  • Decorative painting
  • Decorative treatments
  • Paperhanging
  • Colour practice
  • IT
  • Problem solving
  • Working with others
  • Numeracy
  • Communications

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time
  • Face-to-face

How long will my course last?

20 Weeks

Where can I study my course?

    • Inverness Campus

Start date



For the latest information on fees please see our fees policy.


Bursary or EMA (Educational Maintenance Allowance)

What can I do on completion of my course?

  • Construction Craft programmes at SCQF Level 6
  • Modern Apprenticeship in one of the construction crafts programmes
  • Employment within the construction industry.

Is there more information available online?

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Apply for Painting and Decorating NPA

Applications for this subject are now closed for entry in 2018/19.

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at Inverness College UHI. Inverness College operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.

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