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Painter / Decorator / Polishing (Artisan)


Painter / Decorator / Polishing (Artisan) is a 120 hours Certificate examined by NITA.

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About Painter / Decorator / Polishing (Artisan)

Painters and decorators apply paint, varnish, wallpaper and other finishes to protect, maintain and decorate interior and exterior surfaces of domestic, commercial and industrial buildings and other structures. Painters and decorators may concentrate on a specific area of work, such as the internal or external painting of domestic homes, commercial buildings, industrial structures and equipment. They may also concentrate exclusively on restoration work.

This NITA Painter / Decorator / Polishing  (Artisan) certificate programme has been written to give students a full overview of the industry and will put you on the fast track to success. The course covers the following:

  • What a painter and decorator does
  • The common tools, equipment, adhesives, paints and varnishes
  • The risks you may face in the industry
  • Information about personal protective equipment
  • How to store and clean up your equipment
  • How to set up an emergency plan
  • How to identify different wall surfaces
  • How to paint and prepare different surfaces
  • How to cut and apply wallpaper
  • How to measure, cut and lay tiles
  • What it takes to run your own business
  • Resources for small business owners

Painting and decorating is a broad industry, which provides students with a wide range of possible skills to learn. As you work your way through this course, you will gain a full overview of the skills you will need to learn to work in the painting and decorating business, and how you can start your own business.

Entry requirements for Painter / Decorator / Polishing (Artisan)

KCPE or equivalent.

Institutions offering Painter / Decorator / Polishing (Artisan)


YMCA- National Training Institute

Private College Likoni

YMCA- National Training Institute strives to achieve customer satisfaction by providing Quality Education and Training in Science, Engineering, Technology and Management in a congenial and disciplined environment.YMCA- National...

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PC Kinyanjui Technical Training Institute

Public College Likoni

The Paramount Chief Kinyanjui Technical Training Institute (PCKTTI) is a public institution of higher learning under the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology.PCKTTI is situated in a serene...

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Subukia Vocational Training Center

Private College Subukia

Subukia Youth Polytechnic is a technical institution that trains youths in Carpentry,Motor vehicle technology, ICT, Hairdressing and other courses.

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Mutisya Technical Training Institute

Private College Machakos Town

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Waithaka Vocational Training Center

Public College Likoni

Waithaka Technical Training Centre in Nairobi, is a training centre that provides Technical Vocational Training to the Youth in Kenya.Waithaka Technical Training Centre empowers youth through the provision...

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Kisauni Youth Polytechnic

Public College Kisauni

Kisauni Youth Polytechnic is a community-based institution situated 100m along the new Mombasa-Malindi highway at VOK stage.Kisauni youth Polytechnic is a technical institution offering a variety of courses...

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Mahanaim Educational Institute

Private College Roysambu

Mahanaim Educational Institute is an accredited institution by the Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology (Kenya).Mahanaim Institute is a high education institute that aims at providing world...

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Objectives of Painter / Decorator / Polishing (Artisan)

This Painter / Decorator / Polishing  (Artisan) certificate programme is designed for individuals who would like to work in the decorating industry. This course is filled with information that will put you on the right path to starting a career in this field.

This Painter / Decorator / Polishing (Artisan) NITA course is a skill upgrading course targeting workers in formal or informal industry ie manufacturing and processing industries, Jua kali, NGOs, counties, parastatals etc.

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