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Painting & Decorating CSkills Awards NVQ Level 3 Diploma

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    For more information or to enrol onto this course, please contact our Business Development team on 01234 291747 or email

On-Site Assessment & Training helps experienced workers get the qualifications to prove that they can do the job, by turning existing skills and experience into a recognised construction qualification. It takes into account the skills you already have so you only need to train toward the things you don’t know how to do, and the whole qualification can be assessed on-site so no work time is lost attending College.


Entry requirements

You need to be working in the painting and decorating trade.

Course content

To achieve this qualification you must complete six mandatory units and one optional unit:

Mandatory units

  • Conforming to general workplace safety
  • Confirming work activities and resources for the work
  • Developing and maintaining good working relationships
  • Confirming the occupational method of work
  • Erecting and dismantling access/working platforms
  • Preparing surfaces for painting/decorating
  • Applying paint systems by brush and roller
  • Hanging wall coverings to complex surfaces

Optional units

  • Hanging wide-width vinyl
  • Installing coving, centres, pieces and texture products
  • Applying coatings by the airless spray method
  • Applying coatings by the air spray method
  • Producing basic brush graining and marbling effects
  • Producing replica quality grained and marble finishes
  • Applying metal leaf to surfaces.

Funding information

If you are aged 19 or over you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan to help you pay the tuition fees for this course. Find out more at You can also pay by instalments to help make the cost of this course more affordable.

Course Information & How to Apply

To book onto this course please contact our Business Development team on 01234 291747 or email

LengthStart DateDay(s)FeesLocationCourse Code
Up to 12 months Flexible Various Ring our Sales team on 01234 291747Ring our Sales team on 01234 291747 Offsite BBC1608

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Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on
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