Diploma Level 3 in Painting & Decorating

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The Level 3 Diploma in Painting and Decorating qualification has been developed for delivery in a training environment; this means that you do not need to be employed to study this qualification. It has been designed to develop your skills, knowledge and understanding so you can work in Painting and Decorating in the construction industry or progress to further training.

This qualification supports the Learner to attain enabling, fundamental and transferable practical skills with associated underpinning knowledge.

The learner will cover knowledge in three core subject areas:

  • Health, safety and welfare
  • Information, quantities and communication
  • Construction technology

The Learner will also learn key practical skills and knowledge in:

  • Erect and dismantle access equipment and working platforms
  • Prepare surfaces for protection and decoration
  • Apply coatings by brush and roller
  • Apply wall coverings to ceilings and walls
  • Produce advanced decorative finishes
  • Carry out specialist architectural feature work
  • Apply water-borne paint systems using airless equipment

Entry Requirements
As a guide, learners should be able to work at a level equivalent to GCSE Mathematics and English at Grades A-E. All learners must pass an assessment test as part of an interview, and will have already achieved a Foundation Construction Award or City & Guilds 6217 prior to joining this course. To successfully complete the full qualification it is necessary for you to achieve 90% attendance.

38 Weeks, 12hrs/week


Costs and Payment Terms
All students pay a non-refundable Administration Fee of £10.00 regardless of status. The course fee is £4,950.00, including Admin Fee. Equipment and materials are provided free of charge, however, should you wish to pursue your learning in more depth, you may be advised to purchase one or more text books from a recommended reading list.

Fee Waiver
Tuition is free* for learners aged 16-18, and for adults who are in receipt of eligible means tested benefits, provided that satisfactory documentary evidence is provided from the Job Centre, dated within one month of enrolment, except for a £10 *administration charge. If you are looking to enrol on Level 2 qualification and you possess less than 5 GCSE’s (grades A-C), and no other full Level 2 qualification, you may be entitled to full fee remission. For those not eligible for free tuition (details available upon request), our fees are very competitive and we offer a flexible instalment plan to enable you to make payments over the duration of your course.
*Maths and English GCSE Grade C or above are desirable

Assessment and Achievement
You will be required to complete a number of formal practical assessments, knowledge tests, an on-line computer based multiple choice test, and compile a portfolio of work as you go along. Assessment is continuous throughout the duration of the course. All elements must be successfully achieved in order to gain full certification.

Level 2 Diploma any college course
Employment in construction sector
Starting up of a business – self-employed


Start date Location / delivery
No fixed date Nottingham Campus

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