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What's Involved

The Level 3 Diploma in Painting and Decorating is ideal if you've completed the Level 2 programme or worked in the construction industry and have plenty of experience. Your work might involve supervising others or managing resources or you might want to develop your skills further and move into a senior role or a position with more responsibility.

It covers the following skills:

  • Erecting and Dismantling Access Equipment and Working Platforms;
  • Applying Hangings to Walls and Ceilings;
  • Producing specialist finishes for painted decorative work;
  • Producing specialist architectural finishes for decorative work;
  • Applying Water-Borne Paint Systems Using airless equipment;
  • Applying water-borne paint systems using high volume low pressure (HVLP) spray equipment.

The course is delivered both practically and theoretically with practical/theory elements assessed by our highly qualified assessors. A multiple choice examination will also be sat to ascertain the candidates' knowledge of the “principles of planning and pricing construction works” relevant to the building industry.

Entry Requirements

Level 2 Diploma in Painting & Decorating or a related subject.

Where will it take me?

Following completion of the course you may wish to seek employment as a Painter & Decorator. This qualification will enable progression to:

• NVQ Level 6 Diploma in Construction Contracting Operations; • NVQ Level 6 Diploma in Construction Site Management.

After gaining work experience in the chosen occupational area there are also opportunities to progress into occupational work supervision, management or technical support areas or:

HNC/HND: • Construction and the Built Environment; • Construction; • Construction Management.

or full time employment.

Course Assessment Method

You will be assessed using a range of methods such as:

  • observation of tasks or activities;
  • Examination of work products produced by learners;
  • ‘Question and answer’ end knowledge theory tests covering specific aspects of the knowledge and understanding of painting and decorating and its processes;
  • Online examination.

    All of these assessment methods will build a portfolio of evidence demonstrating your subject competence.

Where and When

Painting & Decorating Level 3 Diploma C & G (Qcf)

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Fee Information

Course Code Study Mode Start Date Under 16 16-18 19+ International
J636C3F-19 Full Time 09/09/2019 £2,676 £0 £2,676 N/A

Notes About Fees

Fees shown are per year, they are estimated at this stage and will be confirmed at enrolment.

Find out more by speaking to Admissions:

  • For full-time further education courses call 01708 462833
  • For part-time further education courses call 01708 462801
  • For higher education courses, or if you’re an overseas student, call 01708 462801


  • To find out if you’re entitled to support call Student Services for advice on 01708 462718 ext 2718
  • You don’t have to pay tuition or admin fees if you’re 16-18 and studying a further education funded course.
  • You need to pay higher education course fees each academic year.

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