Course at a glance

Subject Area:

Painting & Decorating




Level 3 NVQ

Course Length:

Level 3

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Entry Requirements

The learner must be working in the Painting & Decorating industry and have prior knowledge and skills to have gained a Level 2 NVQ or Standard in Painting & Decorating. Learners will be required to collect evidence in the workplace and upload onto a digital platform. Learners must work for a Painting & Decorating company who produce work that meets the criteria for the course including:

  • Erecting and dismantling access equipment and working platforms in the work place, including ladders, stepladders, and mobile towers.
  • Applying coatings by Air and Airless spray in the workplace
  • Applying standard and specialist wallpapers to complex surfaces in the workplace
  • Apply painted finishes to complex surfaces by brush in the workplaces.

Without access to named specialist work, criteria cannot be achieved. The course is best suited for those who want to achieve a Level 3 qualification to facilitate their progression in the construction industry. The course is mainly evidence based which is gained on site, alongside assessor observations. Training on systems will be given, but access to, and ability to use IT is essential.

The course is fully funded for eligible individuals who are aged 19-23 years, UK residents who have lived in the country for the past 3 years, or those who have the right to work and study in the UK. Learners over 24 years of age, can also be funded via the Adult Education Budget.

Learning Methods

The course will start week commencing 27th September 2021. Delivery will mostly be in-class and online, however, the in-class teaching would be dependent on COVID-19 control measures. Learners will participate in training on use of systems, uploading and cross referencing evidence and will have a minimum 3 onsite visits.


Further Information

For further information on the course, please contact Mark Howroyd:


Contact Number: 0113 222 6972

For enquiries at Leeds College of Building, please contact the Business Engagement Team:

Contact Number: 0113 222 6031

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