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Painting & Decorating Level 3 Diploma
Study Mode
Full Time 
Practical Assessment and Exams 
Construction & Building Services 
Course Code:
Entry Requirements
Level 2 Painting and Decorating Diploma and a minimum of Level 1 Functional Skills.

Painting & Decorating Level 3 Diploma

At the end of this level 3 qualification you will be considered fully qualified at advanced level.

About the Course

You will need to bring your own overalls for practical sessions and classroom equipment for theory sessions. All other equipment will be provided. You need to attend regularly and be on time for every lesson.

Key Units

You will learn about:

  • How to carry out safe working practices in construction
  • Erecting and dismantling access equipment and working platforms 
  • How to apply waterborne paint systems using high volume low pressure (HVLP) spray equipment 
  • Applying paint systems by brush and roller
  • Preparing for and painting flush doors and hanging wallpaper 
  • Preparing for and decorating a room including doors and balustrades 
  • Producing specialist decorative finishes

There are 12 units in total to complete which includes an external test at the end of the course. Approximately 40% of the course is theory and 60% is practical.

Functional Skills lessons also form an important part of your course. They include maths and English to help improve your skills in these areas. Your progress will be reviewed regularly in tutorial sessions.

You are expected to study independently in their own time, building up their knowledge. You will be given your own password to access our online learning materials and we have a comprehensive learning centre to aid your learning.

Entry Requirements

Level 2 Painting and Decorating Diploma and a minimum of Level 1 Functional Skills.


Your theoretical knowledge will be assessed by an online exam and unit tests. Your practical skills will be assessed by practical tests and a practical exam.

Where does this Lead

Career opportunities include working in the construction industry.

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Will this course suit me?

Applicants should have willingness and a desire to study on a painting & decorating course, be able to take in technical information and demonstrate practical ability in a workshop setting.