Construction NVQ Levels 2 - 3

NVQ Level 3 in Painting and Decorating

The NVQ Level 3 in Painting and Decorating is a competency-based qualification and when obtained, it allows the learner to show their competency in their occupation.

How long does it take to complete the NVQ?
Dependant on how quickly the learner can gather the relevant evidence.

Who should enrol on to the Decorative Finishing NVQ?
Painters and Decorators who are looking to obtain their Gold Advanced Craft Card.

Is the course accredited?
This NVQ can be either ProQual or Pearson Edexcel accredited.


Delivery Options

Our NVQs can be completed by individuals across the country. They are available to book over the phone or directly online.

Once we have registered the learner, they will be given assessor who will work with them to build out their portfolio of evidence. The assessor will also prepare a site induction with the learner. The site induction can be conducted on-site or remotely and is used to outline how the learner will obtain all the required evidence.

The assessor will also catch up with the learner through regular reviews. The reviews are used to ensure that the leaner is on track with their qualification.

Entry Requirements

The qualification will assess a learner’s competence in their current job role. They must be the age of 16 or over and be currently in employment as a Painter & Decorator.

If we find that the learner is unfit for the qualification, we will find one that fits them.

Course Content

What does the NVQ Level 3 in Painting and Decorating course cover?

The learner will be assessed on-site through a range of methods, such as evidence generated from the workplace, professional discussion, witness testimonials, observations and written questions. Delegates must show evidence in:

  • Erecting and Dismantling Access/Working Platforms
  • Painting / Decorating
  • Preparing Surfaces
  • Hanging Wallcoverings
  • Applying Coatings
  • Producing Stencils
  • Installing Coving
  • Producing Effects / Finishes

Course Objectives

At the end of the qualification, the learner will be able to show that they are knowledgable and qualified in their job role.

What is Required to Pass the NVQ Level 3 in Painting and Decorating course?

To pass the NVQ, the learner must produce the evidence needed for each unit of the qualification. Once they have provided all the evidence, the assessor will examine their folder and present any feedback. Once all feedback has been responded to, the portfolio will go to the IQA who will have the final decision on if the qualification is complete.


Is this course CITB Grant claimable?

You can claim £600, but you will need to make a manual claim yourself retrospectively. Find out how to claim yourself here.

Further Development

Once the NVQ has been completed, the learner will be able to apply for the Gold Advanced Craft Card. This card is used to show that they are competent to conduct their role at their level.

Further development may also include improving health and safety knowledge. Painters and Decorators may benefit from attending Safe Use Of Ladders & Step Ladders, UKATA Asbestos Awareness and Face Fit Testing.


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