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Painting and Decorating Advanced Technical Diploma level 3

Construction, Planning and the Built Environment

Construction, Planning and the Built Environment
Construction, Planning and the Built Environment
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What will you be working towards?

Alternative Title Painting and Decorating Advanced Technical Diploma level 3
Code C0338
Qualification Type Other Regulated/Accredited Qualification
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


This course is designed to offer progression from the Level 2 Diploma/Technical Certificate in Painting and Decorating and will allow students to further develop and practice the skills required for employment and/or career as a painter and decorator in the construction sector. You must supply safety footwear/clothing and an identified tool kit. Technical drawing equipment and stationery are also necessary. If you are aged 16-18, you will be enrolled on a study programme which will include retaking GCSEs or undertaking Functional Skills in English and maths if you haven't already achieved a grade 4 or above. You will also be required to complete a work experience placement and an employability programme.


This is an Advanced Technical Diploma. The level 3 qualification helps you to gain a wide range of specialist skills in painting and decorating so you can work as an advanced craft painter and decorator. You will take seven compulsory units in: principles of organising, planning and pricing construction work; erecting and dismantling access equipment and working platforms; applying hangings to walls and ceilings; producing specialist finishes for painted decorative work; installing specialist architectural finishes for decorative work; applying water-borne paint systems using airless equipment; and applying water-borne paint systems using high volume low pressure spray equipment. The units are designed so that you learn all the practical skills involved, as well as getting an overview of how to organise and price work. As most of the work in this area means that you have to work at heights, learning how to use equipment and working platforms safely, along with erecting and dismantling them, is essential.

How will it be delivered?

To gain this qualification, you must successfully achieve the following City Guilds assessments; one externally-set, externally-moderated assignment (practical assessment) one externally-set, externally-marked exam, sat under examination conditions There is also an employer involvement element to this qualification that is required in order to achieve the Advanced Technical Diploma.

Entry requirements

Standard entry to this course is one reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate a minimum of 90% attendance in your last place of study or work. A GCSE in both English and maths at grade 4 or above (C) is required, plus an additional two GCSEs at grade 3 (D) or above including a technology/design-based subject. You will also need to have successfully completed a level 2 diploma/technical certificate in painting and decorating. Consideration will be given to all applicants over the age of 19 who do not hold formal English and maths qualifications.

Your next steps...

This course can lead to a construction apprenticeship programme or a level 3 NVQ diploma in decorative finishing � painting and decorating (construction). On completion of the apprenticeship you will be competent as an advanced craft painter and decorator. If you wish to progress to become a supervisor working on site, you may wish to study a qualification in the built environment, such as the Higher National Certificate in construction.



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