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Level 3 NVQ in Decorative Finishing-Painting & Decorating at City Training Services

Course description


This involves 11 Mandatory Units and 8 Optional Units.  The Apprentice will attend College for 1 day each week.  Apprentices will be observed and assessed by fully qualified and experienced tutors at College and Work Based recorders in the workplace.  The Apprentice will receive full support whilst training and will have a dedicated training co-ordinator who will give pastoral support, maintain regular contact and conduct a progress review every 10 weeks.  Prior to completing the Apprenticeship the Apprentice will have completed a comprehensive portfolio of evidence showing competency in all areas of Painting & Decorating.

Knowledge Based Evidence

There is a Diploma to complete for the Apprenticeship, comprising 10 Mandatory Units and a series of End Tests including Practical Assessments.  This part of the qualification is the underpinning knowledge the Apprentice will need to do the job effectively, covering Workplace Health & Safety, Developing and Maintaining Good Working Relationships and Methods of Work.

Functional Skills

Functional Skills in Application of Number and Communications at Level 2 are part of the framework but GCSE Grade C’s in English and Maths will exempt the Apprentice from doing these.

Course content


QCF 339:- Applying Coatings by the Airless Spray Method in the Workplace

QCF 333:- Applying Paint Systems to Complex Surfaces in the Workplace

QCF 211:- Confirming the Occupational Method of Work in the Workplace

QCF 209:- Confirming Work Activities and Resources for an Occupational Work Area in the Workplace

QCF 641:- Conforming to General Health, Safety and Welfare in the Workplace

QCF210:- Developing and Maintaining Good Occupational Working Relationships in the Workplace

QCF 250:- Erecting and Dismantling Access /Working Platforms in the Workplace

QCF 346:- Hanging Specialist Paper Wall coverings in the Workplace

QCF 343:- Hanging Wall coverings to Complex Surfaces in the Workplace

QCF 337:- Hanging Wide- Width Vinyl’s in the Workplace

QCF 332:- Preparing Surfaces for Painting/Decorating in the Workplace


CC1001:- Know how to carry out Safe Working Practices in Construction

CC2024:- Know how to Erect and Dismantle Access Equipment and Working Platforms

CC3002:- Knowledge of Information, Quantities and Communicating with Others

CC3003:- Knowledge of Building Methods and Construction Technology

CC3014:- Know How to Apply Paint Systems by Brush and Roller

CC3015:- Know how to Apply Hangings to Walls and Ceilings

CC3016:- Know how to Produce Specialist Decorative Finishes

CC3017:- Know how to Carry Out Specialist Architectural Feature Work

CC3018:- Know how to Apply Waterborne Paint Systems using Airless Equipment

CC3050:- Know how to Prepare Surfaces for Decoration

Entry requirements

Apprentices must have completed Level 2 NVQ in Painting & Decorating to be considered for Level 3


On Site Assessment by College Assessor, End Tests in College, Classroom/Workshop Assessment by Tutor and Portfolio Evidence.

Future opportunities

Upon completion of the Level 3 NVQ the Apprentice will be a Qualified Painter & Decorator

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How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact City Training Services directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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