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Painting and Decorating - Level 3 Diploma at Vision West Nottinghamshire College

Course description

This advanced course is aimed at those who want to persue a professional career in painting and decorating. You will develop a range of practical skills including special decorative finishes, architectural feature work, and applying paint systems using airless equipment.

Course content

The course units include:

  • Safe working practices
  • Preparing surfaces
  • Producing specialist decorative finishes
  • Carrying out specialist architectural feature work
  • Applying paint systems using airless equipment 
  • Applying hangings to walls and ceilings.

Entry requirements

  • Level 2 construction diploma OR
  • A relevant NVQ Level 2 qualification

You will need to attend an interview with the tutor before being accepted on to the course. You may also need to supply at least one written reference from a teacher or employer (in some cases two) and/or your current school or college report.

Mature students (those aged 21 or over) who do not have the qualifications required for entry may still be eligible, subject to an interview. Relevant experience, a strong portfolio of work and a commitment to the subject you wish to study may be acceptable for certain courses.


  • Practical tests
  • External core knowledge test

You will be continually assessed throughout the course.

Future opportunities

Upon successful completion you could find employment in the construction sector.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Vision West Nottinghamshire College directly.

Last updated date: 13 December 2016

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