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Level 3 CSkills Diploma in Painting and Decorating


Course Overview

This one year course is designed to give students a higher qualification in painting and decorating and in a specialist area within the trade.

Course Content

Students will be given instruction, guidance and encouragement to practice and develop the skills necessary to achieve the award.

  • Know how to carry out safe working practices in construction
  • Knowledge of information, quantities and communicating with others
  • Knowledge of building methods and construction technology
  • Erect and dismantle access and working platforms
  • Application of paint systems by brush and roller
  • Apply papers to wall and ceilings
  • Know how to produce specialist decorative finishes
  • Know how to carry out specialist architectural feature work
  • Know how to apply water-borne paint systems using air-less equipment
  • Know how to prepare surfaces for decoration

Entry Requirement

Completion of a level 2 diploma and key skill level 1. There will be an interview before entry to the course.


The course is continuously assessed by both practical and written assignments/tests. There will an individual multi choice test set for each unit and an online external test.

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Course Outline

Course Code: ARBL052
Study Mode: Apprenticeship
Location: Basingstoke
Start Date: 10/09/2018
Duration: 1 Year
Tuition Fees: £2500
Registration Fees: n/a
Exam Fees: n/a
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