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  • If you’ve already been working in the construction industry gaining hands-on experience and would now like to advance your knowledge and skills, this Level 3 Diploma in Painting and Decorating could be just the course for you.

    As part of the diploma, you’ll focus on the more technical aspects of painting and decorating, including applying hangings to walls and ceilings, as well as producing specialist architectural finishes for decorative work. You’ll also learn how to apply water-borne paint systems using airless equipment and high-volume, low-pressure (HVLP) spray equipment.

    You might be supervising others or managing resources and you will be ready to move into a senior role with more responsibility and expertise. This industry-recognised qualification can help you get there as you develop the advanced skills and abilities you need for the painting and decorating sector.

  • You should ideally have previously completed a Level 2 qualification in Painting and Decorating to enrol on this course, but we will take into account your previous experience too. You’ll be invited to take an initial assessment in English and maths and an interview with us, before we offer you a place on the course.

  • Throughout this course, you’ll complete a range of practical, hands-on assessments in the workshop to build up your individual portfolio. You’ll also take some exams covering health and safety, the principles of building, and questions relating to the trade area.

  • When you have successfully completed this City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Painting & Decorating, you’ll have the skills and expertise you need to advance your career in the construction industry and take on new responsibilities.

    You could also continue to develop your knowledge and abilities with a higher-level course, if you wanted to open up wider roles within the sector. This could include a Level 3 Diploma or HNC in Construction and the Built Environment with us at The Manchester College.

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  • If you need help with affording college, there are a number of different finance and funding options available to you. You might be eligible for special bursary support or extra help from the government. Have a look at our fees, finance & funding page to find out all the information you need.

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  • Our course enquiries team is on-hand to answer any questions you might have about this qualification, the application process, enrolment, or anything else about life at The Manchester College.

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