Decorative Finishing and Industrial Painting Occupations

Decorative Finishing and Industrial Painting Occupations

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Code :603/2555/0

£ 750.00

This qualification will develop knowledge and skills in areas such as preparing surfaces for painting and applying paint systems by brush.

The qualification has been updated with an additional pathway for heritage painting, so there are now three pathways:

  • Decorative Finishing (Painter)
  • Industrial Painting Occupations (Industrial Painter)
  • Decorative Finishing and Industrial Painting Occupations (Heritage Painter)

Rationale and purpose of this qualification

This qualification is aimed at those who are in work and are looking for recognition of their prior learning and experience.

Its primary purpose is to confirm the learner’s occupational competence as a painter, heritage painter or industrial painter. As a work-related, competence-based qualification it provides confirmation to employers, industry managers and card schemes that the learner has the skills and knowledge needed to meet the nationally recognised standard to carry out the role.

Learners who achieve this qualification can use it to gain employment, to progress in the industry, or to work towards another qualification (see Progression).


The qualification is designed to meet the following objectives:

  • supporting a role in the workplace
  • confirming knowledge, understanding and skills
  • providing access to a relevant card scheme
  • enabling learners to gain the relevant licence to practice
  • providing access to a relevant card scheme


This qualification is supported by the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS).

CSCS provides a registration card scheme acknowledged by industry for those involved in construction. The scheme recognises skills, knowledge and understanding, competence and qualifications.

What does this qualification cover?

As this is a competence-based qualification, learners will be acquiring the knowledge and skills required through either on-the-job experience or in a learning environment.

To achieve the whole qualification, learners need a minimum of 67 credits. They must complete 6 mandatory units from the qualification structure.

There are no specific skills, knowledge understanding or any other qualifications that must be achieved in order to start this qualification. However, learners must have the potential and opportunity to gain this qualification successfully.


This qualification is mainly taken by individuals employed as painters or industrial painters.

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