GQA Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Decorative Finishing – Painting And Decorating

Course reference 600/6986/7
Course Level GQA Level3
this qualification is available in
Northern Ireland
who is this qualification for?

This qualification is aimed at those who are involved in preparing surfaces and applying paint by brush to complex
surfaces and hanging wall coverings such as standard paper and/or wide with vinyl. It is not expected that candidates
working in this industry all do the same activities; the qualification is structured to ensure that there is a high degree of
flexibility within the units available. In addition to the tasks above the qualification allows candidates to prove they have
the skills and knowledge in a range of finishing techniques including the application of coving and decorative mouldings,
application of coatings by spray methods, stencilling, graining, comb textured, marbling and the application of metal
leaf. Candidates will be required to erect and dismantle access equipment. The qualification has been developed in a way
to allow employees from companies of all sizes and specialisms equal opportunity to complete. The standards cover the
most important aspects of the job. This qualification is at Level 3, although some units may be at different levels. Level
3 qualifications are primarily aimed at those who are fully trained and experienced in a wide range of roles that may
involve decision making, quality checks, work planning and supporting others. There is also a Level 2 qualification for
Decorative Finishing through GQA that includes the basic skills and knowledge requirements in Painting or Industrial
Painting occupations. More information can be found at
Candidates for this qualification will primarily be:
• Working on site, including the use of access equipment
• Preparing surfaces and applying paint and wall coverings
• Applying finishing techniques
Candidates could have jobs entitled:
• Painter and Decorator • Decorator

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