Painting & Decorating NVQs

23 August 2022

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3B Training is a multi-accredited training provider delivering health and safety training courses to the UK construction industry. We offer high-quality courses delivered in a range of formats and we aim to be world class in everything we do!  

Our nationally recognised accreditations include CITB, CISRS, IOSH, NEBOSH, NPORS, Highfield, UKATA, EUSR, GQA and ProQual NVQs.  

We are Associate Partners of the Painting & Decorating Association and members of Build UK, North West Construction Safety Group, Utility Strike Avoidance Group and Water Jetting Association. We also hold NEBOSH Gold Learning Partner Status, giving us the ability to provide the best quality training.  

Our trainers deliver courses at 3B Training venues, at our customers address or site and online via Zoom. We also offer a host of eLearning courses and a variety of NVQs such as:  

We have NVQs that are perfect for those working within the painting and decorating industry. 

Level 2 Painting & Decorating  

Our Level 2 Painting & Decorating NVQ is £950+VAT and is a nationally recognised qualification which allows the learner to gain the CSCS Blue Skilled Worker Card on completion. Having this card shows the learners competence within their job role.  

Level 3 Painting & Decorating  

Our Level 3 Painting & Decorating NVQ costs £1000+VAT. Completing this nationally recognised qualification will allow the learner to gain the Gold Advanced Craft Card which shows they are a highly skilled worker in the industry.  

There are a variety of mandatory units you must show evidence in to complete this NVQ. As well as optional units to choose from such as:  

  • Applying coatings by the airless spray method in the workplace  
  • Producing and applying complex stencils in the workplace  
  • Hanging wallcoverings to complex surfaces in the workplace  
  • Hanging wallcoverings (specialised paper) in the workplace  
Level 3 Occupational Work Supervision  

Our Level 3 Occupational Work Supervision NVQ is £1150+VAT and is a nationally recognised qualification that allows the learner to obtain the Gold CSCS Supervisory Card on completion. If your role includes supervising a group of painters and decorators, then this is the perfect NVQ for them.  

Assessing the learner’s competency for all of these NVQs is done through a variety of methods. For example, gathering evidence from the workplace, witness testimonials, observations, professional discussions, and written questions.  

Funding for NVQs  

Companies that are CITB registered can claim £600 for each successful learner that completes these NVQs; they will just need to make the claim themselves retrospectively.   

Companies can also use funding from the CITB Skills & Training Fund for these NVQs.  

We recently supported 8Build in applying for the CITB Skills & Training Fund. With our help and guidance, they successfully secured funding for 18 Level 6 NVQs!  

“Following an internal training review, 8build decided to upskill a number of our team as part of our staff development strategy and to meet industry demands. 3B were there not only to explain the process but to help with the application and questions returned by the CITB; they have supported us tremendously and have already started a number of our managers on their programmes.  

We chose 3B as they were extremely cost-effective, very quick to respond and an absolute pleasure to work with. I am sure we will continue to work with them for our future training needs.”  

Steve Maslin, Head of Health, Safety & Environment at 8Build
Payment Plans  

We also offer two different NVQ payment plans, as we understand that it can be helpful to spread the cost. The payment plan options are…  

  • Pay four equal payments over the first four months  
  • Pay 50% when booking, pay 50% upon completion   

If you’re interested in finding out more about 3B Training’s NVQs, visit, call 0330 912 0650 or email [email protected].   

You can also book classroom, online and eLearning courses, as well as enquire about in-house training via our website