Decorative finishing and industrial painting occupations

The National Occupational Standards (NOS) contained within this suite relate to Painter; Painter and decorator; Industrial painter and Painting and Decorating.  


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Where industry has identified the need to carry out a full review of their occupations’ NOS.

2018/19 Project - Review of Decorative Finishing and Industrial Painting Occupations NOS - view progress report (PDF, 147KB)

P&D Development Pack v3 03/12/18  - view (PDF, 886KB)


This allows the NOS to be amended to reflect changes in current occupational practices, or legislation, as industry requires.

There are currently no enquiries.

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Recommended Qualification Structures (RQS) / NVQ Structures

The National Working Group (NWG) proposes a RQS based on the NOS from which the competence outcome qualification RoC is formed in line with the Credit and Levelling process.

RQS to be updated

NVQ Structures

Related Links

  • CITB Northern Ireland (CITBNI) Industry training board for Northern Ireland in partnership with CITB as the Sector Skills Council for Construction for qualifying the construction workforce activities in Northern Ireland
  • The ‘Register’ of regulated qualifications in England and Northern Ireland for accredited qualifications
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