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Decorative finishing and industrial painting occupations

This suite contains standards and Vocational Qualifications relating to:

  • Painter
  • Painter and decorator
  • Industrial painter
  • Painting and decorating.  

You can view individual standards on the NOS database


National Occupational Standards

We are seeking feedback from employers and tradespeople on the performance and knowledge technical requirements relating to painting and decorating National Occupational Standards. Have your say.

Current structures

CITB manages the structures for vocational qualifications. We base the content for these structures on the relevant National Occupational Standards.

The structures are approved by employers and industry stakeholders. Training organisations base their courses on the structures.

Recommended qualification structures

Recommended Qualification Structure for Decorative Finishing and Industrial Painting Occupations (Construction) - Level 2 v6 (PDF, 31KB)

Recommended Qualification Structure for Decorative Finishing - Painter and Decorator (Construction) - Level 3 v5 (PDF, 30KB)

Structures for NVQs/SVQs

Decorative Finishing and Industrial Painting (Construction) - Level 2 NVQ and TQT structure (PDF, 44KB)

Decorative Finishing - Painting and Decorating (Construction) - Level 3 NVQ and TQT structure (PDF, 36KB)

Questions or feedback about these structures 

If you would like to suggest changes to the current standards or have a suggestion for the structures, please complete our Standards enquiries form.

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  • Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) 
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  • Qualifications Wales 
    Regulator of non-degree qualifications and the qualifications system in Wales
  • 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.