Decorative Finishing and Industrial Painting Occupations (Construction) (6572)

Last Updated: 04 Oct 2021
PLEASE NOTE: From 01 October 2021 the Level 2 & 3 NVQ Diplomas in Decorative Finishing are being replaced by new versions and a different POS.  All centres offering the current NVQs have been given auto approval to offer the new versions.  Whilst we are waiting for the funding to be approved for the new NVQs there will be a period where centres can offer both versions.  However we encourage centres to offer the new versions as soon as the funding has been updated.  

Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Decorative Finishing and Industrial Painting Occupations (Construction) - Painter (6572-01)- this has now been replaced with Level 2 NVQ in Decorative Finishing and Industrial Painting Occupations (Construction) - Painter (6572-21)

Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Decorative Finishing and Industrial Painting Occupations (Construction) – Industrial Painter (6572-02) - this has now been replaced with Level 2 NVQ in Decorative Finishing and Industrial Painting Occupations (Construction) – Industrial Painter (6572-22)

Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Decorative Finishing – Painting and Decorating (Construction) (6572-03) - this has now been replaced with Level 3 NVQ in Decorative Finishing – Painting and Decorating (Construction) (6572-23)


The NVQs in Decorative Finishing and Industrial Painting are usually completed in the workplace, and demonstrate competency against the National Occupational Standards. They are competency qualifications in the Construction Building Apprenticeship Framework (England and Wales) (Decorative Finishing and Industrial Painting pathway).

This qualification is aimed at learners aged 16 and above who work or want to work in the construction industry and specialise in the area of decorative finishing.
Available to deliver in the following:
  • England
  • Wales
  • Northern Ireland
  • Ireland

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Level 2

This qualification demonstrates competence against the National Occupational Standards for Decorative Finishing and Industrial Painting.

At Level 2, you will learn the techniques and gain the confidence to apply high-quality finishes to a variety of surfaces.
Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Decorative Finishing and Industrial Painting Occupations (Construction) - Painter (6572-01)
Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2023 Supportive services: Learning Assistant

Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Decorative Finishing and Industrial Painting Occupations (Construction) - Painter

  • Accreditation No: 600/7864/9 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 67 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 224 - 281 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: 670 The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2025 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Decorative Finishing and Industrial Painting Occupations (Construction) – Industrial Painter (6572-02)
Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2023 Supportive services: Learning Assistant

Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Decorative Finishing and Industrial Painting Occupations (Construction) – Industrial Painter

  • Accreditation No: 600/7864/9 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 67 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 224 - 281 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: 670 The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2025 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
Level 2 NVQ in Decorative Finishing and Industrial Painting Occupations (Construction) – Painter (6572-21)
Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2024 Supportive services: SmartScreen Learning Assistant

Level 2 NVQ in Decorative Finishing and Industrial Painting Occupations (Construction) – Painter

  • Accreditation No: 603/7633/8 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: NVQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: Data unavailable This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2026 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
Level 2 NVQ in Decorative Finishing and Industrial Painting Occupations (Construction) – Industrial Painter (6572-22)
Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2024 Supportive services: SmartScreen Learning Assistant

Level 2 NVQ in Decorative Finishing and Industrial Painting Occupations (Construction) – Industrial Painter

  • Accreditation No: 603/7633/8 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: NVQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: Data unavailable This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2026 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3

This qualification demonstrates competence against the National Occupational Standards for Decorative Finishing and Industrial Painting.

At Level 3, you will learn more about organisation in the construction sector, and learn advanced and complex techniques for applying finishes.
Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Decorative Finishing – Painting and Decorating (Construction) (6572-03)
Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2023 Supportive services: Learning Assistant

Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Decorative Finishing – Painting and Decorating (Construction)

  • Accreditation No: 601/1235/9 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 123 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 412 - 412 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: 1230 The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2026 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
Level 3 NVQ in Decorative Finishing - Painting and Decorating (Construction) (6572-23)
Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2024 Supportive services: SmartScreen Learning Assistant

Level 3 NVQ in Decorative Finishing - Painting and Decorating (Construction)

  • Accreditation No: 603/7634/X This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: NVQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: Data unavailable This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2027 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Additional information for centres

Smart Screen

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Interested in delivering this qualification?

Find out more about how to become an approved City & Guilds centre or fill out our online customer application form