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Decorative Occupations Diploma - Level 3


You will study a range of modules that include the following:

  • Building materials
  • Preparing surfaces
  • Applying hangings to walls and ceilings
  • Producing specialist decorative finishes
  • Applying paint systems using airless equipment
  • Applying paint materials by brush and roller

You will also be required to undertake Functional Skills in maths and English.

Entry requirements

Ideally you should have completed the Level 2 Diploma or an NVQ Level 2.

Start dates and fees

Start DateDay/TimeWksDurationCodeAnnual Fee (Age)
16-18over 19
06/09/2021Various351 yr(s)1577A1150FREEFREE* to £3345.00

* If you are aged 19-23 and studying your first Level 3 course then that course may be free. Please contact us for more details. If you are aged 19 or over and either studying a second Level 3 course or qualifying Level 4, 5 or 6 course you may be able to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to cover the costs.

How long is the course?

35 weeks.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is continual throughout the duration of the course. You will also complete an external test as part of your overall assessment.

What does the course lead to?


On completion of the award the applicant may improve the award to the equivalent NVQ Level 3 with work-based evidence.

You may progress to the AVCE (Advanced Vocational Certificate in Education) Built Environment.

How do I apply?

By contacting Student Services for information and advice.


Next steps

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