Overview

A painter and decorator works on a wide range of painting and decorating projects ranging from house renovations to new-builds all the way to complex jobs such as painting bridges, or maintaining historic buildings. A painter and decorator makes walls and ceilings shipshape and attractive, using a variety of systems, wallpaper and other finishes.

It’s one of the most in-demand construction trades and you’ll need to master a range of techniques for making places look good, often training in new skills throughout your career. Specialist techniques include applying decorative paint finishes such as stencils, colour glaze, graining, marbling and lettering.

This competition has been designed to reflect the role of a painter and decorator and the standards that are expected within the construction industry.

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The skills you need to demonstrate

  • Accuracy

  • Teamwork

  • Manual dexterity

  • Health and Safety

  • Attention to detail

  • Time management

  • Customer service skills

  • Creativity

Entry criteria

This is an individual competition and competitors must be proficient with the core competencies above

Participants must be:

at least 16 years of age on 1st September 2021 and must also meet at least one of the following criteria:

• employed in the UK, having completed a relevant UK qualification in the last 12 months

• studying towards a relevant qualification in the UK, including T Levels

• working towards an apprenticeship in a relevant trade in the UK.

National Qualifier dates

For more information about the National Qualifiers for this competition please refer to the Rules and Guidance document in the ‘Useful resources’ section below

Northern Ireland: 4 May

England, Scotland and Wales:

26 and 28 April

4, 10, 12, 19, 25 and 26 May

1, 17, 19, 14, 16, and 23 June

How it works

Our competitions are open to all so please register between 28 February – 1 April 2022

Competitors take part in competitions in venues across the UK or online

Scores are quality assured and Finalists are announced

Competitors prepare and practise in readiness for the National Finals

The Finalists come together to compete in the National Finals

Competitors who are age eligible and have achieved the benchmark score will be invited to opt into Squad UK during December 2022 for the WorldSkills Lyon 2024 cycle

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