Ashington Houses the UK's Second Dulux Academy

When we opened our first Dulux Academy in Slough last year it was an industry first and received the British Coatings Federation 'Excellence in Training Award'. To date the Slough Academy has trained over 2,500 individuals.

We're now delighted to be opening our second purpose built facility in Ashington where we will continue to train the next generation of painters and decorators, as well as upskilling those already established. Ultimately helping to raise standards and further professionalise the industry.

At the new Dulux Academy our team of industry experts will deliver training that continues to build the knowledge, skills and confidence of professional decorators at every stage of their career. This includes focusing on product application techniques, sustainability, colour and the commercial skills associated with running a business.

"The ambition of Dulux Academy in the UK is to provide a training facility within 100 miles of every decorator. The growth strategy focuses on our own purpose built facilities - like Slough and now Ashington - which enable us to deliver the over 50 courses available in our Course Prospectus. We also work closely with network of college partners, who's facilities we use in return for student and tutor training." commented Vickie Mather, Dulux Academy Manager.