Dulux Academy Celebrates 3rd Birthday & milestone 5,500 professionals trained

As the UK’s first dedicated training centre for professional painters and decorators, Dulux Academy is the home of painting and decorating excellence.  

Since its official launch in March 2016, Dulux Academy has welcomed over 5,500 course attendees and is on track with its ambition to train 10,000 professionals by the end of 2020. Attendees over the three years have ranged from those just starting out in the industry, to the self-employed decorator with over 20 years of experience. Using quality products, innovative techniques and the latest technology, course attendees enjoy theory and practical sessions, supported by interactive demonstrations where they can they can put their new-found knowledge to the test.

Three years on and Dulux Academy now delivers training at over 10 UK venues through a partnership with colleges across the UK, has achieved approved status from City & Guilds and CITB and has been recognised in the industry for ‘Excellence in Training’.

Gemma Edwards, City & Guilds Account Manager says: Over the last three years, we have been proud to work in partnership with the Dulux Academy in developing their bespoke level 3 qualification.  The qualification, which has become an industry gold standard, enables painters and decorators to progress further in their careers.  This exciting and innovative partnership is set to grow in 2019 as we work even more closely to support the advancement of the Dulux Academy training offer.

Vickie Mather, from Dulux Academy, says; “We’ve had a fantastic three years and have achieved so much in that time. Our continued relationship with our supplier partners ensures that our course delegates have access to and experience of the very best equipment that is available. As the industry develops so do our courses, recently we’ve introduced an Advanced Wallpaper and a Kitchen & Furniture refurbishment course ensuring that we continue to remain on trend and meet the personal and professional ambitions of today’s professional decorators.”