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Exterior/interior treatment of wood Check and evaluate the state of condition according to the specified requirements of the planned use of the surface. This includes checking temperature, humidity, damages, fungal growth etc and to identify compatibility with existing coatings. YES Denmark Germany United Kingdom Italy Norway Spain 
Report if there any defects which must be corrected by other craftsmen YES Denmark Germany United Kingdom Italy Norway Spain 
Select tools and materials for the treatment YES Denmark Germany United Kingdom Italy Norway Spain 
Carry out necessary touch up work like removing paint, stain etc. and then carry out grinding and cleaning before starting the treatment YES Denmark Germany United Kingdom Italy Norway Spain 
Apply various sealers and primers on both untreated - and earlier painted, stained or lacquered surfaces YES Denmark Germany United Kingdom Italy Norway Spain 
Apply filler and carry out necessary rectification and grinding work YES Denmark Germany United Kingdom Italy Norway Spain 
Clean and apply the first coat of paint/stain/lacquer and carry out necessary grinding work YES Denmark Germany United Kingdom Italy Norway Spain 
Clean and apply the finishing coats of paint/stain/lacquer YES Denmark Germany United Kingdom Italy Norway Spain 
 
Interior treatment of building boards Check and evaluate the state of condition according to the specified requirements of the planned use of the surface. This includes checking temperature, humidity, damages, fungal growth etc and to identify compatibility with existing coatings. YES Denmark Germany United Kingdom Italy Norway Spain 
Report if there any defects which must be corrected by other craftsmen YES Denmark Germany United Kingdom Italy Norway Spain 
Select tools and materials for the treatment YES Denmark Germany United Kingdom Italy Norway Spain 
Carry out necessary touch up work like small repairs, removing paint and wallpaper etc. and then carry out necessary grinding - and cleaning before starting the treatment YES Denmark Germany United Kingdom Italy Norway Spain 
Apply various sealers and primers on both untreated - and earlier painted surfaces YES Denmark Germany United Kingdom Italy Norway Spain 
Apply joint filler and add joint tape and carry out necessary rectification and grinding work on untreated plaster boards YES Denmark Germany United Kingdom Italy Norway Spain 
Apply filler and carry out necessary rectification and grinding work YES Denmark Germany United Kingdom Italy Norway Spain 
Clean and apply the finishing coats of paint YES Denmark Germany United Kingdom Italy Norway Spain 
 
Hanging wallpaper/fibre wallpaper and painting Check and evaluate the state of condition according to the specified requirements of the planned use of the surface. This includes checking temperature, humidity, damages, fungal growth etc and to identify compatibility with existing coatings. YES Denmark Germany United Kingdom Italy Norway Spain 
Report if there any defects which must be corrected by other craftsmen YES Denmark Germany United Kingdom Italy Norway Spain 
Select tools and materials for the treatment YES Denmark Germany United Kingdom Italy Norway Spain 
Carry out necessary touch up work like small repairs, removing paint or wallpaper etc. and then carry out necessary grinding and cleaning before starting the treatment YES Denmark Germany United Kingdom Italy Norway Spain 
Apply various sealers and primers both on untreated - and earlier treated surfaces YES Denmark Germany United Kingdom Italy Norway Spain 
Fit and hang wallpaper/fibre wallpaper YES Denmark Germany United Kingdom Italy Norway Spain 
Clean and apply the finishing coats of paint on fibre wallpaper YES Denmark Germany United Kingdom Italy Norway Spain 
 
Interior/exterior treatment of mineral substrates Check and evaluate the state of condition according to the specified requirements of the planned use of the surface. This includes checking temperature, humidity, damages, fungal growth etc and to identify compatibility with existing coatings. YES Denmark Germany United Kingdom Italy Norway Spain 
Report if there any defects which must be corrected by other craftsmen YES Denmark Germany United Kingdom Italy Norway Spain 
Select tools and materials for the treatment YES Denmark Germany United Kingdom Italy Norway Spain 
Carry out necessary touch up work like repairs, removing paint or wallpaper etc. and then carry out necessary grinding and cleaning before starting the treatment YES Denmark Germany United Kingdom Italy Norway Spain 
Apply various sealers and primers on both untreated - and earlier painted surfaces YES Denmark Germany United Kingdom Italy Norway Spain 
Apply filler and carry out necessary rectification and grinding work YES Denmark Germany United Kingdom Italy Spain 
n.a. Norway 
Apply the finishing coats of paint on surfaces made of concrete, plaster YES Denmark Germany United Kingdom Italy Norway Spain 
 
Interior/exterior treatment of metal substrates Check and evaluate the state of condition according to the specified requirements of the planned use of the surface. This includes checking temperature, humidity, damages, fungal growth, corrosion etc and to identify compatibility with existing coatings. YES Denmark Germany United Kingdom Norway Spain 
NO Italy 
Report if there any defects which must be corrected by other craftsmen YES Denmark Germany United Kingdom Italy Norway Spain 
Select tools and materials for the treatment YES Denmark Germany United Kingdom Italy Norway Spain 
Carry out necessary touch up work like for example removing paint, grinding and cleaning before starting the treatment YES Denmark Germany United Kingdom Italy Norway Spain 
Apply various sealers and primers on both untreated - and earlier painted surfaces YES Denmark Germany United Kingdom Italy Norway Spain 
Apply the finishing coats of paint YES Denmark Germany United Kingdom Italy Norway Spain 
 
Lay flooring Check and evaluate the state of condition according to the specified requirements of the planned use of the surface. This includes checking temperature, humidity, damages etc. and to identify compatibility with existing coatings. NO Denmark United Kingdom Italy Spain 
YES Germany Norway 
Report if there any defects which must be corrected by other craftsmen NO Denmark United Kingdom Italy Spain 
YES Germany Norway 
Select tools and materials for the treatment NO Denmark United Kingdom Italy Spain 
YES Germany Norway 
Carry out necessary touch up work like for example removing carpets and vinyl floor coverings, small repairs, grinding and cleaning before starting the treatment NO Denmark United Kingdom Italy Spain 
YES Germany Norway 
Apply various sealers and primers both on untreated - and earlier treated surfaces NO Denmark United Kingdom Italy Spain 
YES Germany Norway 
Apply filler, self-levelling compounds and carry out necessary rectification and grinding work NO Denmark United Kingdom Italy Spain 
YES Germany Norway 
Clean and lay flooring NO Denmark United Kingdom Italy Spain 
YES Germany Norway 
 
Interior/exterior plasterworking Check and evaluate the state of condition. This includes checking temperature, humidity, damages etc. and to identify compatibility with existing coatings. NO Denmark United Kingdom Norway 
YES Germany Italy Spain 
Report if there any defects which must be corrected by other craftsmen NO Denmark United Kingdom Norway 
YES Germany Italy Spain 
Select tools and materials for the treatment NO Denmark United Kingdom 
YES Germany Italy Spain 
n.a. Norway 
Carry out necessary touch up work like removing old plaster and make repairs before further treatment NO Denmark United Kingdom Norway 
YES Germany Italy Spain 
Carry out roughcasting NO Denmark United Kingdom Norway Spain 
YES Germany Italy 
Apply the finishing coats of plaster NO Denmark United Kingdom Norway 
YES Germany Italy Spain 
 
Interior/exterior corrosion protection and building protection speciality Check and evaluate the state of condition. This includes checking temperature, humidity, damages rust etc.and to identify compatibility with existing coatings. NO Denmark Italy Norway 
YES Germany United Kingdom Spain 
Report if there any defects which must be corrected by other craftsmen NO Denmark Italy Norway 
YES Germany United Kingdom Spain 
Select tools and materials for the treatment NO Denmark Italy Norway 
YES Germany United Kingdom Spain 
Carry out necessary touch up work like for example removing paint, repairs, grinding and cleaning before starting the treatment NO Denmark Italy Norway 
YES Germany United Kingdom Spain 
Assemble, operate and maintain blasting equipment NO Denmark Italy Norway 
YES Germany United Kingdom Spain 
Construct temporary sheeting screens/canopies, cocooning for protection measures. NO Denmark United Kingdom Italy Norway Spain 
YES Germany 
Maintain buildings and plant and carry out repair work (GENERAL MAINTENANCE) NO Denmark United Kingdom Italy Norway Spain 
YES Germany 
Carry out corrosion protection measures (diagnostics, metal spraying & protective coatings etc.) NO Denmark Italy Norway 
YES Germany United Kingdom Spain 
Carry out concrete protection measures NO Denmark Italy Norway 
YES Germany United Kingdom Spain 
Carry out fire protection coatings and isolation measures NO Denmark United Kingdom Italy Norway 
YES Germany Spain 
Interior/exterior safety designation and street marking (ROAD LINING) NO Denmark United Kingdom Italy Norway 
YES Germany Spain 
 
Interior/exterior installation and coating techniques for thermic and acoustic insulation Check and evaluate the state of condition. This includes checking temperature, humidity, damages etc.and to identify compatibility with existing coatings. NO Denmark United Kingdom Norway 
YES Germany Italy Spain 
Report if there any defects which must be corrected by other craftsmen NO Denmark United Kingdom Norway 
YES Germany Italy Spain 
Select tools and materials for the treatment NO Denmark United Kingdom Norway 
YES Germany Italy Spain 
Carry out techniques for fastening and installation of heat-insulation, preparing and coating surfaces NO Denmark United Kingdom Norway 
YES Germany Italy Spain 
Carry out techniques for fastening and installation of acoustic insulation, preparing and coating surfaces NO Denmark United Kingdom Norway 
YES Germany Italy Spain 
Carry out techniques for fastening and installation of coldness- and humidity-protection, preparing and coating surfaces NO Denmark United Kingdom Norway 
YES Germany Italy Spain 
 
Design and execution of creative decoration work techniques and maintenance speciality Check and evaluate the state of condition. This includes checking temperature, humidity, damages rust etc. and to identify compatibility with existing coatings. YES Denmark Germany United Kingdom Italy Spain 
NO Norway 
Report if there any defects which must be corrected by other craftsmen YES Denmark Germany United Kingdom Italy Spain 
NO Norway 
Select tools and materials for the treatment YES Denmark Germany United Kingdom Italy Spain 
NO Norway 
Draw up and realise plans for room, facade and object design YES Denmark Germany Italy Spain 
NO United Kingdom Norway 
Process material and components YES Denmark Germany United Kingdom Italy Spain 
NO Norway 
Apply decorative panels to ceilings & walls (and lay flooring) NO Denmark Norway 
YES Germany United Kingdom Italy Spain 
Produce lettering and signs YES Denmark Germany Italy Spain 
NO United Kingdom Norway 
Carry out energy-saving measures NO Denmark United Kingdom Norway Spain 
YES Germany Italy 
Carry out techniques for fastening and installation of dry wall work, preparing and coating surfaces NO Denmark United Kingdom Norway Spain 
YES Germany Italy 
Carry out wood and building protection measures NO Denmark United Kingdom Norway 
YES Germany Italy Spain 
 
Interior/exterior restoration within the framework of the preservation of historical monument and church painting speciality Check and evaluate the state of condition. This includes checking temperature, humidity, damages rust etc.and to identify compatibility with existing coatings. NO Denmark Norway 
YES Germany United Kingdom Italy Spain 
Report if there any defects which must be corrected by other craftsmen NO Denmark Norway 
YES Germany United Kingdom Italy Spain 
Select tools and materials for the treatment YES Denmark Germany United Kingdom Italy Spain 
NO Norway 
Produce coating and other materials according to historical recipes YES Denmark Germany United Kingdom Italy Spain 
NO Norway 
Practice historical and creative work techniques YES Denmark Germany United Kingdom Italy Spain 
NO Norway 
Carry out restoration measures within the framework of the preservation of historical monuments NO Denmark Norway Spain 
YES Germany United Kingdom Italy 
Carry out reconstruction work and produce reproductions NO Denmark United Kingdom Norway Spain 
YES Germany Italy 
 
Coating of floors Check and evaluate the state of condition according to the specified requirements of the planned use of the surface. This includes checking temperature, humidity, damages etc. and to identify compatibility with existing coatings. NO Denmark Italy Norway 
YES Germany United Kingdom Spain 
Report if there any defects which must be corrected by other craftsmen NO Denmark Italy Norway 
YES Germany United Kingdom Spain 
Select tools and materials for the treatment NO Denmark Italy Norway 
YES Germany United Kingdom Spain 
Carry out necessary touch up work like removing paint, cleaning etc. and then carry out small repairs before starting the treatment NO Denmark Italy Norway 
YES Germany United Kingdom Spain 
Apply filler and carry out necessary rectification and grinding work NO Denmark Italy Norway 
YES Germany United Kingdom Spain 
Apply special coatings or other special materials like for example thermosetting coating NO Denmark Italy Norway 
YES Germany United Kingdom Spain 
 
Wood and building protection measures Check and evaluate the state of condition. This includes checking temperature, humidity, damages, rust, fungal growth etc.and to identify compatibility with existing coatings. NO Denmark Italy Norway 
YES Germany United Kingdom Spain 
Report if there any defects which must be corrected by other craftsmen NO Denmark Italy Norway 
YES Germany United Kingdom Spain 
Select tools and materials for the treatment NO Denmark Italy Norway 
YES Germany United Kingdom Spain 
Carry out necessary touch up work like for example reconstruction, repair and replace parts, removing paint, grinding and cleaning before starting the treatment NO Denmark Italy Norway 
YES Germany United Kingdom Spain 
Carry out preventative wood and building protection measures including correcting damages NO Denmark Italy Norway 
YES Germany United Kingdom Spain 
Apply special coatings or other special materials NO Denmark Italy Norway 
YES Germany United Kingdom Spain 
 
Tools, machines and equipment Select, operate and maintain tools, machines and equipment for the work YES Denmark Germany United Kingdom Italy Norway Spain 
Carry out paint work by brush and roller YES Denmark Germany United Kingdom Italy Norway Spain 
Carry out paint work by spray YES Denmark Germany United Kingdom Italy Norway Spain 
Work from platforms YES Denmark Germany United Kingdom Italy Norway Spain 
Operate vertical lift working platforms YES Denmark Germany United Kingdom Italy Norway Spain 
Operate equipment in support of the paint sprayer YES Denmark Germany United Kingdom Italy Norway Spain 
Assemble and disassemble scaffolding NO Denmark United Kingdom Norway 
YES Germany Italy Spain 
Set up and maintain hoists and conveyors NO Denmark United Kingdom Norway Spain 
YES Germany Italy 
Use tools and equipment in the way they were intended to be used and follow the safe methods of working. YES Denmark Germany United Kingdom Italy Norway Spain 
 
Workplace practice Protect objects and surfaces which are not going to be treated YES Denmark Germany United Kingdom Italy Norway Spain 
Monitor progress against work schedules YES Denmark Germany United Kingdom Italy Norway Spain 
Conform effective work practices YES Denmark Germany United Kingdom Italy Norway Spain 
Conform and document the occupational method of work YES Denmark Germany United Kingdom Italy Norway Spain 
Develop and maintain good working relationships YES Denmark Germany United Kingdom Italy Norway Spain 
Calculate volume and surface-area YES Denmark Germany United Kingdom Italy Norway Spain 
Follow the national standards of paint work YES Denmark Germany United Kingdom Italy Norway Spain 
Co-ordinate and organise work operations YES Denmark Germany United Kingdom Italy Norway Spain 
Select right colours according to the specified requirements and adjust colours YES Denmark Germany United Kingdom Italy Norway Spain 
Wear the correct personal protective equipment for the specific work task YES Denmark Germany United Kingdom Italy Norway Spain 
Take measures for environmental protection of the workplace YES Denmark Germany United Kingdom Norway Spain 
NO Italy 
Practice the safety instructions of the products (safety data sheets) YES Denmark Germany United Kingdom Norway Spain 
NO Italy 
 
Knowledge of Health and Safety Understand Health and Safety Regulations n.a. Denmark Germany 
YES United Kingdom Norway Spain 
NO Italy 
Attend and Pass Health and Safety Exam n.a. Denmark Germany 
YES United Kingdom Norway Spain 
NO Italy 
 
Knowledge of the paint trade Account for various colour systems YES Denmark Germany United Kingdom Norway Spain 
NO Italy 
Account for the organisational structure of the enterprise and the position of the trade in society YES Denmark Germany United Kingdom Norway Spain 
NO Italy 
Account for the different periods of the paint history YES Denmark Germany United Kingdom Norway Spain 
NO Italy 
Account for the various materials used during the treatments of the substrates YES Denmark Germany United Kingdom Norway Spain 
NO Italy 
 
Individual attention to customers Understand customers needs YES Denmark Germany United Kingdom Italy Norway Spain 
Communicate with customers YES Denmark Germany United Kingdom Italy Norway Spain 
Carry out work in a customer oriented way YES Denmark Germany United Kingdom Italy Norway Spain 
After completion of works carry out customer satisfaction process. NO Denmark United Kingdom Norway 
YES Germany Italy Spain 
 
Using IT for information and communication Use media for getting necessary information YES Denmark Germany United Kingdom Norway Spain 
NO Italy 
Use media for communication and documentation YES Denmark Germany Norway Spain 
NO United Kingdom Italy 
Use trade-specific software YES Denmark Germany Spain 
NO United Kingdom Italy Norway 
 
Qualification modules/Learning units Competency statements (Learning outcomes)
S/he is able to:
Yes/No
Learning outcome is a part of the national qualification profile