National qualification profiles for painters
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The level of learning outcome reflects the level of proficiency at which knowledge, skills and competences are acquired. Here you can find out how the training level for every single learning unit differs between the various European countries.

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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. 4 Denmark Germany United Kingdom Italy Norway Spain 
Report if there any defects which must be corrected by other craftsmen 4 Denmark Germany United Kingdom Italy Norway Spain 
Select tools and materials for the treatment 4 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 4 Denmark Germany United Kingdom Italy Norway Spain 
Apply various sealers and primers on both untreated - and earlier painted, stained or lacquered surfaces 4 Denmark Germany United Kingdom Italy Norway Spain 
Apply filler and carry out necessary rectification and grinding work 4 Denmark Germany United Kingdom Italy Norway Spain 
Clean and apply the first coat of paint/stain/lacquer and carry out necessary grinding work 4 Denmark Germany United Kingdom Italy Norway Spain 
Clean and apply the finishing coats of paint/stain/lacquer 4 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. 4 Denmark Germany United Kingdom Italy Norway Spain 
Report if there any defects which must be corrected by other craftsmen 4 Denmark Germany United Kingdom Italy Norway Spain 
Select tools and materials for the treatment 4 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 4 Denmark Germany United Kingdom Italy Norway Spain 
Apply various sealers and primers on both untreated - and earlier painted surfaces 4 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 4 Denmark Germany United Kingdom Italy Norway Spain 
Apply filler and carry out necessary rectification and grinding work 4 Denmark Germany United Kingdom Italy Norway Spain 
Clean and apply the finishing coats of paint 4 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. 4 Denmark Germany United Kingdom Italy Norway Spain 
Report if there any defects which must be corrected by other craftsmen 4 Denmark Germany United Kingdom Italy Norway Spain 
Select tools and materials for the treatment 4 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 4 Denmark Germany United Kingdom Italy Norway Spain 
Apply various sealers and primers both on untreated - and earlier treated surfaces 4 Denmark Germany United Kingdom Italy Norway Spain 
Fit and hang wallpaper/fibre wallpaper 4 Denmark Germany United Kingdom Italy Norway Spain 
Clean and apply the finishing coats of paint on fibre wallpaper 4 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. 4 Denmark Germany United Kingdom Italy Norway Spain 
Report if there any defects which must be corrected by other craftsmen 4 Denmark Germany United Kingdom Italy Norway Spain 
Select tools and materials for the treatment 4 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 4 Denmark Germany United Kingdom Italy Norway Spain 
Apply various sealers and primers on both untreated - and earlier painted surfaces 4 Denmark Germany United Kingdom Italy Norway Spain 
Apply filler and carry out necessary rectification and grinding work 4 Denmark Germany United Kingdom Italy Norway Spain 
Apply the finishing coats of paint on surfaces made of concrete, plaster 4 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. 4 Denmark Germany United Kingdom Norway Spain 
n.a. Italy 
Report if there any defects which must be corrected by other craftsmen 4 Denmark Germany United Kingdom Italy Norway Spain 
Select tools and materials for the treatment 4 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 4 Denmark Germany United Kingdom Italy Norway Spain 
Apply various sealers and primers on both untreated - and earlier painted surfaces 4 Denmark Germany United Kingdom Italy Norway Spain 
Apply the finishing coats of paint 4 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. 4 Germany 
3 Norway 
n.a. Denmark United Kingdom Italy Spain 
Report if there any defects which must be corrected by other craftsmen 4 Germany 
3 Norway 
n.a. Denmark United Kingdom Italy Spain 
Select tools and materials for the treatment 4 Germany 
3 Norway 
n.a. Denmark United Kingdom Italy Spain 
Carry out necessary touch up work like for example removing carpets and vinyl floor coverings, small repairs, grinding and cleaning before starting the treatment 4 Germany 
3 Norway 
n.a. Denmark United Kingdom Italy Spain 
Apply various sealers and primers both on untreated - and earlier treated surfaces 4 Germany 
3 Norway 
n.a. Denmark United Kingdom Italy Spain 
Apply filler, self-levelling compounds and carry out necessary rectification and grinding work 4 Germany 
3 Norway 
n.a. Denmark United Kingdom Italy Spain 
Clean and lay flooring 4 Germany 
3 Norway 
n.a. Denmark United Kingdom Italy Spain 
 
Interior/exterior plasterworking Check and evaluate the state of condition. This includes checking temperature, humidity, damages etc. and to identify compatibility with existing coatings. 4 Germany Italy Spain 
n.a. Denmark United Kingdom Norway 
Report if there any defects which must be corrected by other craftsmen 4 Germany Italy Spain 
n.a. Denmark United Kingdom Norway 
Select tools and materials for the treatment 4 Germany Italy Spain 
n.a. Denmark United Kingdom Norway 
Carry out necessary touch up work like removing old plaster and make repairs before further treatment 4 Germany Italy Spain 
n.a. Denmark United Kingdom Norway 
Carry out roughcasting 4 Germany Italy 
n.a. Denmark United Kingdom Norway Spain 
Apply the finishing coats of plaster 4 Germany Italy Spain 
n.a. Denmark United Kingdom Norway 
 
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. 4 Germany United Kingdom 
3 Spain 
n.a. Denmark Italy Norway 
Report if there any defects which must be corrected by other craftsmen 4 Germany United Kingdom 
3 Spain 
n.a. Denmark Italy Norway 
Select tools and materials for the treatment 4 Germany United Kingdom 
3 Spain 
n.a. Denmark Italy Norway 
Carry out necessary touch up work like for example removing paint, repairs, grinding and cleaning before starting the treatment 4 Germany United Kingdom 
3 Spain 
n.a. Denmark Italy Norway 
Assemble, operate and maintain blasting equipment 4 Germany United Kingdom 
3 Spain 
n.a. Denmark Italy Norway 
Construct temporary sheeting screens/canopies, cocooning for protection measures. 4 Germany 
n.a. Denmark United Kingdom Italy Norway Spain 
Maintain buildings and plant and carry out repair work (GENERAL MAINTENANCE) 4 Germany 
n.a. Denmark United Kingdom Italy Norway Spain 
Carry out corrosion protection measures (diagnostics, metal spraying & protective coatings etc.) 4 Germany United Kingdom 
3 Spain 
n.a. Denmark Italy Norway 
Carry out concrete protection measures 4 Germany United Kingdom 
3 Spain 
n.a. Denmark Italy Norway 
Carry out fire protection coatings and isolation measures 4 Germany 
3 Spain 
n.a. Denmark United Kingdom Italy Norway 
Interior/exterior safety designation and street marking (ROAD LINING) 4 Germany 
3 Spain 
n.a. Denmark United Kingdom Italy Norway 
 
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. 4 Germany Italy 
3 Spain 
n.a. Denmark United Kingdom Norway 
Report if there any defects which must be corrected by other craftsmen 4 Germany Italy 
3 Spain 
n.a. Denmark United Kingdom Norway 
Select tools and materials for the treatment 4 Germany Italy 
3 Spain 
n.a. Denmark United Kingdom Norway 
Carry out techniques for fastening and installation of heat-insulation, preparing and coating surfaces 4 Germany Italy 
3 Spain 
n.a. Denmark United Kingdom Norway 
Carry out techniques for fastening and installation of acoustic insulation, preparing and coating surfaces 4 Germany Italy 
3 Spain 
n.a. Denmark United Kingdom Norway 
Carry out techniques for fastening and installation of coldness- and humidity-protection, preparing and coating surfaces 4 Germany Italy 
3 Spain 
n.a. Denmark United Kingdom Norway 
 
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. 4 Germany United Kingdom Spain 
3 Italy 
2 Denmark 
n.a. Norway 
Report if there any defects which must be corrected by other craftsmen 4 Germany United Kingdom Spain 
3 Italy 
2 Denmark 
n.a. Norway 
Select tools and materials for the treatment 4 Germany United Kingdom Spain 
3 Italy 
2 Denmark 
n.a. Norway 
Draw up and realise plans for room, facade and object design 4 Germany Spain 
3 Italy 
2 Denmark 
n.a. United Kingdom Norway 
Process material and components 4 Germany United Kingdom Spain 
3 Italy 
2 Denmark 
n.a. Norway 
Apply decorative panels to ceilings & walls (and lay flooring) 4 Germany United Kingdom Spain 
3 Italy 
n.a. Denmark Norway 
Produce lettering and signs 4 Germany Spain 
3 Italy 
1 Denmark 
n.a. United Kingdom Norway 
Carry out energy-saving measures 4 Germany 
3 Italy 
n.a. Denmark United Kingdom Norway Spain 
Carry out techniques for fastening and installation of dry wall work, preparing and coating surfaces 4 Germany 
3 Italy 
n.a. Denmark United Kingdom Norway Spain 
Carry out wood and building protection measures 4 Germany 
3 Italy Spain 
n.a. Denmark United Kingdom Norway 
 
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. 4 Germany United Kingdom Italy Spain 
n.a. Denmark Norway 
Report if there any defects which must be corrected by other craftsmen 4 Germany United Kingdom Italy Spain 
n.a. Denmark Norway 
Select tools and materials for the treatment 4 Germany United Kingdom Italy Spain 
1 Denmark 
n.a. Norway 
Produce coating and other materials according to historical recipes 4 Germany United Kingdom Italy Spain 
1 Denmark 
n.a. Norway 
Practice historical and creative work techniques 4 Germany United Kingdom Italy Spain 
1 Denmark 
n.a. Norway 
Carry out restoration measures within the framework of the preservation of historical monuments 4 Germany United Kingdom Italy 
n.a. Denmark Norway Spain 
Carry out reconstruction work and produce reproductions 4 Germany Italy 
n.a. Denmark United Kingdom Norway Spain 
 
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. 4 Germany United Kingdom 
3 Spain 
n.a. Denmark Italy Norway 
Report if there any defects which must be corrected by other craftsmen 4 Germany United Kingdom 
3 Spain 
n.a. Denmark Italy Norway 
Select tools and materials for the treatment 4 Germany United Kingdom 
3 Spain 
n.a. Denmark Italy Norway 
Carry out necessary touch up work like removing paint, cleaning etc. and then carry out small repairs before starting the treatment 4 Germany United Kingdom 
3 Spain 
n.a. Denmark Italy Norway 
Apply filler and carry out necessary rectification and grinding work 4 Germany United Kingdom 
3 Spain 
n.a. Denmark Italy Norway 
Apply special coatings or other special materials like for example thermosetting coating 4 Germany United Kingdom 
3 Spain 
n.a. Denmark Italy Norway 
 
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. 4 Germany United Kingdom 
3 Spain 
n.a. Denmark Italy Norway 
Report if there any defects which must be corrected by other craftsmen 4 Germany United Kingdom 
3 Spain 
n.a. Denmark Italy Norway 
Select tools and materials for the treatment 4 Germany United Kingdom 
3 Spain 
n.a. Denmark Italy Norway 
Carry out necessary touch up work like for example reconstruction, repair and replace parts, removing paint, grinding and cleaning before starting the treatment 4 Germany United Kingdom 
3 Spain 
n.a. Denmark Italy Norway 
Carry out preventative wood and building protection measures including correcting damages 4 Germany United Kingdom 
3 Spain 
n.a. Denmark Italy Norway 
Apply special coatings or other special materials 4 Germany United Kingdom 
3 Spain 
n.a. Denmark Italy Norway 
 
Tools, machines and equipment Select, operate and maintain tools, machines and equipment for the work 4 Denmark Germany United Kingdom Norway 
3 Italy Spain 
Carry out paint work by brush and roller 4 Denmark United Kingdom Norway 
3 Germany Italy Spain 
Carry out paint work by spray 4 Denmark United Kingdom Spain 
3 Germany Italy 
2 Norway 
Work from platforms 4 Denmark United Kingdom Norway 
3 Germany Italy Spain 
Operate vertical lift working platforms 4 United Kingdom Norway 
3 Germany Italy Spain 
2 Denmark 
Operate equipment in support of the paint sprayer 4 Denmark 
3 Germany United Kingdom Italy Spain 
2 Norway 
Assemble and disassemble scaffolding 3 Germany Italy Spain 
n.a. Denmark United Kingdom Norway 
Set up and maintain hoists and conveyors 3 Germany Italy 
n.a. Denmark United Kingdom Norway Spain 
Use tools and equipment in the way they were intended to be used and follow the safe methods of working. 4 Denmark Germany United Kingdom Norway 
3 Italy Spain 
 
Workplace practice Protect objects and surfaces which are not going to be treated 4 Denmark United Kingdom Italy 
3 Germany Norway Spain 
Monitor progress against work schedules 4 Denmark Germany United Kingdom Italy Spain 
3 Norway 
Conform effective work practices 4 Denmark Germany United Kingdom Italy Spain 
3 Norway 
Conform and document the occupational method of work 4 Denmark Germany United Kingdom Italy Spain 
3 Norway 
Develop and maintain good working relationships 4 Denmark Germany United Kingdom Italy 
3 Norway Spain 
Calculate volume and surface-area 4 Denmark Germany United Kingdom Italy Spain 
3 Norway 
Follow the national standards of paint work 4 Denmark Germany United Kingdom Italy Spain 
3 Norway 
Co-ordinate and organise work operations 4 Denmark Germany United Kingdom Italy Spain 
3 Norway 
Select right colours according to the specified requirements and adjust colours 4 Denmark Germany United Kingdom Italy Spain 
3 Norway 
Wear the correct personal protective equipment for the specific work task 4 Denmark Germany United Kingdom Italy 
3 Norway Spain 
Take measures for environmental protection of the workplace 4 Denmark Germany United Kingdom Spain 
3 Norway 
n.a. Italy 
Practice the safety instructions of the products (safety data sheets) 4 Denmark Germany United Kingdom 
3 Norway Spain 
n.a. Italy 
 
Knowledge of Health and Safety Understand Health and Safety Regulations 4 Germany 
3 Norway Spain 
2 United Kingdom 
n.a. Denmark Italy 
Attend and Pass Health and Safety Exam 4 Germany 
3 Spain 
2 United Kingdom Norway 
n.a. Denmark Italy 
 
Knowledge of the paint trade Account for various colour systems 4 Denmark Germany United Kingdom Spain 
3 Norway 
n.a. Italy 
Account for the organisational structure of the enterprise and the position of the trade in society 4 Denmark Germany United Kingdom Spain 
3 Norway 
n.a. Italy 
Account for the different periods of the paint history 4 Denmark Germany United Kingdom Spain 
3 Norway 
n.a. Italy 
Account for the various materials used during the treatments of the substrates 4 Denmark Germany United Kingdom Spain 
3 Norway 
n.a. Italy 
 
Individual attention to customers Understand customers needs 4 Denmark Germany United Kingdom Italy Spain 
3 Norway 
Communicate with customers 4 Denmark Germany United Kingdom Italy Spain 
3 Norway 
Carry out work in a customer oriented way 4 Denmark Germany United Kingdom Italy Spain 
3 Norway 
After completion of works carry out customer satisfaction process. 4 Germany Italy Spain 
n.a. Denmark United Kingdom Norway 
 
Using IT for information and communication Use media for getting necessary information 4 Denmark Germany United Kingdom Spain 
3 Norway 
n.a. Italy 
Use media for communication and documentation 4 Denmark Germany Spain 
3 Norway 
n.a. United Kingdom Italy 
Use trade-specific software 4 Denmark Germany Spain 
n.a. United Kingdom Italy Norway 
 
Qualification modules/Learning units Competency statements (Learning outcomes)
S/he is able to:
Level of learning outcome
Learning outcome is a part of the national qualification profile