The endorsement is a result of the exceptional training provided by the Dulux Academy where courses designed to help decorators upskill, build their business and hone their design knowledge are continuously delivered to defined and industry-agreed standards.
Now approved courses – which include spray (Introduction, Advanced HVLP, Advanced Airless), craft skills (Gilding, Marbling, Graining) and wallpapering (spanning five courses from Digital Murals and Feature Walls, to Relief Papers) – will carry the coveted CiTB endorsement.
This new status will also allow the Dulux Academy to pass on financial benefits to attendees.
All attendees, who are registered with the CiTB and meet the general grants scheme eligibility requirements, will be part of the CiTB’s automated grant payments system.
Short course grants are also available for all directly employed Pay As You Earn (PAYE) staff and all sub contractors, with between £30 and £70 available per individual.
When enrolling on a course via www.duluxacademy.co.uk simply register your CITB registration number and the names of who you wish to claim for and Dulux Academy will manage the reimbursement.
Vickie Mather, Dulux Academy Manager, says: “Becoming a CiTB Approved Training Organisation is a key milestone in our ambition to develop skills across the decorating industry. Setting ourselves up provides instant benefit for our customers who are CiTB contributors and confirms our reputation for delivering quality training meeting the needs of the construction industry.”
Launched in March 2016, Dulux Academy is the UK’s first dedicated academy for professionals in the domestic and commercial decoration industry. It offers a range of courses designed to help decorators develop their skills and expertise, putting them in the best position to set themselves apart from their competition and provide peerless – and in demand – services to their customers. To date, more than 4,500 individuals have trained with the Dulux Academy across their numerous UK locations.
The Dulux Academy works hard to ensure training is accessible for all UK painters and decorators. In addition to working in partnership with organisations like CiTB, this month alone it offered a 50 per cent discount on all six of its wallpapering courses to attend at any time, if booked during International Wallpaper Week (1st – 7th October 2018). Hundreds flocked to the site to sign up and access the Dulux Academy’s expert advice and training on a skill that is seeing a surge in customer popularity.