What we're all about

If you want to brush up on your skills, you’ve come to the right place. At Dulux, we know what it takes to deliver an outstanding job.

Run by respected, established industry experts, The Dulux Academy is the epitome of painting and decorating excellence. Enhanced by our prestigious brand and rich heritage, our academy is a highly sought after resource for painting and decorating individuals and businesses.

Book one of our courses and take your business to the next level. Stay ahead of the competition, broaden your skills to provide a more robust service offering and become a painting and decorating innovator.

We want to help you to constantly hone your skills, get the most out of our products and embrace new technology. Maybe you’re dying to know more about colour and design, or perhaps you want to up your sustainability credentials? The Dulux Academy can help you to achieve your business goals.


Different types of courses

Training Venues

We’ve got specialist training venues dotted around the UK, so you’ll be able to find a convenient course near you.

Our courses take place either at our purpose-built facility at the decorative paints headquarters in Slough, or at one of our dedicated partners across the UK.

At our high tech Slough facility, we’ve got two ultra-modern training rooms, plus bright and colourful smaller rooms where you can share knowledge and express your creativity. There’s also our impressive application arena, which is ideal for training activities and the Skills Zone.

We’ve also got academies across the country, as we want to make our training as accessible as possible. Our other core venue locations include Ashington, Bolton, Edinburgh, Leeds, Lincoln and Walsall.
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Our courses have been categorised into four key areas: Product, Application and Innovation, Sustainability, Colour & Design and Business Management allowing decorating professionals to develop their personal and professional ambitions. If there is something special you’re looking for get in touch and we’ll work out how we can support you or your team.

Need to step up your health and safety? We can help. Or perhaps you want to develop your business management skills? You’ll find what you’re after.

We run exclusive industry qualifications, like our level 3 City & Guilds course in colour, design and professional decorating. We also offer courses in core areas such as product application and innovation, woodcare, wallpapering, craft skills and colour and design. Take your pick.

Who can the Academy help?

We’ve set ourselves up to be a lifelong learning partner throughout your decorating career. Whether you’re just starting out or established in the industry you’ll find suitable courses for you and / or your team.

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Meet the team

The credibility of the team is really important to us and to ensuring we deliver the very best training. We’re really proud of the individuals within the Dulux Academy team who all bring essential industry experience coupled with being qualified training professionals who are passionate about developing industry wide skills.

Meet the team behind the Academy