About us

Dulux Academy is the home of painting and decorating excellence.

Our team of leading industry experts delivers learning experiences that celebrate ourbrand portfolio and proud heritage, showcase products and application innovation and embrace technology.

At every stage of your decorating career, our courses can deliver increased knowledge and understanding, enabling you to meet your personal and professional ambitions.

Learning with Dulux Academy is hands-on and engaging, with learning environments designed to maximise your experience, ensuring you gain the most from your attendance. Theory sessions take place in classroom-style rooms where you will be encouraged to share best practice with peers and take part in learning activities that reinforce or consolidate learning. These are supported by interactive demonstrations and, where appropriate, practical application that will enable you to put your new knowledge and skills to the test.

We look forward to seeing you on a course very soon.

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Different types of courses

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.

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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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I'm always looking at the courses, loads I'm interested in - it's just when I've got the availability to do them. I'm fitting in as many as I can.

- Tristan Graham, Decorator

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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.

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Training venues


Training takes place either at one of our purpose built facilities in Slough or Ashington, alternatively at one of our dedicated partner colleges across the UK, including Bolton, Edinburgh, Leeds, Lincoln and Walsall.

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.

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.

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Book a course

At every stage of your decorating career, our courses can deliver
increased knowledge and understanding, enabling you to meet
your personal and professional ambitions.

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