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Construction and Engineering

For people aiming for a career in dry lining this course will help you progress towards your goal. It combines practical tasks with theoretical study. Specific units you will study include: Health Safety and Welfare in Construction and Associated Industries; Knowledge of Technical Information Quantities and Communication with others; and Knowledge of Construction Technology. You will also learn how to Install dry lining encasements install dry lining partition and Metal Furring Ceiling Systems finish dry lining joints and apply a range of finish plasters to plasterboard backgrounds

  • Entry Requirements, Units, Assessment and more...

    Entry Requirements

    4 GCSEs D-F / or 3-2 (in 2017 GCSEs)Relevant Level 1 qualification with Merit or aboveRelevant industry experience to Level 1 or above

    Assessment Method

    Synoptic practical assessments and multiple online exams.

    Aims of the course

    To promote high quality learning that meets the demands of the construction industry.

    Progression Opportunities

    This study programme can lead to a several different paths for further education in dry lining including apprenticeships.


    The course is 20% theory (classroom based) and 80% practical (workshop based) plus a minimum of one week's work experience.

    Career Options

    Potential job opportunities include self-employment joining construction companies and working with local authority maintenance teams.What can I earn as a construction worker?When you're deciding what to study post-16 it's important to think about where your course will lead. As a qualified construction worker you'll be starting on a career path with loads of opportunity for progression ? and a good salary in your sights. For example:Bricklayers start on around £17 000 a year and can earn £27 000 with 3-5 years' experiencePlumbers start on around £18 000 a year and can earn £30 000 with 3-5 years' experienceConstruction supervisors start on around £24 000 a year and can earn £35 000 with 3-4 years' experienceIf you're interested in a career in construction we offer a diverse range of vocational courses that will help you get where you want to go. Thanks to our excellent links with major construction companies our courses include valuable work experience opportunities helping to prepare you for your first role in this exciting industry.To find out more go to or contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Course Details

Venue Deptford Bridge
Day/Eve Day
Mode Full Time
Duration 35 weeks
Start Date 04/09/2023
End Date 21/06/2024
Course Code 3TRAQ9S0


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16-18 Free
19-24 £ 994
24+ Please Enquire
International £9,000
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