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...
4 GCSEs D-F / or 3-2 (in 2017 GCSEs) Relevant Level 1 qualification with Merit or above Relevant industry experience to Level 1 or above
Synoptic practical assessments and multiple online exams.
Aims of the course
To promote high quality learning that meets the demands of the construction industry.
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.
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' experience Plumbers start on around £18,000 a year and can earn £30,000 with 3-5 years' experience Construction supervisors start on around £24,000 a year and can earn £35,000 with 3-4 years' experience