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
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
Unit breakdown, Progression & More...
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