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Dry Lining (Level 2)

Consotruction 3

Course outline

If you want to learn how to install metal and timber walls and ceilings and how to install dry lining coverings this course could be perfect for you.

You will undertake mostly practical and technical learning, getting both the skills and knowledge needed to progress into dry lining.

We’ll teach you all the essentials of health and safety that are vital for working in construction, as well as gaining skills such as how to install structural metal and timber walls and ceilings, cut and fix dry-lining boarding, apply finishes and calculate materials.

You will also learn how to analyse data that will help set you up for a career in construction.

You will get work experience as an integral part of your course.

You will also study English and maths.*

English and maths - skills for your future
Employers and universities really value skills in English and maths. So, building on your existing knowledge of these subjects will help you prepare for your future career or further study. *If you are aged 16-18 and have not yet achieved GCSE English Language and Maths at grade C or above/grade 4 or above don’t worry - we’ll support you with the right lessons to increase your confidence in these essential employability skills.

Enterprise skills
Our courses are designed to help you achieve your ambitions, whether you plan to go on to a higher level of study or start a career. Employability and study skills will be included to help you develop the broad skills required by industry. They will vary from course to course and are designed to meet local and national employer needs.

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CITB Level 2 Diploma in Dry Lining (Construction)


1 year

Level Level 2
Entry requirements

One of the following:

  • 4 GCSEs at grades A* to D/9 to 3 including English Language and Maths*
  • A relevant Level 1 qualification including GCSE English Language and Maths* at grade A* to D/9 to 3

*If you do not have both GCSE English Language and Maths at A* to D/9 to 3, we may accept one of them at Grade E in addition to your 4 GCSEs at A* to D/9 to 3.

Functional Skills may be accepted instead of GCSE English Language and/or Maths. Functional Skills Level 1 is equivalent to GCSE grade D/grade 3 and Level 2 to GCSE grade C/grade 4.

Adults who are aged 19+ without the necessary qualifications are welcome to apply. You will need to complete an English and maths assessment to determine the right course and support for you.

Teaching & assessment

Each unit is continually assessed. You will present evidence of competence via practical assessments and the production of a personal portfolio. You will also need to sit a GOLA exam at the end of the course or individual modular exams.


NVQ Level 2 in Dry Lining, if you gain employment within the industry.

Want to know more about the careers this course could open up to you? Check out Career Coach here!

Additional information

You will need to purchase your own Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to wear on the course. We’ll give you further details before you enrol.

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