Accredited Dry Lining Course

Able Skills Dry Lining instructors have devised a bespoke programme of training which they feel, based on their work experience, meets the needs of someone who is looking to become a Dry Liner - Finisher. This course is specifically designed to ensure that candidates have the skills that are current and essential to secure work. This bespoke course has been examined and accepted by City & Guilds and we are now able to offer this as an officially accredited City & Guilds certificated programme of learning – exclusive to Able Skills. Upon completion of this course, we will register you for NVQ level 2 – C&G 6567-21.

Qualification Accredited Advanced Dry Lining Skills
Location Dartford, Kent (Accommodation Available)
Entry Requirements None

4 Weeks (Mon - Fri)

inc VAT
Easy payments
Flexible Training
Interest Free Payments
Accommodation Available

Duration & Cost

Full Time - 4 weeks

£1,895.00 including vat A £400 deposit will secure a booking and the balance can be paid in 4 weekly instalments of £373.75

Course details

This course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to access the Dry Lining industry and give you the opportunity to work towards achieving NVQ level 2. Once you have completed your 4 weeks of intensive, hands on Dry Lining training, you will then be industry ready which is where you need to be in order to achieve the City & Guilds Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Interior Systems (Construction) – Dry Lining Finishing (6567-21). Able Skills will register you for this NVQ and provide you with a portfolio to work with and complete once you have access to Dry Lining work.

You will be trained and assessed across the following areas:

  • Introduction to Health & Safety
  • Identification of plasterboard products
  • Identification of fixing products
  • Use of jointing products and associated tools
  • Use and identification of reinforcement tape and beading for angles
  • Preparation of surfaces and understanding backgrounds
  • Hand and mechanical sanding to desired finish
  • Drywall primer sealer on to completed areas
  • Direct bond application of plasterboards
  • Repairing damaged plasterboards

The training detailed above will ensure that once you are undertaking Dry Lining work, you will be able to meet the requirements of NVQ assessments as follows:

Level 1 - Conforming to general health, safety and welfare in the workplace

Level 2 - Conforming to productive working practices in the workplace

Level 2 - Finishing dry lining walls and ceilings in the workplace

Level 2 - Moving, handling and storing resources in the workplace

This is a fantastic access to work experience as it prepares and qualifies you for the Dry Lining industry. As well as practical training and assessment, we will also ensure you have a full understanding of NVQ portfolio building and evidence gathering.

Once you have completed the 4 weeks, we have no doubt that your skill level will enable you to find work within the Dry Lining industry and immediately start to gather the evidence which will award you your NVQ.

Our training has been developed to help you fully understand how to gather work based evidence, how to enlist the help of an onsite recorder, how to record photographic evidence and so on.

The whole point of this 4 week Dry Lining course is to provide you with an underpinning City & Guilds Accreditation and a very in depth understanding of what is required to gain an NVQ. This combination of training gives you a great opportunity to secure work and achieve additional qualifications.

This course can be completed in 4 consecutive weeks or you can attend in 4 separate weekly blocks if you need to break the attendance time up a bit. NVQs are ‘Declarations of Competence’ and as such, cannot be achieved in a simulated environment like a training centre – all we can do here is prepare you for the process and we do this very well.

At the end of the course, Able Skills will register you with City & Guilds to show that you are working towards achieving NVQ level 2 in Dry Lining Finishing and we will provide you with a start-up portfolio which will include all of the evidence and assessment sheets ready for you to use as and when you gather your work based evidence.

By registering you for NVQ, you can also gain access to a CSCS Experienced Worker or Trainee card (if you arrange independently to sit a CSCS test) – this will further enhance your access to work.

Once you are ready to arrange work based assessments, additional fees will be payable - please call for details

This is a hands-on, practical Dry Lining course and you will be involved at every stage and will be participating throughout. It is therefore recommended you bring suitable clothing and for your own safety, steel capped footwear is essential.

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The next step for you is to be assessed in the work-place to have your progress monitored and recorded in order to be certificated for the City & Guilds Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Interior Systems (Construction) – Dry Lining Finishing (6567-21).



All of our courses take place at our dedicated training centre in Dartford, Kent. The centre is easily accessible by road, being just 10 minutes from junction 1a on the M25. We are only a short walk from Dartford train station which is served by frequent trains taking 35 minutes from central London. For anyone travelling from further away, we have our own accommodation available at only £25 per night.

We are open Mon - Fri and 2 weekends per month for training and visitors so if you would like to find out more about this course or about Able Skills, please feel free to pop in, no appointment necessary.

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