Advanced Dry Lining Programme

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 City & Guilds Accreditation – exclusive to Able Skills. 

QualificationAccredited by City & Guilds
LocationDartford, Kent (Accommodation Available)
Entry RequirementsNone

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 vatA £400 deposit will secure a booking and the balance can be paid in 4 weekly instalments of £373.75

Course details

This 4 week course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to start to undertake dry lining (finishing) work.

You will be trained and assessed across the following areas:

  • Use of jointing products and associated tools
  • Use and identification of reinforcement tape and beading for angles
  • Preparation of surfaces and understanding backgrounds
  • Direct bond application of plasterboards

This is a fantastic access to work experience full of hands-on practical training course with designated assessments.

These 4 weeks of hands-on reality training will cover all of the basic and essential skills relating to Dry Lining (Finishing) and once you have completed this course, we have no doubt that your skill level will enable you to find work within the Dry Lining industry.

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. The point of this course is to provide you with the training to assist you with access to the industry and to make this easier, at the end of the course, we will register you for Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Interior Systems (Construction) - Dry Lining Finishing. 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.

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.

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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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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