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Drylining apprenticeship course

Duration: 24 months
Structure: 18 weeks of training over 18 months, plus on-the-job experience
Location: Bircham (Norfolk)
Start dates:
Continuous start dates available  

This apprenticeship course is for people who want to gain a vocational qualification in interior systems installation while gaining industry experience.

Furthermore, you’ll receive training in the theory of partition, drywall and ceiling installation, as well as enjoy comprehensive practical experiences in the featured categories of training.

Course content

The course will cover practical principles in:

  • Drylining and partitions
  • Linings and encasements
  • Suspended ceilings
  • Demountables
  • Working at height
  • Small tools operation
  • Manual handling.

You’ll learn basic skills, knowledge and awareness in:

  • Interpreting information
  • Risk assessments and method statements
  • Construction elements
  • Effective communication
  • Building information modelling (BIM)
  • Basic project management
  • Site communication
  • Health and safety.

You’ll also focus on personal skills in:

  • Mathematics
  • English
  • Drug and alcohol awareness
  • Time management
  • Personal organisation.

Teaching and assessment

18 weeks’ training delivered over 18 months

Block 1: 2 weeks

Block 2: 4 weeks

Block 3: 4 weeks

Block 4: 4 weeks

Block 5: 4 weeks

Qualifications you gain

  • Level 2 Interior systems Installer  
  • MEWPS IPAF accreditation
  • Level 1 Functional Skills, working towards L2 (test must be taken)

Methods of assessment

You’ll be regularly assessed using a range of methods, including written assessment, practical assessment, verbal questioning and presentation, and multiple-choice testing. You’ll also be required to complete college-based and site-based activity journals. You’ll be given ongoing clear, direct and constructive feedback to enable you to make progress and successfully complete the course.

Mandatory entry requirements


Entry L3 Maths and English.

To help us assess your suitability for the course, you'll need to complete a skills learning exercise and possibly attend college for further tests.

Other information

The course involves:

  • strenuous physical activity
  • confined space working
  • working at heights
  • wearing PPE/RPE
  • working to deadlines.

How to apply

Call 0344 994 4433 or email ncc.standards@citb.co.uk 

After this course

You can be assessed for higher NVQs at the National Construction College. We provide details to all trainees.