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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 Newton (Norfolk)
Start dates:
20 September and 06 December    

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.

Entry requirements

Academic

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.

Cost

You will be paid while you learn.

Funding

The following CITB grants are available for employers to fund their apprentices on this course:

If you applied for your apprenticeship through the Education and Skills Funding Agency, only applicants aged between 16 and 18 who have not been placed on a training scheme before are guaranteed full funding.

How to apply

Call 0300 456 5037 for course dates and how to apply. 

After this course

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