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Deflection heads: drylining


The purpose of this standard is to provide the candidate with practical knowledge and skills required to work on deflection heads for drylining.


Deflection heads: drylining 


Minimum 1 day of 6 learning hours  

Purpose/ scope 

The purpose of this standard is to provide the candidate with practical knowledge and skills required to work on deflection heads for drylining. 


  • instructions, drawings and technical literature 
  • selection and usage of materials 
  • use of tools 
  • personal protective equipment (PPE) 
  • safe and clean working practices 
  • calculations 
  • deflection head details 
  • acoustic ratings and fire resistance 
  • specifications 

Occupational relevance 

Training delivered against this standard would be relevant to the following occupational group(s): 

  • operative and craft 
  • supervision 

Candidate pre-requisites 

There are no candidate pre-requisites as part of this standard. However a basic knowledge of interior systems terminology and techniques would be beneficial. 

Instruction/ supervision 

As a minimum, course instructors must be able to demonstrate that, in relation to this standard, they have: 

  • a train the trainer or instructional techniques course certificate  
  • successfully completed training to this standard  
  • at least 2 years relevant industrial experience 
  • a verifiable CV 


Delivery may be in an on or off the job environment. 

All materials and equipment must be of a suitable quality and quantity for candidates to achieve learning outcomes and must comply with relevant legislation. 

The class size and candidate/instructor ratio must allow training to be delivered in a safe manner and enable candidates to achieve the learning outcomes.  

The following delivery methods may/may not be used in the delivery of this standard: 

  • practical training in an on or off the job environment 

This standard is considered to contain 51% or more practical training. 

This standard is considered to be set at an basic level. 


For the successful completion of training, candidates must complete an end of course practical assessment or knowledge test that measures the learning outcomes and has a pass or fail criteria.   

Quality assurance 


Quality assurance against this standard will require initial approval of the training organisation and their content mapped to the standard.  

CITB will also conduct an approval intervention, either desk-based or centre visit, to ensure the training organisation can meet the requirements of the training standard.  

Approved training organisations (ATOs) will be required to present information on records of training and assessment upon request to CITB for desk based analysis. They will also be visited annually by the CITB quality assurance team. 


No Renewal/Refreshment Requirements - There are no mandatory renewal or recommended refreshment requirements for this standard. 

Approval date 


Review cycle 

Either on request or in 3 years from approval date. 

Learning outcomes

The candidate will be able to: 

Additional guidance to support learning outcome 

Briefly explain instructions, drawings and technical literature. 


Demonstrate the correct selection and usage of materials.  


Demonstrate the correct use of tools, materials and PPE. 


Work as part of a team under instruction. 


Demonstrate safe and clean working practices within the workplace. 


Interpret a drawing and calculate the materials required. 


Explain how to select the correct materials. 


Construct a range of deflection head details for different systems conforming to a range of performance criteria. 


Briefly explain acoustic ratings and fire resistance. 


Explain the need for deflection head details in partitions. 


Describe and list different deflection head details available and where each should be applied. 


Interpret specifications of deflection heads. 


Additional information about this standard 

Health and Safety Executive (HSE) guidance: 

Managing construction health risks 


Safety topics 


Health and Safety Executive (HSE) publication: 

Health and safety in construction, HSG150, 2006.