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Interior Systems introduction to the repairs and alterations of dry lining systems


The purpose of this standard is to provide the candidate with practical knowledge and skills required to work on the repairs and alterations of dry lining systems.


Interior Systems introduction to the repairs and alterations of dry lining systems 


Minimum 1/2 day of 3 learning hours  

Purpose/ scope 

The purpose of this standard is to provide the candidate with practical knowledge and skills required to work on the repairs and alterations of dry lining systems. 


  • product performance issues 
  • appropriate corrective action 
  • information and sources 
  • safe and clean working practices 
  • plasterboard systems 
  • repairs and alterations 
  • recognise defects 
  • hazardous materials 
  • products for making repairs 
  • system performance issues. 

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 entry 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 product performance issues. 


Take appropriate corrective action. 


Briefly explain information and sources of information. 


Demonstrate safe and clean working practices within the workplace. 


Briefly explain the construction of plasterboard systems. 


Select products used to carry out repairs or alterations. 


Protect the work and maintain a clean and safe working environment. 


Recognise the defects in installed products. 


Carry out corrective action relevant to requirements. 


Recognise defects of unused materials and carry out corrective action. 


Demonstrate an awareness of Health and Safety – hazardous materials. 


List and describe the products available to assist with making repairs. 


Carry out a repair or alteration. 


List and describe the associated hazardous materials. 


List and describe the product and system performance issues. 


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.