Wallpapering Intermediate

This standard is about hanging patterned wallpaper of various types including vinyl, non-woven and traditional. This standard includes wallpapering around a window, a chimney breast and a standard ceiling.


Wallpapering Intermediate  


Minimum 2 days of 6 learning hours per day 



This standard is about hanging patterned wallpaper of various types including vinyl, non-woven and traditional. This standard includes wallpapering around a window, a chimney breast and a standard ceiling. 


  • interpreting information 
  • adopting safe and healthy working practices 
  • selecting and preparing materials and associated equipment 
  • providing protection to the work area 
  • hanging patterned vinyl, non-woven and standard paper to walls, ceilings, window reveals and a fireplace. 

Occupational relevance 

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

  • operative and craft.


Ideally the delegate will have either completed the basic wallpapering course or had some experience of wallpaper with foundation papers on site.

Instruction/ supervision 

As a minimum, course trainers 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 


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

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

The class size and delegate/trainer ratio must allow training to be delivered in a safe manner and enable delegates to achieve the learning outcomes.  

The following delivery methods may be used in the delivery of this standard: 

  • Workshop 
  • courses mapped to this standard cannot be delivered remotely as there are practical activities 

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


For the successful completion of training, the trainer must be satisfied that the delegate has achieved all of the learning outcomes. 

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 


Non-mandatory refresher  

Approval date 

July 2020 

Review cycle 

On request 

Learning outcomes

The delegate will be able to: 

Additional guidance to support learning outcome  

Adopt safe and healthy work practices, procedures and skills relating to the method/area of work 


Use methods of calculating quantity, length, area and wastage associate with the method/procedure to hang wallcoverings  


Check suitability of surfaces to receive wallpaper. 


Preparation of pastes and adhesives. 


Prepare and hang the following; -  

Patterned vinyl 


Traditional paper 

To the following surfaces; - 



Window reveal 

Chimney breast 


Work around electrical fittings. 


Safe use of access equipment, hand tools and associated equipment 


Related standards

  • Hang non-standard width wallcoverings, Hang wallcoverings (specialised papers),
  • Hang Wallcoverings to Complex Surfaces. Basic wallpapering.