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Dry Lining - Level 2 Apprenticeship at Middlesbrough College

Course description

Apprenticeships allow 16+ year olds to start work and earn a wage, while learning new skills that lead to nationally recognised qualifications. Apprenticeships are designed with the help of employers in the industry, so they offer a structured programme that takes Apprentices through the skills needed to do a job well. Most of an Apprentice's training takes place on the job but they will also have to complete off-the-job training within the College. Working on construction sites or commercial premises installing dry finishes such as plasterboard that are fixed and jointed together ready to receive decorative finishes. This could include fixing partitions as well as fixing ceilings that are suspended. This framework will help to attract, retain and develop talent in the maintenance sector. By providing a broad base of training and delivery over a range of craft occupations there will be increased productivity for the employer and employee. The Apprentice National Minimum Wage applies to all 16 to 18 year old Apprentices and to those aged 19 and over in the first year of their Apprenticeship. If the Apprentice is aged 19 and / or has completed the first year of their Apprenticeship, the employer must pay the National Minimum Wage appropriate for their age. A breakdown of wage rates is available on the GOV.UK website.

Course content

Health and Safety Construction working practices Moving and handling construction materials Installing timber and metal walls Fixing Plasterboard Mixing and applying joint compounds Install and fix ceiling systems

Entry requirements

Achievement of Certificate/Diploma Level 1 in a related vocational trade Achievement of Maths and English qualifications at level 1 or above Appropriate work experience and employment Physical fitness or wellbeing to enable you to perform the demands of the job within industry. "If you do not have a Grade A to C in English and/or Maths, you will be required to continue studying these subjects as part of your Study Programme."


Online exam during or at the end of the course/units Practical assessment/exam Portfolio assessment On-Site assessment

Future opportunities

Apprenticeship or further study at a higher level through vocational pathways such Brickwork or Plastering.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Middlesbrough College directly.

Last updated date: 11 April 2016
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