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Construction - Dry Lining and Interior Systems Apprenticeship Level 2 (CON1) at Barnsley College

Course description

This course aims to give you a sound working knowledge of the construction skills you need to work as a drylining operative. The job involves dividing large areas into rooms using metal stud partitioning systems such as plasterboard and wall board, which are fixed up and joined together ready for decorating. You could work on a construction site or in commercial developments such as offices, schools and hospitals.

Course content

You will study units from the list below which relate to your job role. You will also study:

•Employment, Rights and Responsibilities (ERR) Booklet

•Level 1 Functional Skills in English and maths

•Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)


•Apply finishing plasters to plasterboard backgrounds

•Finish dry lining joints

•Health, safety and welfare in construction and associated industries

•Install dry lining and encasements

•Install dry lining partition and metal ceiling systems

•Understanding construction technology

•Understanding information, quantities and communication with others

Entry requirements

One GCSE at grade A* to C, plus maths and English at grade 3 or above. You need to be employed within a construction setting or have an employer in this area willing to take you on as an apprentice. Grants are available to employers to part fund the apprenticeship wage


You will be assessed by your assessor using a portfolio of evidence, practical demonstrations and assignments. You will be assessed both in college and in your place of work.

Financial information

You may be eligible for assistance with expenses such as travel, books, equipment and childcare.

For further information please contact the Student Services Team on +44 (0)1226 216 114.

Future opportunities

Upon completion you could progress onto the Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship in Plastering or apply for job roles including:

•Dry Liner

Further information

Information Team

We have a dedicated team available to provide information on all of our courses and to help you to make the right choices about your future. The team are based at the Old Mill Lane site.

Drop in: Monday – Thursday 9.00am – 5.00pm Friday 9.00am – 4.30pm

Tel: 01226 216 123


Our Information Advisers visit schools and provide impartial information about training and education options for school leavers.

They can help with: • Applying for courses • Arranging taster days and visits to College • Information about course requirements

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 02 October 2017
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