Building & Construction
Fee Information

Fees indicated are based on the current academic year (2019/20) and are subject to change next year.

For students under 19

Our courses & apprenticeships are usually free if you are 18 or under on the 31st of August 2019. Some courses have additional fees for things like materials and travel, which you will need to pay at the start of your course. Depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible for financial support for these costs.

For students aged 19 or over

If you are aged 19 or over you may be required to pay fees. Some courses may be free, depending on your circumstances. Certain Level 3 & 4 courses require you to pay the fee in full or take out an Advanced Learning Loan to pay for your course. Please see our guide to fees for more information.

International Students

Students from outside the EU/EEA need to pay the full international fee for their course. Please note, West London College does not offer Tier 4 Visa Sponsorship for students to study in the United Kingdom.


About this course

A growth area in construction

Commercial construction sites often use the skills of a dry liner. It means that walls to be moved more easily (offices often need to reconfigure the layout of their business premises) than if they had been created using the traditional wet plaster method. Dry lining has become very popular over the last 15 years and is now a construction craft in its own right. People with the right skills are in high demand.

Dry lining quite simply means the application of plasterboard to surfaces such as timber, masonry or metal using different fixings for each background. It can be used to create internal partitions and is a much quicker method than using wet plaster.

You can take advantage of this growth industry, learn valuable skills and launch your career.

This course will teach you everything you need to know about dry lining and how you can join this expanding industry. This course will cover:

  • Different building methods and construction technology
  • Setting out Internal walling
  • Installing dry lining partition methods
  • Finishing dry lining joints
  • Applying finishing plasters to plasterboard backgrounds
  • Health and safety
  • Understanding information from drawings
  • Calculating materials/costs
  • Communication Skills
  • Maths and English skills
Entry Requirements

This is a Intermediate / Level 2 course which requires a Foundation / Level 1 in Plastering to enrol. You must also have a real desire and enthusiasm to learn a trade within the construction industry. English & Maths GCSE would be an advantage.

Assessment Method

You will need to meet the course criteria with both practical and basic knowledge requirements. There are continuous practical assessments and a number of unit assessments.

Progression Opportunities

Successful completion of this course will lead to an Advanced course / Level 3 in Plastering

Study Methods

This is a practical based course with most of the time spent learning your skills within the workshop along with elements in the classroom.


We look forward to welcoming you to Ealing, Hammersmith and West London's College. We are enrolling now. Come along to the College to enrol directly. See our enrolment dates and times.