Fees indicated are based on the current year (August 2016 to July 2017) and are subject to change next year.
Our further education courses (Entry to Level 3) are usually free if you are 16-18 years old. Depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible for financial support to help with other costs associated with your course such as course materials and travel.
If you are aged 19 or over you may be required to pay fees.
If you are enrolling onto a Level 3 or 4 course and are over 19 years of age the fees may be higher and you will be required to take out an Advanced Learning Loan, please see the guide to fees for more information.
International students will be required to pay the full International course fee.
For more information, see our guide to fees.
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
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.
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.
Successful completion of this course will lead to an Advanced course / Level 3 in Plastering
This is a practical based course with most of the time spent learning your skills within the workshop along with elements in the classroom.