NVQ Certificate in Interior Systems (Construction) - Dry Lining Finishing (Taping & Jointing)

Level 2

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Start Date: Anytime

Key Points:

Level: 2


Age - 16-18 or 19+

Must not have completed the same course with another provider or have achieved a level 3 in Interior Systems Dry Lining & Finishing.

Duration: There is no formal duration for this course.

Entry Requirements: N/A


This qualification is for you if you wish to work as a dry liner in the construction industry. Dry lining is the fitting of plaster board or other board material to finish walls and ceilings, in place of the more traditional plastering. Many modern domestic and commercial properties will be finished with dry lining instead of plaster, and this qualification will provide you with the skills needed to work as a dry liner in the industry. This qualification is suitable for you if you are 16 years old or over.

About this qualification

This qualification covers a wide range of skills and knowledge required for preparing to work in the construction industry. The following topics are covered within this qualification:

  • health, safety and welfare in construction

  • principles of building construction

  • communicating information

  • install suspended ceiling systems

  • install partitions

  • install wall linings and encasement systems

  • fix sheet materials using direct bond method

  • apply taping and jointing systems to plasterboard

  • understand specialist systems for dry lining and interiors

  • apply finishing plaster to plasterboard

  • apply and finish sprayed plasters to plasterboard.

What could this qualification lead to?

This qualification could lead to a job as a dry liner working for a house-building company, a property development company, or work as part of a small business repairing and refurbishing buildings.

You could progress onto any of the following qualifications:

  • Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Plastering (Construction)

  • Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Plastering (Construction) 

  • Level 2 Certificate in Construction Operations - General Construction

  • Level 2 Diploma in Plastering.

Who supports this qualification?

This qualification is supported by the Federation of Master Builders.