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6 Week Curriculum for Unemployed Pathway – Skills Bootcamp in Drylining

At Construction Helpline, we believe in having 100% transparency when it comes to us and our learners interested in our Skills Bootcamps, therefore it is useful to understand what you will be learning throughout the initial 6 weeks training. This blog will provide learners an in-depth scope into the 6 week curriculum that will aid in building up sector-specific skills in Drylining, prep for an interview with an employer and fast-track them you into employment.

Week 1  

  • Intro to Programme, Objectives, Finishing & Interiors Sector – IAG Classroom  
  • Conforming to General Health & Safety Onsite – Knowledge Unit Classroom  
  • Conforming to Productive Working Practices – Knowledge Unit Classroom  
  • Moving, Handling & Storing Resources – Knowledge Unit Classroom  
  • Health & Safety in Construction + Assessment* – Classroom  

*CSCS Card Application Requirement – CITB Test will also be organised if required 

Week 2  

Drylining Systems (Plasterboard Lining – Solid Background e.g. Masonry): 

  • Understanding Knowledge Requirements, Legislation Compliance, Maintaining H&S, Quantity Selection, Minimising Risk, Managing Work Programmes & Deadlines, Typical Reporting Procedures and Risk Management – Knowledge Unit – Classroom
  • Drylining (Masonry Structure Using Metal Framing) – Practical Workshop  
  • Drylining (Masonry Structure Using Dot & Dab) – Practical Workshop  

Week 3  

  • Drylining (Masonry Structure Using Dot & Dab) – Practical Workshop  
  • Drylining Systems (Metal Framing Partition) – Knowledge Unit Classroom 
  • Drylining Systems (Metal Framing Partition with Openings) – Practical Workshop  

Week 4  

  • Drylining Metal Stud Service Partitions & Deflection Heads – Practical Workshop  
  • Drylining Encasement Fixing Systems & Repair Techniques – Practical Workshop  
  • Installing Metal Furring Suspended Ceilings – Practical Workshop 

Week 5  

  • Introduction to Drylining Finishing – Knowledge Unit – Classroom  
  • Jointing & Taping – Practical Workshop 
  • Sanding, sealing & finishing – Practical Workshop 

Week 6  

  • Jointing & Taping – Practical Workshop 
  • Sanding, sealing & finishing – Practical Workshop  
  • Employability Skills Training – Classroom 

It is important to note that this curriculum is specific to unemployed candidates, with the purpose of upskilling those who are currently unemployed or without work*. Candidates are usually at a green general level 1 labourer looking to upgrade to a blue skilled worker card with a recognised NVQ qualification in Drylining. For more details about our Skills Bootcamps, there is still time to apply now and take the next step in your career!


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