2 Week Dry Wall Course

Our two week Drywall course will enable you to undertake all aspects of our Drylining & Jointing Course and Metal Stud Partitioning Course; our instructors will expertly take you through each stage. You will be taught in our purpose built workshop and will be taken 'step by step' through each process, from basic procedures to the erection of metal stud frames and suspended ceilings.

Subjects Covered:

Week 1:

The correct method of measuring and cutting plasterboard to size and fixing.
The application of plasterboard to stud walls, window and door returns, internal and external angles and piers.
The direct bonding of plasterboard to walls using the 'dot and dab' method.
The application of drywall tape to internal/external and flush joints.
The application of drywall beads to external angles.
The uses of and the mixing of joint filler and joint cement.
Hand jointing techniques to internal/external and flush joints leaving a smooth seamless crack free finish.
Machine taping and jointing techniques to internal/external and flush joints.
The correct method of feathering, sanding down and sealing ready for decoration.
Week 2:

How to set out and construct metal furring suspended ceilings.
How to set out and construct metal stud partition walls, incorporating window and door openings, T junctions and internal/external corners.
How to accurately measure, cut and screw fix plasterboard (using power drivers) to these systems, allowing for the installation of services etc.

You will be taught:

The application of drywall tapes to internal/external corners, window reveals and flush joints.
Hand jointing techniques to internal/external and flush joints leaving a smooth seamless crack free finish.
The correct method of feathering, sanding down and sealing ready for decoration.
As with week 1, great importance is given to the preparation of plasterboard joints. Skills gained during week 1 are reinforced enabling you to approach all taping & jointing with confidence.

Duration: 10 days

"This 2 week combined ‘dry-lining’ skills course will suit the independent tradesperson who may wish to establish themselves as a ‘main contractor’ offering an all round multi-skilled dry-lining service."


CAN BE USED AS EVIDENCE TOWARDS NVQ UNITS: VR01 VR02 VR03 VR125i VR127 VR129 VR130 VR131


The Building Skills Centre has over 20 years experience in delivering practical courses at our purpose built workshop in Somerset UK. These courses are delivered by our CITB and City & Guilds Accredited NVQ Assessors and designed to prepare you to work professionally in the building industry.

We pride ourselves in offering inexpensive practical courses including Plastering courses, Drylining courses, Metal Stud Partitioning courses and Artexing courses. We believe that you are in the best hands to learn a new skill or indeed improve on those skills you may already have.

The Plastering Course is ideal for the person who wishes to plaster to a professional level but has little or no previous experience of plastering, or tradesmen who are sometimes faced with plastering situations while carrying out their own work. You can choose to complete a 1 week, 2 week or 6 week Plastering Course.

The Drylining Course has been developed to meet current Building Industry trends. It has been designed for those who wish to take advantage of the ever increasing demand in the Building Industry for Dry lining and Jointing . You can choose to complete a 1 week Dry lining Course or add it to the metal Stud Partitioning Course for a 2 week drywall course.

The Metal Stud Partitioning Course will give each trainee the complete 'hands on' experience in the installation of metal stud partitioning and metal furring suspended ceilings. You can choose to complete a 1 week Metal Stud Partitioning Course or add it to the Drylining Course for a 2 week drywall course.

The Artexing Course is ideal for those with little or no previous experience wishing to start a new career in Artexing or tradesmen such as Painters, Decorators, Plasterers, Builders etc; who wish to add Artexing to their existing range of skills. The Artexing Course is for 1 week.


Quality and craftsmanship are our keywords. Whichever course you choose we look forward to passing our skills on to you.

“Your Building Skills Centre training will prove to be an excellent investment one which will benefit you for many years to come.”

All training is carried out in our purpose built workshop in Somerset UK. Accommodation is available at our exclusive guest house with rates starting at just £14 per night, including a full english breakfast.

Guide Price: £660.00

Delivery: In house
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