Dry Lining (6713)

Last Updated: 27 Jul 2023
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. You may wish to study for the associated NVQ in Interior Systems, which is sometimes required to work on construction sites in the UK.

This qualification is aimed at learners wishing to develop or consolidate skills in dry lining, and will prepare you for further learning, training and employment in the construction industry.

We have produced sample tests to enable tutors and learners to experience the look and feel of e-volve prior to sitting the test, and also experience the type and style of question that will be asked in the test.

You can access the sample tests by clicking on the links below.

The sample tests cover the following units:

Available to deliver in the following:
  • England
  • Wales – please check QiW website for available funding
  • Northern Ireland

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Level 2

Dry lining at Level 2 is ideal if you have some knowledge and basic skills in plastering or other interior systems, probably from a role where you have worked under supervision, or if you have studied a qualification at Level 1 in plastering or other construction trades. You are seeking greater recognition for your skills, and the opportunity to take on more responsibility.

Our qualification covers the following knowledge and skills:

  • Health, safety and welfare in construction
  • Principles of building construction, information and communication
  • 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 sprayed plaster to plasterboard
What Careers Can This Lead To?
This qualification can lead to a career in the construction industry. 
Level 2 Diploma in Dry Lining (6713-23)
Last Registration Date: 31 Aug 2026

Level 2 Diploma in Dry Lining

  • Accreditation No: 601/3786/1 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Technical This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 46 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 440 - 450 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: 460 The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/08/2028 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
  • Qualification fees in the UK: £128.00 Our typical price is the one that is most often paid by a centre for a completed learner. Some prices are made up of multiple charging points so action like taking difference units or specialisms to complete and resitting assessments may mean the cost for some learners differs.

Here you can find all documents related to this suite of qualifications.

By clicking on the section headings below, you can access a variety of documents such as the qualification handbooks and assessment materials, Statements of Purpose, and recognition letters from industry and employers.

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Interested in delivering this qualification?

Find out more about how to become an approved City & Guilds centre or fill out our online customer application form