Overview

Plastering and drywall systems specialists install internal linings to buildings using lightweight steel frame systems, plasterboards and plaster products.

A dryliner creates new walls, rooms and corridors within a building. They also encase pipes and wires, create space for insulation and smooth out uneven surfaces during renovation work. Dryliners are skilled in building the internal walls in all types of buildings, using metal stud partitioning and plasterboard sheets. They can also install partitions that can be relocated as required, along with suspended ceilings and raised flooring.

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The skills you need to demonstrate

  • Accuracy

  • Customer service skills

  • Manual dexterity

  • Attention to detail

  • Teamwork

  • Timekeeping

  • Hand-eye co-ordination

  • Working under pressure

Entry criteria

This is an individual competition and competitors must be proficient with the core competencies above

Participants must be:

at least 16 years of age on 1st September 2021 and must also meet at least one of the following criteria:

• employed in the UK, having completed a relevant UK qualification in the last 12 months

• studying towards a relevant qualification in the UK, including T Levels

• working towards an apprenticeship in a relevant trade in the UK.

National Qualifier dates

For more information about the National Qualifiers for this competition please refer to the Rules and Guidance document in the ‘Useful resources’ section below

Northern Ireland: 4 May

England, Scotland and Wales:

26 and 28 April

4, 10, 12, 19, 25 and 26 May

1, 17, 19, 14, 16, and 23 June

How it works

Our competitions are open to all so please register between 28 February – 1 April 2022

Competitors take part in competitions in venues across the UK or online

Scores are quality assured and Finalists are announced

Competitors prepare and practise in readiness for the National Finals

The Finalists come together to compete in the National Finals

Those who are age eligible and have achieved the benchmark score will be invited to opt into Squad UK during the WorldSkills Lyon 2024 cycle

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