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.

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.
  • To be eligible to take part in WorldSkills Lyon 2023 you must be born on or after 1 January 2001.

National Qualifier dates

  • Northern Ireland: 3 June
  • England, Scotland and Wales: 10 June,  17 June, 24 June

How it works

Our competitions are open to all so please register before 14 May

The first stage of competition is a remote or online test (where applicable)

Competitors take part in competitions at their local college, training provider centre or work place, or, take part in an online competition

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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