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Interior systems introduction to the construction of control joint details in partitions


The purpose of this standard is to provide the candidate with practical knowledge and skills required to work on the construction of control joint details in partitions.


Minimum 1/2 day of 3 learning hours


The purpose of this standard is to provide the candidate with practical knowledge and skills required to work on the construction of control joint details in partitions.  


  • instructions, design and technical literature 
  • selection and usage of materials and tools 
  • personal protective equipment (PPE) 
  • team working 
  • safe and clean working practices 
  • interpreting the design 
  • control joints 
  • bespoke products. 

Occupational relevance

Training delivered against this standard would be relevant to the following occupational group(s): 

  • operative and craft 
  • supervision. 

Candidate pre-requisites

There are no candidate pre-requisites as part of this standard. However a basic knowledge of interior systems terminology and techniques would be beneficial.


As a minimum, course instructors must be able to demonstrate that, in relation to this standard, they have: 

  • a train the trainer or instructional techniques course certificate  
  • successfully completed training to this standard  
  • at least 2 years relevant industrial experience 
  • a verifiable CV. 


Delivery may be in an on or off the job environment. 

All materials and equipment must be of a suitable quality and quantity for candidates to achieve learning outcomes and must comply with relevant legislation. 

The class size and candidate/instructor ratio must allow training to be delivered in a safe manner and enable candidates to achieve the learning outcomes.  

The following delivery methods may/may not be used in the delivery of this standard: 

  • practical training in an on or off the job environment.

This standard is considered to contain 51% or more practical training. 

This standard is considered to be set at an entry level. 


For the successful completion of training, candidates must complete an end of course practical assessment or knowledge test that measures the learning outcomes and has a pass or fail criteria.  

Quality assurance


Quality assurance against this standard will require initial approval of the training organisation and their content mapped to the standard.  

CITB will also conduct an approval intervention, either desk-based or centre visit, to ensure the training organisation can meet the requirements of the training standard.  

Approved training organisations (ATOs) will be required to present information on records of training and assessment upon request to CITB for desk based analysis. They will also be visited annually by the CITB quality assurance team.


No Renewal/Refreshment Requirements - There are no mandatory renewal or recommended refreshment requirements for this standard.

Approval date

October 2019

Review cycle 

Either on request or in 3 years from approval date

Learning outcomes

The candidate will be able to:

  • Briefly explain instructions, drawings and technical literature. 
  • Select and use materials. 
  • Demonstrate the correct use of tools, materials and PPE. 
  • Work as part of a team under instruction. 
  • Interpret the design specified. 
  • Demonstrate the workings of control joints. 
  • Create gap in line with control joint. 
  • Demonstrate the ability to construct control joints to specification. 
  • Explain how to interpret design specified. 
  • Explain the need for control joints and their purpose 
  • Describe how to construct control joints to specification 
  • Describe bespoke products that can be bought or designed. 
  • Protect the work and maintain a safe working environment. 

Additional information about this standard 

Health and Safety Executive (HSE) guidance: 

Managing construction health risks 


Safety topics 


Health and Safety Executive (HSE) publication: 

Health and safety in construction, HSG150, 2006.