Pure Practical

1 day course

Merchanting and distributor branch sales development

Practical hands on training for British Gypsum products and systems, focusing on maximising profitability from sales of plaster, drylining and finishing systems.

Develop understanding and practical knowledge in the use of British Gypsum products and systems.

Dates and locations for this course are listed below. Please note that it is run 'on demand' for our East Leake and Clevedon Training Centres, so please get in touch if you are interested in these locations.


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Course details


Understanding the importance of Health & Safety, including method statements and risk assessments

Applying bonding agents and Thistle finish plasters

Drylining with Gyproc plasterboards and Gyproc ThermaLine laminates

GypLyner UNIVERSAL wall and ceiling linings for renovation work

GypWall partition systems - the alternative to timber stud

Hand jointing to plasterboard surfaces - the alternative to skimming

Fire protection to steel work using Glasroc F FIRECASE

Areas of use for Glasroc F MULTIBOARD

A recapping quiz to develop knowledge required to link components and products to customer enquiries

Appreciation of the range of tools required to carry out the work

Course Type

  • Distributor training
  • Merchant training

Course Subject

  • Interior systems

Attendance requirements

The course is suitable for both new entrants to the industry or those with some sales experience who wish to develop a more detailed knowledge in these products.


Start at 9.30am concluding at 4.00pm.

Training methods

Following induction and a course overview, the day is hosted in purpose-built practical training areas to gain an understanding of the products and components used.


The course is suitable for both new entrants to the industry or those with some sales experience who wish to develop a more detailed knowledge in these products.

Evidence towards qualifications

Delegates will receive a certificate of attendance along with literature to assist with customer queries, and aid the offering of solutions to develop sales within branch.

Linked Courses

      Course locations / dates

      Clevedon, North Somerset

        East Leake, Leicestershire

          Erith, Kent

            Kirkby Thore, Cumbria

              Saint-Gobain Technical Academy

              Common questions

              Can I do an Advanced course before a Pure Practical course?
              No, you need to attend the Pure Practical course before attending an Advanced course.

              Can you come to my branch to do training?
              Yes, we have a mobile training rig to do one hour training sessions per group of staff.

              Do you cover national Building Regulations?
              Yes, primarily Part E (sound), Part L1A (new-build) / L1B (renovation) thermal insulation, Part B (fire protection). British Gypsum product and system solutions meet the regulations covered on the course.

              Is there a cost for the courses?
              For Builders Merchants and Distributors who stock British Gypsum products and systems, the course is provided free of charge.

              What courses do you do for Builders' Merchants and Distributors?
              Pure Practical - hands on all day, and very popular / Advanced Builders Merchants course, and Advanced Distributors course – both classroom based, linked to practical area work.

              More common questions


              Course was excellent, along with tuition.

              Kevin Jones, Neston, Wirral

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