This course meets the needs of students who have gained an apprenticeship position in Wall and Floor Tiling. It allows them to learn, develop and practise the skills required for their employment. It also contributes knowledge and understanding towards the related Diploma in Wall and Floor Tiling, which involves further understanding of tiling.
This course is delivered in conjunction with the apprentice's employer and support is given to ensure specific training is available to meet all needs.
You should have gained employment as an apprentice with a tiling or building company. GCSE grade D/3 or above in English and Maths, a Pass or above in a Construction-based course or an equivalent qualification are desirable, although not always required. You will undertake a skills test in literacy and numeracy.
A commitment to your own learning and performance in a working environment is essential.
You will be assessed by completing College-based practical and theory assessments as you work towards your full apprenticeship programme. You will also build an NVQ portfolio of evidence on your site-based experience. You will be visited by your allocated assessor at your place of work and discussions with your employer will form supportive evidence of your achievements.
You will undertake tests in literacy and numeracy as part of your apprenticeship framework.
You need safety boots and Personal Protective Equipment, such as a hard hat and overalls, which should be supplied by your employer.
You can progress to the Advanced Apprenticeship in Wall and Floor Tiling providing you pass your:
Young plasterer Brad Peters loves his apprenticeship with Horbury Building Systems and is looking forward to getting a trade under his belt. Brad, who is 16 and studying for his level 2 plastering qualification via Derby College, has described both his job and his college course as “brilliant.” Now just over six months into his apprenticeship, he is gaining valuable on the job experience alongside Horbury plasterer Paul Coward on a range of commercial contracts. Brad, who is from South Wingfield, wasn’t sure what to do when he first left school but the idea of learning a trade strongly appealed to him. After hearing about Rotherham-based Horbury through a friend of his sister, he contacted the national construction group directly and grasped the opportunity to train as a plasterer. Under Paul’s expert supervision, Brad is currently working on the plastering elements of a new student accommodation block in Coventry and has previously assisted Paul on commercial contracts in Sheffield, Huddersfield, Rochdale and Hull. Brad’s apprenticeship also marks the beginning of a great relationship between Derby College and Horbury, with the company looking to take on more apprentices via the college over the next 12 months
Like with anything there are some jobs I like more than others. Of course scraping and preparation has to be done first, which no one likes much, but I really enjoy the plastering part. It's quite a skill and involves a lot of attention to detail. I'm also enjoying going to Derby College on day release. The facilities there are great and all the teaching staff are very helpful.