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.
•Level 2 Diploma in Wall and Floor Tiling
•Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Wall and Floor Tiling
•Employee Rights and Responsibilities
•Functional Skills English and Maths at Level 1
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:
Kieran Dixon jumped at the chance to learn a range of trades when he landed a maintenance apprenticeship through Derby College. Seventeen-year-old Kieran was one of two teenagers chosen after Ilkeston-based Belfield Furnishings gave a presentation to students at the college’s campus in the town. Now he was switched from his Level 2 Diploma in Plastering to work towards a Level 2 Diploma in Maintenance. Kieran praised the college’s teaching staff, saying they make the course fun and show you “what it’s like in the real world.” He studies one day a week in college and works with Belfield on the other four. Richard Newby, HSE and maintenance manager at Belfield, said he received a number of good applications and he was able to take on two candidates. He said: “The two lads only started earlier this month, but we’re pleased with their application and work. Our aim is to invest time and training so our apprentices gain the skills they need to be part of the team for the long haul.”
I was attracted by the fact that the job and the course together give you the chance to learn all the different trades. Hopefully I can get qualified and go onto Level 3 Maintenance. The apprenticeship opens more doors, you can learn to drive for instance.