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Wall and Floor Tiling
Level 2

Apprenticeship:

Wall and Floor Tiling

Qualification: Level 2

Duration: 22 months

Wall and Floor Tilers operate in domestic and commercial properties undertaking all types of wall and floor tiling. Premises include houses, schools, offices, airports hospitals, factories and construction sites. The is varied work; tilers utilise and install a wide range of ceramic and natural stone tiles using different techniques. Tilers work both internally and externally; they work individually and/or as part of a team. They have a good knowledge of tiles, backgrounds and ancillary products and understand and comply with statutory, safety and environmental requirements. They are good problem solvers and communicators and are able to interact effectively with colleagues, clients and associated trades. The tiler must also be able to interpret drawings and be able to extract relevant information to the task in hand. The tiler must be able to recognise and achieve high levels of quality in their finished work.

Type of job roles the programme is for

  • Wall Tiler 
  • Floor Tiler
  • Ceramic Tiler 

Qualifications

  • Level 2 Diploma in Wall and Floor Tiling
  • Functional Skills in Maths
  • Functional Skills in English 

Progression opportunities

  • Level 3 Diploma in Wall and Floor Tiling

Apprenticeship:

Wall and Floor Tiling

Qualification: Level 2

Duration: 22 months

  • New learners/employers are assessed by a Business Advisor's Skills Coach to ensure their suitability for the programme
  • After this, they will complete an initial assessment and scoping to identify areas of improvement, and development goals for the apprenticeship
  • An apprenticeship induction is then held for new learners, where they will be introduced to the schedule of study

Skills

  • Working safely
  • Interpret and follow verbal and written work instruction
  • Measure/mark out/cut/finish/position and secure 
  • Select materials including wall and floor tiles, adhesives, grouts and trims.
  • Prepare wall and floor backgrounds surfaces including new and old services.
  • Fix tiles to vertical and horizontal surfaces including outlets and window sills etc.

Knowledge

  • Understand the difference of common preparation methods, make up and application, screed levelling compounds, priming and surface preparation depending on substrate (tanking).
  • Understand the process and procedures for measuring and setting out a range of tiling procedures, accounting for product type and size and cutting techniques.
  • Knowledge of materials used in the application of wall and floor tiling. Understanding the limitations and applications of different types of tiles.

Behaviours

  • Customer service
  • Effective communication
  • Effective team work
  • Logical thinking
  • Working effectively
  • Time management
  • Adaptability

Apprenticeship:

Wall and Floor Tiling

Qualification: Level 2

Duration: 22 months

There is a clear GC Education & Skills career pathway for the apprentice once they've completed the Level 2 Wall and Floor Tiling course.