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TTA SECURES CITB FUNDING TO ASSIST FIXERS TO GAIN THEIR CSCS CARDS

Funding secured from the CITB has enabled the provision of an assessor infrastructure for the wall and floor tiling sector across the UK to support quality assured assessment of experienced operatives to NVQ L2. Part funding is also available for NVQ EWPAR/OSAT training, which will help fixers obtain their CSCS cards. Having independent NVQ assessors […]

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IMPEY ANNOUNCES 2018 ‘WE ARE WETROOMS’ TRAINING TOUR DATES

Now entering its third year, the ‘We Are Wetrooms’ installation training tour continues to grow in popularity. During 2018 Impey’s specialist wetroom training event will visit nine locations, giving plumbers, bathroom installers and tilers the opportunity to develop or refresh their wetroom fitting expertise – and booking is now open. Across domestic, commercial and healthcare […]

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BAL RELAUNCHES ITS FIVE DAY TRAINING COURSE

Following an increase in requests from tilers and contractors, BAL has relaunched its intensive five-day wall and floor tiling course. Held at BAL’s state-of-the-art Innovation and Technology Centre (ITC), the course combines modern training techniques, including presentation, workshops, demonstrations as well as “hands on” practical work in individual bays designed to reflect real life installations. […]

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TTA DEAL WITH CITB WILL ASSIST FIXERS TO ACCESS TRAINING

The TTA has secured CITB part-funding to train eight new NVQ assessors over the next 18 months. The aim of the funding is to provide an assessor infrastructure for the wall and floor tiling sector across the UK which will support quality assured assessment of experienced operatives to NVQ L2. Part funding will also be […]

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UK WORLDSKILLS TEAM REP ATTENDS PRE-FINAL TEST

Armondas Tamulis, Worldskills UK team representative for Wall and Floor Tiling at the Worldskills final in Abu Dhabi, recently attended a pressure test at a vocational college in Denmark. Armondas travelled with Worldskills UK training expert Paul Doran and was part of a large international group from the UK, India, Belarus, Hungary, Russia and Denmark […]

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IMPEY’S ‘WE ARE WETROOMS’ TRAINING TOUR ADDS EXTRA DATE

Impey’s ‘We Are Wetrooms’ training tour 2017 is proving so popular, that the UK-based manufacturer has decided to add an extra date to accommodate requests from installers who don’t want to miss out. As wetroom specification across domestic, commercial and healthcare markets continues to grow, installers, keen to ensure up-to-date knowledge of wetroom installation, have […]

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FINAL SELECTIONS MADE FOR UK WORLDSKILLS TILING TEAM

The path to WorldSkills 2017 continues for the UK tiling team, sponsored by Schlüter-Systems Ltd. Most recently, a series of challenges over an intensive 2-day stretch, from 29th – 30th March, saw the nomination of the representative to compete at the grand final, in Abu Dhabi. Armondas Tamulis, of Southern Regional College Northern Ireland (SRC), […]

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‘FIND APPRENTICESHIP TRAINING’ TOOL NOW LIVE

The Skills Funding Agency has launched a new tool to help employers across England find apprenticeship training.  ‘Find Apprenticeship Training’ is now available on GOV.UK: https://findapprenticeshiptraining.sfa.bis.gov.uk/ It gives employers information about apprenticeships on offer at approved training organisations and includes information on more than 16,000 apprenticeships, as well as details about the training providers that […]

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THE SEARCH IS ON FOR A TILING ‘MASTER CRAFTSMAN’

The TTA is once again working with The Worshipful Company of Tylers and Bricklayers of the City of London to encourage and recognise the highest levels of craftsmanship. This recognition takes the form of the awarding of Master Craftsman status by the Worshipful Company at a ceremony in the City of London in March each […]

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Provide feedback on the new Trailblazer Apprenticeship for The Wall and Floor Tiler Qualification

The Tile Association’s Trailblazer Apprenticeship Working Group is making excellent progress on The Wall and Floor Tiler Qualification, with feedback from the Dept of Education, BIS and CITB being very positive. The Working Group are required to consult with industry on the Standard occupational profile for this prior to submission for approval. The full occupational profile can be viewed here. TTA would […]

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