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SECOND TTA LARGE FORMAT TRAINING DAY TO BE HELD IN SEPTEMBER

Following the success of its first training course for Large Format Wall & Floor Tile and Panel Installation, held at its HQ in Stone, Staffordshire in April, TTA is now announcing the details of its second course. This is being organised in collaboration with Raimondi S.p.A. and will be held at Building Adhesives Ltd, Longton […]

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TTA PILOTS TRAINING COURSE FOR LARGE FORMAT WALL & FLOOR TILE AND PANEL INSTALLATION

TTA is a CITB Approved Training Organisation (ATO) and is taking the initiative to organise training courses with the aim of increasing understanding and fixer competence regarding the installation of Large Format Wall & Floor Tiles and Panels. ATO status means that the training courses that TTA provides are run to a defined and industry-agreed standard. […]

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INSTITUTE FOR APPRENTICESHIPS TAKES ON RESPONSIBILITY FOR TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS

From the 31 January 2019 the Institute for Apprenticeships is officially the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (the Institute). This change represents the Institute’s formal assumption of key parts of the T Levels programme. T Levels are new two-year technical study programmes that will become one of three major options for students to study […]

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ODHRAN WINS GOLD AT SKILLBUILD 2018

Odhran Connelly from Southern Regional College in Northern Ireland has won the SkillBuild 2018 National Finals in Wall and Floor Tiling. Odhran beat off stiff competition from silver medallist James Ackland (Cardiff and Vale College), bronze medallist Mariusz Kanjecki (City of Glasgow College), Callum Pearson (Highly Commended from Leeds College of Building) and four other […]

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NORCROS ADHESIVES FOCUSES ON INDUSTRY TRAINING NEEDS

Norcros Adhesives offers a wide range of training solutions, developed to meet customer needs. The company has the benefit of a fully-equipped Skills Centre at its Tunstall, Stoke, factory. This comprises a lecture room and a practical area, which can accommodate up to 12 trainees. The company’s bespoke training capability is particularly in demand. This includes […]

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TTA LEADS THE INDUSTRY IN ASSISTING FIXERS TO GAIN THEIR CSCS CARDS

CITB funding secured by the TTA is now assisting fixers gain their NVQ, and in turn CSCS cards. This is in accordance with the Government’s aim to achieve a fully qualified workforce by 2020, stimulating the market by providing a route to qualification for experienced operatives via on-site assessment (OSAT). CSCS cards are required for […]

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IMPEY LAUNCHES NEW WETROOM FITTING VIDEO

Wetrooms solutions specialist Impey has released a brand new instructional video, illustrating how quickly and easily a wetroom can be waterproofed using the company’s WaterGuard tanking membrane. Waterproofing, or tanking as it is commonly known in the plumbing trade, is a failsafe way of guaranteeing a leak-free wetroom installation. Consistently one of the hottest topics […]

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NORCROS ADHESIVES ADDS ANHYDRITE SCREEDS TO ITS PORTFOLIO OF CPD SEMINARS

Architects and specifiers are set to benefit from the latest RIBA-approved CPD seminar from tile adhesive, grout and preparation products manufacturer Norcros Adhesives. The new seminar covers one of the key current topics of interest to specifiers of floor preparation products, namely how to deal with anhydrite screeds. Called Solutions for Tiling to Anhydrite Screeds, […]

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TTA, BAL AND CITB IN JOINT PROMOTION OF A TILING INDUSTRY CAREER

BAL have teamed up with CITB (Construction Industry Training Board) and The Tile Association to demonstrate the benefits of a career in wall and floor tiling and other trades at Skills London – the UK’s biggest jobs and career events for 15-24-year olds. Dave Rowley, BAL training manager, was there in his role as lead […]

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