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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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Training

‘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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LOOK OUT FOR NEW APPRENTICESHIP SURVEY!

The TTA’s Trailblazer Apprenticeship Working Group is making good progress on the Wall and Floor Tile Fixer qualification – with the Standard for this now to be shared with the industry for information and consultation. The feedback so far from the Department of Business, Innovation & Skills and the CITB is very positive. Once approved […]

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Get the latest developments at TTA technical seminar

  The Tile Association holds its next technical seminar on 1st November at its Staffordshire headquarters. There will be three topics on the agenda: Slip Resistance of Hard Flooring Tiling to Calcium Sulfate Screeds Update to BS5385 on Wall & Floor Tiling. Following the morning’s seminars a buffet lunch will be provided for participants. The cost […]

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