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Apprenticeship training course

Wall and floor tiler (level 2)

Tiling walls and floors.

Qualification level
2
Equivalent to GCSE.
Typical duration
30 months
Apprenticeship category
Construction and the built environment
Maximum funding
£14,000
Maximum amount government will fund
for apprenticeship training.
Also known as
  • Tiler
  • Wall and floor tiler
Skills
Skills an apprentice will learn
  • Follow procedures and comply with health and safety regulations, standards, and statutory guidance.
  • Identify and use personal protective equipment (PPE), respiratory protective equipment (RPE) and dust suppression.
  • Comply with risk assessments, method statements and safe systems of work.
  • Use access and work at height equipment, for example step ladders, podium steps, hop up safety platforms.
  • Plan order of works and carry out pre-installation checks.
  • Protect work area and adjacent finishes.
  • Prepare and maintain working area.
  • Select and use wall and floor tiles such as ceramic, porcelain, natural stone, agglomerate and mosaics tiles.
  • Calculate required amounts of tiles, materials, and resources for the work requirements.
  • Select and use substrate primer.
  • Set out for tiling wall and floor areas.
  • Measure, mark and cut tiles including cutting around obstacles and using laser levels.
  • Fix wall and floor tiles.
  • Install electric under-tile heating.
  • Install decoupling membranes.
  • Install tanking systems.
  • Apply adhesives in preparation to fix tiles to wall and floor surfaces.
  • Grout and finish tiles that are fixed to wall and floor areas.
  • Complete final inspections and workplace documentation.
  • Complete a customer or site manager handover.
  • Select, check, and use hand, power, cutting tools and measuring equipment.
  • Move and store hand, power and cutting tools, measuring equipment and materials.
  • Read and interpret information from manufacturers guidance and other sources, for example from drawings, specifications, digital documents, or work instructions.
  • Follow procedures in line with environmental and sustainability regulations. Segregate resources for reuse, recycling, and disposal.
  • Ensure materials are used efficiently and sustainably.
  • Apply team working principles.
  • Communicate with others verbally for example, colleagues and stakeholders.
  • Remove wall and floor tiles.
  • Carry out and record learning and development activities.
  • Identity substrates and prepare for tiling using renders, levelling compounds and screeds.
  • Rectifies defects and damages.

Full information on Wall and floor tiler (level 2) is available from the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education.

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