Experienced Tilers who need NVQ
If you are an experienced, time served Tiler but have no qualifications to confirm this, this quick route to NVQ level 2 may be the answer you are looking for. No site assessments are required, just a profiling session here at Able Skills and a practical test to confirm your competence. This will help you with getting the right CSCS card and gain you access to site work as a Tiler rather than as a labourer. This fast track route is non complicated and can be completed in a relatively short time frame if all of the evidence required is readily available. The 4 Steps of EWPA - Experienced Worker Practical Assessment Step 1: Upon contacting Able Skills, we will arrange a profiling appointment for you and make recommendations of the kind of information and evidence you may wish to bring along to support your application as an experienced Tiler. Step 2: At your profiling appointment (which will last for approximately 2 hours) our tiling assessor will introduce you to the process and make an initial assessment to ensure you are suitable to qualify through this method. They will look over any items of tiling 'evidence' you may have with you, evidence you provide can be in a written form, such as witness statements from customers or supervisors worked with in the past, or it can take the form of photographs of your work, site plans, qualifications or proof of tiling employment. If there is insufficient evidence but it is clear that you are a competent Tiler, you will be advised of what additional tiling evidence is required which you will have to bring back to the Centre to undertake a review. Step 3: Once all of the required portfolio evidence is complete, you will undertake a practical assessment of your skills which will be observed by our tiling assessor. This will be followed by a recorded professional discussion to assess your knowledge of tiling; we will aim to complete this process over a period of 2 days. Step 4: If you are successful, you will receive your NVQ certificate through the post in a relatively short period of time. If you do not pass the assessment all is not lost: the work you have done can still count towards your qualification through OSAT. The following mandatory units make up the QUA 850 level 2 NVQ Diploma in Wall & Floor Tiling and you will be required to provide evidence of: QCF641: Conforming to General Health, Safety and Welfare in the Workplace QCF642: Conforming to Productive Working Practices in the Workplace QCF643: Moving, Handling and Storing Resources in the Workplace QCF141v2: Preparing Backgrounds to Receive Wall and/or Floor Tiling in the Workplace QCF142v2: Tiling Wall and Floor Structures in the Workplace Once you have achieved NVQ level 2 via this route, you may wish to consider being assessed on-site to achieve level 3 at a later date.