Level 2 Wall & Floor Tiling Apprenticeship Standard for Adults

Course Code: P260817

Key Information

  • Course type


  • Campus:

    North Harbour Campus

  • Start Date:


  • Duration:

    Two years

  • Attendance:


For those who have a basic understanding of wall and floor tiling and who want to progress and expand that knowledge further. 

Units include:

  • identifying and minimising hazards and risks in the workplace
  • safety procedures, risk assessments, method statements and work instructions
  • high-quality customer service as well as different communication methods
  • the purpose, characteristics and application of materials, tools, and equipment
  • the installation of porcelain, stone, conglomerate, and mosaics
  • modern and traditional construction methods
  • product types, their characteristics, qualities, uses, sustainability, and limitations
  • selecting and preparing the appropriate type of background
  • common preparation methods, make-up, and application
  • different types of resources, tools, and equipment.

You will have a good knowledge of tiles, backgrounds and ancillary products and understand and comply with statutory, safety and environmental requirements. You will be a good problem solver and communicator and be able to interact effectively with colleagues, clients, and associated trades.

To successfully complete the apprenticeship, you will need both maths and English at grade 2 or above, or Functional Skills Level 1. If necessary, these can be studied at College alongside your apprenticeship.

You will build a portfolio of work and workplace assessors will be in regular contact to provide support and to arrange onsite visits to observe your ability and skills in your daily role. It is important for you to take ownership of your own learning by seeking out opportunities to gain new skills on the job with your employer. Learning in College will be delivered through a mixture of classes, work-related activities and independent study and research.

Your final grade will be determined by collective performance in the three assessments in the endpoint assessment.
•    online knowledge-based tests
•    skills test (knowledge and behaviours are observed in the workplace)
•    professional Discussion (to demonstrate that you can apply the broad range of knowledge, skills and behaviours in the Standard).

You will attend our North Harbour Campus one day a week. Your assessor will also liaise with you to set up mutually convenient times for consultation and assessment visits at your place of work.

You will spend 6 hours of your apprenticeship working towards your off-the-job learning, which can consist of college attendance, homework/coursework, project related work, employer training, mentoring, and coaching – plus a number of other tasks (more information can be shared).

Former apprentices have gone on to be promoted in their companies to roles with more responsibility and within a short period of time some have gone on to become managers and even company directors.

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