Members of The Standard Working Group, supported by The Tile Association, worked with the awarding body on The Standard Wall and Floor Tiler Apprenticeship.

Feedback from the Department of Business, Innovation & Skills and the CITB was very positive throughout – and we are delighted to be able to say that the new apprenticeship is now available.

This apprenticeship will play a major role in providing opportunities for young people who are interested in joining the industry and it will also help drive up skill levels of new entrants to the industry for the benefit of companies and employers.

The final stage of the process was completed, with the approval of the End Point Assessment (EPA) by the Institute for Apprenticeships, the public body which oversees the development and management of apprenticeships in the UK.

Martin Lindsay, director of Moderna Contracts Ltd and chairman of The Standard Working Group says: “This is a very big milestone for us, it’s good news for the industry and it supports Government and industry objectives to qualify the workforce.”

You can view the standard here.

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