Some funding is available for NVQ EWPAR/OSAT training, which is designed to help fixers obtain their CSCS cards. For more information and to register your interest please call 0300 365 8453 or email Support@tile.org.uk
Experienced Worker Practical Assessment (EWPA) offers experienced learners a way of achieving a qualification. It is available to very experienced workers who do not require any further tiling training. This assessment method combines the use of witness testimonies, employer endorsement, practical assessment, professional discussion and Q&As.
TTA has also secured CITB funding to train eight new NVQ assessors over the next 18 months; providing an assessor infrastructure for the wall and floor tiling sector across the UK which will support quality assured assessment of experienced operatives to NVQ L2. Having access to NVQ assessors will help the TTA strengthen its training activities and make it easier for companies and independent fixers to access the training support they need.
It is also the intention of TTA Board and Training Committee to promote and support a skilled and qualified workforce, which will stimulate the market and uptake by providing a route to qualification for experienced operatives via on-site assessment.