This qualification is for those who have experience at tiling walls and floors, and associated preparation work; it also covers more complex tiling duties such as mosaic systems and using natural stone.
You should also be involved with assisting to organise and supervise the activities being carried out - It is suitable for a working supervisor or similar.
The qualification units are a combination of tiling and work supervision NVQs.
You will also need to show understanding and awareness to prove you have a good level of knowledge in areas of your work and construction related health & safety.
Your assessor will visit you between 2-4 times (in general) to collect evidence relating to the qualification. Using methods such as Observation (watching) and Questioning/Discussion they will collect what's needed to prove your competence in your job role.
A third party reference (witness testimony) can be used as another source of evidence stating the work you are involved in, what responsibilities you have and your level of competence.
Videos and recorded discussions are used as they are a good way of collecting substantial evidence in both practical ability and level of understanding. Your assessor will work with you to plan the assessments and methods used according to the individual.
The timescale between your initial induction for the course and completion varies. However, 3-4 months is a realistic time although it can be longer or even shorter depending on the candidate's ability and availability.
The cost of a Level 3 Tiling NVQ is £1025 plus VAT at the prevailing rate. Grant money can be claimed back at completion by companies registered with CITB.