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Flooring Apprenticeships with FloorSkills

FloorSkills Funded apprenticeships are open to anyone of any age and any experience level. FloorSkills apprenticeships offer up to 30 days practical training at the training centre located in Solihull, near Birmingham.

What is an Apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship is a combination of working, studying and earning a wage.

While on an apprenticeship you will be working with your employer daily and attending FloorSkills Training Centre for off site dedicated training.

FloorSkills flooring apprenticeships are available with funding to anyone living or working within England.

You will be required to visit Europe’s largest multi award-winning training centre where you will learn many methods of installation for a variety of different floorcoverings.

You will be trained in both textiles and impervious floorcoverings to a level 2 standard and complete an end point assessment to be a certified Floorlayer.

On our Textile and Impervious apprenticeship you will cover –

• Subfloor preparation
• Stretch fit textile to include stairs, winders, open plan stairs, BN steps, joins etc
• Contract textile installation to include direct stick, dual stick systems
• Carpet tiles
• LVT to include, straight lay, diagonal lay, border work and designs
• Domestic cushion floor vinyl
• Contract vinyl, safety floor, linoleum
• Estimating, creating cutting plans, writing specifications, reading scale drawings
+ a whole lot more

FloorSkills Apprenticeships

FloorSkills apprenticeships are delivered on a block release system; apprentices will attend training on alternate months, averaging 3-5 days per block release.

FloorSkills believe the best way to learn is to complete a full installation from start to finish, this includes the apprentices preparing their own area ready for installation, right through to the finishing touches. FloorSkills do not pre-prepare or part install the area for the students.

On the Textile and Impervious apprenticeship apprentices will cover:
• Subfloor preparation
• Stretch fit textile to include stairs, winders, open plan stairs, BN steps, joins etc.
• Contract textile installation to include direct stick and dual stick systems.
• Carpet Tiles
• LVT to include, straight lay, diagonal lay, border work and designs.
• Domestic cushion floor vinyl
• Contract vinyl, safety floor, linoleum
• Estimating, creating cutting plans, writing specifications, reading scale drawings
+ a whole lot more

The apprenticeship is delivered over an average of 18 months, varying to suit individual apprentices needs. After approximately 18 months the apprenticeship moves onto the EPA Assessment process.

What is an EPA Assessment?

The EPA assessment consists of:

  • Practical assessment.
  • Professional Discussion.
  • General Knowledge test.

FloorSkills will be constantly assessing the apprentice’s ability throughout the apprenticeship and tailoring the training to suit the individual.

Mock assessments are completed and additional training provided as necessary to ensure the apprentice is ready for the EPA.

The EPA assessment can be carried out at any approved EPA centre or at FloorSkills by an independent assessor, where FloorSkills will look after the whole process making it trouble free for the employer and the apprentice.

What will the apprentice achieve?

Apprentices work towards gaining the following achievements / qualifications:

  • Level 2 Floorlayer Certification.
  • Level 1 and/or Level 2 Functional Skills.
  • Employer Rights and Responsibilities.
  • PLTS Certification.

Apprenticeship funding and how it works

FloorSkills has funding available for ALL age groups. There are no age restrictions.

16-18yrs are fully funded, no employer contributions, and a confirmed employer incentive of £1000

19yrs + are 90% funded, with the employer covering the 10% shortfall.

The above costs include all training provided by FloorSkills, End Point Assessment (EPA), Certification, Function Skills, etc.

THERE ARE NO HIDDEN COSTS!

Apprenticeship schedule *

Textile & Impervious Apprenticeship

  • Week 1 (4 Days) – Induction, H+S, ERR, Subfloor Preparation (Solid Subfloors)
  • Week 2 (3 Days) – Textile Installation to basic area, straight stairs, BN steps and Joins
  • Week 3 (4 Days) – Subfloor prep (Wooden Subfloors) Basic LVT Installation
  • Week 4 (4 Days) – Textile Installation to complicated area, twin stick, Joins, straight stairs, winders
  • Week 5 (5 Days) – Subfloor prep (mixture of systems) Safety Flooring, Inset Cove formed, Sit on skirts, welding
  • Week 6 (4 Days) – Quotes, Customer Relations, Building Construction, Carpet Tiles, Cushion floor vinyl
  • Week 7 (4 Days) – Subfloor prep (floating systems) LVT diagonal lay and border work
  • Week 8 (4 Days) – Textile stretch fit (Apprentice to complete with minimal guidance) to include joins, stairs and winders
  • Week 9 (4 Days) – Subfloor prep (Apprentice to specify and complete with minimal guidance) DPM, Primers, Smoothing Compounds and Plywood installation
  • Week 10 (4 Days)- EPA Assessment MOCK practical test
  • Week 11 (3 Days)- EPA Practical Assessment

Wood Flooring Apprenticeship

FloorSkills also have a specialised wood training area and will be re-introducing the wood apprenticeship in the near future, for further information please contact us by phone 01564 703 900.

  • Week 1 (4 Days) – Induction, H+S, ERR, Subfloor Preparation
  • Week 2 (2 Days) – Strip, Plank Installation
  • Week 3 (3 Days) – Wood Block (Herringbone), Border Work Installation
  • Week 4 (3 Days) – Estimating, Wood Science, Bespoke Design Work
  • Week 5 (2 Days) – Sports Floors Installation
  • Week 6 (4 Days) – Sand + Seal, Floor Repairs, Finishes
  • Week 7 (2 Days) – Stairs Installation
  • Week 8 (4 Days) – EPA Mock Assesment
  • Week 9 (4 Days) – EPA Practical Assessment

* Please note that the Schedule is a guide only.  Different Apprenticeship groups can run at different speeds dependent on previous experience an apprentice might have. Due to this the schedule ‘may’ change to suit the apprentice’s speed and skill levels.  Apprenticeship groups may also change as we try to merge apprentices into groups with similar speed and skill levels.

Training opportunities for all types of businesses

FloorSkills offer commercial flooring training courses with recognised qualifications and value for money without sacrificing quality.

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