Get Tiling NVQ Assessment

Anyone who is working as a tiler without recognised qualifications will benefit from achieving a NVQ qualification.

In order to work towards gaining a nationally recognised NVQ qualification, those people working in the tiling industry will need to undergo assessment in order to demonstrate their abilities.

Practising tilers will need to find an NVQ approved assessment centre that employs experienced instructors and assessors who are able to provide accredited onsite assessment (OSAT).

Official OSAT is aimed at those people who already possess tiling knowledge having worked within the industry or have lower level qualifications which demonstrate their competence to be able to complete a NVQ.

If you want to be assessed onsite, you will need to make certain that a centre's assessors and internal verifiers are approved by City & Guilds and the Construction Awards Alliance.

Once the NVQ Assessment process has been put into motion, there will be an interview been the candidate and the assessor in which a timetable of action will be created.

All NVQ applicants will need to gather and record evidence which ideally be confirmed by either a supervisor or site foreman if an assessor was unable to be present in person.

Accredited assessors can visit your workplace and observe you performing tiling tasks at work so that they can examine the quality of work and discuss what evidence of competency you have provided.

Once an assessor has evaluated the quantity and quality of your work, he will be able to sign off the appropriate NVQ units which can be achieved in a relatively short space of time.

The process of completing the relevant units can be hampered if the tiling tasks you perform at work are restricted or repetitive so you will have to discuss with your assessor how to achieve this.

Achieving a NVQ will set a tiler on the route to gain a Construction Skills Certification Scheme card, which is an increasingly popular way of proving occupational competence.

Employers are usually happy for their tiling staff to undergo onsite assessment because demonstrating the competence of their employees though qualifications means that they can promise a higher quality product.

NVQ qualified tradesmen are more likely to have greater awareness of health and safety issues which means that employers can trust that there will be fewer accidents around the workplace.

If you are a practicing tiler but do not thing that you are at the appropriate level for OSAT, there are plenty of other qualification courses than can set you on the way to achieving the all important NVQ.

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