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NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Wall And Floor Tiling (Construction)

Ref : B20-10

Type : New Approval

Date : 3 February 2020

12 Week Notification:

NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Wall And Floor Tiling (Construction)

Dear Colleague,

As part of our commitment to provide qualifications in line with industry requirements we regularly review all qualifications across all occupations.

A review has been made via the CITB Standards Setting Body (SSB) on the Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Wall And Floor Tiling (Construction) qualification and therefore we wish to inform you of the changes as shown below.

The above qualification has been replaced with a new Qualification with a new Ofqual Portal reference and the following changes have been applied:

• NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Wall And Floor Tiling (Construction) (600/3527/4) to be replaced with -

NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Wall And Floor Tiling (Construction) (603/5462/8), available as from 1 May 2020.

Unit changes that sit in the Mandatory/Optional Group, as listed below:

Unit141: Preparing backgrounds for tiling in the workplace – updated to a version 3, GLH now 58

Unit142: Tiling wall and floor surfaces in the workplace – updated to a version 3, GLH now 75

Unit149: Laying under tile electrical heating systems and tile systems in the workplace – updated to a version 3, GLH now 66

GLH for this qualification increases from 104 to 200

The existing qualification will close for registrations on 30 April 2020 and the Achievement and Certification dates will expire 30 April 2023 to allow anyone previously registered to achieve and be certificated before the old qualification is officially withdrawn.


• Quartz web, Horizon, Website and Skillsfile will be updated accordingly with the new amendments and the qualification structure is attached in the DOWNLOADS tab on the website for the qualification - NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Wall And Floor Tiling (Construction) qualification, with the changes for your information.

• Also attached in the DOWNLOADS tab on the website, is the new unit versions with the changes highlighted, for your perusal.

If you have any questions please contact your dedicated customer co-ordinator on:


0300 999 1177 (select option 5, then 1)

Kind regards,

NOCN

Qualifications Related to this Bulletin
Title Sector Level Reference
NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Wall & Floor Tiling (Construction) 5.2 Building and Construction Level 2 600/3527/4