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Ministerial Approval paves the way for New Floorlaying Apprenticeship

Ministerial Approval paves the way for New Floorlaying Apprenticeship

Alan Gayle of AG Flooring Ltd (lead employer for the bid) is delighted to confirm that Ministerial Approval has been received to develop a new apprenticeship standard for the sector, which will replace the existing floorcoverings apprenticeship.

The new apprenticeship is required after a Government review which recommended that new trailblazer apprenticeships should be developed by employers for every sector, to ensure that they meet the current and future needs of the industry.

Alan said “this really is fantastic news for companies who employ floorlayers or carpet fitters, also a great opportunity to be involved in reshaping our Industry for the future. As we can now commence the process of establishing our new employer group in order to agree the skills, knowledge and behaviours required for a Floorlaying Apprenticeship, along with the related training and assessment required to provide world class skills for the next generation of floorlayers”.

The bid is supported by large and small companies who cover commercial and domestic activity and where appropriate, the employer group will have access to support from the CFA and CITB.

If you would like to read the latest version of Guidance for Trailblazers it is available here or you can talk to Mick O’Flynn CFA’s Training manager about apprenticeships on 0115 941 1126.

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