National Certificate in Flooring (Trade Supply) (Level 3)

Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation

Subject area

Ceiling, Wall and Floor Fixing

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Entry requirements

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About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

This qualification is for people who are required to advise customers and industry groups on the technical aspects of flooring products within the trade supply sector of the flooring industry but do not need the full suite of skills required to carry out flooring installations for floor planning and design. These people will require sound technical knowledge of flooring installations systems as a whole and the environment that the flooring system is going into.

The Compulsory section of the qualification covers industry knowledge and skills related to the characteristics of chemicals, assessing the moisture content of substrates, providing advice on the care and maintenance of floorcoverings, examining and evaluating substrates, product storage, legislation and regulatory standards, composition of timber and concrete substrates, and installation methods.

The Elective section of the qualification enables candidates to choose from a group of standards that cover knowledge and skills relating to cork flooring products, timber flooring products, soft flooring products, and resilient flooring products. In this way, candidates can specialise in the type of flooring product that is most relevant to their job.

This qualification can lead onto the Flooring Planning and Design strand of the National Certificate in Flooring (Level 4) with strands in Carpet Installation, Fine Sand and Finishes, Flooring Planning and Design, Resilient Flooring Installation, Substrate Preparation, Timber Overlay Installation, and Resin Flooring Application [Ref: 0756]. It also shares four unit standards in common with the National Certificate in Flooring (Introductory) [Ref: 1126] which can be used towards meeting the requirements of this qualification. Candidates may complete the National Certificate in Flooring (Introductory) [Ref: 1126] prior to entering into this qualification.

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