Work Based Assessments for Tiling NVQ Level 2

If you are working as a Tiler and have done so for less than 5 years, are you now in a position where you would like to achieve an NVQ at level 2? We can arrange assessments via an online portfolio system to confirm your tiling competence and claim your NVQ which will generate the right CSCS card for you. If you are looking to access work on sites then this card is mandatory and preferable to a standard Labourers card.

QualificationNVQ Level 2


Entry Requirements

Industry Experience



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Duration & Cost

The cost to achieve NVQ level 2 via this OSAT route is £850.00 including vat.

Course details

OSAT: NVQ Route - On Site Assessment for Tilers with less than 5 years’ experience

As an NVQ approved assessment centre, Able Skills can offer an online portfolio service for you to achieve NVQ level 2: QUA 850 Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Wall & Floor Tiling (Construction). This is suitable to those of you who have underpinning qualifications or who have been working within the Tiling industry for less than 5 years and who have reached a level of competence which falls in line with NVQ Occupational Standards.

We have our own Assessors and Internal Verifiers, all of whom are City & Guilds and NOCN approved. As long as you are working within the Tiling industry, we can assess you on your competence.

In order to qualify and register for this Tiling NVQ, you must be employed in a role that is related to tiling.

These qualifications (NVQs) focus on practical skills and knowledge. Developed and approved by people who work in the industry, they are a great way to get into construction or to boost your career by developing new skills and knowledge through the assessment of work-based competence.

Tiling NVQ Assessment process

The process will start with an interview between you and your assessor whereby an action plan and timetable will be drawn up.

You will be required to gather and record evidence as indicated on your assessment plan comprising of:

  • Knowledge questions
  • Witness testimonies
  • Copies of site documents
  • Photos & videos of you carrying out the work on your site

You will upload this evidence on to an online portfolio system for your Assessor to mark and monitor. The assessor will sign off completed units, where sufficient quality and quantity has been provided, any shortfalls of evidence will be discussed, and any training requirements identified.

The units required to achieve a QUA 850 Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Wall & Floor Tiling (Construction) are:

  • Conforming to general safety in the workplace
  • Conforming to productive working practices in the workplace
  • Moving, handling and storing resources in the workplace
  • Preparing backgrounds for tiling in the workplace
  • Tiling wall and floor surfaces in the workplace

Supported by ONE optional unit from:

  • Laying sand and cement screeds in the workplace
  • Laying under tile heating systems and tiling surfaces in the workplace

From registration, you will have 3 years allocated time in which to achieve the Tiling NVQ. NVQs can be achieved in a relatively short space of time however, if the Tiling work you are doing is restricted or repetitive, the NVQ process can take longer because the opportunity to meet all of the required NVQ units will not be available to you.

OSAT is a method of delivering NVQs for experienced workers within the Construction Industry which meets the needs of both the industry and individuals. Programmes are designed to assess individuals in their normal working environment using our Online Portfolio System.


An increasing number of companies, contractors and clients are looking for operatives and employees to prove their competence via the CSCS card and working towards or achieving the Tiling NVQ will allocate the following:

Red Card - EXPERIENCED WORKER - Registration will take place at profiling stage and as long as you sit/have sat a Construction Skills health and safety test, this card will be generated. The card is issued on a temporary basis, while the NVQ is being achieved. The card is valid for one year and is non-renewable. An Experienced Worker Card cannot be replaced by a Construction Site Operative or a Basic Skills Green Card.

Blue Card - SKILLED WORKER - You will qualify for a blue skilled card once you have successfully completed the NVQ process and achieved the NVQ level 2.

All applicants must pass the Construction Skills health and safety test.

Tiling Courses at Able Skills

Courses open to you after

Once you have achieved NVQ level 2 via this route, you may wish to consider being assessed on-site to achieve level 3 at a later date.



All of our courses take place at our dedicated training centre in Dartford, Kent. The centre is easily accessible by road, being just 10 minutes from junction 1a on the M25. We are only a short walk from Dartford train station which is served by frequent trains taking 35 minutes from central London. For anyone travelling from further away, we have our own accommodation available at only £25 per night.

We are open Mon - Fri and 2 weekends per month for training and visitors so if you would like to find out more about this course or about Able Skills, please feel free to pop in, no appointment necessary.

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