It’s that time of year again when the FeRFA apprentices complete their final training module.
3rd October 2019 saw Resin Group 21 and 22 finish their classroom training with Module 14 - Flowable Screeds using Ardex K11 rapid hardening levelling and smoothing compound. They will now go into an assessment period where they will build their portfolio of evidence providing records and videos to prove practical skills such as applying a coating or screed or carrying out various types of surface preparati
This years group included apprentices from TPS360 Ltd, Central Flooring Services Ltd, Euro Resin Solutions Ltd and The IRL Group.
As a sponsor of the apprentices VI Distribution Ltd were there to award them with a bag of consumables to assist them in their resin flooring journey. As a stockist of Marshalltown trowels we were able to supply a good quality wooden handle finishing trowel as part of their kit,which also included knee pads, lock knife, FeRFA Polo shirt and the all essential tape measure.
All of the conusmables are available to buy on our website; www.vidistribution.co.uk
The apprentices will now go into an assessment period, where they will "build their portfolio" of evidence providing records and videos to prove practical skills whilst completing various tasks such as applying a coating or screed or carrying out various types of surface preparation.
What is a FeRFA Apprenticeship?
FeRFA has been successfully running apprenticeship schemes since 2006 enabling employers to raise the skills level within their companies and provide a route for unskilled employees to gain an industry-wide recognised qualification and the CSCS blue Skilled Worker card.
FeRFA offers three apprenticeship schemes for all newcomers to the industry:
In Situ Flooring : Resin
In Situ Flooring : Screed
Prepare and Profil Substrates
All of the above run for 18 months and lead to an NVQ level 2 Diploma. Schemes usually start in Spring and Autumn, please contact FeRFA for start dates. All schemes are supported by CITB and grant funded for CITB levy-payers. There is no upper age limit for applicants. The schemes involve classroom and practical sessions plus employer-supported on-site experience.
If you would like to read more about what FeRFA can offer you then please visit their website: