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Introduction to trade-skills (tiling)

Challenge reference: 2952

Curriculum areas Design and TechnologyEmployabilityMathematics
Notional learning hours  10
Level WTE1
Learning aim

The learner will be introduced to the initial steps in tiling, following a number or colour sequence and have an awareness of the use of a spirit level to ascertain a level horizontal plane.

ASDAN skills LearningCoping with problemsCommunicationUse of numbers
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Learning outcomes

What the learner needs to know, understand or be able to do

The learner will:

Assessment criteria

What the learner need to demonstrate in order to meet the learning outcome

The learner can:


Follow a number or colour sequence to apply tiles to an area approximately one metre square.

  • Apply a base-line row of tiles, using spacers to ensure tiles are spaced appropriately apart
  • Apply further rows of tiles, using spacers and checking horizontal plane between each row
  • Adjust tiles if necessary (with appropriate support)

Follow initial steps in using a spirit level to check horizontal plane.

  • Follow instructions to use a spirit level to ensure horizontal tile-line 
  • Follow instructions to adjust tiles to ensure a level horizontal tile-line