Floor Layer / Carpet Fitting Apprenticeship



Level 2

Remote Learning

30 - 36 Months

Overview of the role

A Floor layer is a trained craftsperson who will be involved with the installation of either carpets, vinyl, linoleum and rubber or laminate and wood flooring and will work for large and small employers in all types of buildings within a diverse range of commercial and domestic environments. Buildings may be existing or new and part of a construction site, such as housing estates, schools, shops, hospitals, airports or more iconic buildings such as the Shard or the Olympic Stadium in London.

A floor layer works in an efficient and safe manner, and ensure high levels of customer care, particularly within the domestic environment; working alone or within a team. The type of floorcovering will vary from basic to designer installations, thus working with a diverse range of materials and designs, and being one of the finishing trades, will significantly contribute to the look and feel of a building and can provide great personal satisfaction.

The main duties and tasks include preparing the work area and sub-floor to a suitable standard to enable the following installation of floorcoverings to the clients specification.

Floor layers need to be good at communicating, able to interact effectively with colleagues, clients and associated trades e.g. plumbers, electricians, painters. They must also be able to interpret drawings and extract relevant information to complete the installation of the flooring, but be flexible, in adapting their approach and techniques when faced with unexpected site conditions.

This apprenticeship consists of a core and options and apprentices are required to select one option depending upon their job role. The occupations covered by this standard are:

  • Textile & Resilient Floor layer – prepares subfloors and installs textile floorcoverings (g. carpet from a roll and carpet tiles) and also resilient floorcoverings (e.g. vinyl, linoleum and rubber, in sheet and tile formats)
  • Wood Floor layer – prepares subfloors and installs laminate and wood flooring in various formats.

Completion of the apprenticeship will allow individuals to meet the requirements (Skilled Worker) of construction industry registration schemes (Construction Skills Certification Scheme – CSCS).

New or existing employees

The apprenticeship is suitable for those looking to develop their skills, whether they are a new employee wanting to learn and progress, or existing employees looking to retrain or upskill within their industry.


Business benefits

  • Training tailored to your business needs
  • Reduced training costs 
  • Boost employee morale and productivity
  • Give you the competitive edge 
  • Improve profits 
  • Future-proof your business

Learner benefits

  • Free nationally recognised qualification
  • Earn whilst you learn
  • Alternative to university 
  • Gain practical and relevant experience
  • Fast-track to a career

Apprenticeship delivery

The apprenticeship will be delivered via a blended approach which will include workplace coaching and online bite-sized training with distanced support. This will include:

  • Development of the learner’s knowledge, skills, behaviours relevant to the job role
  • Level 2 functional skills where appropriate
  • End-point assessment preparation

This is when the individual will learn the skills, knowledge and behaviours which will support them for their end-point assessment. The apprentice will undertake a combination of activities, such as group and individual learning-based sessions, specialised mentoring, shadowing, bespoke resources and off-site visits in order to support their learning and development.

After 30 months teaching and learning, you, your training provider and the learner will review the learners journey and decide whether it is the right time for the on-programme assessment.

This is when the learner will need to demonstrate they have learned the required knowledge, skills and behaviours, through a scenario-based knowledge test, a competency-based interview, an evidence-based portfolio and a professional discussion relating to the evidence of competence and achievement in the apprentice role.