Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Floorcovering Occupations (Construction)

This group award has been withdrawn and has entered its lapsing period.

The operational end-date for this qualification is 31/05/2020

The certification end-date for this qualification is 31/05/2022 

SQA code: GK10 68
Ofqual code: 601/5839/6
Minimum Total Qualification Time: 1270
Minimum Guided Learning Hours: 543
Minimum Credit value: 127

The (NVQ) Diploma in Floorcovering Occupations at Level 2 will develop knowledge and skills in areas such as:

  • assessing and evaluating conditions for floorcoverings in the workplace and installing floorcoverings
  • assessing and preparing background surfaces for floorcoverings
  • setting out for laying floorcoverings in the workplace
  • preparing and fitting underlays for floorcoverings
  • joining and repairing textile floorcoverings in the workplace.

This qualification is available through training providers and colleges in England and Wales.

Rationale and purpose of this qualification

This qualification is aimed at those who are in work and are looking for recognition of their prior learning and experience.

Its primary purpose is to confirm the learner's occupational competence in laying floor coverings. As a work-related, competence-based qualification it provides confirmation to employers, industry managers and card schemes that the learner has the skills and knowledge needed to meet the nationally recognised standard to carry out the role.

Learners who achieve this qualification can use it to gain employment, to progress in the industry, or to work towards another qualification (see Progression).


The qualification is designed to meet the following objectives:

  • supporting a role in the workplace
  • knowledge, understanding and skills 

What does this qualification cover?

As this is a competence-based qualification, learners will be acquiring the knowledge and skills required through on-the-job experience or in a learning environment.

To achieve the whole qualification, learners need a minimum of 119 credits.  They must complete 10 mandatory units plus two optional units from the qualification structure.

Who is this qualification for?

This qualification is suitable for:

  • school leavers
  • adult returners to education
  • people in employment who wish to enhance their career prospects
  • individuals who wish to start their own business
  • apprentices
  • individuals who wish to start their own business in the construction industry
  • learners with no prior experience
  • learners not in employment who wish to enhance their career prospects
  • full-time and part-time employees
  • school and college students with a part-time job or work experience that enables them to develop the appropriate skills in the workplace


Entry to the qualification is at the discretion of the centre.

There are no specific skills, knowledge understanding or any other qualifications that must be achieved in order to start this qualification, however learners must have the potential and opportunity to gain this qualification successfully.

This qualification is mainly taken by individuals who are employed (or seeking employment) as a floorlayer.


The (NVQ) diploma in Floorcovering Occupations (Construction) Level 2 may lead to advancement in employment within the construction industry or to further education.

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Qualification structure

The qualification requires the learner to complete 10 mandatory units (credit value 109) and 2 optional units (credit value 18).

Group award code: GK10 68, OFQUAL code: 601/5839/6 (credit value 127)

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How to assess

Ongoing course assessment will apply. Each unit specification gives detailed information on the assessment criteria, assessment (evidence) requirements and guidance on instruments of assessment for the unit.

The qualification is assessed by completing a portfolio of evidence which details what the learner has completed at work. This can be gathered through observation, professional discussion, witness testimony or supporting documentary evidence. The assessor can work alongside the learner to confirm that they have met the requirements of the qualification and that they are therefore competent in their role.

Competence is displayed through the assessor observing the learner demonstrate that they carry out their normal work activities competently and to the industry standard and comply with current legislation and company procedures.

The assessment process will ensure that the learner can complete the tasks that they have been directed to undertake and that they can interpret the instructions correctly. They will demonstrate that they can select the appropriate resources for the tasks and can complete them within the given timescales and specifications.

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