First for Flooring- Pilot Apprenticeship to launch September 2021

CMN Coaching and Expertise, a part of Cornwall Marine Community, has labored with Andy Hardy of Cornwall Carpets and Flooring to develop the primary employer – led Flooring Apprenticeship programme. This can be accessible at a devoted coaching centre in Launceston, Cornwall.

Off to a flying carpet begin, six apprentices have already been recruited on this pilot and there’s scope for 2 extra on this pilot 12 months.

In the course of the pandemic Andy Hardy, MD of Cornwall Carpets and Flooring was capable of design this apprenticeship primarily based on actual work-based necessities.


Andy mentioned:“Since I began within the business coaching and schooling has been a ardour of mine. While establishing my enterprise, Cornwall Carpet and Flooring in 1999, I carried out my assessor coaching. I began creating the idea a couple of years in the past however through the first lock down I had time to develop, refine and write a devoted handbook. I then contacted Mark Williams, Director of CMN Coaching and Expertise to open discussions about accreditation. We at the moment are operating this Pilot Flooring apprenticeship in September 2021”.



A Floorlayer is a skilled craftsperson who can be concerned with the set up of carpets, vinyl, linoleum and rubber in addition to laminate and wooden flooring. Floorlayers work for giant and small employers in all kinds of buildings inside a various vary of economic and home environments. Nevertheless what many don’t realise is that there’s a enormous variety of flooring selections, all requiring completely different approaches, adhesives and coverings.

Andy continued: “There are millions of carpet & flooring selections. Coupled with altering inside tendencies & greater buyer expectations we consider our coaching regime and employees development presents our purchasers the proper selection. Cornwall Carpets and Flooring has adopted eco & round sustainable enterprise practices. We be certain we hold forward of adjusting tendencies in interiors in addition to ensuring we provide prospects selection. We cowl Devon and Cornwall and are a longtime enterprise completely focussed on nice customer support.

I consider in rising expertise regionally in our custom- designed coaching facility situated in Launceston. All coaching is carried out right here on the premises and on the job; so our apprentices don’t must attend School. This implies we may give native individuals the chance to affix as an Apprentice with alternatives to progress to administration, trainers & assessors. James Hardy began as a trainee with us 20 years in the past and now heads up the sensible aspect of the coaching & is working towards his assessor qualification with CMN Coaching”.

CMN Coaching at the moment are registered to ship the nationally authorized Apprenticeship Normal in addition to a bespoke new qualification accredited by the Open School Community at Stage 2. This includes sensible evaluation and venture primarily based work.

As Mark Williams, CMN’s Director ESF mentioned: “It is a venture I’ve been supporting for a lot of years and completely delighted that we’ve got managed to deliver this idea to market. Flooring is an advanced and costly buy for builders and owners alike – even from probably the most primary by to designer options flooring includes a various vary of abilities, work environments, designs and supplies so it’s vital that it’s put in by suitably expert and certified individuals.

I’m likewise delighted that the extremely skilled Andy Hardy of Cornwall Carpets is working with us to offer the coaching enter required and perform assessments from the devoted coaching centre in Launceston. CMN Coaching can present recruitment assist and funding for Apprenticeships in addition to the continuing growth of abilities for employers.”

For extra info please contact CMN Coaching Coaching and Expertise:  [email protected]

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CMN has secured funding from each the Enterprise Clusters and Employer Led Expertise (ELS) initiatives to assist the preliminary growth and ongoing supply of the programme, offering further worth past the core Apprenticeship assist. Enterprise Clusters and ELS are half funded by the European Social Fund.


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