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Welcome to the home of training excellence

 

The Irish Flooring Academy was set up to provide training for the floor covering industry and has the full backing both manufacturers and wholesalers. Itl promotes a high level of excellence in the field of carpet and floor laying. The Academy offers the industry a wide range of benefits, products and services which inhance and promote highly skilled carpet and floorlayers in Ireland.

 

 
 
 

Recent Updates

 
New Section Photo Gallery

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A popular section of the Irish Flooring Academy's website is a gallery of photographs.

The photos feature graduates of the training courses held at the training school in Athy.

Photographs of the Irish Flooring Academy's work with the Irish Governmemt's training agency FAS are also featured.

 

Next Course Dates Course Details

The next courses at The Irish Flooring Academy are :

Contract Vinyl Fitting Course - 5 days

Commencing Monday 7 March 2016

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There will be no courses during certain dates owing to commitments delivering training through FÁS, the Irish Government's employment authority.

To enquire about specific courses and the dates they will commence please call 087 656 0948.

 
IFA News New Sponsor

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The Main Sponsors of Irish Flooring Academy are F Ball & Co who are established over 125 years.

 
IFA News Course Details
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Details of the range of courses offered.

The next courses at The Irish Flooring Academy are :

Contract Vinyl Fitting Course - 5 days

Commencing on Monday 12th October 2015

Carpet Fitting Course - 5 days

Commencing on Monday 19th October 2015

 

IFA News Courses Completed

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Tim Flood, Dean Foley and Jack O'Driscoll who sucessfuly gradusted from the Commercial Yinyl Laying Course at the Irish Flooring academy.
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Below: more groups of students who successfully completed the Carpet Fitting Course and the Vinyl Fitting Course.
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Commercial Vinyl Fitting Course graduates left to right: Matthew Sweeney, Graham Sandford and Dawid Komodzinski.

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Carpet Fitting Course graduates left to right: Owen Nolan, Jason Bradley, George Gardiner and Con Woodley

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Carpet Fitting Course graduates left to right: Gerard Connolly, Gavin Dunphy and Christopher Sherwin

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IFA News Testimonials
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Having come from a completely different background, I contacted the I.F.A. about doing one of their courses, and I have not looked back since.

I gave up my shop business and am now out full time fitting, I owe all this to the skills and knowledge passed on by the I.F.A.

I would strongly advise anyone in the trade or just starting out to get in contact with the I.F.A. as soon as possible and see what they can do for you.

From Stephen O'Brien.

 

"The Commercial Vinyl Fitting course I have just completed was in my view great value for money.

The course was much more detailed than I expected. I would have been willing to pay far more for the quality of training I received.

Thanks to Maurice for a well thought out course"

Matt Sweeney

Why bother with training?

Why should you go on a carpet/vinyl training course, I know it all anyway.
Over the five days you will learn and practice a vast array of fitting techniques and knowledge in every aspect of the trade. The value of the Irish Flooring Academy is absolutely priceless.
Instructor’s offer advice, skills knowledge and will help you improve very quickly, you will also realise that you do not know everything. Whether that is in the domestic or contract side of things.
Most fitters have been taught by the hand me down method, how many installers would know the name of the relevant standard for the installation of textile floor coverings? If you or your company were ever taken to court over a failed installation, how would the installation stand up against the accepted written standard?. The reason for this is the hand me down method. In simple terms the people passing on the skills to others were not themselves trained properly and thus not generally qualified to train others.
Contractors should be serious about training and up-skilling their fitters. This will build a good reputation for their businesses. They will be seize new and exciting opportunities. Those who are still unconvinced should consider what an untrained workforce will cost their company, you will be less able to tender for major projects, more likely to receive complaints about faulty workmanship, have to pay for more wasted materials. Training will actually save you money in the long term. It is an investment in your business.
Now is the ideal time to recruit and train new staff. They are the future of your company and the flooring trade as a whole. There is an EEC ruling that all tradesmen must have a trade card, in the not to distant future this ruling will be implemented into Ireland.
See our website for all details on the courses available.

More about courses on offer

 
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Next Courses in April - dates to be announced.

To book your place please telephone 087 656 0948

New Course now available - Manual Handling

New Course now available - Safe Pass

For more information telephone 087 656 0948

Jobs now available in Australia

To apply send us your CV

NEW QUALIFICATION SCHEME

The Irish Flooring Academy have been working with Solas who have taken over Employment Services and Programmes from FÁS to provide training and qualifications for existing and new entrants in the flooring industry.

Send us an email if you want to be kept up to date on this exciting initiative over the coming months.

Use the form on our Contact Us page

 

Irish Flooring Academy - Australian Jobs Available

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In an exciting development the Irish Flooring Academy has received another request from a carpet fitting business in Australia to supply suitably qualified staff for their operation.

The latest request that we have received is for 10 carpet fitters who are required in the Sydney area.

This is an exciting opportunity for people under 30 who want to create a new life.

The jobs are very well paid and work conditions are excellent.

Maurice Flinter of the Irish Flooring Academy said "It's a tribute to the reputation of the Irish workforce and recoginition of the part played by the Irish Flooring Academy in delivering world class training".

More about this employment in Australia opportunity

 
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Shortage of qualified fitters looming in Britain
 
Alan Bakalor the Editor of The Contract Flooring Journal, the respected industry publication reports in a recent editorial that two surveys in the UK point to increased unemployment and at the same time a skills shortage. The Construction Skills networkforecasts that there will be an annual shortfall of over 1,500 new floorlayers by 2016. Mr Bakalor continues the article with the assertion that training is vital to the future of the industry, which is good news for those currently undergoing training or re-training in this country as employment opportunitiies arise in outr near neighbours
 
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Irish Flooring Academy delivers FAS Courses

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Maurice Flinter of the Irish Flooring Academy is delighted to be working with FAS, the Irish Government's Training and Employment Authority, to deliver FETAC accredited carpet fitter training courses in the FAS Centre in Ballyfermot.

The courses comprise a total of 19 weeks training with non-assessed modules in Induction, Manual Handling, Career Planning and Job Seeking Skills and In-Company. Assesed modules take up more than 13 weeks of the courses and include Safepass, Measuring, Planning and Estimating, Textile Floor Covering and Customer Care Traineeship.

For Maurice it is very satisfing to see Carpet Fitting as a trade, with a nationally recognised award structure something he has devoted a great deal of time and effort to over many years.

Those who complete the course are awarded an FETAC Award which is recognised by employers throughout the country.

All enquiries to FAS Centre, Ballyfermot Hill, Dublin 11. Telephone 01_6055900

More about FAS and FETAC

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Another Sponsor onboard for Irish Flooring Academy

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Tramex has been manufacturing moisture meters for over thirty years. Tramex designed and developed the world’s first non-destructive moisture detector working on the principle of impedance measurement using direct contact electrodes.

The Tramex product line offers unique solutions for moisture problems to professionals with their handheld moisture meters and hygrometers. Tramex have accumulated a vast wealth of experience dealing with many different industries which include but are not limited to: Flooring, Building Inspection, Roofing, Pest Control, Indoor Air Quality, Building Maintenance, Restorative Drying, EIFS, Cleaning and more.

Tramex remain today one of the best and most respected manufacturers in the business, in addition to maintaining the status of market leader worldwide. Don´t take risks with moisture - Consult the experts at Tramex.
 

New Sponsor for Irish Flooring Academy

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ARDEX Ireland suppliers of premium quality tiling products, flooring products and construction materials are the latest company to sponsor the Irish Flooring Academy.

For over 50 years ARDEX has been synonymous with the development, manufacture and marketing of premium quality specialist tiling products, flooring products and construction materials for the flooring, tiling and rendering industries. ARDEX consistently meets all requirements of the market, especially the needs of contractors, specifiers and distributors for absolutely reliable, user friendly products which makes ARDEX the world-wide leader for sub-floor smoothing compounds, industrial flooring systems, floorcovering adhesives, repair mortars, floor screeds, damp proof membranes, tile adhesives and grouts.

Maurice Flinter of the Irish Flooring Academy welcomed the new sponsors and expressed his satisfaction that such a long established company had come aboard to support the work of the Academy in educating the new generation of professional carpet and flooring fitters.

 

Training Courses

 

Domestic Carpet Fitting

Advanced Carpet Fitting

Domestic Vinyl Fitting

Commercial & Contract Vinyl

Damp Testing Floors

Estimating & Planning

Subfloor Preparations

 

Sponsors

 

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Main Sponsors

F Ball & Co

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Phloor

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Marketall Trading

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Contract Flooring
 
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