Development and Validation of Tiling Craft Training Module for N-Power Build Apprenticeship Programme: A Delphi study
The sharp decline in the adoption and haphazard operations of apprenticeship system in Nigeria calls for concern; this therefore, is a report on a Delphi study on development and validation of Tiling Craft Training Module for N-power build apprenticeship programme. Thirty-eight participants drawn from Association of Vocational and Technical Educators of Nigeria (AVTEN) and Nigeria Institute of Building (NIOB) voluntarily participate in the study. During the first round of Delphi study, all 38 panellists from the two associations participated. In the first round, 32 out of the 38 participants responded to the open-ended questionnaire. While in the second and third rounds, only 31 and 29 participants respectively participated. The panellists identified 106 items of concerns in the first stage in line with the research questions. The items were narrowed down to 95 at the second Delphi round and the 95 items were ranked, and a moderate consensus was obtained. In the follow-up interview, only seven participants agreed to take part in the interview session. This is to obtain a deeper understanding of the issues under consideration. The findings shows that 95 items categorized under the four major constituents of a training module were found to be appropriate for inclusion. The paper was concluded with key recommendations and implications for future studies.