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Tiling Courses and Practical Training

Tiling is a popular and artistic segment of the construction and interior design industries. While designers and craftsmen carefully imagine and construct tiles of all shapes and forms, tile setters are responsible for installing the tiles. As this is a skilled craft, accredited courses in tile setting are available throughout the UK and often result in vocational qualifications.

Begin your career or improve your current skills as a tile setter. Browse the list of courses below and ‘request information’ to contact training providers.

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Weekend Tiling Course
Goldtrowel Tiling Courses
2 days
295 GBP
Essex
This practical Two day Tiling course delivered by Goldtrowel teaches the basics of tiling, using a practical and learn-by-doing approach....
Tiling Wall & Floor - 10 Day Course
Goldtrowel Tiling Courses
10 days
790 GBP
Essex
This intensive 10-day wall and floor tiling course is designed to be practical and is taught using a learn by...
Advanced 4 Week NVQ Level 2 Wall and Floor Tiling Course
Goldtrowel Tiling Courses
4 weeks
1,850 GBP
Essex
Goldtrowel offers this 4-week NVQ accredited training course in wall and floor tiling is designed to provide participants with a...
Tiling Wall and Floor - 3 Week Training Course for NVQ Level 2 Wall and Floor Tiling
Goldtrowel Tiling Courses
         
(2)
3 weeks
1,100 GBP
Essex
This training course covers all the techniques and skills required to do quality tiling and is taught at NVQ Level...
EWPA – Tiling NVQ Level 2 for experienced Tilers
Goldtrowel EWPA Courses
Enquire for details
750 GBP
Essex
Are you an experienced tiler looking for a fast-track to qualify the skills you have already developed? This Goldtrowel NVQ...
EWPA – Tiling NVQ Level 2 for experienced Tilers
Goldtrowel Tiling Courses
Enquire for details
750 GBP
Essex
Are you an experienced tiler looking for a fast-track to qualify the skills you have already developed? This Goldtrowel NVQ...
Victorian & Mosaic Tiling Course
Able Skills Ltd
5 days
579 GBP
Dartford
Tastes and styles can vary across a range of people and on occasion there can sometimes be a requirement for...
Advanced Tiling Course
Able Skills Ltd
         
(1)
5 days
313 GBP
Dartford
An ideal course if you have some good basic tiling skills already or have attended our introductory tiling course and...
Tiling Wall & Floor - 5 Day Course
Goldtrowel Tiling Courses
         
(1)
5 days
470 GBP
Essex
This Wall and Floor Tiling training course is designed to be intensive and hands-on. In just 5 days, participants of...
City & Guilds Tiling Course
Able Skills Ltd
         
(2)
6 weeks
1,913 GBP
Dartford
If you are looking for a change of career and want to be a Tiler then this is an excellent...
Natural Stone Tiling Course
Able Skills Ltd
5 days
413 GBP
Dartford
Tiling styles and trends are ever changing but the use of Natural Stone is something which has appealed to people...
3 Week DIY Tiling Course
Able Skills Ltd
3 weeks
829 GBP
Dartford
This package of training will take you through basic introductory skills, moving onto more complex tasks before finally undertaking a...
NVQ Level 3 Tiling Course
Able Skills Ltd
10 weeks
2,913 GBP
Dartford
Are you looking to have training and assessment which will eventually confirm your status as a level 3 Tiler? If...
NVQ Level 2 Tiling Course
Able Skills Ltd
8 weeks
2,329 GBP
Dartford
This is the perfect course to take if you want to start earning a living as a Tiler and progress...
4 Week DIY Tiling Course
Able Skills Ltd
         
(1)
4 weeks
1,246 GBP
Dartford
If you want to learn tiling comprehensively and to be able to undertake the most common aspects of tiling then...
Introduction to Tiling
Able Skills Ltd
         
(16)
5 days
292 GBP
Dartford
This short intensive course is ideal for those of you who want to gain some introductory tiling skills with a...
Wall and Floor Tiling
Open Study College
199 GBP
Distance
Module 1: Getting Started Introduction Backgrounds Communication Module 2: Materials Tiles Adhesives and grouts Spacers and trims Tools Ordering of...
Level 2 Tiling Diploma
Able Skills Ltd
10 weeks
313 GBP
Dartford
This City & Guilds accredited level 2 Diploma is new for 2014. The course is a real mix of practical...
Work Based Assessments for Tiling NVQ Level 2
Able Skills Ltd
Flexible
1,250 GBP
Dartford
If you are working as a Tiler and have done so for less than 5 years, are you now in...
Experienced Tilers who need NVQ
Able Skills Ltd
Flexible
708 GBP
Dartford
EWPA A quick route to NVQ for Time-Served Tilers - If you are an experienced, time served Tiler but have...
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Tiling – A Centuries-Old Tradition

The construction and laying of tiles has been a means of protecting, insulating, stabilising and decorating the interiors and exteriors of structures for centuries. Dating back to as early as 3000 BCE, terra cotta tiles have been found throughout the Mediterranean and Asia Minor. Since those times, the production of tiles has spanned to include numerous methods and materials of production and aesthetic components. Today, tiles are mass produced and are a common fixture in modern homes, businesses and public buildings. With such a demand for quality tiling in today’s society, there is a considerable demand for qualified and talented tile setters, many of whom learned their trade with tiling courses.

Tiling in the Construction Industry

Tiling is an important area within the construction industry. Tiling is most commonly used in kitchens, bathrooms and roofing and is an increasingly valuable part of property development in order to increase real estate value. Many tiling courses are strongly focused on construction.

Tile setters are highly skilled and valued personnel who are expected to balance the stability, functionality and sustainability needs of a structure or room with the aesthetic demands of a client. While much of the aesthetic decisions are made by the clients, themselves, it is the responsibility of a tile setter to recognise when an aesthetic choice compromises a structural necessity.

Tiling Courses and Training

Training in tile setting is most commonly and effectively done on-site so that participants can learn the craft by doing. Providers of tiling courses usually operate out of a studio environment where a mock construction site has been set up, allowing students to create tile work, experience the demolition process and re-create the tile work. All materials and tools are usually included in course fees. Participants will receive training in the details and techniques of performing the craft as well as the health and safety factors of working with tiling.

Many tiling courses include professional and vocational qualifications, such as NVQ, and are recognised by the City & Guilds.

City and Guilds is the largest chartered professional organisation and the largest accrediting body of vocational training in the UK. C&G courses are offered at different training levels and have diverse applications in the construction industry. Professional building activities like interior plastering, external rendering, venetian marble plastering, plumbing and bricklaying are only some of the training specialisations designed in collaboration with City & Guilds.

Related training areas

During site-specific construction projects, experts in tiling work in collaboration with other specialists in building, in order to consolidate the sustainability of the project as a whole. DIY tiling courses are also available for those who would like to learn this skill well enough for home improvement. Professional training in construction has undergone many updates during the last decades in regards to potentially harmful substances and harmful materials on construction sites. Asbestos awareness is one of the most widely implemented training measures throughout the UK.