5-day Tiling Course.  Limited Spaces

tiling work completed during course

Tiling Course Learner Review

Very knowledgeable staff who take time to make sure you understand everything. The most interesting/useful part of the training course was learning about the setting out process needed before starting a tiling job and the correct method of tiling.

Dave Roberts, Tiling course

You are welcome to arrange to visit our centre to see one of our tiling courses in action and see the high standard of work that all learners achieve.  Our  courses are limited to 10 people and they fill up quickly so visit now and book a place.  Join thousands of satisfied customers who have learned a trade with us.

The aim of this tiling course is to teach you the skills to enable you to complete wall tiling.

During our tiling course you will learn which adhesives and grouts to use and how to prepare an area prior to tiling. You will know how to set out rooms and will set out your area prior to fixing a range of tiles including 150mm x 150mm, 200mm x 100mm, travertine and mosaic tiles. You will tile a section of wall which include tiling around obstacles. We will also discuss dealing with customers, estimating materials and quoting for jobs.

We are proud to be officially recognised by The Tile Association as an associated training centre and approved TTA member.

The best way to learn how to tile is to practice, practice, practice. This tiling course, as with all our training courses, is intensive and aimed at providing you with as much quality training as possible in the time you are at the centre, therefore you will spend every hour of every day learning and practicing. This course is practical based and classroom time is kept to a minimum.

Spaces are limited to 10 people on a course at any one time and each person will have their own training area, tools and materials. Please note: At the moment we do not have any spaces available on our 5 day courses as all spaces are being allocated to people wishing to complete our 10 day courses.  We can add you details to our reserve list and contact you should we have any cancellations.

Throughout the course you will work in your own bay and will complete all of the tasks yourself.  All tools and materials are provided throughout the course.

During this tiling course you will:

  • Understand how to and practice setting out rooms ready for wall tiling – very important to know the correct method.
  • Fix tiles to walls, including tiling around a window opening.
  • Fix ceramic, travertine and mosaic tiles.
  • Apply grout to walls.
  • Practice tile cutting using a large selection of different hand nippers, dry cutters and wet cutters.
  • Understand different tiles available and their suitability for different applications.
  • Understand which tiles need sealing and why, when to seal the tiles and how to advise customers on any maintenance required.
  • Identify background surfaces and understand any preparation that they may require.
  • Use a selection of tools, equipment and materials used in floor and wall tiling.
  • Understand how to correctly plan and prepare tiling projects – tools and materials needed, time frames and how to cost jobs.
  • Understanding the different methods used to price jobs, dealing with customers and overcoming problems that may arise.
  • You will also be provided with support after completing your tiling course and you are able to contact your tutor, email or call into the training centre to discuss your queries.
  • Fully answer all your questions related to the trade, you are taught by experienced tradesmen with a passion for the trade, ask as many questions as you wish during the course.

This tiling course is designed for people with little or no previous experience in tiling and is attended by people of all ages, and both male and female. The usual age range of people attending our tiling courses is mid twenties to mid fifties although the youngest person to attend a course at our centre was 18 and the oldest was 72 years old.

Our tiling courses are suitable for people who wish to learn a new trade so they can change their career, for existing tradespeople to learn additional skills, for people who wish to learn the skills to complete tiling work on their own properties and for people who wish to learn a trade to supplement their income.

If you are unsure if the course is suitable please arrange to visit our centre when a tiling course is running to speak with staff and see the high standard of work produced by all learners on the course.  If you are unable to visit our centre we can arrange for our tutor to give you a call, to answer any questions you have.

During this tiling course you will be taught by an experienced tiler and bathroom installer, so you can be sure you will be taught the skills you need to complete work in the ‘real world’. As your tutor has 25+ years experience working as a tiler you can be confident of asking any tiling related question you like whilst at the centre.

Due to the high standard of our teaching and the level of knowledge of our tiling tutors we were selected by B&Q as the only training provider in the country they used to deliver tiling training to approx 1,800 B&Q staff throughout the UK and Ireland. The training was in relation to the new tiling range B&Q introduced in their stores with the aim of giving staff the knowledge and confidence to advice customers of the correct tiles to use for their individual requirements including selecting from ceramic, porcelain, mosaic and natural stone tiles, advising on the correct sealers, adhesives, grouts and cleaners to use and also advising on how to complete tiling projects.

We are also an approved tiling training provider by The Tile Association.

Support provided when choosing a course

We will provide you with as much information, advice and guidance as we possibly can and if we are not able to offer you the course that best suits your needs or give you the information you require we will signpost you to somewhere that is able to. We do not pressure you to book onto any course and if we feel that you would be better suited to a course we do not offer then we will give you the contact information of a college that does.

Hopefully the majority of the information you require is available on this website but if you have any questions at all then please contact us and we will help in any way we can.

We would like to invite you to attend the training centre to view the facilities and discuss the course with both the tutors and current learners. We suggest if possible that you visit our centre towards the end of a course as people in general are always happy at the beginning of training and you want to make sure that they are as happy at the end of the course. When you visit you will be free to discuss the course with current learners on a 1-to-1 basis, if someone has paid good money or used limited funding to attend a course and they are not happy they will definitely tell you. If you visit towards the end of a course you will also be able to see the standard that everyone on the course has achieved.

One of the most popular comments we receive on questionnaires is that people did not expect to reach the high standard that they do on a course, it is also one of the most popular negative comments that we receive by people who are not aware of what we offer as they will say ‘you won’t be any good after 10 days’, if you yourself are unsure then why not pop down for a pressure free look around.

During Training

During your time with us every member of staff will do their best to help you achieve your aims. You will be provided with supporting literature relating to your trade and have access to further reading to research the trade further in your own time.

If you struggle on any element of the course then we will provide additional training at no extra cost to ensure that you reach the required standard.

If you have any learning difficulties or disabilities or have any physical difficulties or disabilities then we will support you throughout and this additional support will remain between the centre and the individual. The majority of the training courses are practical based but if you do have any concerns then please contact the centre.

We will also provide you with additional IAG relating to progression routes available after completing the course including further training, finding employment and starting to work for yourself. Whilst on a course please contact a member of staff if you require any further in information.Whilst you are at the centre there may be other courses running so if you have any questions relating to another trade please feel free to speak to the relevant tutor – they are all here to help you.

After Training

We will continue supporting you after you have completed a course with us and you can contact us either by email, phone or in person to discuss any aspects that you covered on your course. For example you may wish to contact us to clarify how to complete a job or how to price a job or maybe to ask for information on writing a business plan.

Your tutors will give you their contact telephone numbers and email address so if you have any questions at all you can give them a call. It is invaluable to have this continuous support available and will give you the confidence to complete work away from the centre.

The commitment to putting the needs of learners at the heart of everything the service does was demonstrated in the ways support is provided. Extract from Matrix Assessment Report

Learning a new skill was what I needed to better my chances for a career change.  The tutor and college made every aspect of the course interesting/useful from start to finish.  Probably one of the most understanding companies I’ve come across. Helped me with health issues whilst on course – Martin Pearson

The course is 5 days in duration, Monday to Thursday from 8am until 4pm and Fridays from 8am until 1pm.

Our centre based in Stoke-on-Trent, ST6 2DJ.  Please arrive at the training centre at least 15 minutes before the course start time.

The cost of this plastering course is £500 INC VAT. You only need to bring yourself, work clothes and footwear and your lunch, we will provide everything else.

We ask for a non-refundable deposit of £150 to secure your place on our plastering course and full payment as per our booking terms and conditions.

You can pay for this tiling course either via bank transfer, debit or credit card.

If you have ELC funding available due to leaving the armed forces please contact us as we have specific ELC approved courses available.

Our training centre is based in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST6 2DJ.  We have no other training centres anywhere else in the UK and we are not associated with any other training providers.

There are several hotels and B&Bs within 5/10 miles of our training centre.

Below is feedback from people who have attended our tiling related courses.  All feedback forms from everyone who completes our courses are available at the centre.

Very knowledgeable staff who take time to make sure you understand everything. The most interesting/useful part of the training course was learning about the setting out process needed before starting a tiling job and the correct method of tiling. Gareth Dale, Tiling course

Nothing was too much trouble to be sorted and staff would go out of their way to support any requirements. Gained confidence in producing high standards of workmanship using all tools available. Wayne Codd, Tiling course

The most interesting/useful part was the practical/hands-on experience. Good learning atmosphere. Already booked onto the plastering and plumbing. Lee Johnson, Tiling course

I enjoyed all of the course. Very pleased with what I have learn’t on this course. Johns experience and teaching skills are brilliant. Thoroughly enjoyed & learnt a lot. Alan Roberts, Tiling course

Friendly and helpful staff – good efficient admin. The most interesting/useful parts of the course was the setting out and expert tips on achieving a good finish/fit. S. Gagen. Tiling course

All of the course was interesting to learn. Good instruction, friendly and helpful staff. Niki Dearing, Tiling Course

Learning was a pleasure and the tutors trade knowledge shone through. Mr Pieter, Tiling course

Covering the setting out process was extremely useful and highlighted the importance of spending time early will save time later. Friendly environment. Mr Day, Tiling course

I found all of it useful and there was plenty of practice exercises and feedback off a well qualified tutor. Mr Jones, Tiling Course

Excellent training environment for relevant trade training. Mr Hailes, Tiling course

Good tutors, good environment and good value for money. John has been a good tutor in all areas of the tiling course. Very satisfied with what he has taught me over the last two weeks. Mr Hasford, Tiling course

Staff & teachers are friendly and for the past 4 weeks its been an honour attending this college. Randy Haynes, Plumbing and Tiling

I liked the tutors attitude, how he has said after our course how we can contact him if we require any advice. Byron Poole, Tiling course

Great time here friendly staff. I have enjoyed learning new skills in plumbing and tiling. A big thank you. Allan Oakes, Plumbing and Tiling

I liked the college, The tutor, the atmosphere, everyone open and honest. Mr Ashcroft, Tiling Course

Good environment to work in. Excellent facilities. Excellent tutor. Mr Brennan, Tiling Course

Small class sizes. Excellent tutor with on the job experience and advice. Small class sizes. Mark Wagstaff, Tiling course

Relaxed learning evnironment. Excellent instruction and good facilities. All apsects of the course were very useful and informative as I had never tiled before. Julian Ponsford, Tiling course

Informal approach to learning and covering all realistic situations commonly found in the work place. Setting out of bathrooms was the most useful and the most enjoyable was working with mosaics.
Mr Rogers, Tiling Course

Instructors are outstanding and very helpful. Mark Parr, Tiling course

Friendly environment and good tutors. Mr Caldwell, Tiling Course

It’s a very relaxed atmosphere which makes it easy to work in. The majority of the course was an eye opener into tiling and how difficult it is. I learnt something new everyday and im now confident tiling. Mr Chadwick Tiling Course

Professional and friendly service. Tutor had great knowledge and approachable. Mr Konieczny Tiling Course

Friendly learning environment with so much information about the trade compressed into the 2 weeks. The amount of knowledge and skills I have learnt within the 2 weeks gives me the confidence to go and do tiling jobs. Mr Sherwin Tiling Course

It is clear that feedback plays an important role in monitoring and evaluating services and I reviewed a large number of feedback questionnaires and analyses which confirmed that you collect feedback and all showed high levels of satisfaction. Extract from Matrix Assessment Report

Every minute of the week was filled with activities / information – so much information provided therefore I am confident to do a tiling job.The level of knowledge of the course tutor was excellent, he was very approachable and very good at explaining clearly and concisely, very patient and encouraging, he was constantly walking about watching, supporting as we worked. I would definitely recommend this course to others – very thorough, rewarding and a relaxed atmosphere. Mrs Cheeseman, Wall and Floor Tiling Course

Having attended many courses throughout my working life I feel this is the best one I have attended. Mr Martin, Wall and Floor Tiling Course

The methods that this course has shown are priceless and the tutor was very helpful, polite and patient. The course content was excellent because during the week it broke down all the vital aspects concerning wall and floor tiling. I feel more confident because I was mainly worried about setting up and this course has shown me excellent ways and methods to do this. I’ve already recommended the course because I think it’s a brilliant training centre and I will be coming back myself. Mr Hyams, Tiling Course

The course was very informative and enjoyable. The tutor made it very easy to understand and explained things superbly. Well worth attending. The methods taught were excellent. Knowing the techniques required to do this job is vital to success and I now feel well prepared to take this forward. I would thoroughly endorse the course. Mr Flanagan, Tiling Course

You can learn more than the basics and get to down to tiling quickly. The methods used are easy to apply. Before this course I had never tiled before and now I have seen what I am capable of. I k now people who are out of work and want to learn a trade and this is better than college. I didn’t think I would be able to produce what I have just after a week. Mr Pickerill, Tiling Course

Excellent training – before the course I had never put a tile on a wall or floor and I’m now confident of tiling to a high standard. Mr Murray, Tiling Course

Went into deep detail which was easy to understand. Thank you for teaching me a fine art. The tutor is excellent and I have enjoyed the course immensely. Mr Meir, Tiling Course

The course was a very valuable investment of my time because I actually hope to this professionally. The course content was excellent as it was mostly hands on – not classroom based. The tutor did not mind how many times you asked the same question – he always made sure that you understood. I would recommend this course because it is so hands on – you get to do everything yourself – hardly any classroom training. I would consider other courses with this training company. Ms Fergusson, Tiling Course

I now feel very confident in all aspects of doing wall and floor tiling. Each day was well planned and totally hands on. It covered all the basics in a very professional manner. You tell the tutor was a time served tradesman with many years of practical experience under his belt. I will definitely recommend it, it must be the best tiling course around. Mr Whittaker, Tiling Course

All aspects of tiling was covered, I learnt a trade in a week which speaks for itself. Nothing was ever too much trouble to explain again for the tutor. I feel as confident as I could without achieving true life experience Mr Sherratt, Tilling Course

The course was very useful and I will tile my own house, my mum’s and aunt’s. I will get the money back tenfold. Everything we threw at the tutor, he knew. The best £400 you’ll ever spend. It is a good course because the tutor made it excellent and an enjoyable time. Mr Ismail, Tiling Course

The course taught me the correct ways of setting up to complete jobs successfully and with confidence. From the first day the tutor made us feel relaxed with him and the work we would be carrying out. He never loses his cool which is of utmost importance in keeping the team spirit. Thanks to all involved, I’ll be back! Mr Vorrias, Tiling Course

I have really enjoyed the course and would recommend it to both male and female friends. I never expected to achieve as much as I have. Ms Rollings, Tiling Course

Everything was explained fully and anything I wasn’t sure about was explained again. Good value for money and fantastic place in general to learn. Mr Rhodes, Tiling Course

Very informative and the tutor was very good. I feel a lot more confident than I ever thought I would. I would recommend this course to my friends. Very good, didn’t expect to learn as much as I did. Mr Pugh, Tiling Course

I have learned a lot and I am coming back to do another course hopefully. I came in with no knowledge and I can walk away very confident that I can pursue this as a career and I would like to. The tutor always had the right answer and made it easy to understand the reasons for it. Mr Carroll, Tiling Course

I’ve done DIY tiling jobs previous to coming on the course but after listening to the tutor on how to set out and mark it, it’s so much easier. The course covers every aspect of tiling, the hiccups you encounter and how to cope with correcting them. Good value for money, very helpful, puts you at ease. I’m looking forward to completing other course. I am going to. Mr Grand, Tiling Course

Good skills learned, how to use tools, what tools to use, what to do when we hit a problem. I didn’t know about tiling but feel quite happy to tackle a tiling job. Excellent tutor – gave different outcomes to different situations. I enjoyed the week and am looking forward to next week on the Plumbing Course. Mr Edwards, Tiling Course

I have enjoyed the course and the tutor was excellent. It was a small group and the tutor had time for each person. The course was very good and I’ll definitely recommend it. Mr Charlesworth, Tiling Course

Gives you a very good understanding of the principles and practical side of tiling. I didn’t feel as though I was rushed to do anything or waiting around for something to do. Mrs Beckett-Davies, Tiling Course

I feel have taken on board more than I expected. I will walk away feeling confident to do anything I have learned on this course. I already have recommended this course Mr McMonagle, Tiling Course

If you wish to book onto a tiling course please contact us either via email at enquiries@tradeteacher.co.uk or call 01782 837007.

Our courses are very popular and book up quickly and as we only have 11 spaces on each course the course dates below maybe full before we have time to update this website.  Also it is worth noting that as we are flexible with customers, we do allow them to change course dates and so spaces may become available before we have had time to update the website. 

We are not currently taking bookings for our 5 day tiling course, due to demand for our 10 day course. It is worth adding your details to our reserve list as we will contact people on the list first to offer new spaces.  To be added to our reserve list, email your contact details to enquiries@tradeteacher.co.uk

Start Dates of 10-day Tiling Courses
May 23rd 2022 – 2 spaces available
June 6th 2022 – 4 space available
June 20th 2022 – 3 space available
July 4th 2022 – 4 spaces available
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We recommend our 10-day tiling course.

Due to demand for our 10 day tiling course we are not currently taking bookings for our 5-day course.  We can add your details to our reserve list and contact you should we have any cancellations.

The main benefit of the 10-day course is that you will tile floors, will tile walls with 330mm x 250mm wall tiles and you get more time to practice, which will give you more confidence to complete tiling jobs away from our centre.

You are Taught by Experienced Tradespeople.

Our tiling courses are intensive but taught in a relaxed, friendly and professional manner by experienced tilers.  We will fully support you when you finish your training course so you will be confident using your new found skills, after completing any tiling training with us you are able to call into the centre or contact your tutor directly to discuss anything that you covered on your course.

More Training for your Money.

Less classroom time, more tools in hands time.  Although our tiling courses are short they are very intensive and you will be in your bays tiling on day 1.  The only way you are going to learn to tiling is by having a trowel in your hand and practicing, practicing, practicing. 

Regular Start Dates.

We have tiling courses starting every two weeks, throughout the year.  We do not close for bank holidays, half terms, college summer holidays.  We only close for two weeks at Christmas.  Please feel free to contact Dave on 01782 837007 or via enquiries@tradeteacher.co.uk or dave.hare@tradeteacher.co.uk and he will work with you to plan dates.

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More about us and our tiling courses.

Our tiling courses are taught by very experienced tilers who have 25+ years experience working as a tiler and running their own business. All tutors will give you their contact details so if you have any questions after completing our courses you can just give them a call. So if you are wanting to change jobs and learn a trade, at our a centre our tutors they know what they are doing and will help you succeed.  We have many, many years experience re-training people who are looking at learning a new skill to change careers. We have been selected for two visits from MP’s due to the work we have done retraining people facing redundancy. We know what we are doing and we know what you can do.

Our tiling training courses are ideal if you wish to learn to tile, as they have been designed by experienced and qualified tilers and are aimed at giving you knowledge and skills in tiling as well as the confidence to use your tiling skills. You are taught the skills you need to complete the majority of tiling work that customer want you to complete.

Our tiling courses are intensive but taught in a relaxed, friendly and professional manner by experienced tilers who are approved to deliver training. We will fully support you when you finish your training course so you will be confident using your new found skills, after completing any tiling training with us you are able to call into the centre or contact your tutor directly to discuss anything that you covered on your course.

We are based in the Midlands and close to major motorways, train stations and airports. Local accommodation is available at a reduced rate and we can advice and/or arrange this if you wish. People travel from throughout the UK for our construction courses.  People have travelled from Manchester, Kent, South Shields, Liverpool, North East, Portsmouth, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Scotland, North Wales, Leeds, Derby, West Midlands, Bristol and the North West to attend our plastering, plumbing, tiling, carpentry, kitchen fitting, bricklaying and electrical courses.  We have also had people fly in from Ireland, France, Spain, Canary Islands, Germany, USA, Australia and Brunei to attend a course with us.  We are definitely worth travelling to – you are investing in your future.

Our training centre in Stoke-on-Trent has approx 10,000 square feet of purpose built training facilities.

The courses on offer are ideal to help you achieve your aims be they:

  • You may be an experienced trades person wishing to add new skills to your portfolio or needing to achieve relevant qualifications, or
  • You may be interested in a career change or wish to earn an additional income and have no previous experience, or
  • You may be facing redundancy and need to re-train to start a new career, or
  • You may be part of an organisation who wish to train their staff to increase confidence and build a multi skilled workforce, or
  • You wish to learn a trade to enable you to complete work of a high standard on your own property or for family members

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