Bathroom Fitting Course

At Able Skills we have devised a training package for those of you who may be considering a career in Bathroom installation but who want to be able to provide a fuller service which will save both time and money.

QualificationAssured City & Guilds Certificate in Tiling, Plastering and Plumbing
LocationDartford, Kent (Accommodation Available)
Entry RequirementsNone

3 Weeks (Mon - Fri)


4 Weekends + 1 Week

inc VAT
Easy payments
Flexible Training
Interest Free Payments
Accommodation Available

Duration & Cost

Full Time - 3 Weeks (Mon - Fri)

£1,295.00 including vatA deposit of £300.00 will secure a booking with the balance payable over the period of the training in 3 instalments of £331.67.

Course details

You will undertake training across 3 key areas:

Plumbing – Mon-Fri only

During the Plumbing aspect of this training we will ensure that you have received training in:

  • Practical health and safety
  • Plumbing systems and fittings
  • Soldering techniques
  • Jointing, bending and pressure testing copper tube
  • Dealing with valves, taps, cisterns
  • Plumbing pipework

Tiling – Mon-Fri or over 2 weekends

The week of Tiling training will ensure that you are competent in both wall and floor tiling and you will learn:

  • Setting out your tiling work
  • Explaining all the different adhesives used for different surfaces
  • Demonstrating all the tools required
  • Cutting tiles using wet tile cutters, dry tile cutters, tile scribes, tile snips and tile saws
  • Explaining tiling involving Borders, Diamonds and Patterns
  • How to cut around windows and reveals
  • How to cope with tiling difficult areas such as uneven walls
  • How to tile socketed areas
  • How to tile splash-backs

Plastering – Mon-Fri or over 2 weekends

Plastering can be a tough subject to master but this week of training will ensure that you have the skills to prepare any bathroom you are working in so that the finished product is completely satisfactory to any of your customers. You will be taught:

  • To cut and fix plaster board to walls and ceilings (Not provided if weekend option is chosen)
  • To tape standard and internal joints (Not provided if weekend option is chosen)
  • To cut and fix angle beads around windows and reveals
  • To prepare surfaces before plastering using bonding plaster and finishing plaster, ensuring a flat finished surface ready for decorating
  • To mix plastering materials
  • To skim walls
  • To skim ceilings
  • To apply PVA adhesive Unibond to existing surfaces

This course is entirely practical, with plenty of hands on training and you will be entirely work shop based, following instruction and guidance from your tutors. Each course is designed to take you through the introductory steps to provide you with the basic skills to undertake the tasks in hand.

The 3 subjects can be completed in 3 consecutive weeks, you can break them in to 3 separate weekly blocks or you can consider training at the weekends (For tiling and plastering aspects only).

You can use the skills gained from this bathroom installation course to work on your own project indoors or you can consider offering these complete services to others.

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Courses open to you after

If you decide that you would like to specialise and achieve qualifications in a particular area, you could consider upgrading to any of the longer course qualifications that we have available. You may want to expand your tiling skills to cover other aspects such as the use of natural stone products, you may want to build on your plastering to ensure that you have the skills to tackle larger areas or you may want to understand aspects of plumbing which require you to hold a level 2 qualification. Whatever you decide, Able Skills can provide you with a training option to suit.



All of our courses take place at our dedicated training centre in Dartford, Kent. The centre is easily accessible by road, being just 10 minutes from junction 1a on the M25. We are only a short walk from Dartford train station which is served by frequent trains taking 35 minutes from central London. For anyone travelling from further away, we have our own accommodation available at only £25 per night.

We are open Mon - Fri and 2 weekends per month for training and visitors so if you would like to find out more about this course or about Able Skills, please feel free to pop in, no appointment necessary.

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