4 Week DIY Tiling Course

If you want to learn tiling comprehensively and to be able to undertake the most common aspects of tiling, then this 4 week course is ideal. You will learn the basics before undertaking advanced tiling work and then move onto a C&G assessment and finish up learning to undertake complex pattern work. Again, an ideal package of learning for those who will be sticking to domestic tiling or for those Plumbers and Kitchen Fitters who want to be able to offer a broader service of work.

QualificationCity & Guilds Accredited Tiling Skills
LocationDartford, Kent (Accommodation Available)
Entry RequirementsNone

4 Weeks (Mon - Fri)


8 Weekends

inc VAT
Easy payments
Flexible Training
Interest Free Payments
Accommodation Available

Duration & Cost

Full Time - 4 weeks

£1,695.00 including vatA £500 deposit will secure a booking and the balance can be paid in 4 weekly instalments of £323.75

Part Time - 8 Weekends
(2 consecutive weekends per month)

£1,695.00 including vatA £500 deposit will secure a booking and the balance can be paid in 4 instalments of £323.75 (once per month)

Course details

This particular 4-week training programme will provide you with an Able Skills certificate assured by City & Guilds plus a City & Guilds Unit Accreditation. Throughout the 4 weeks of tiling training, we will also cover health and safety, which tools are essentially required, which tool to use for each job, how much they cost, general maintenance and how often they need replacing etc. We are keen to ensure that once you have finished your tiling training that you have a comprehensive understanding of what tools and other items you will need to be fully equipped to start your tiling work.

The course will cover:

Week 1 will teach you tiling basics, starting from scratch you will learn how to tile both wall and floor areas and gain a complete understanding of the requirements for any area you are planning to tile. Please see our Introductory Tiling course for full details of the content for week 1.

Week 2 is an advanced training week, providing you with the skills to tackle more complex areas and giving you the opportunity to build on your speed, technique, and confidence. Please see our Advanced Tiling course for full details of the content for week 2.

Week 3 is an assessment of your skills for which successful candidates will receive a City & Guilds certificate and portfolio detailing the work done.

Week 4 This program of learning will teach you how to plan and tile in complex pattens (usually herringbone patten). You will be presented with a choice of pattens which you can select from, allocated an area to install/fix and produce a product of work.

What you will learn:

  • Prepare the surface to receive tiles
  • Measure areas to calculate quantities required
  • Select material • Mix appropriate adhesives
  • Install to desired patten
  • Ensuring (with your instructors help) that you are working to a domestic and commercial standard of finish whilst also working clean and safe
  • Grout your completed installation

The training will see you learn tiling from scratch before moving on to more advanced and complex tiling as well as undertaking an assessment to show the level of competence you have achieved, supported by a City & Guilds Certificate.

Our 4-week course is entirely hands on with excellent support and tuition from your Instructors who will also provide guidance and advice on quoting for jobs, how to measure up jobs (floors/walls) and how to set out a quote.

Throughout the 4 weeks of tiling training, we will demonstrate how to deal with any difficult areas you may come across like pipes, sockets, angled ceilings, uneven walls, tiling around a toilet system, windows, basins, baths, radiators etc. We will also teach you how to complete different aspects of tiling including borders, diamond and brickwork patterns.

You will be taught the correct procedure to remove and replace damaged existing tiles with new tiles and work on building speed and precision. An assessment on week 3 will help you to see how much you have learned and we are confident that you will be amazed at your skill level.

This entire 4-week course can be completed in 4 consecutive weeks, broken down in to 4 separate training weeks or the entire programme can also be completed at weekends. This course is ideal if you are looking to have tiling skills as a secondary income, maybe to support your existing trade.

This is a hands-on, practical tiling course and you will be involved at every stage and will be participating throughout. It is therefore recommended you bring suitable clothing and for your own safety, steel capped footwear is essential.

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Courses open to you after

If after this course you feel the desire to learn more about tiling then you could consider upgrading to our City & Guilds Tiling course, our NVQ Level 2 tiling training course. We can take in to account some of the weeks already completed on this course and adjust the price accordingly.

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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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