NVQ Level 2 Tiling Course

NVQ Level 2 Tiling Course
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The 6 Week Package plus Plastering and Geometric Tiling

This is the perfect course to take if you want to start earning a living as a Tiler and progress even further to achieving a level 2 NVQ. The content of this 8 week course takes you from the very basics through to a C&G assessment, some plastering training and geometric tiling training as well as other aspects of tiling. The NVQ registration will generate a CSCS card for you so that you can access to site work should that be your choice.

Easy paymentsA small deposit secures your place on the course
Flexible TrainingChoose to train week days or at the weekends
Interest Free PaymentsPay as you train without paying any interest
Accommodation on siteAccommodation available for only £25/night

What You’ll Learn

If you are considering learning to tile but to a level which will give you the opportunity to access ‘site work’ or even to achieve a qualification which could give you access to moving abroad then this 8 week C&G/NVQ tiling course option is the way forward.

Able Skills dedicated Tiling Training Centre has the facilities in place to teach basic, precision and complex tiling techniques, so much so that we are confident that if you look to commit to 8 weeks with us, we will have you tiling to extreme complexity. We are confident that our staff and facilities can get you to undertake the most difficult of tasks with total confidence. This 8 week tiling course will take you through all the stages of tiling, gradually building your skills from that of a novice to a competent Tiler with the skills to undertake any tiling project - we are looking to cover as much about Tiling and everything associated with it as we can; preparing you for every eventual scenario you may come up against.

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.   for full details of the content for week 3.

Week 4 we will teach you how to lay both marble and slate tiling. Please see our Natural Stone Tiling Course for full details of the content for week 4.

Week 5 will teach you Waterproofing and Floor Screeding. 

Week 6 is an assessment week working to specification in a fully fitted kitchen or bathroom area, faced with all of the problems a professional Tiler comes across when undertaking paid jobs.

Week 7 is all about plastering.

If you want to be able to offer a full and valuable service you will need to appreciate that not all tiling surfaces are ready for you to tile on. As a result, we have incorporated some plastering and rendering training into this package. This will enhance your portfolio of skills and ensure that you do not need to call in and rely on anyone else to complete that particular job. In the allocated week you will learn:

  • Health & Safety and PPE
  • To cut and fix plaster board to walls and ceilings
  • To tape standard and internal joints
  • 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

Week 8 is when you will learn aspects relating to Geometric Tiling as there may be times in your career as a tiler whereby you will be asked to undertake specialist tiling projects. It may be that someone has an older property and they would like a Victorian path or hallway laid or it may be that the property has arched areas which require tiling. To help you through these unusual requests, we will dedicate a week to supporting you through complex tiling with intricate cuts to produce beautiful finishes and work which you can be proud of.

How You’ll Learn

As you progress through the stages of this course, we will cover aspects of tiling as basic as the use of standard 6” white ceramic tiles, right through to tiling with mosaics and eventually laying something as complex as Victorian pathways however, it isn’t all just about practical skills so there will be a huge emphasis throughout on cleanliness, health and safety and PPE and we will also demonstrate how to quote for jobs and how to quantify in order to place orders for materials etc. All of this additional course information will prove to be very useful when you have completed the course and start working and building your portfolio for NVQ level 2 achievement.

With 8 weeks of constant tiling under your belt you will be ready for anything. The atmosphere at Able Skills Tiling Training Centre is fantastic and encouraging. The busyness of the Centre can reflect reality very well and this adds to the Centres appeal. You will be able to witness different aspects of tiling being undertaken around you and having committed to an 8 week package, you will be able to see exactly what we have in store for you. You will not find training to this extent and quality anywhere else in the Country. We are completely geared up for anything and with our approval as an NVQ assessment Centre we are dedicated to helping you gain the qualifications which state that you are a competent, qualified and professional Tiler.

Courses Open To You After

If you want to learn that bit more and consider training and working towards level 3 aspects of tiling work then maybe our NVQ Level 3 Tiling Course is an option for you. We will take in to account the 8 weeks already completed on this course and adjust the price accordingly.

Additional Info

Throughout the 8 weeks you will be building a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of what skills you need to have to be a competent tiler. Once you have completed this intensive hands on Tiling course, we believe that you will be industry ready and able to quote and tender for work and start to build all the evidence you will need, in a real work environment, in order to eventually achieve NVQ level 2.

NVQs are ‘Declarations of Competence’ and as such, cannot be achieved in a simulated environment like a training centre – all we can do here is prepare you for the process and we do this very well. At the end of the course, Able Skills will register you as someone who is working towards achieving NVQ level 2 in Wall and Floor Tiling and we will provide you with a startup portfolio which will include all of the evidence and assessment sheets ready for you to use as and when you gather your work based evidence. By registering you for NVQ, you can also gain access to a CSCS Experienced Worker or Trainee card (if you arrange independently to sit a CSCS test) – this will further enhance your access to work. When work based assessments are required, we will arrange for our Assessors to visit you at your place of work. If you complete all of the NVQ units required and have provided evidence of this, Able Skills own Assessors and Internal Verifiers will make a decision on the portfolios completeness and eligibility for an NVQ.

Site visits will be charged separately - please call for details

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.


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 7 days a week (08.30 – 16.30) for 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.

Duration & Cost

This is an 8 week course and the cost is £2995.00 including vat. A deposit of £500.00 will secure a booking with the balance payable 8 instalments of £311.87.

If you opt for weekend training, the course can be completed using 18 weekends (scheduled on a 2 weekend on and 2 weekend off basis). Again, a £500 deposit secures a booking and the balance is then paid in 9 instalments of £277.22, payable on the first Saturday of each 2 weekend block.

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