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NVQ Level 3 Tiling Course

Awarding Body City & Guilds
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The 8 Week Package plus Wet Rooms (to level 3)

Overview

Are you looking to have training and assessment which will eventually confirm your status as a level 3 Tiler? If so, look no further! This comprehensive, detailed period of training will teach you everything that is expected of a level 3 Tiler. 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. A fantastic opportunity to learn all aspects of tiling and everything that goes with it.

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What You’ll Learn

We have devised a 10 week tiling training course which will provide you with training across a wide range of aspects, dealing with a wide variety of tiling materials and tools. The content for the first 8 weeks of this programme can be viewed on our NVQ Level 2 page and you 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.

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.

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 is where we cover tiling with natural stone products and we will teach you how to lay both marble and slate tiling.

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.

Week 8 is when you will learn aspects relating to Geometric Tiling such as Victorian path or hallways.

Weeks 9 and 10 are all about assessments and working to deadlines. You will undertake official level 3 assessments:

Week 9:

Task A – Tile around a window (guide time 8 hours). To do this you must:

  • Work out how many tiles you will need adding 20% wastage
  • Calculate how much edging trim you will need adding 20% and round up to the nearest full length
  • Produce a list of all the materials you need to complete the job
  • Set out and tile around the window as per drawing

Task B – Tile around an archway (guide time 16 hours)

Tile and grout the designed archway and side panels with different sets of tiling patterns. To do this you must:

  • Use the drawings to plan the job
  • Work out how many tiles you will need, adding 20% wastage
  • Calculate how much edging trim you will need, adding 20% and rounding up to the nearest full length
  • Set a timescale for how long the job will take, broken down into its three major areas
  • Set out for the complete job
  • Cut the key stone tiles with external cut of 92mm and an internal cut of 61mm as per drawing
  • Tile the two supporting columns, the archway and the key stone using the measurements given for the arch key stones
  • Infill with diagonal set tiles starting at the top
  • Tile the right side panel and then the left side panel, cutting and using trim as per the drawing
  • Tile the two supporting columns, the archway and key stone using the measurements given for the arch key stones
  • Infill with diagonal set tiles starting at the top centre
  • Tile the right side panel and then the left side panel, cutting and using trim as per the drawing
  • Grout the tiling

Task C – Tile the floor as in the drawing (guide time 8 hours). To do this you must:

  • Work out how many tiles you will need, adding 20% wastage
  • Produce a list of all the materials required to complete the job
  • Set out and tile the floor with an inlaid pattern as per drawing
  • Grout the floor tiling

Week 10 – Practical assignment – Official Level 3 Assessment

For this task you will be creating a Wet Room

This task will require you to:

  • Prepare a schedule and a list of materials required for the job – be sure to plan, allowing for drying times!
  • And allow 20% wastage on tile quantities
  • Form the floor area of the wet room
  • Install tanking/waterproofing system to floor and wall areas
  • Tile the floor with three sizes of tiles
  • Tile the wall areas with tile sizes as indicated on the drawings
  • Seal as necessary and grout all tiles
  • Plan your work to make the best use of your time.

How You’ll Learn

This is a massive programme of learning and you are monitored throughout the process by way of regular assessment. You will have constant guidance from the instructors whose sole aim is to get you to a point of being capable of completing level 3 tiling work in the future. This is a very practical course and you will frequently find yourself undertaking very demanding tiling tasks but once you see the end result – very rewarding.

It isn’t all just about practical skills, there is 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 3 achievement.


Courses Open To You After

The next step for you is to be assessed in the work-place to have your progress monitored and recorded in order to be certificated for the NVQ level 3. 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.


Additional Info

There is no doubt in our minds that following this 10 weeks of intensive, hands on practical training that you will have the skill level to tile to level 3 standards but in order to achieve the NVQ in full, you need to prove your competence in a real working environment. To help you achieve this, Able Skills will register you for NVQ level 3 which will prove to prospective employers and clients that you have the tiling skill level to produce quality work.

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 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.

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.


Not For You

If achieving NVQs isn’t something that you need right now but still want to learn tiling and achieve recognised certification then we would recommend that you consider our 6 Week City & Guilds Professional Tiling Course.

For those of you who are already Tilers but do not hold any qualifications then maybe you can consider being assessed by us to achieve NVQ – Either by the Experienced Worker route or by way of work-based assessment.


Duration & Cost

This is a 10 week course and the cost is £3495.00 including vat. A deposit of £500.00 will secure a booking with the balance payable in instalments.

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