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Tiling - Qualification - NVQ Level 2 - 4 Week Course

Our 4 week (20 day) NVQ Level 2 Wall and Floor Tiling course is the course that will set you up to becoming a qualified working tiler in the construction industry. It will allow you to work on any job anywhere where you will learn all aspects of wall and floor tiling. You will also learn what is required for working on British construction sites as a wall and floor tiler. The cost of this course is inclusive of all training, NVQ registration, onsite assessment and certification. The qualification is assessed in your workplace.

£500.00 for 20 day course
Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Duration: 20 days
£2,000.00 INC VAT
September 2024
January 2025


NVQ Tiling Course Content

Goldtrowel can and will teach anybody all the skills and knowledge of wall and floor tiling, many think that tiling is one of the easier trades to learn, and whilst many DIYers have managed to tile there own homes, this does not mean they can tile, and normally they succeeded due to luck! there are so many facets to learn to ensure the job is done to standards, without this there is a great risk of failure, this is a common occurrence in domestic homes, the real problem of this is the cost of correcting the problems, as tiles and materials are unrecoverable. during your 4 weeks you will have your own equipped bathroom ensuring you learn the needs and requirements for backgrounds and tile types, preparation and fixing the tiles successfully, and after assessment have your full NVQ Level 2 in Wall and Floor Tiling. 

What you can expect to learn from this Tiling course

  • Correctly lay / fix  and cut floor and wall tiles to various backgrounds and shapes.
  • Understand the different types of Primers and how to use them.
  • Differences between Ceramic, Porcelain, Mosaic and Natural Stone tiles.
  • Tools and equipment usage, differences and speciality types. 
  • Working in wet areas such as wet rooms and showers, applying tanking systems. 
  • How to successfully lay sand and cement floor screeds.
  • Prepare all types of backgrounds including wood, plaster, render, screed.
  • Full understanding of how to correctly set out walls and floors prior to fixing the tiles.
  • Full understanding of Grouting techniques, types and uses, and methods of application.
  • How to make good damaged walls, using basic plastering skills. 
  • How to correctly apply silicon mastic, problems and options.
  • NVQ guidance including pricing, quotes, quantification and much more.

During training please feel free to ask any questions you have, we actually welcome your questions, and remember there is no such thing as a `stupid` question! your training will not be rushed, but you will be pushed to realise your full potential, you will be allocated your own room from various rooms available, during your course you will work in various rooms and situations so to learn and understand various situations and problems, the walls and ceilings you will tile are of the same standard found in domestic homes, which truth be told are not flat, not square and generally out of shape, the difference between preparing and tiling existing wall / floors is huge.

NVQ Wall & Floor Tiling Course - Content Breakdown

In depth discussions and demonstrations of materials, backgrounds, tools, setting out, mixing adhesives, general health and safety, basic setting out procedures, tile fixing procedures and tile types, this will all come with examples of problems that may be found with alternative and DIY ways of tiling. You will correctly start fixing your tiles after checks and setting out to the wall.

  • Continuing from the previous day, you will now encounter openings, externals and internal angles, you will have discussions and demonstrations of how to cut tiles using various tools, cutters and equipment. You will continue tiling using your new skills to cut tiles using methods shown. 

  • You will now have discussions and demonstrations about tile trim types, you will learn how to cut fix and mitre using various methods, after which you shall cut and fix trim to your window reveals, and finish with cut reveal tiles. Later in the day you will have more discussions and demonstration on grouting types, techniques and procedures, you will then grout your finished tiling using the correct tools to achieve a 'high end' finished job. 

  • You will be moving into different rooms, with each room having its own unique problems, these differences highlight the skills required to successfully complete tiling tasks in different houses / environments, you will then tile more area in your own fully equipped bathroom with added problems to set out and cut around.

  • There will be discussions and demonstrations about how to correctly lay under tile electric heating systems.This will continue on to laying levelling compounds, you will have the opportunity to lay some levelling compound. 

  • You will embark the use of some specialist tools and equipment, commonly associated with site tiling, such as angle grinders, Levelling systems, Industrial Diamond Wet Cutters, Specialist trowels and labour saving materials.You will learn to set out complex tile layouts such as 'Brick Bond' and 'Herringbone'

  • You will have a demonstration day from both Ardex and Rubi UK introducing their products and explaining them in greater detail.

  • On the final week will be used to practice any of your weak points highlighted over the previous weeks, you will also have the chance to lay large format wall and/or floor tiles, and to speed tile this will give you the confidence of site working at the same time as showing you your full capabilities.

  • You will attend your Tiling NVQ induction and be guided by your assessor, you will receive your NVQ portfolio and make a start, this will give you the confidence and knowledge to complete once working.  

  • You will have practical and knowledge training in all 5 NVQ Units (4 mandatory plus 1 optional) these units are prescribed from National Occupational Standards in conjunction with CITB and the awarding bodies.Following this you will be registered in the last week of your course with leading awarding body NOCN/CSkills, your proof of registration can be emailed so that you can obtain your CSCS card.
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