Wall and Floor Tiling Apprenticeship
- Subject Area: Wall & Floor Tiling
- Attendance: Apprenticeship
- Qualification: Level 2 NVQ Diploma
- Course Start: September (start dates flexible through the year subject to availability)
- Course Length: 2 years
- Location: North Street Campus
- Cost: Your employer will pay the costs associated with an Apprenticeship.
Courses run frequently subject to demand
You could progress onto higher education at the College.
All applicants will be required to pass an assessment.
You must be employed within the trade area to be able to undertake this Apprenticeship course.
What's it all about?
This Wall and Floor Tiling Apprenticeship is available to school leavers, those aged 16-18 and adults.
Wall & floor tilers lay tiles on the walls and floors of buildings including hospitals, shopping centre, swimming pools, industrial premises or bathrooms and kitchens. Tilers usually work with ceramic, porcelain and natural products including marble, granite, slate and terracotta. They also follow plans drawn up by an architect, builder or designer.
What skills and qualities do I need?
- A creative eye
- Observant with a keen eye for detail
- The ability to work well individually and as part of a team
How much could I earn?
Trainee tilers' earning vary but can be up to £14,000 a year. Qualified tilers can earn between £17,000 and £23,000. Experienced tilers with supervisory or training duties can earn between £25,000 and £30,000.
What would I learn at College?
- How to use wall and floor tiling tools and equipment e.g. cutting equipment, trowel and levels
- How to prepare walls and floors prior to tiling including laying underfloor heating, application of plasterboard, two coat render and floor screeds
- The various types of tiles that are available and how to fix them using the correct adhesives and grouts
- How to set out floors and walls including patterened work and how to fix tiles to these areas
You should be aged 16 or over and ideally already be employed or have secured a work placement, however we may be able to help you with this.
You can also visit the National Apprenticeship Service website where you can register your details and search for vacancies. Please click here to visit the website.