Wall & Floor Tiling Apprenticeship


Course at a glance

Subject Area:

Wall & Floor Tiling

Attendance:

Apprenticeship

Qualification:

Level 2 NVQ Diploma

Course Start:

Flexible

Course Length:

2 years

Location:

North Street Campus


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Course overview

This Wall and Floor Tiling Apprenticeship is available to anyone aged over 16.

Wall & floor tilers fix tiles on the walls and lay tiles on the 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 apprentices need?

A creative eye, observant with a keen eye for detail, the ability to work well individually and as part of a team. 


Entry requirements

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. Good GCSEs are recommended and you will be required to sit a skills assessment.

To search and apply for apprenticeship vacancies visit the national apprenticeship vacancy website.

If you are aged 16-18 and you are unable to find an apprenticeship, you can apply for a study programme and switch over at any point when you do find one.

You must have achieved the Level 2 NVQ Diploma to commence the Level 3 NVQ Diploma.


What would apprentices 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 patterned work and how to fix tiles to these areas.

No matter what level you are currently working at, you will be expected to further your skills in English and maths.


Next steps

After completing this course there are a number of options available, depending on your final grade you could move onto a level 3 apprenticeship, into higher education or seek permanent employment.

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