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Overview

Tiled surfaces are becoming increasingly popular in domestic and commercial buildings. On this course you will learn how to prepare and create tiled wall and floor surfaces, gaining practical hands-on experience in our purpose built workshops. You will learn about sand and cement screeds, preparation methods and gain an in-depth understanding of the construction industry.

Wall and floor tilers are needed for most domestic and industrial construction project and you could be tiling kitchens and bathrooms or laying a precision hard wearing floor in a modern office or shopping centre.

Course description

You will be introduced to the world of construction at our dedicated training facility based in the Bordesley Green Campus. Our centre comprises of full-scale workshops, where you will be taught by qualified, experienced staff that have all had industry based experience within their vocational areas. They will guide and assist you in your learning and help you to fully understand the particulars of this profession. State of the art workshops, equipped with professional quality tools, means that you will be learning in an environment which simulates a real-life building site.

You will be continuously assessed throughout the course, this will involve both practical and theoretical aspects to enable you to complete unit assessments on-line and practical assessments at the end of each unit.

16-19 year old learners are also required to attend English and maths lessons, either as a Functional Skill or GCSE, unless they are exempt and have previously attained a GCSE grade 4 and above. They are also required to attend tutorial sessions, which provides a full learning experience and contributes to the Study Programme Framework.

Due to the current COVID-19 situation and with health and safety of our students as a priority, we have redesigned this course to include a mixture of classroom-based and online learning.

What areas will I study?

  • Health, safety and welfare in construction
  • Principles of building construction, information and communication
  • Preparing backgrounds for tiling
  • Forming sand and cement screeds
  • Tiling wall surfaces
  • Tile floor surfaces
  • Maths and English

Course options

Age range Start Fees Duration Further Information
16-18 7 September 2020 Duration: 2 Academic years - 2 Academic years Any course under level 4 for 16-18 year olds is likely to be free.
19-23 7 September 2020 Duration: 2 Academic years £750.00 2 Academic years In many cases courses fees are reduced or even free, please note this depends on your circumstances, for example if you claim JSA, you may be eligible for your fees to be reduced. Please speak to a member of staff for more details.
24+ 7 September 2020 Duration: 2 Academic years Please contact the college for fee information 2 Academic years In many cases courses fees are reduced or even free, please note this depends on your circumstances, for example if you claim JSA, you may be eligible for your fees to be reduced. Please speak to a member of staff for more details.