Testimonials from students attending foundation tiling course and advanced tiling course

Mark McEvoy (Margate)

Organised relaxed and filled with excellent trainers. My second course – again coming away with all the knowledge (and more) that I will need to tile my bathroom and kitchen

Simon Bell (London)

Great location, the course was great for improving confidence and learning new skills

Martine Ekango (London)

Thoroughly enjoyed the course. I learnt a lot consistently. I had no experience in how to tile. I would recommend this course and hope to do the advanced course at a later stage. Pete was very engaging and supported all of us. Answered all questions and allowed us to interact and ask questions freely.

Paul Lane (Berkshire)

Great environment. I really learnt a lot in one day, let alone the 5. So worth the money spent. Very good trainer in Pete. The course was what I was expecting and more.

Piers August (Brighton)

Excellent course which exceeded expectations. Great course structure, organisation, tools, materials, etc.

Jonathan Clapham (Surrey)

Great centre, very practical hands on course which was conductive to learning. Pete was a fantastic instructor.

Christian-Sorin Burdas (London)

Very good overall impression, loved how the course was structured and Pete is an amazing teacher. Very knowledgable, will come for more.

Ryan Harper (Brentford)

Fantastic overall experience with Peter. Not only did we learn the basics, we also spoke about business plans, very useful! Highly recommend.

Galin Voychev (Surrey) – Completed Foundation & Advanced Tiling courses

I did the foundation course months ago so I came back for more – the course is well structured, hands-on and Pete is devoted to passing on his knowledge. What more could one ask for.

Rachael de Nobrega (London)

Fabulous course. Staff very very friendly and supportive. Excellent tuition with lots of humour and patience! Definitely given me the confidence to do this at home.

Galin Voychev (London)

I wish I had done this years ago. Peter is a full professional and super knowledgeable.

Andrew Torr (London) – Completed Foundation & Advanced Tiling courses

Perfect! Couldn’t think of any way to improve on what Pete is already doing so well! As always, lots of fun!

Oliver Alexander (London)

Really enjoyed it and gave me the confidence and skills to start some jobs at home that I wouldn’t have dreamt I would have done.

Jamie Cox (Greater London)

I highly recommend this course. Very easy to understand, Peter was a true gentleman, detail second to none. Top marks.

Charlie Browne (Greater London)

Absolutely brilliant – I will be back. As the only woman on the course, I felt totally comfortable throughout. The centre is so lovely with a family atmosphere and Pete was a fantastic teacher. I really felt like we fit a lot in and I enjoyed myself, as well as bringing my confidence level up.

Danny Turner (Croydon)

It was a great experience, I would recommend my friends to do the course. Special shout out to Pete, lovely man and a fantastic teacher.

Jo Shaw (East Sussex) – Attended Foundation & Advanced Tiling

Having attended the foundation tiling course, the advanced course really solidified all of my learning. It also really raised my confidence. Pete was brilliant.

Philip Osuhor (Stanwell)

Really enjoyed it, great communications, team bonding, time management and professional. Fun and entertaining throughout, 5 star and top class.

Ciara Murphy (Wiltshire)

Amazing. Sam was a fantastic tutor. He kept everyone together and worked to the groups speed. Everyone was super quick and helped each other. Really good banter in the group. Thoroughly enjoyable!

Daniel Lepine (Surrey)

Excellent week, facilities were clean and all the staff are very helpful and polite. Would not hesitate to book another course or recommend the centre to anyone else.

Andrew Dabrowski (London)

Another great course that I know I will save more money than the course cost!

Emma Martin (London)

Really impressed. Not sure what to expect, especially as a female and I was made to feel welcome, treated with respect and challenged. Great course, good pace and technically challenging but not too much. Centre staff are knowledgeable & friendly.

Albert Sontan (Sidcup)

Neat and hazard free environment. Tutor was brilliant.

Helen Groves (West Sussex)

Love the centre, everyone is so friendly and chatty. The course exceeded my expectations & they were already high since I’d been on the Plastering course. It was just the right speed for me.

Phil Wood (Surrey)

Can’t fault the centre or the staff. The foundation Tiling course is perfect for anyone with no previous experience.

Craig Pluck, (Kent) – Foundation & Advanced Tiling

Very good throughout, welcoming, has given me the confidence I was looking for to further my career.

Steve Craig, (Kent) – Advanced Tiling course

As before on my foundation course, everything about the centre and the course was spot on, very well organised, very well run and another thoroughly enjoyable experience. Pleasant and friendly staff and of course my instructor was brilliant. Thanks Pete!

Kutzia Jones, (Hounslow)

Very efficient under COVID circumstances re – safety. Efficient, wise and experienced, professional Tiling tutor. Great hands on course. Brilliant!

Stuart Thompson, (Oxfordshire)  – Advanced Tiling Course

Very informative. Definitely a huge step above the beginners course.

Anik Datta, (Crystal Palace) 

The course was very professional, and a lot was covered in the space of 2 weekends. I was very satisfied!

Benjamin Holman,

Cannot fault it. Thoroughly enjoyable, well presented, easy to digest and ran fluidly. Would recommend 10/10.

Ivan Olding, (Surrey) 

Brilliant, really enjoyed it and will look to attend further courses in future. I have already recommended to a friend who has booked for brick laying.

Jason Hill, (Surrey)  – Advanced Tiling Course

Before going on the course, after 10 years of tiling I thought what could I learn. Well I was so wrong. What extras I learnt was massive. Pete was brilliant.

Kirsty Malpass, (London) 

The covid preparedness was excellent and well explained and consistently adhered to. The course was excellent. Clearly explained, lots of hands on and excellent oversight. My confidence levels are such that I feel I could tackle a tiling project now on my own, knowing I have the skills to attack it, and the tools to fix any errors along the way!

Emily Cousins, (Surrey)  – Advanced Tiling Course

I found the course very useful to cement the knowledge I picked up in the foundation course. It has increased my understanding of waterproofing and various tiling scenarios.

Arun Ranjit, (Hertfordshire) 

Absolutely fantastic. Have used centre before and will do again next year for carpentry course in March (weekend).

Edward Selby, (Hertfordshire) 

Very good, well set out, easily accessible. Good tools and safety equipment, good materials. Peter was very knowledgeable and easy to listen and learn from.

John Brough, (Surrey) 

Very Good – previous plumbing and electrical courses also showed same standard too.

Richard Gearing, (West Sussex) 

This course took you from a standing start to covering many useful tiling techniques and a belief that you can tile with a finish you would be proud of. Enjoyed Peter’s willingness to share knowledge across a whole range of issues around tiling and practical tasks you might be involved in.

Gem Mehmet, (London) 

Very professional instructor, covered most aspects of tiling. The centre is kept and run in a very professional manor, health & Safety is always followed, everything is always clean and the staff are always friendly, very helpful and knowledgeable. Thank you.

Graham Thurman, (London) 

The curse was thoroughly enjoyable and I learned the key skills I was after. I look forward to putting them to use. Peter was always very helpful and gave us tips for our own projects. The centre was excellent as usual.

Diego Fenaroli, (Surrey) 

After having attended three other courses the tiling course was a great way of closing the set. The course was very helpful in developing the basic knowledge to confidently do some DIY works at home. However, the quality achieved is definitely more than I needed. Thanks

Caroline Dennison, (Surrey) 

Very comprehensive – much more to tiling than I thought. Peter was a fantastic instructor. So helpful and patient, no question too much trouble and recommended some great books!

Constantin Beca, (Berkshire) 

I like the centre because all the instructors are very helpful & they explain all the steps very detailed, especially Elaine who was our tiling instructor. She was very polite and helpful.

Munawar Ahmad, (Scotland) 

I have been before and is always a pleasure to be here. My tutor (Elaine) is the best.

Simon Hamilton-Ritchie, (London) 

Very practical & crams a lot of information & tasks into a relatively short time yet never felt too rushed.

Chris Lushington, (Surrey) 

Very practical centre. Enjoyed the course and believe I have learnt lots of new skills. Pete was a very good instructor, informative and always willing to assist.

David Bulman, (London) 

Great local training centre. Well run with great instructors. Pete is a great fella and excellent teacher. I’d definitely recommend The BTC to friends and family. Many Thanks!

Sam Crossman-Jelliff, (Cambridgeshire) 

Just amazing and informative. Very helpful staff (everybody). Elaine was so knowledgeable, helpful and no question was too stupid!

Robin Maynard Seaver, (London) 

This is my second course here (did bricklaying about 5 years ago!). Great place to learn how to do things properly. Have recommended to others who have always been pleased. Elaine is a great instructor – She’s got lots of patience.

Kate Bergal, (London) 

Brilliant! Can’t wait to come back. Very informative tiling course. I feel much more confident about tiling my shower now. Also a lot of fun. Learnt things I wouldn’t have thought even to look up.

Ravi Shanmuganathan (Surrey) 

Great course, learnt a lot. Plenty of tips. Great hands-on experience. Elaine was very patient and explained everything very well. I gained a lot of confidence in tiling from this course. Have already recommended this course to others in my area.

Ian Ludlow, (Kent) 

Very well run course with Elaine giving good, clear instructions. Plenty of hands-on and will recommend on Facebook.

Gregory Sarpong, (Essex) 

The location is great, arrangement of tools is very good as it doesn’t get in the way. The course was interesting and happy to have acquired this skill. Elaine was amazing. Would recommend anyone to take this course.

Irene Miller, (Bedfordshire) 

Excellent – all staff are very helpful, knowledgeable, supportive and patient. Kevin was exceptional – left us to do the work but always on hand to explain and help when required.

Reena Bhatt, (Hertfordshire) (Home Maintenance Course)

This is my second visit to the centre and I am still very impressed! The course was fun, informative and its given me great knowledge and experience to do my own tiling at home. Kevin the instructor was knowledgeable and lovely. Thank you.

Orlando Willocks, (London) 

Professional environment with expert advise and training. I am extremely pleased with the service provided and feel I have gained a valuable skill for life. Thank you so much Kevin & The BTC.

Ela Jackson, (Bedfordshire) 

Excellent – Kevin is personable, helpful, patient and very nice, genuine person. Loved the course. Kevin’s knowledge and experience comes across very well. Thank you Kevin, most impressive.

Rupal Patel, (Surrey) 

Very positive. Time and money well spent, had a really great time.

Simon Taylor, (Surrey) – (Tiling foundation & Advanced Tiling Course)

Well run course, good pace and excellent practice on more intricate cuts.

Michael Adedeji, (Kent)

I attended the tiling foundation course led by Kevin, who is a brilliant instructor. He made everything look really easy, the delivery of the course is brilliant. The location is good, easy to locate. Overall I will recommend this to others.

Liz Bridgman, (Surrey)

Excellent course. Surpassed expectations! Enjoyed very much, as well as acquiring a new skill.

Daniel Moloney, (London)

Very impressed with the centre and the course as a whole. I came back after doing bricklaying and will definitely be back again.

Will Carne, (London) (carpentry, kitchen fitting, plastering, 4 day electrical foundation, plumbing)

Excellent again; good tools, great tutor, lots of practical work – and fun!

Marc Dubresson, (Hampshire) (Kitchen Fitting, plastering & plumbing)

Excellent.  That’s why I keep coming back! Ready to tackle my own jobs

Robert Farr, (West Sussex)

Kevin is very friendly and knowledgeable tutor. I cut my finger and Elaine was very helpful in dressing it.

Matt Bishop (Surrey)

Great Centre, fantastic course, and Kevin is an excellent instructor. I feel I have learnt a lot and completing this course has increased my confidence in tiling.

John Edge (Surrey)

My overall impression of the Centre was excellent. The course was well presented, relaxed, fun and informative. Our course tutor, Keven, was incredibly helpful and knowledgeable.

Garry Fogarty, (Middlesex)

Left feeling confident about starting job next week.

Chris Johnston, (London)
(plumbing course, electrical course, plastering course)

In all my resettlement course has been outstanding.  The tuition has been first class throughout.  I have already and will continue to recommend the courses at BTC to friends & family.

Kenneth McCutcheon, (Renfrewshire)
(carpentry course)

Having come from a non-skilled background, this centre provided exactly the expertise I needed to learn new skills.  I was totally impressed by the wide layout, including the ease of finding the centre.  I would definitely return.

Anthony Watson, (London)
(bricklaying course, plumbing course, plastering course, kitchen fitting course, carpentry course)

Great, good quality teaching, good facilities with friendly staff. Your back up helpline service is a great idea and I shall be using.

Neale Heffernan, (Monmouthshire)

Centre is very good. I found tiling a deep learning curve as it was a brand new subject but the instructor’s patience was ground breaking.

Brian Higgins, (Fife)
(tiling course and advanced tiling course, plastering course, advanced plastering course, roof tiling course, roof construction course, kitchen fitting course, carpentry course, plumbing course, bricklaying course)

I’ve learned a lot more than I had expected to on a 5 day course, by doing it rather than just being shown or talking about it.

Christopher Kenward, (Middlesex)

Very impressed with the information I have gained over the 5 days.  It’s a very interesting place to learn skills – far better than attending a college.

As I am deaf, I felt I got the answer and the skills I was looking and expect for.  Brilliant hand-out information.

Virginia Chan, (Hertfordshire)
(plumbing course, kitchen fitting course)

Good facilities, knowledgeable staff.  Course had ideal amount of practical content.

Robert Jones, (Hampshire)
(bricklaying course, plastering course, plumbing course)

Very pleased, having a basic knowledge and experience of tiling before I was pleased to pick up new tips and skills.

Philip Jackson, (Surrey)
(electrical course, plumbing course)

Excellent.  I am looking forward to the advanced course.

Michael Boocock, (Surrey)
(bricklaying course, roof tiling course, roof construction course, plumbing course, plastering course, advanced plastering course, electrical course)

A very good course which was well delivered.  All questions were answered.  I enjoyed the course and would like to do the advanced course.

Anil Kanabar, (Essex)
(bricklaying course, carpentry course, plastering course, plumbing course, home maintenance course)

I found the course provided training at my level to get confidence in undertaking a basic tiling job.  The centre has all the facilities needed for ‘building’ training.

Kenvil Williams, (Surrey)

The tiling course was excellent!!  Michael is a very ‘good teacher’.  I would highly recommend this course to anyone I know.  The centre is well kept and the staff are really friendly and polite.

Vicky Jones, (London)

Everyone I have come into contact with has been very helpful and friendly.  From the point of my enquiry to attending and accommodating me onto the second part at a later date.  My overall impression is very good and the approach is pitched at the right level.

Olamide Idowu, (London)

The centre is well located; closeness to a rail station makes it accessible to everyone.  My course has given me opportunity to forge ahead with my planned career in tiling.

Bob Bradley, (London)

Very convenient location.  Excellent course – clean, professional, friendly staff.  Shaun was very knowledgeable and patient.

Darren Muir, (Kent)
(carpentry course, kitchen fitting course, plastering course, advanced plastering course, bricklaying course, inspection & testing course, 17th Edition course, plumbing course)

Again, overall very pleased with course instructor and course content.

Anthony Chase, (London)

Good, delivers what is advertised and a little more, thanks.

Thomas Griffiths, (London)
(plumbing course, plastering course, carpentry course)

Very focused and simply laid out.  Learned all the essentials in order to tile many areas.  Mike very knowledgeable.

Darryl Malkinson, (Middlesex)

Very efficient, and organised.  Course itself very informative and well executed.

Philip Jackson, (Surrey)
(electrical course, plumbing course)

Excellent.  I am looking forward to the advanced course.

George Gregan, (Southampton)
(carpentry course, plumbing course, plastering course, bricklaying course, roofing course)

Very well run and structured course, useful tips.  Excellent use of materials.  Hands-on. Enjoyable atmosphere to work in.

Michael Dada, (Kent)
(electrical course, inspection & testing course, kitchen fitting course, plumbing course)

The Builder Training Centres is doing a fantastic training for all that require a good trade.  Please more advert for other searching for this kind of opportunity in life.

David Thomas, (Berkshire)
(kitchen fitting course, plastering course, plumbing course)

Mike is an excellent teacher and will answer any related questions and will offer advice for home projects.

Peter Moran, (West Midlands)
(carpentry course, kitchen fitting course, plastering course)

Another interesting course.  Well scheduled and particularly well taught by an informative tutor.  Thank you.

Stuart Atkinson, (Buckinghamshire)
(tiling course, bricklaying course)

Once again a joy to attend the course here.  Look forward to the next one.

Ashlene Millard (Surrey)
(plumbing course, plastering course, 4 day electrical foundation course)

Great! Very informative. All of my courses have been fab and I’ll be back. Thanks Shaun!

Vinny Howitt, (Cyprus)
(kitchen fitting course, tiling course, advanced tiling course, plumbing course, plastering course, advanced plastering course, carpentry course, electrical foundation course, bricklaying course)

Centre – Excellent. GOT to be best around!!  Course – Loved every minute of it, learned a lot, tips, tricks etc. Great Office Team.

Warren Legon, (London)

I found the course to be very good. I have enjoyed it from day 1 to day 5. I will recommend this course to my employer.

Bonaventura Apicella, (Surrey)

I have enjoyed the course. The instructor was patient and not only very helpful, but also very clear. I cannot praise him enough. He’s given us so much info and practical skills like a true pro.

Suraj Gurung, (Hampshire)

Very helpful staff. Did manage to get on course on last minute. Credit goes to the staff. Course was very full of knowledge. Slow pace but instructor Shaun was very helpful and guided me in every step. Got lots of tricks & tips of the trade. Really enjoyed the week.

Victoria Pierce, (USA)

Excellent. There is no establishment like this in the US.

Francois Briatte, (London)

Really well organised and laid out facilities. The course is intensive but pitched at the right level. I feel like I learned an awful lot and received all the support needed.

Tim Gibbs, (Surrey)

Another great course. Feel confident to go ahead with future projects. Shaun provided a wealth of tips and relevant anedotes and his healthy eye for perfection has rubbed off!

Alex Pembury, (Wiltshire)

I was impressed with the course and the centre. I have now signed up for 3 more courses as a result. Value for money was great

James Ho, (Middlesex)

Excellent course and facilities. Very relaxed but professional.

Clare Dean, (London)

Very good! Learnt not only how to complete each stage but why certain techniques are better than others. Confidence levels have risen from 1 to 10!!

Dipak Bhuwad, (Surrey)

I was impressed with the high standard of training I received from Shaun. He was very helpful and explained if I became stuck on something.

Richard Murphy, (Hertfordshire)

Very Impressive. Well run and professional. Good content on course in an easy to follow plan.

Laura Marshall, (Hampshire)

Excellent – really well taught. Clear and easy to follow. Was able to learn and understand quickly. A lot of areas covered and feel as though I have learnt a lot.

Steven Allen, (London)

Great centre facilities and course. Definitely considering coming back for the advanced tiling course.

Richard Boak, (West Sussex)

Third course here. Once again it has been very well run and enjoyable.

Mary Jones, (London) – Advanced Tiling

I was apprehensive about attending the advanced course. However, it reiterated everything I had learnt on the foundation course. Shaun was excellent as usual. I would highly recommend that everyone on the foundation attends the advanced as it is the “Icing on the cake”. Many Thanks.

Graham Snarey, (Berkshire)

Course was ideal for me and covered practically everything I wanted to learn. The centre seemed very professional and I liked the set up. Having your own bay to work in was good. Also liked the fact that it was all practical work as opposed to sitting down note taking on subjects, as was the case at a training centre more local to me. Tutor was also very knowledgeable and patient.

Helene Netland, (Middlesex)

Friendly and helpful staff at the centre. Convenient with seating area close to work area. Instructor very knowledgeable and keen to pass on advice and helpful hints. I have learnt a lot on this course and feel ready to take on a couple of tiling projects at home.

David Pascoe, (Surrey)

I’ve already attended the kitchen fitting so I was aware of the centre. It is very well organised. The course has been excellent and I can now do something that I could not do before. Thoroughly enjoyed the whole thing. The course was very informative, well structured and very well explained. Shaun was an excellent teacher and explained things fully.

Jonathan Veness, (Surrey)

Shaun was an excellent instructor. Patient and methodical.

Mark Stattersfield, (East Sussex)

A professional set up. Very happy with the course and have come away feeling confident I could tile a wall to a decent standard.

Jonathan Atkins, (London)

More than satisfied with the centre and facilities. I enrolled on the course to complete a bathroom re-tile. I have finished feeling 100% confident about completing the project.

Laetitia Rodger, (West Sussex)

The centre is well placed with amenities all around. People of the centre are helpful – Ofiice & Instructors. The bays for tiling are practically laid out and nice to work in.

Matthew Michael, (West Sussex)

Clean, straight forward facility with good advice on parking. Course was more in depth than expected and I was impressed with the overall amount that was learned.

James Trafford, (London)

Superb. Fantastic instructor and an impressive amount of content learnt. Looking forward to coming back for a separate course.

Mark Witham, (Southampton)

Very Good. I did a 180 mile round trip each day but it was worth it!

Jonathan Trafford, (London)

Fantastic. All very welcoming. Thought out, thorough and professional course. Shaun always aims to answer questions, even if asked same question.

Mike Edozie, (Surrey)

Enjoyed the course, really learnt a lot. The centre was good, has to be as I keep coming back.

Mario Longondjo, (Surrey)

I was impressed. I didn’t know anything about tiling before coming here. Now I have a clear idea of what it is like tiling.

Laetitia Rodger, (West Sussex)

Love the centre for it’s friendly help, atmosphere and comfortable amenities.

Gavin Wood, (London)

3rd time at the centre and every week has been an educational learning haven. I have enjoyed tiling immensely and the course has been taught and layed out fantastically well. Will be back to learn some more on the plumbing course very soon. Many thanks

Jonathan Greene, (London)

Excellent. Clean & tidy with good facilities. Learnt a huge amount from Shaun – A passionate teacher with plenty of patience – and a top bloke too.

Lzetwicia Oscar-Jackman, (London)

Great week! Thoroughly enjoyed this course. Elaine made it fun and her knowledge knows no bounds. Great group of people to train with too!

Ben Adnams, (London)

Elaine was the perfect teacher. Positive, encouraging, funny, knowledgeable and adaptable. Couldn’t praise her highly enough.

Manish Chohan, (Middlesex)

Brilliant – Really enjoyed the course. Elaine is bright and bubbly – which makes learning fun and interesting.

Mick Riley, (Surrey)

A fantastic training facility and a very informative course. Kevin is a great instructor.

Natalie Freestone, (Kent)

Excellent, well organised. Staff super friendly, helpful and very knowledgeable with lots of examples of real life situations and shared tips! Structure of course was really good and well timed throughout the week.

Mohammud-Reza Jaunoo, (Surrey)

Incredible, good experience, especially with Kevin’s help. Highly skilled made things easy all along. I am pretty confident of handling a tiling project on my own.

Adam Smith, (Surrey)

The centre is clean, tidy and has everything we needed. The tiling course was very informative and covered everything I needed to know. Being a complete novice, I now feel competent and confident and happy to tile a room. Kevin was a great instructor and took time to explain and made sure you were happy with the work carried out. All questions and more answered.

Andrew Redmond, (Kent)

Very straight forward and clear of what needed doing. Course trainer (Kevin) well knowledgeable about tiling, making it easy.

Julie Fox (Berks) – Advanced Tiling

Love the centre, very friendly, knowledgeable staff, nice relaxed atmosphere, good balance of theory and practical. Very hands-on experience. Would not consider anywhere else now. Very happy at The BTC. Kev (instructor) was fantastic.

Taryn Hauritz, (London)

Having recently been to another centre to learn plumbing, I was very impressed with the facilities and knowledge and friendliness of staff. I would definitely come back again.

Anna Williams (London) – Advanced Tiling

Course was great. Learnt lots and built my confidence ready to tackle my bathroom project. Kevin was very helpful and supportive and open to answering all questions.

Stephen Eccleshall (Surrey) – Advanced Tiling

Kevin is a very nice man who is willing to stand and explain all you need to know, step by step, and in a way that you can understand.

Rehema Gray (Hertfordshire)

Very well organised. Staff always at hand to help. Our teacher, Kevin, was excellent! Very supportive and extremely knowledgeable.

Gilmari O’Donnell (Kent)

Highly recommended course. Love it! Good environment. Super lovely people. Brilliant Kevin!

Martin Haynes, (Middlesex)

Professional but friendly. Minimal classroom, maximum hands-on experience.

Lawrence Amponsah, (Surrey)

The instructor (Kevin) is the best tutor I’ve ever met.