Advanced Tiling Course




5/4 days




The Builder Training Centre (The BTC) offers a high quality structured Ceramic Wall and Floor Advanced Tiling Course, which can be attended as a 5 day course during the week (Monday to Friday) or, for those that have commitments during the week, a weekend course (2 consecutive weekends).

Our instructors are qualified, highly experienced, knowledgeable and enthusiastic Tradespersons, so students can take advantage of all the tips of the trade, personal experiences and advice they offer.

This short course is intensive, but the atmosphere is relaxed and enjoyable which creates a good learning environment. If you have a particular project in mind, or some building plans you wish to gain advice on, our instructors will be more than happy to discuss these with you.

You will utilize your existing knowledge to employ a wide range of high-quality wall and floor adhesives, as well as self-levelling compounds. This will equip you with a solid foundation for selecting the appropriate adhesives in future tiling projects.

In addition, you will participate in a practical session focused on showers to gain proficiency in using tanking kits and sealants.

Furthermore, you will enhance your practical expertise by working with and installing porcelain and glass mosaics.

Course Content

Tasks include:

  • Planning and marking out for an area with increased obstacles
  • Correct use of tools
  • Various use of tile designs
  • Drilling of tiles
  • Cutting tiles around pipes
  • Use of self-levelling compound
  • Use of mosaic tiles
  • Use of a selection of wall and floor adhesives and grouts
  • Use of silicones and sealants
  • The use of tanking kits and sealants

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Please click the button below to proceed with our online Application Form. You will be given details on the Application Form about how to make the minimum deposit payment of £150.00, or the full amount of £495.00, to secure a place on your chosen date.

Alternatively, give us a call on 020 8649 9340 to get booked in over the phone.

Have you considered adding Advanced Tiling to a multi-course package?
e.g. Foundation Tiling, Advanced Tiling, Plastering, Plumbing
Total £1,760.00 (inc VAT)
A saving of £100.00!


The topics covered in the Advanced Tiling Course will build upon existing skills and will not include the basic skills learned in the Foundation Tiling Course. Therefore, it is essential for attendees to either complete the Foundation Course first or have the equivalent experience.

Provided you are aged at least 18 years, deemed fit and healthy to complete physical work and meet the above prerequisites, this course is suitable for you. Whether your background is already in a trade or something completely different, these skills can be learnt and applied directly after the course.

Over the years, we have had students attend the course for many reasons, the most popular of which would be to expand their current professional services, start a whole new career or to just pick up a new skill for DIY. These are not just skills for one project, these are skills for life!

Steel toe-capped safety footwear is a health and safety requirement for all our courses. We stock steel-toe capped boots from size 3 to 13 (with some half sizes), which can be purchased on the first morning of your course for just £20.00. You should wear suitable comfortable clothing that you do not mind getting dirty.

We provide all relevant tools and materials that are required for the duration of your course.

Changing facilities for men and women are available on-site. For a £5.00 deposit you can get a padlock to a locker for any small valuables you may wish to bring along.

You are welcome to bring your own food to eat in our canteen. Alternatively, we sell a small selection of hot and cold drinks and snacks, or you could purchase food from one of the local supermarkets/shops/cafes/restaurants within just a few minutes’ walk.

Many of our courses are run over 5 days (Monday to Friday) with hours of 9am until approximately 4pm, alternatively the same course can be attended over 2 consecutive weekends with longer hours of 8.30am until approximately 5pm. 

The content of the course is the same and, once break times have been accounted for, the hours are also the same. It is also the case that it is usually the same tutor! Rest assured you will not miss anything by attending the course over 4 days rather than 5.

You will be awarded a Builder Training Centres Limited Certificate of Continuous Professional Development after full completion of the course. The Certificate will include your name, the dates you attended, and on the reverse we list all the areas you have covered throughout your course.

As we are located within Waddon Train Station Buildings, we do not have any parking on-site. That said, there are plenty of residential roads in the surrounding area that have free unrestricted parking, within just a few minutes’ walk. If attending on Sunday, you can park in the marked red boxes in Epsom Road where our Centre at Waddon Station is situated and in Stafford Road where our Electrical Centre is situated (a minute’s walk away) all day free of charge.

Please email if you would like any further information or instructions.


Our training facility is located at the following address:
Waddon Station Buildings, 160 Epsom Road, Croydon, CR0 4UP

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"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!"
Steve Craig
"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."
Jason Hill
"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."
Emily Cousins