Tiling Course




5/4 days




The Builder Training Centre (The BTC) offers high quality structured Tiling Courses, 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.

Based within our tiling bays you will learn how to tile the walls and floor. Within this area you will be taught to initially plan and set out the installation, which includes working around difficult areas and obstacles such as sockets, pipes and window reveals.

You will learn the correct use of tiling tools, along with the use of dry and wet cutters, as well as learning about the types of tiles, adhesives and grouts available that will enable you to tackle most tiling projects.

The Foundation Ceramic Wall and Floor Tiling Course is ideal for beginners looking to learn tiling for DIY or handyman skills, experienced people looking to extend their trade skills or perfect their tiling skills or those seeking a new career as a tiler. 

On completion, most students progress onto our Advanced Tiling Course.

Course Content

Tasks include:

  • Planning and setting out for datums and fixing positions
  • Use of dry and wet cutting tools
  • Proper use of hand tools such as wall and floor trowels, floats and squares
  • Use of templates/profile gauges to work around obstacles
  • Use of hand scorers/cutters/tile saws/files to form radiuses/square cuts
  • Use of tile beading and installation
  • Use of grout floats and finishing tools
  • Use of silicone and caulk for sealing
  • Overview of adhesive types and uses
  • Overview of tile types

Training Facilities

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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 £445.00, 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 Tiling to a multi-course package?
e.g. Plastering, Tiling, Plumbing & Carpentry
Total £1,740.00 (inc VAT)
A saving of £100.00!


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.

Provided you are aged at least 18 years and deemed fit and healthy to complete physical work, 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!

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.

Course notes will be provided during your course. These will summarise most of the topics covered with some diagrams and pictures also included, however, you may choose to bring along a notepad and pen to take additional notes.

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 info@thebtc.co.uk 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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"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"
Diego Fenaroli
"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."
Emma Martin
"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."
Gem Mehmet