Weekday or Weekend Ceramic Wall and Floor Tiling Courses

Our 5 day (or splitter weekend) Foundation Ceramic Wall and Floor Tiling Courses at the Builder Training Centre are very practical and ‘hands-on’ courses, and are 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, those seeking a new career as a tiler or those looking to move onto the Advanced Tiling Courses.

 “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”.                                              

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The Builder Training Centre (The BTC) offers high quality structured Ceramic Wall and Floor 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 Tradepersons, 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 be learning to tile from day one and you will be amazed at what you can learn within a short period of time. Please take time to view a selection of our testimonials from students that have attended the Tiling Courses by clicking here

You will get dirty so you should bring working clothes. We have changing room facilities for men and women!  You will find our prices are competitive, and include the use of tools and materials for your tiling courses whilst you are here, but for health and safety reasons you are required to have steel toe capped footwear to wear throughout the course.  These can be purchased from reception on your first morning for £20 if required. 

The Ceramic Wall and Floor Tiling Foundation Course is a practical hands-on course.  You will be introduced to the fundamentals of ceramic tiling which will cover the full planning and installation stages right through to the final finish.

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.

Tasks will 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 beading around window reveals
  • Installation of straight, diamond and half bond effects
  • 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 silicons and caulks for sealing
  • Overview of adhesive types and uses
  • Overview of tile types


You will also learn about designs that incorporate borders, diamonds and patterns along with practical tips of the trade, and about tanking kits for use within showers and wet rooms. Guidance will be given on how to calculate the amount of tiles and adhesive required for a project and pricing of a job.


Fact sheets will be supplied on our Ceramic Tiling Course, so there is no need for too many notes! 


After completing the Ceramic Tiling Training Course you will receive a Builder Training Centre Certificate of Continuous Professional Development. 

Ceramic Wall and Floor Tiling Foundation Course  

Day Deposit Total Price Course Times
Mon-Fri £150 £445 9.00am - 4.00pm
Splitter (over two consecutive weekends) £150 £445 8.30am - 5.00pm

Full payment or a deposit of £150 is required to book a Foundation Tiling Course.  Any remaining balance can then be paid at any time before the start of the course, including the first morning.

Add  Ceramic Wall and Floor Tiling to a multi course package

(Ceramic Wall and Floor Tiling, Advanced Tiling, Plastering, Plumbing)

Total £1,760.00 (inc VAT). A saving of £100.00!

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You are welcome to visit The Builder Training Centre at any time during opening hours (8.00 am until 5.30 pm) either during the week or at weekends to see our facilities first hand. No appointment is required and you will be made very welcome.  Why not come and meet our tiling instructors and speak to our tiling students and see for yourself what you can achieve from each course?

We are confident that you will like what you see and will want to learn basic tiling with The Builder Training Centre. 

Why not give Matt, Sally or Andy a call, who will be more than happy to assist, on 0208 649 9340

Or send an enquiry by clicking here

To apply for a course by sending an on-line application form click here

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We are a totally independent company trading as Builder Training Centres Ltd

All our ceramic wall and floor tiling courses are held at our training centre in Surrey, Greater London