If you’re thinking about a change of career or are just starting out then training as a tiler is definitely an option that you should consider. In today’s tough economic climate jobs are increasingly tough to come by and it’s only going to get tougher, employers are going to demand people have the necessary training and qualifications, so one of the best ways to improve your situation is to get trained up and qualified in a useful skill like tiling.
Why train as a tiler?
There a many reasons why you might want to consider training as a tiler, for example you may already be working in the construction industry and want to add another skill to your belt to make yourself open to more work opportunities that come your way. You may want a complete change of career or may want to work for yourself and become your own boss as a self employed tiler. Whatever your reasons are retraining as a tiler is a great way to improve your future prospects.
As with most skills is the construction industry in the UK qualified tillers are in high demand so you should be able to get an attractive wage packet once you are fully trained and qualified, and once fully qualified you will have gained a skill that will last a lifetime.
OK; how do you retrain as a tiler?
With the shortage of skilled construction workers in UK came the demand to get trained, and the local colleges were not enough to cope with the demand, so dedicated purpose build training centres have opened all over the UK.
You can take full or part time courses; you will be trained by experienced tilers who can teach you everything you need to know to be a qualified tiler up to the City & Guilds industry standards. So you can be sure that once you have completed the tiling course you will have all the skills necessary to start work as a qualified tiler.
Anything else I need to know?
These courses can be quite expensive, but you should consider the expense as an investment in your future career, you should be able to recoup the cost in a short space of time once you have started work as a tiler.
Whatever course provider you choose it would be wise to make sure they are City & Guilds accredited, that way you’ll know your training will be of the highest standards.
Once you have successfully completed a C&G tiling course you’ll receive your technical certificate, this proves you have undergone the correct training to be a qualified tiler, but if you have got this far then you may want to the go on to gain an NVQ in Tiling, you get this by being assessed on the job by an NVQ assessor (the C&G course will have trained you everything you need to achieve this.)
The NVQ demonstrates that you can put into practise what you have learned in a work environment.
That’s about it; hope this article helps you out, Good Luck.