Tiling – what qualifications do you need?

To become a tiler you do not need any formal qualifications. However you are unlikely to get any work nowadays without having a recognized qualification such as a NVQ in tiling. This qualification is recognised as the industry standard and will allow you to apply for jobs as a tiler or show yourself to be competent if you are self employed.

tiling qualifications

The City & Guilds Wall & Floor tiling course will train you up to the required standard to be able to pass the NVQ assessment.

Basic Level of requirements to become a tiler:

  • City & Guilds Wall & Floor Tiling
  • NVQ level 2 Wall & Floor Tiling

You do not need any previous experience or qualifications to start on a course, all you need is enthusiasm and a eagerness to learn your chosen trade.

Intensive Tiling Courses

You will learn everything you will need to enter the workplace as a fully qualified tiler including:

  • Preparation of background surfaces
  • Choosing correct types of adhesives, grouts and tiles
  • Special tiling (mosaics etc.)
  • Sealing edging and trims
  • Positioning & Fixing
  • Cutting of Tiles
  • Cutting holes in tiles
  • Grouting + cleaning
  • Repairing
  • Difficult areas
  • Under floor heating
  • How to quote
  • Planning and estimation of jobs (including calculation of required materials)

You gain the NVQ in Tiling when you are assess by a city & guilds examiner, who will observe your work and judge if you are up to the required standard.

By the time you have completed your intensive tiling course you should be more than capable of passing this examination.