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Course Overview

If you’d like to learn the basic DIY tiling skills that you’ll need to carry out small tiling jobs in your own home, our DIY tiling course is ideal for you. This training programme is designed for absolute beginners – no experience is required to enrol, and our teaching staff will start with the absolute basics before moving on to more advanced techniques.

Here are some examples of what you can expect to learn on this course:
  • Spreading adhesives
  • Laying wall/floor tiles
  • Understanding different types of tile and grout
  • Cutting tiles and forming patterns
This training course equips learners with the knowledge and practical skills necessary to carry out a variety of tiling jobs in the home; if you are interested in turning professional and starting a new career as a tiler, you may wish to enrol on one of our Professional Tiling Courses instead.
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Who is this course for?

This course is geared towards inexperienced candidates who simply wish to carry out tiling work within their own homes. While our DIY tiling course can form a solid foundation for individuals who subsequently wish to undertake further training with a view to turning professional, the course’s content is better-suited to budding DIYers than those looking to become full-time tilers.

If you would like to change jobs and take up tiling in a professional capacity, we recommend that you try our Professional Tiling Course instead – this programme is also suitable for absolute beginners, but it will go further towards preparing you for your new career.

What will I achieve?

Once you have finished the DIY tiling course, you will be given an Access Training certificate to confirm your attendance and successful completion. While it is not a requirement, you may also choose to sit an optional examination; this is recommended for candidates who wish to progress on to more advanced tiling courses.

Areas covered

  • Datum lines
  • Preparing substrates
  • Laying wall and floor tiles
  • Cutting around intricate or odd shapes
  • Understanding grouts and adhesives
  • Spreading adhesives/grouting techniques
  • Learning what tools to use
  • Calculating quantities of tiles and grout needed for any job
  • Understanding different types of tiles
  • Understanding different types of grout
  • Selecting appropriate tiles for the job
  • How to tile splash backs
  • How to cut tiles
  • How to form patterns
This course’s structure is very flexible, and as such, we are happy to tailor your learning experience to your specific ambitions. You can choose to cover any or all of the units listed above during your training with us.

Progress Routes

If, having completed our basic DIY tiling course, you decide that you would like to further your tiling knowledge, you may wish to pursue a more advanced qualification in this field.

Alternatively, if you would like to expand your DIY skillset, try one of our other DIY courses:

Why choose Access Training Academies?

Here are some of the benefits of training with us:
  • State-of-the-art training facilities
  • Flexible courses that fit around your current commitments
  • Specialist teaching staff with decades of commercial experience
If you would like to enrol on our DIY tiling course, please contact us to find out how.
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What if I’m Already a Professional Tiler?

As previously mentioned, our tiling courses are not solely for those without any experience in the industry. We understand the importance of refreshing your skillset and staying abreast of any new developments within the industry, and so we offer many courses which will help existing tillers to gain new skills and ensure that they’re utilising the best techniques within their own businesses. If you’re looking for a little refreshment or simply a way to further your current experience and knowledge, Access Training Academies can provide the perfect tiling course for you.

Successful Students

“I knew from day one of the course that I had chosen the right place, the professionalism and friendliness of all the instructors and staff was incredible.”
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