Here are some of the popular questions that we answer every day
Do I Need to bring anything with me to attend the tiling course.
No, everything is provided for you to complete the training, all we need is for you to turn up.
Do i need tiling qualifications to be a tiler.
No, If your thinking of trading around peoples homes there is no legislation to say that you need to be qualified to be a domestic tiler, all you need is the competence to do the job and that is what we will teach you, we give you quality certificates in wall and floor tiling anyway but they are not required. If you wish to go on a building site at a later date then you would require a CSCS (health and safety) card and an NVQ.
We have had thousands of people whom we have taught over the last 12 years that are successfully running their own tiling business after completing our course.
How much can i earn as a tiler
Tilers charge about £20 per metre for fixing only, that equates to about £500 for a 25 square metre average bathroom (2-3 days), a 12 square metre conservatory floor can achieve £240, this would be completed in 1 day, on top of that you can add the adhesive and tile profits that you can supply. Lots of our students make their course fees back in the first week of trading. What have you got to loose, you will have those tiling skills forever.
How can i get an NVQ
No training centre can offer an NVQ tiling course, some do but they are slightly misleading, an NVQ is an assessment of your tiling skills after you have left the training centre and are out in the workplace.
The NVQ qualification cannot be assessed in a training centre or any simulated environment, an assessor would have to visit you a couple of times at your place of work and go through the 5 modules with you to create your NVQ portfolio. This NVQ is only required if you are looking to work on a building site where you would also gain a CSCS card. If you are domestic trading then there is no need for this qualification.
Once you have completed your course with UK Pro Tiling Training, if at any time you do require an NVQ, we can put you in touch with a local NVQ assessor in your area who will take you through the process of achieving one, there will be a cost paid directly by yourself to the assessor for this qualification.
The course seems far away, there is a closer centre near to me.
If you are looking to start a business then choosing the right tiling centre to train at is a very important decision indeed, by choosing the centre purely on location which is the closest to you could be the first and biggest business mistake of your life. If that centre does not teach you what you need to know then you have not only wasted your money on the course, you have wasted your opportunity of success as a future tiler.
We have people travelling from all over the UK and even as far as Europe and Australia to complete our tiling courses, the package we offer is a one stop shop of how to tile professionally and also how to run a tiling business and maximise your earnings.
Two weeks out of your life away from home is nothing compared to the lifetime of opportunity that can arise from the correct training you will receive from us.
Think hard before you spend your time and money on training, make sure the course you are going thinking about delivers the goods. UK Pro Tiling Training, the only dedicated tiling centres in the UK, fast track, quality tiling training.
Q. Is there a benefit to training away from home
A. Yes, sometimes if you are finishing your training and then going back to everyday life at home on a night time, your mind tends to switch off from what you have learned that day. If you are staying away then you will be with others from the course who are also staying away and you will be meeting up with them every night for food etc, there will be a lot of tiling talk going on and discussions about the course all night and you will form a better bond with the rest of your course attendees, you will make more new friends who you can keep in touch with once you are all away and running your businesses.
Q. Are all tiling training centres the same
A. No, there are few good and many bad, the training centre is only as good as the teacher delivering your course, you need to find out who will be teaching you, how long has he run the course what is his experience, is the tutor just employed and going through the motions to run you through a program, someone that is teaching the tiling one week, then teaching plastering the next, then plumbing after that won’t be much good. Look for trusted independent reviews about the course, the more positive reviews a centre has got the more you will be assured of quality training. Choose the wrong one and you have wasted your money. UK Pro Tiling training have hundreds of verified positive customer reviews all over the internet, you will be the next one leaving a positive review about our training.
Q. Who will be teaching me on my tiling course at UK Pro Tiling.
A On a lot of tiling courses you will probably be taught by someone who is just employed by that company, At UK Pro Tiling Training you are taught by the owner Darren who set up the actual tiling course program and has delivered it for the last 12 years, With over 30 years successful self employment experience under his belt, there is no one better to tell you how to do the job and how you can be self employed as a tiler and what the earning potential is like. We are the only dedicated professional training centre in the UK.
Q. I will be travelling, is there places to stay near by.
Yes, most people that attend our course travel from all over the UK so you will be not alone when staying over, we are situated on the east coast not far from the beach where you will find numerous quality B and Bs on offer for around £25 per night, the accommodation is only 1o minutes away from the training centre as are the pubs and restaurants, here you can meet up with the other trainees after the course to talk about the days activity in the training centre.
Q. Can I purchase tools at the end of the course.
A. We have a tool shop which sells everything from full tiling tool packages to individual tiling tools, all our tools are very competitively priced and are of professional quality, they are the same tools that you will be using on the course so you will be used to using what you are buying. All tiling tools are in stock and available to take away after leaving.
Q. Your courses seem short, do I need a longer course.
A. No, UK Pro Tiling Training offers fast track professional training to a very high standard, the methods we use are at the highest level to get the job done fast. The course has been running for over 12 years and superbly structured to get maximum learning over to you in the shortest timescales, thousands of learners have already successfully completed our tiling program. Darren (owner) tiling tutor quickly passes his knowledge over in a straight to the point way. Our method of teaching is Explanation, Demonstration then your replication. Some training centres may seem cheap in price but they draw the training out so you need to keep going back and back which ends up costing thousands, we don’t mess about, straight to the point to get the job done and information into your head.
Q. How good will I be after I finish the course.
A We have an unbelievable track record with thousands of testimonials over the years, our course is so well structured and the demonstrations are explained so clearly its hard not to follow and do a good job. We expect you to achieve a very high standard by the time you leave, most people cannot believe what they have actually produced.
Q. What is the difference between your course and others
A. We only run professional tiling courses, we DONT run DIY courses, going to a DIY course to stick a few tiles on a basic wall with no problems on it, with basic setting out is just an introduction to tiling, UK Pro Tiling training teaches you what you need to know when tiling out in the real world of customers jobs, all the different problems to deal with, how to overcome them therefore training with us is at tradesman level.
Q. Does UK Pro Tiling Training provide an aftercare service.
A. Yes, this is completely free of charge and one of the best, once you sign up for a course with us it doesn’t stop after you leave, you will have access to our aftercare telephone and email service where you can contact us on anything you need to whether it be more on starting your business, or maybe a tiling enquiry for a job you have coming up or even just some reassurance of what your planning to do is correct.
Q. The students pictures on your website look complicated and hard to do, Do I need any prior tiling experience to attend your course.
A. No, All the pictures on this site are taken from people attending the course who have had little to no prior tiling experience, 90% of people who come have never put a tile on the wall before, just shows you what you can achieve whilst attending our fast track courses and the standard of finish you can expect.
Q. Im looking for a career change, do you give me this information.
A. Yes. We have an enviable reputation through out the UK for generating tiling businesses and we specialise in career changing courses so you are not only coming to us for tiling instruction, we run a full business tiling program which is designed to help you succeed as a self employed tiler. Not only do we teach you the best and latest tiling methods out there, we take you through all the best ways to find work, how to price and measure jobs correctly, how to keep accounts, tax etc, how to sell your services and yourself to your customers, After leaving the course you should know which direction to take to start off your new career.
Q. Can I really start a business up with no prior tiling experience.
A. Yes, over the last 12 years we have had countless success stories of people who have attended our fast track courses and done very well, the structure of the course is superb and details everything you need to know to get started quickly including setting up the tiling business finding work, pricing and doing the job correctly.
Q. What are the course start and finish times
A. We are all about maximum learning, we start at 8.30 and finish around 4.30. Breaks are kept to an absolute minimum and lunch is approx. 30 minutes. Most people are so focused on training they don’t want to stop.
Q. Where can i park my car.
We are on a private gated compound where you can park your car safe and secure right outside the training centre doors.
Q. How much practical work is on the course.
A. The course is 90% practical where you will be following step by step demonstrations by the tutor all the way, applying, cutting, shaping tiles etc. There is an element of product knowledge and backgrounds covered whilst on the course, however this is backed up by a 40 page, 10,000 word pre written hand out we have done for you for you to take away which covers all the essential tiling and product knowledge that you need to know like how to prepare all your surfaces prior to tiling etc.
Q What is the tilers bible I have heard about.
A. The tilers bible is unique to us and is a huge handout given to you that we at UK Pro Tiling Training have written, it is one of the most comprehensive tiling manuals out there, it contains over 40, A4 pages and 10,000 words of information of how to prepare every background that you come across, it also details all the different situations that you can find yourself in and how to deal with it in a very easy to understand way, simply follow the instructions of what to do, it also covers all the different products, wet room installation, tanking system installation, under floor heating installation, etc, etc, this manual is everything you could need as a reference of what to do where and only available from us.
Q. Are you a multi skilled centre.
A. No we are a dedicated pro tiling training centre, we have a fantastic tiling set up where you will complete your tiling training courses with us, all tools are professional quality for you to train with.
Q. Do you re use the tiles from the last learners.
A. Most tiling training centres will re use the last trainees group of tiles again and again, so you are constantly cleaning up the tiles you use, this not only wastes time but you are using tiles that haven’t been cleaned up properly with lumps of adhesive still stuck to them from the last person who hasn’t cleaned up properly. AT UK Pro Tiling Training you will be using fresh tiles all the way, no cleaning up tiles after every exercise you do which just wastes valuable learning time.