This introductory course is ideal for those who have a real interest in tiling within the construction industry. Based in our specialist tiling workshops, you will learn how to prepare surfaces, how to fix and apply tiles, as well as creating decorative pattern designs. Tiling has fantastic job prospects and could provide you with a career for life.
In order to support the main programme of study, future progression and life skills, students will also develop their skills in maths and English.
If you are aged 16-18, you should have GCSEs at grade 4 (equivalent to grade C) or above in English and maths. If you do not achieve this, you will be supported to complete this alongside your course.
However, if you are aged 19 and above, you do not need any formal qualifications, just passion and a commitment to your studies.
During this course, you will cover the following:
In addition to this, you will have the opportunity to gain some work experience within the construction industry.
During this course, you'll be assessed by a range of practical and online assessments.
Potentially progress on to a higher level construction course or give you the skills to enable you to gain an apprenticeship in industry.
Kieran Dixon jumped at the chance to learn a range of trades when he landed a maintenance apprenticeship through Derby College. Seventeen-year-old Kieran was one of two teenagers chosen after Ilkeston-based Belfield Furnishings gave a presentation to students at the college’s campus in the town. Now he was switched from his Level 2 Diploma in Plastering to work towards a Level 2 Diploma in Maintenance. Kieran praised the college’s teaching staff, saying they make the course fun and show you “what it’s like in the real world.” He studies one day a week in college and works with Belfield on the other four. Richard Newby, HSE and maintenance manager at Belfield, said he received a number of good applications and he was able to take on two candidates. He said: “The two lads only started earlier this month, but we’re pleased with their application and work. Our aim is to invest time and training so our apprentices gain the skills they need to be part of the team for the long haul.”
I was attracted by the fact that the job and the course together give you the chance to learn all the different trades. Hopefully I can get qualified and go onto Level 3 Maintenance. The apprenticeship opens more doors, you can learn to drive for instance.