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Level: 1

Location: Hudson Building

Years: 1

Interview: Y

Course Summary

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.

Entry requirements

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.

Course Content

During this course, you will cover the following:

  • Applying and fixing tiling materials to wall and floor tiling installations
  • Building methods and construction technology
  • Carrying out safe working practices in construction
  • Handling and storing construction materials and components
  • Information, quantities and communicating with others
  • Knowing how to carry out safe working practices in construction
  • Knowledge of building methods and construction technology
  • Knowledge of information, quantities and communicating with others
  • Mixing construction materials
  • Preparing tiles for fixing to wall and floor installations
  • Setting out for construction components

In addition to this, you will have the opportunity to gain some work experience within the construction industry.

How will I be assessed?

During this course, you'll be assessed by a range of practical and online assessments.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

None

What can I do after this course?

Potentially progress on to a higher level construction course or give you the skills to enable you to gain an apprenticeship in industry.

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Brad Peters

Brad Peters

Plastering apprenticeship with Horbury and Derby College is brilliant, says Brad

Young plasterer Brad Peters loves his apprenticeship with Horbury Building Systems and is looking forward to getting a trade under his belt. Brad, who is 16 and studying for his level 2 plastering qualification via Derby College, has described both his job and his college course as “brilliant.” Now just over six months into his apprenticeship, he is gaining valuable on the job experience alongside Horbury plasterer Paul Coward on a range of commercial contracts. Brad, who is from South Wingfield, wasn’t sure what to do when he first left school but the idea of learning a trade strongly appealed to him. After hearing about Rotherham-based Horbury through a friend of his sister, he contacted the national construction group directly and grasped the opportunity to train as a plasterer. Under Paul’s expert supervision, Brad is currently working on the plastering elements of a new student accommodation block in Coventry and has previously assisted Paul on commercial contracts in Sheffield, Huddersfield, Rochdale and Hull. Brad’s apprenticeship also marks the beginning of a great relationship between Derby College and Horbury, with the company looking to take on more apprentices via the college over the next 12 months

Like with anything there are some jobs I like more than others. Of course scraping and preparation has to be done first, which no one likes much, but I really enjoy the plastering part. It's quite a skill and involves a lot of attention to detail. I'm also enjoying going to Derby College on day release. The facilities there are great and all the teaching staff are very helpful.

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