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.
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.