CITY & GUILDS LEVEL 3 TILING (6 WEEKS)

This course covers all aspects of tiling principles and practices and is intended for those that want to gain practical skills and knowledge in order to further develop their skills and knowledge as a professional tiler.

This is a professional trade qualification and you will gain a level 3 City & Guilds Certificate on completion of this course. The course covers the following units;

•    Prime areas to receive tiling
•    Setting out your tiling work.
•    Explaining all the different adhesives used for different surfaces.
•    Demonstrating all the tools required.
•    Cutting tiles using wet tile cutters, dry tile cutters, tile snips and tile saws.
•    Explaining tiling involving Borders, Diamonds and Patterns.
•    How to cut around windows and reveals.
•    How to cope with tiling difficult areas such as uneven walls.
•    How to tile angled ceilings and socket areas.
•    How to tile splash-backs.
•    How to tile around boxed in pipes.

  • Prime areas to receive tiling
  • Build speed and precision
  • Patterns including diamond pattern to wall and floor areas
  • Estimate tile quantities required for each individual job
  • Use of washboys
  • Use of laser lines/levels
  • How to prepare a quote

Practical activities will enable the candidate to:

  • Prepare floor and wall to receive tiles
  • Fix Straight edge and check for level
  • Apply adhesives
  • Fix tiles
  • Apply Grouting
  • Clean tools, equipment

Underpinning knowledge will enable the candidate to:

  • State the health & safety implications of using powdered materials and ready mixed adhesives
  • State the need for use of PPE and SSOW
  • Give reasons for levels and straight edges
  • Identify types of tiles
  • Give reasons for grouting
  • Give reasons for gaps when applying tiles
  • State the need for a clean and tidy work area
  • Prepare a risk assessment for the tiling activity
  • Prepare a method statement for the tiling activity

This course also includes:

  • How to cope with more difficult obstacles such as pipes for shower attachments and toilet wastes
  • Tile with different materials including mosaics
  • Learn the correct procedure to remove and replace damaged existing tiles with new tiles
  • Undertake a demonstration of how to lay and fit under-floor heating
  • Undertake a demonstration of how to install uncoupling membranes

Marble

This course will teach you how to tile with 4” x 4” natural tumbled marble. You will learn how to seal natural stone, understand required adhesives and be aware of how to enhance the stones natural features.

During this course you will:

• Be allocated a fully fitted working area such as a bathroom or kitchen
• Receive a demonstration on how to prepare the wall areas to receive natural stone products
• Measure wall areas to calculate quantities required
• Prep wall areas
• Select natural stone products
• Mix appropriate adhesives

You will then:

• Spend approx 2 and half days installing the stone to wall areas
• Cutting the stone where necessary
• Ensuring (with your instructors help) that you are working to a domestic and commercial standard of finish whilst also working clean and safe.
• Receive a demonstration on how and why you need to seal the products prior to grouting
• Seal the tiled area
• Grout your completed installation
• Clean as necessary prior to applying a necessary 2nd coat of seal

Slate

This course will teach you how to lay 12” x 12” natural slate tile as well as being taught how to overcome the uneven thickness of the tile when laying it onto a floor.

During this course you will:

• Measure floor areas to calculate quantities required
• Prep floor areas
• Select and grade natural stone products
• Spend approx 1 and half days installing the slate to floor areas
• Seal the tiled area
• Grout your completed installation
• Clean as necessary prior to applying a necessary 2nd coat of seal

  • Calculating the quantities of materials required
  • Gauging and mixing of screeding materials
  • Transferring datum levels
  • Preparing background areas, brushed and bonded
  • Positioning screeding battens/screeds
  • Laying and finishing floor screeds level and to falls
  • Incorporating drainage inlets

Additionally you will mix and lay self leveling compounds which will include:

  • Preparing background areas
  • Calculating the quantities of materials required
  • Mixing of materials
  • Laying self leveling compounds including removal of any air trapped in the mix
  • Explain screeding equipment, laser levels, and tools required to complete the work competently and accurately.

Tanking

Tiling in wet areas such as shower cubicles can often be problematic as there is always an element of doubt that if you apply your tiles onto plasterboard or marine ply board in wet areas, that you could encounter a failed tiled installation, in other words, the tiles may fall off after a short period of time costing you financially for the repair.
Tanking is used to create a non permeable membrane between your tiles and the surface substrate and this Tanking course will show you how to eliminate any problems you have encountered previously. We will show you how to apply specified tanking systems to these wet areas (prior to tiling) which will extinguish any doubt and ensure a tiled installation which will not fail.

We will go through the system of applying tanking systems from start to finish and you will also tile the area so that you can see the finished article.

Start Dates: Please call 0208 507 7288 or email info@lctve.co.uk for dates
Course  & Qualification: Plumbing (City & Guilds Level 3 qualification)
Duration: 6 Weeks
Price: £2,295.00

NEXT STEPS

On completion of the course we follow up with our students on their next step. Our dedicated career advisors go through all the options that are available to the individual candidate for career development. We assess and help to identify further training needs if relevant or assist them to find work. Our next step activities include but are not limited to;

  • Help with writing their CV
  • Interviewing tips and practice
  • Training candidates on how to use electronic media for work search activities
  • Referrals and Introductions to partner and associate companies for work trails, apprenticeships and employment
  • Identifying and enrolling candidates on relevant courses top further improve employability skills
  • Providing free introduction courses to building enterprises and setting up small businesses
  • Introducing relevant candidates to partner and associate companies for further enterprise assistance and funding

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