i'm soon to be starting a 2 week course at Chase, a complete novice hoping to eventually go self-employed. Was impressed by the staff down there, so decided to book with them. I'm both excited and nervous at the same time, i.e. will i be able to take everything in, am i wasting my money, will i be able to tile at all. All these things tend to creep into one's mind, however i'm going with an open mind and a positive attitude. I know nothing of grouts, adhesives or various types of tile, (although i expect ceramic is the most commonly used). Also worried whether i can work out, my maths was never brilliant.
Been reading these forums a lot and the input has been invaluable, one guy worried me a little though. He says he's a pro. tiler of 18 years standing and he thinks these short courses are p*** poor, he reckons his apprentices have tiled faster and done better jobs than guys AND instructors off of these courses. Now i respect what he says, but surely these tiling centres have got to 'deliver', because wouldn't people be sueing the centres if they couldn't tile, after shelling out all that money for training.
I am a mature student, i can't afford to give up my job to do a 2/3 year full time course, so will i learn as much, in such a short space of time? And if i can, why the need to make full time study stretch to 2/3 years?
Just my observations, any comments folks?