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  1. Dave1664

    Dave1664 Active Member

    Hi,
    I have done a bit of research on various tiling courses and narrowed it down to 2. Golden trowel and uk pro tiling. Does anyone have any experience with these companies or recommendations? I have carried out basic diy tiling on several occasions but would like to try and tile to a high standard with the vision of starting a business. I'm under no illusion that I'll be at the top of my game over night, I'm just looking to build from a solid foundation.
    Thanks in advanced.
    Dave
     
  2. timeless john

    timeless john Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    North East England
    U.K. pro Tiling sponsor the forum and their training courses seem well structured during and after involvement.
    Plenty of good reviews for them in the relevant forum section.
     
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  3. MissTiler

    MissTiler TTA Tile Fixer of the year winner 2017 Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler TTA Member JOTM Winner

    Location:
    Norf London
    If you can, just go and visit the centres to get a feel for them.
    Golden Trowel mainly teach plastering and brick laying.
     
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  4. peteablard

    peteablard Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Cheshire
    Where are you based?
     
  5. Dave1664

    Dave1664 Active Member

    Hiya. Im in the Midlands Tamworth.
     
  6. Dave1664

    Dave1664 Active Member

    Hi, ok thanks for the advice.
     
  7. MissTiler

    MissTiler TTA Tile Fixer of the year winner 2017 Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler TTA Member JOTM Winner

    Location:
    Norf London
    Near Golden Trowel is a training centre called STC (Specialist Training Courses) that are worth checking out. I trained with them years ago but cant vouch for them these days as the trainers I had have since left.
     
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  8. Dan

    Dan TilersForums.co.uk Est.2006 Staff Member NOT a Tiler

    Location:
    Staffordshire, UK
    As above Gold Trowel are plasterers mainly.
     
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  9. UKTT Darren

    UKTT Darren UK Pro Tiling Training TF Official Sponsor

    Location:
    North East
    Hi there, Darren here from UK Pro Tiling Training, just look at our website pictures and 5 star feedback form our centre www.tiling-courses.co.uk not to mention the 22 pages of feedback on this forum and compare it with Goldtrowel and you can make up your own mind as to what your getting for your money.

    Gold trowel has about 4 tiling pictures from what i can see on their website of basic tiling in my opinion, full tiles put round a window exercises etc, this is not how it will fall in the real world, if you have a look at our pictures you will see how we tile to extreme circumstances. Choose wisely and do more research and get the right training otherwise chances of success will be slim
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  10. Goldtrowel

    Goldtrowel NVQ Trainers and Assessors Company Support

    Location:
    Essex
    Hi
    Just to clarify we are not just a plastering training centre, we have been successfully training wall and floor tiling since 2002, we have a training centre with real bathrooms with real walls, and teach tiling for real life domestic work, from quote to finish, as others have said the best thing if possible is to visit centres and speak to the trainers then decide, if anyone would like advice i will be pleased to help.
    All the best
    Doug
    Goldtrowel
     
  11. UKTT Darren

    UKTT Darren UK Pro Tiling Training TF Official Sponsor

    Location:
    North East
  12. Plan Tec Tiling

    Plan Tec Tiling Administrator Staff Member Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    Wimborne, Dorset
    How did you get on in the end @Dave1664@Dave1664 ?
     
  13. timeless john

    timeless john Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    North East England
    Too much time on your hands!
    Hope your back gets better soon.
     
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  14. Dave1664

    Dave1664 Active Member

    Hi, completed a course with UK Pro tiling, which was good and felt I learnt a lot in a short period of time. I have been carrying out jobs for friends and family, but still trying to find someone to work with to gain experience. Still not 100% confident to start charging people and calling myself a professional tiler.

    Appreciate the message.
     
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  15. Plan Tec Tiling

    Plan Tec Tiling Administrator Staff Member Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    Wimborne, Dorset

    Amazing!! That's awesome, you completed your training with one of our forum sponsors @UKTT Darren@UKTT Darren . I appreciate you letting us know.

    Stay active on the forum, you will likely learn just as much here!

    See @timeless john@timeless john , it's well worth checking up on these things....... I feel all warm and tingly inside now (probably just the morphine kicking in again! :D)
     
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