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Tiling course recommendation sought

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Julian Moore

Active Member
Good morning.
Can you please help me
I have been considering doing a tiling course for some while now but scouring the internet I have no idea of who is good or bad.
I am looking for a course that covers everything in order for me to change career and set up my own business so probably a 1 month course +. I want to have practical hands on training and not just the theory in order that I can have the confidence and knowledge to go into someone's house to do the job.
I live in Northamptonshire but willing to travel.
If anyone could please recommend any courses it would be greatly appreciated.
Many thanks
 

UKTT Darren

UK Pro Tiling Training
TF Official Sponsor
Hi Julian
You don't have to look far on the internet to see the mountains of positive reviews we get at UK Pro Tiling Training.
If your looking for a career change then there you won't go wrong with our training, we have 30 pages of reviews on this tilers forums and over 300 on our website www.tiling-courses.co.uk
Just take a look
Darren from UK Pro Tiling Training
 

Stu M

Active Member
Sorry to jump this post. I'm in the same situation. I'm hearing a lot of training providers sat that earnings can be £800-1K per week (which they would) but I've got friends who own general building companies saying that tilers/decorators/brickies are earning around £120 per day.

Once you are generally competent with a few years under your belt, is this the general figure? I'd rather ask those who are actually self employed and charging for their services in the real world as opposed to friends and training providers. Cheers
 
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Julian Moore

Active Member
Thank you for your replies.
I' sure that the £800-1000 figure is realistic during busy periods.
I currently clear around £550 in my present job doing approx 50 hours and unsociable hours so even to match my salary would be a bonus with better working hours.
I am guessing about 5k would be needed to get started with training costs, tools and van?
If needed I can do agency work a couple of days to subsidise irregular work to begin with hoping that once I'm established it won' be necessary.
Many thanks
 

Andystiletiling

Trusted Advisor
Professional Tiler
JOTM Winner
To take home your current wage you'll have to earn 30% more than that to cover deductions, we have to pay taxes and NI too, its a great trade to be in BUT, don't forget all the running round, fuel costs, and quoting in the evenings, no holiday pay, jobs being put back at last minute, tiles not turning up, not to mention BCT!!...not trying to put you off just so you know its no bed of roses :)
 
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