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  1. Julian Moore

    Julian Moore Active Member

    Location:
    Northampton
    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
     
  2. Adey1980

    Adey1980 Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Caerphilly
    Try the sponsor ukprotiling click on the banner.
    They have hands on training course as well as how to set your business up
     
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  3. UKTT Darren

    UKTT Darren UK Pro Tiling Training TF Official Sponsor

    Location:
    North East
    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
     
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  4. Simon Dale

    Simon Dale Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Maidstone
    Just remember site conditions will be a lot different. When your trained go with a Pro for a year !
     
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  5. Stu M

    Stu M Active Member

    Location:
    Exeter
    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
     
  6. Andystiletiling

    Andystiletiling Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Burnley
    I'm sure you prices will be removed very soon as not allowed in open forum but your high figures are achievable if your in the right area and at the top of your game..
     
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  7. jcrtiling

    jcrtiling Professional Tiler TTA Member Top Contributor

    Location:
    Salisbury
    Builders would pay that and then wonder why it all goes wrong .
     
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  8. jcrtiling

    jcrtiling Professional Tiler TTA Member Top Contributor

    Location:
    Salisbury
    Also If I could only earn that I would be on the cards . No quoting no accounts etc
     
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  9. Julian Moore

    Julian Moore Active Member

    Location:
    Northampton
    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
     
  10. Andystiletiling

    Andystiletiling Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Burnley
    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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  11. Simon Dale

    Simon Dale Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Maidstone
    I would like to say so muchhhhhh Lol
     
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  12. timeless john

    timeless john Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

    Location:
    North East England
    But it’s a doddle this tiling lark!
    Anyone can do it.
     
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  13. 3_fall

    3_fall Administrator. Staff Member Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    SW London
    As Andy has stated prices are not allowed in open forums, there are many reasons for this, regional differences, misinterpreted posts by visitors to the forum, to name but two.
    As these figures have been posted by new members and not established ones who know better, on this occasion I’ll let them go.
    Purely because they’re unrealistic in all honesty, no one month course is going to enable you to earn upwards of £40k a year from the onset, it’s not going to happen.
    That’s not to say courses are not a good place to start, they are, definitely, but you also need to keep training well beyond completion of one.

    It’s only my opinion of course, but you should be realistic.
     
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  14. Stu M

    Stu M Active Member

    Location:
    Exeter
    I run my own cleaning company so am very vary of expenditure and the nitty gritty odd and sod running around you get with self employment. It's like with anything you get out what you put in but am just trying to research the demand and potential earnings. I don't expect anyone to divulge their earnings but I guess I am just wondering if there is a trade to learn, then is tiling it? :)
     
  15. 3_fall

    3_fall Administrator. Staff Member Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    SW London
    Oh yeah, forgot to mention,

    PLEASE NO MORE POSTS CONTAINING SUMS OF MONEY.

    I’ll just close the thread if this happens.
     
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