3 Brilliant Tiling Courses to Consider During Current Lockdowns

Let’s Talk Tiling Courses

Let’s talk about Tiling Courses and Tiling Training. To see what they involve and what type of people might be booking on some right now.

But first. A bit about me. I’m Dan. I own the forum, and much bigger forums in the construction industry, and a lot of blogs, some online stores, some ebay stores, some amazon stores, and loads of automotive websites, forums and shops too.

I’ve just had COVID. Had the ‘vid (as Kevin Hart would say – any other Netflixers about? – comment below lol)

We’ve all had a little bit more time on our hands than what we’re used to. Options to staying at home and doing sweet FA have included; work furloughing you, your employer telling you to work from home because Borris has said so, self-isolating because somebody you’ve been in contact with has tested positive. Or even worse. In fact THE worse one out the lot.

Catching bloody COVID-19 and needing to either stay in bored (if you’re lucky) or stay in feeling like shyte if you’re not. I won’t even mention hospital. Need to avoid talking about those right now.

Well. Some of you guys reading this will already be in the tile industry in some form. Probable a tiler, but perhaps tile shop staff, maybe tile or adhesive manufacturer staff, and have been browsing around online and ended up on one of our websites which ultimately will be linked to one of our other websites and then another and then BOOM. You’re here reading this.

It’s now 23:38 and I’ve done a hard days graft setting up a new website (more on that later – in another blog, not in this one) and I thought hmmmm, I wonder how many people are also still up. And in fact, I wonder how many people are always still up – losing sleeping patterns, not being used to being at home perhaps, and maybe, just a few of those, are considering career changes? Maybe.

If I was looking for Tiling Courses, where would I look right now?

Well. I’d start off with our forum sponsors, both current and past sponsors. So Able Skills for the south, Construction Skills College for the midlands, and UK Tiling Training up north. There are some others, but training centres seem to come and go quite easy so be careful booking a newish one, or one that appears to have dozens of locations (they often don’t).

How Far Can You Travel – I Mean Physically – And still have a life on weekends, and still get to the training centre again every monday morning?

Theory here is that it’s worth travelling to a good tiling course and tiling training centre. Especially if you’re doing a week-long one. Some can even be four weeks long and you drive home friday, come back monday morning. So stop over somewhere close by Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur night. They all usually have B&B’s nearby that they recommend. Just somewhere to get your head down, nice breakfast, nothing special. But then of course there are the chains that offer clean rooms for a slightly dearer price. But the breakfast might suck, or be on top of the room price, or be too late for when you want to set off to the training centre each day. So look out for that.

So it’s worth travelling to a good tiling course, but not travelling too far. As the Friday night drive home and Monday very early morning start to drive back can be, what, two hours, maybe three tops. But not more than that surely.

So one down south, one in the midlands, and one up north – between the three they always covered 90% of the country, and 98% of the people in Great Britain.

We did recommend a Welsh firm and a Scottish firm. But they either shut down or sold out to some bigger firm who just wanted their customer list or something. Not sure.

Able Skills Tiling Courses

Able Skills Tiling Courses
Able Skills Tiling Courses

Able Skills do multiple course types. I’d usually avoid this type of training centre. They’re clearly setup to spread the love of all trades to all people. So make some good money doing it. It makes you wonder at what point do they just chase the coin and ignore the teaching quality. But time and time again we had feedback about Tiling Courses and their tiling teachers, who have stuck with them for years and are good guys, so I can only vouch for their tiling courses. Not their plumbing ones and all the other ones. Just tiling courses.

But they’re good. It seems they’re really really good. Which is nice.

Able Skills Website / Able Skills Forum Feedback

Construction Skills College Limited Tiling Courses

Construction Skills College Limited Tiling Courses
Construction Skills College Limited Tiling Courses

Construction Skills College Limited (they’re not an official College they’re privately owned by a lovely bloke named Dave Hare). I have always recommended these for the midlands.

Their website name is TradeTeacher.co.uk if you’ve seen it around. These do a bunch of courses again, similar to Able Skills, but they too have focused on keeping the good teachers they have on board and concentrate on keeping them at the training centre.

Construction Skills College Limited Website / Construction Skills College Limited Forum Feedback

Tiling Courses from UK Tiling Training / Formerly North East Tiling Training. Been around Decades, like our forum has

UK Pro Tiling Training Tiling Courses
UK Pro Tiling Training Tiling Courses

UK Pro Tiling Training, by Darren Yorke, who has only done Tiling Courses and stuck to it, in all this time. His courses are second to none. They have loads of good feedback. And they’re the only one out of the three that have sponsored our forum for years, like 16 years or something.

These have LOADS of brilliant feedback on the forum. Loads of separate threads, but one massive long one too.

If I was stuck during lockdown thinking of a career change that allowed me to work outside, be my own boss, work a different house every week, have the ability to make money on buying tiles at trade price and selling them to customers for retail. Then also taking the money for the installation of the tiles too. And the odd time installing electric underfloor heating (dead easy – I’ll do a blog on that too soon). Then I’d consider the three guys mentioned in this blog.

UK Pro Tiling Training Website / UK Pro Tiling Training Forum Feedback

Personally, I’d have to go with UK Tiling Training, as those guys still sponsor the forum. But I actually live in the same county as Construction Skills one. So if they sponsored me, that’d be the easiest and I wouldn’t need to stay over anywhere either. Could come home each night to my wife and daughter.

That all said, I can tile, despite what you might read on some forums that are competitors to mine lol. And I actually even used to teach tiling, a Professional-ITT.com under Paul Riley, who setup the Topps Tiles Fixing Division, and setup BAL’s own Tiling Training Centre.

So I’m actually pretty bloody good.

I just hate tiling now! – I even paid Phil Hobson (RIP) to come do all my own tiling, and even for my ex-wifes parents (paid for by me as they asked me to do it) so that I didn’t have to buy any of the tools again. If I did, I get friends and family thinking I can tile their houses FOC. And I can’t I tell you. I bloody can’t.

😀

We did another blog on tiling courses a bit ago. But this one’s better for sure. Checkout the old one here:-

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