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Construction and Engineering

If you are aiming to become a tiler in the construction or decoration industries this course will help you progress towards your goal. You will gain the practical skills and knowledge needed to perform basic to intermediate level tiling tasks including how to prepare backgrounds for tiling set out and tile floor surfaces and wall surfaces and how to form sand and cement screeds. Specific units you will study include: Health Safety and Welfare in Construction and Associated Industries; Understanding Information Quantities and Communication with others; and Understanding Construction Technology.

  • Entry Requirements, Units, Assessment and more...

    Entry Requirements

    4 GCSEs D-F / or 3-2 (in 2017 GCSEs)Relevant Level 1 qualification with Merit or aboveRelevant industry experience to Level 1 or above

    Assessment Method

    Synoptic practical assessments and multiple online exams.

    Aims of the course

    To promote high quality learning that meets the demands of the construction industry.

    Progression Opportunities

    This study programme will give you the opportunity to progress into employment in the construction or decoration industry as a tiler.


    The course is 20% theory (classroom based) and 80% practical (workshop based) plus a minimum of one week's work experience.

    Career Options

    Progression to an apprenticeship.What can I earn as a construction worker?When you're deciding what to study post-16 it's important to think about where your course will lead. As a qualified construction worker you'll be starting on a career path with loads of opportunity for progression ? and a good salary in your sights. For example:Bricklayers start on around £17 000 a year and can earn £27 000 with 3-5 years' experiencePlumbers start on around £18 000 a year and can earn £30 000 with 3-5 years' experienceConstruction supervisors start on around £24 000 a year and can earn £35 000 with 3-4 years' experienceIf you're interested in a career in construction we offer a diverse range of vocational courses that will help you get where you want to go. Thanks to our excellent links with major construction companies our courses include valuable work experience opportunities helping to prepare you for your first role in this exciting industry.To find out more go to or contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Course Details

Venue Deptford Bridge
Day/Eve Day
Mode Full Time
Duration 36 weeks
Start Date 05/09/2022
End Date 30/06/2023
Course Code 3TRAH9S0


For up-to-date information about tuition fees, living costs and financial support, visit Fees and Finance.

16-18 Free
19-24 £ 994 p/year
24+ Please Enquire
International £9,000 p/year

And Then?

College isn't just about a social life and good grades. Check out what sort of careers this subject can lead to.

Floorers and wall tilers


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Roofers, roof tilers and slaters


Dan Sherwood

"I’ve learnt that the best thing you can do is get your head down, work hard and put in the hours – it’s worth it."

Oluwagbemi Oladimeji

Oluwagbemi Oladimeji

"Passion, discipline and dedication are the watchwords of being successful – not only in this industry but also in being a better human."

Saffron Waller

Saffron Waller

"Everyone is really lovely and really encouraging. I’ve got good teachers – they’re nice people and they don’t talk down to students."

Omobolaji Raimi

Omobolaji Raimi

"It was not easy to get a job in the engineering industry, so I continued with some short courses and agency work to get more experience. This really helped me to stand out in interviews and enabled me to secure a permanent role."

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