Job Description

Tilers cover floors or walls with tiling, a trade where you will learn how to fit bathrooms, kitchens and complete specialist work found in landscape gardening such as mosaic fountains and swimming pools.


Required NVQ

Red CSCS Card

NVQ Trainee

Green CSCS Card

NVQ Level 1

Blue CSCS Card

NVQ Level 2

Gold CSCS Card (Supervisors)

NVQ Level 3

Black CSCS Card (Managers)

NVQ Level 4

Why is this a Job for Me?

If you have good practical skills, creative flair and a good eye for design.

Average Salary

£11,000 - £30,000

Required Skills

  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Able to follow design plans
  • Practical skills
  • Creativity and artistic ability
  • Health and Safety awareness

Working Hours


Tilers can typically expect to work between 37 and 45 hours a week Monday to Friday; as it is a role that may require overtime to meet deadlines with some travel between sites.

Qualification Pathways

Level 2 NVQ

Certificate in Wall and Floor Tiling

Level 3 NVQ

Diploma in Wall and Floor Tiling

Level 3 Diploma

Wall and Floor Tiling

Level 3 NVQ

Diploma in Occupational Work Supervision

Career Progression


Roofing Surveyor/Technician

Self-employed/Project Management


Floor tiling

Lay attractive floor tiling in hallways, bathrooms, conservatories or living rooms, or in external locations such as landscape gardens.

Wall tiling

Fix tiles to internal and external vertical surfaces.

Mosaic tiling

Show your creative flair by compiling sections of tiling into an attractive wall or floor design - perfect for ornate swimming pools and ornaments.

Ceramic tiling

The perfect type of tiling for humid rooms such as bathrooms and kitchens, specialise in this type of installation and secure plenty of work for your business.

Required PPE

Sturdy shoes with a protective toe box and non-slip soles

Eyeshield/safety visor

Hard hat


Knee pads

Required Tools

Tile Cutter

Essential tool for cutting and reshaping tiles.

Tile Spacers

Ensure you have even gaps between your tiles with tile spacers, an inexpensive solution that come in a wide variety of sizes.


Perfect for applying adhesive over large areas to secure tiles into place.

Grout squeege

Used to apply grout when installing tiles - particularly useful for applying grout to smaller areas and surfaces.


Simple but effective item in a tiler’s kit that helps wash grout off a finished surface.


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