30 Day Bathroom Installation Skills Course

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Learner Reviews

I have fitted new bath and basin taps in my own home, replaced four radiators, replaced a complete bathroom suite for family members and a few other small plumbing tasks. I am still in paid employment in the RAF and will looking to be totally self employed. Thank you for the excellent course.

Paul Allison, Bathroom Installation Skills Course
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30 Day Bathroom Installation Skills Course Information

We offer a 30 day Level 3 Bathroom Installation Skills Course which includes training and a level 3 accredited certificates in plastering, plumbing and wall and floor tiling.

This course is proving popular because:

  • Customers prefer to use one trades person to complete projects such as modernising a bathroom rather than arrange a tiler, plasterer and plumber to complete the work.
  • If you are multi-skilled then you are able to obtain work either plastering, plumbing or tiling separately or as a package which increases the jobs you are able to quote for.
  • If you are successful in obtaining a complete project such as modernising a bathroom then that one job will give you several days / couple of weeks work which can be preferable to several one / two day jobs.

This course is accredited to a level 3. 

During your training course you will be assessed at a Level 3 and you will receive a Level 3 qualification titled ‘Bathroom Installation Skills’ including accreditation for each of the individual trades.

During the 30 days of construction training you will complete the following elements and at the end of your training you will have achieved an accredited level 3 certificate including level 3 accreditation for each individual trade.

Plastering Training Course

You will complete 10 days of plastering training in realistic sized bays and you will be supplied with all tools and materials throughout.  The aim of this course is for you to be able to price and complete a number of plastering jobs to a high standard so that you can charge customers and be satisfied of a job well done.

Classroom time is kept to a minimum and trowel in hand time is kept to a maximum – you are in your training bays on day 1 of the course.  During the course you will fix plasterboards to stud walls, board a raked ceiling area and fix boards to solid walls. You will plaster a niche, apply plaster to a raked ceiling, apply plaster to plasterboards, overskim walls, complete patch and repair work, apply backing plaster, plaster over artex and plater a curved wall/ceiling. You have your own bay throughout the course and you do your own prep, mixing, applying and finishing.  You will also understand how to price plastering jobs.  Many people who complete our plastering courses go on to earn money plastering after the course.

You are taught by an experienced plasterer with 40+ years experience and who is still on the tools – we teach you what you need to earn money. During this course you will complete the following to a high standard;

  • Plan, quote and set out your room and complete a range of plastering jobs including fixing plasterboards to a block wall and pillar, fixing plasterboards to a stud wall including a window opening, fixing plasterboards to a raked wall/ceiling and applying plaster to all these areas.
  • Apply plaster to plaster-boarded walls which include internal and external angles, window opening and a raked wall/ceiling.  The walls are of a good size, please see our photos.  Each person has their own room throughout the course.
  • Apply plaster to previously plastered walls which include internal and external angles and added obstacles.
  • Plaster a niche
  • Plaster a curved wall/ceiling.  and understand the different boards available i.e. acoustic, fire, moisture, thermal, impact, standard, etc. and when to use these boards and how to fix these different types of boards to different backgrounds.
  • Understand the range of plastering materials and there uses, including but not limited to; EML, different boards available i.e. acoustic, fire, moisture, thermal, impact, how to plaster an RSJ, what to consider when boarding a garage ceiling with a bedroom above, how to cover a DPC, plastering over artex.
  • Apply plaster to a ceiling.
  • Patch and repair damaged walls and ceilings, eg damaged walls or chased out walls.
  • Apply plaster to an area of artex.
  • Apply a floating coat, using hardwall.
  • Understand how to price jobs.  Including how to estimate time and material usage, how to generate quotes, you will produce quotes whilst on the course for a number of jobs.
  • Understand the different tools and equipment used in plastering.  You will plaster using a 13″ Marshalltown trowel, plus a 16″ plastic Flexi trowel and a 14″ metal Flexi trowel.
  • Fully answer all your questions related to the trade, you are taught by experienced tradesmen with a passion for the trade, ask as many questions as you wish during the course. You will never here anyone say ‘We don’t cover that on this course’ we employ experts in each field so they are able to answer all your questions.
  • Full support after completing your course.  If you have any questions relating to anything that you have covered on your course you are free to contact your tutor or the centre, by telephone, by text message, by whatsapp, by email or by calling into the centre. There is no charge for this and you can call at anytime in the future.
  • You will complete a level 3 portfolio during the course.

It is hard to pin-point a certain part as everything I learned was very useful and interesting. The whole environment and work areas make you feel safe. All of the staff are very helpful and understanding. I enjoyed the whole experience. Thank you for a fantastic time, I’ve learned so much. The tutor we had was fantastic. His enthusiasm for plastering rubs off on you. I feel he has made me the best plasterer I can be so once again Thank you. Mark O’Hara, Plastering course.

Plumbing and Heating Training Course

You will complete 10 days of plumbing and heating training in realistic sized bays and you will be supplied with all tools and materials throughout.  The aim of this course is for you to be able to price and complete a number of plumbing and heating jobs to a high standard so that you can charge customers and be satisfied of a job well done.

Not only will this course give you the practical skills needed you will also understand the relevant theory so that you can complete the jobs correctly – we will train you to complete a job right first time.  It is one thing being able to solder and install work but another thing understanding how systems and components work and which is the best option for your customers.

During the course you will design and install two full bathroom suites, install showers, complete maintenance work on plumbing systems, design and install a Y or S plan heating system and understand combi heating systems.

You are taught by gas-safe registered plumbing and heating engineer who has over 25 years experience and who is still on the tools – we teach you what you need to earn money. During this course you will complete the following to a high standard;

  • Plan and install two full bathroom suite comprising of a bath, basin and w/c, and using copper pipe and soldered end feed fittings, speedfit pipe and fittings, compression fittings and flexi-hoses.
  • Complete basic pipe bending.
  • Put together all of the components of a bathroom suite – legs on the bath and level, taps, waste, contents of toilet cistern.
  • Know how to complete maintenance work to faulty taps, faulty toilets, damaged pipes, etc.
  • Understand domestic plumbing systems including drainage systems.
  • Understanding fittings, traps, waste products, etc. and their suitable uses, terminology and jargon used.
  • Understand different showers available, there suitability for different systems and how to install different showers.
  • Understanding different systems, open vented, sealed systems, gravity, hot water and pumped heating, summer valve system, Y-plan system and S-plan system. Combination and condensing boilers.
  • Identify and understand the operation of the integral parts of a central heating system.
  • INSTALL a heating system such as Y-plan / S-plan.
  • Drain, fill and pressurise a system.
  • Remove and refit radiators.
  • Understanding the different methods used to price jobs, dealing with customers and overcoming problems that may arise. You will also be provided with support after completing your course and you are able to contact your tutor, email or call into the training centre to discuss your queries.
  • Fully answer all your questions related to the trade, you are taught by experienced tradesmen with a passion for the trade, ask as many questions as you wish during the course. You will never hear anyone say ‘We don’t cover that on this course’; we employ experts in each field so they are able to answer your questions.
  • Full support after completing your course. If you have any questions relating to anything that you have covered on your course you are free to contact your tutor or the centre by telephone, email or by calling into the centre. There is no charge for this and you can call at anytime in the future.
  • You will complete a level 3 portfolio during the course.

Every part of the course was interesting and useful and I look forward to taking it further. I liked the learning environment and staff. Tutor gave out a positive approach to the subject and made it a pleasure to arrive to be taught each day. Thank you for the time. WIll be recommending to others. Gareth Ryder, Plumbing and Heating course.

Wall and Floor Tiling Training Course

You will complete 10 days of wall and floor tiling training in realistic sized bays and you will be supplied with all tools and materials throughout.  The aim of this course is for you to be able to price and complete a number of wall and floor tiling jobs to a high standard so that you can charge customers and be satisfied of a job well done.

Our centre has been approved by The Tile Association (TTA) and is an associated training centre.

During our tiling course you will learn which adhesives and grouts to use and how to prepare an area prior to tiling.  You will know how to set out rooms and will set out your area prior to fixing a range of tiles including 150mm x 150mm, 200mm x 100mm, 330mm x 330mm, 250mm x 330mm, ceramic tiles, mosaic tiles and natural stone travtiles. You will tile walls and floors which include tiling around obstacles.  We will also discuss dealing with customers, estimating materials and quoting for jobs.

You are taught by an experienced tiler with 20 years experience and who is still on the tools – we teach you to earn money after the course.  During this course you will complete the following to a high standard;

  • Understand how to and practice setting out rooms including floors and walls – very important to know the correct method. You will complete this in your own training bay and we will also cover setting out other areas.
  • Fix tiles to walls, working around obstacles such as windows, sockets, switches, internal and external angles, sloped walls.  You will tile with a range of tiles including incorporating a mosaic border and fixing glass mosaics.
  • Fix wall tiles in different styles with different sized tiles: uniform pattern, diamond pattern, brick bond effect, incorporating a feature, tiling to a sloping ceiling, mosaic tiles, travertine natural stone tiles, tiles sized 150mm x 150mm, 200mm x 100mm, 250mm x 330mm
  • Fix tiles to floors – around obstacles such as pillars, and in different patterns such as diamond pattern, uniform pattern, incorporating a feature.
  • Apply grout to walls and floors using wall grout, floor grout.
  • Practice tile cutting using a large selection of different hand nippers, dry cutters and wet cutters.
  • Know how to install tanking systems  – very popular aspect.
  • What to consider and how to install wetrooms
  • What to consider and how to lay undertile heating
  • Understand different tiles available and their suitability for different applications.
  • Understand which tiles need sealing and why, when to seal the tiles and how to advise customers on any maintenance required.
  • Identify background surfaces and understand any preparation that they may require.
  • Use a selection of tools, equipment and materials used in floor and wall tiling.
  • Understand how to correctly plan and prepare tiling projects – tools and materials needed, time frames and how to cost jobs.
  • Understanding the different methods used to price jobs, dealing with customers and overcoming problems that may arise. You will also be provided with support after completing your course and you are able to contact your tutor by email, phone or call into the training centre to discuss your queries.
  • Fully answer all your questions related to the trade, you are taught by experienced tradesmen with a passion for the trade, ask as many questions as you wish during the course. You will never here anyone say ‘We don’t cover that on this course’; we employ experts in each field so they are able to answer all your questions.
  • Full support after completing your course. if you have any questions relating to anything that you have covered on your course you are free to contact your tutor or the centre, by telephone, email or by calling into the centre. There is no charge for this and you can call at anytime in the future.
  • You will complete a level 3 portfolio during the course.

The most interesting/useful part was the practical/hands-on experience. Good learning atmosphere. Already booked onto the plastering and plumbing. Lee Johnson, Tiling course

This course is designed for people with little or no previous experience in either plastering, plumbing or wall and floor tiling and is attended by people of all ages, and both male and female. The usual age range of people attending our plastering courses is mid twenties to mid fifties although the youngest person to attend a course at our centre was 18 and the oldest was 72 years old.

This courses is suitable for people who wish to learn a new trade so they can change their career, for people who wish to learn a trade to supplement their income and for people who wish to learn the skills to complete work on their own properties.

If you are unsure if the course is suitable for you please visit the our centre when a course is running to speak with both staff and students. If you are unable to visit our centre we can arrange for our tutor to give you a call.

Our plastering course is taught by an experienced plasterer who has over 40 years experience in the trade and who is still on the tools.

Our plumbing course is taught by a gas safe registered plumbing and heating engineer who has over 25 years experience in the trade and who still runs his own business.

Out tiling course is taught by an experienced tiler who has over 25 years experience and who is still working in the trade.

All tutors will give you their contact details so if you have any questions after completing our courses you can just give them a call. it is invaluable having the contact details of such experienced tradespeople who you can call at any time with questions you might have, you can also text them a picture of anything you wanted to talk about.

So if you are wanting to change jobs and learn a trade at a centre where they know what they are doing and will help you succeed give us a call.

Support provided when choosing a course

We will provide you with as much information, advice and guidance as we possibly can and if we are not able to offer you the course that best suits your needs or give you the information you require we will signpost you to somewhere that is able to.  We do not pressure you to book onto any course and if we feel that you would be better suited to a course we do not offer then we will give you the contact information of a college that does.

Hopefully the majority of the information you require is available on this website but if you have any questions at all then please contact us and we will help in any way we can.

We would like to invite you to attend the training centre at any time to view the facilities and discuss the course with both the tutors and current learners.  We suggest if possible that you visit our centre towards the end of a course as people in general are always happy at the beginning of training and you want to make sure that they are as happy at the end of the course.  When you visit you will be free to discuss the course with current learners on a 1-to-1 basis, if someone has paid good money or used limited funding to attend a course and they are not happy they will definitely tell you. If you visit towards the end of a course you will also be able to see the standard that everyone on the course has achieved.

One of the most popular comments we receive on questionnaires is that people did not expect to reach the high standard that they do on a course, it is also one of the most popular negative comments that we receive by people who are not aware of what we offer as they will say ‘you won’t be any good after 10 days’, if you yourself are unsure then why not pop down for a pressure free look around.

During Training

During your time with us every member of staff will do their best to help you achieve your aims. You will be provided with supporting literature relating to your trade and have access to further reading to research the trade further in your own time.

If you struggle on any element of the course then we will provide additional training at no extra cost to ensure that you reach the required standard.

If you have any learning difficulties or disabilities or have any physical difficulties or disabilities then we will support you throughout and this additional support will remain between the centre and the individual. The majority of the training courses are practical based but if you do have any concerns then please contact the centre.

We will also provide you with additional IAG relating to progression routes available after completing the course including further training, finding employment and starting to work for yourself. Whilst on a course please contact a member of staff if you require any further in information.Whilst you are at the centre there may be other courses running so if you have any questions relating to another trade please feel free to speak to the relevant tutor – they are all here to help you.

After Training

We will continue supporting you after you have completed a course with us and you can contact us either by email, phone or in person to discuss any aspects that you covered on your course.  For example you may wish to contact us to clarify how to complete a job or how to price a job or maybe to ask for information on writing a business plan.

Your tutors will give you their contact telephone numbers and email address so if you have any questions at all you can give them a call.  It is invaluable to have this continuous support available and will give you the confidence to complete work away from the centre.

The commitment to putting the needs of learners at the heart of everything the service does was demonstrated in the ways support is provided. Extract from Matrix Assessment Report

Upon completion of this course you will receive an accredited level 3 qualification titled ‘Bathroom Installation Skills’.  The qualification certificate will state the level 3 accreditations you have achieved for each individual trade.

Please note: The qualification achieved during this course is a level 3 qualification issued by a recognised awarding organisation. It is not an NVQ.

30 Days in duration.  The course  can either be attended as a 6 week block or as 3 separate 2 week courses.

The courses run on a Monday to Thursday from 9am until approx 4pm and on a Friday from 9am until 1pm. Please note you will be required to stay at the centre after this time to complete self-study and a project.   Our centre is open until 5pm Monday to Thursday and until 4pm on a Friday.

The course is held at our Stoke-on-Trent centre only.  Please arrive at the training centre at least 15 minutes before the course start time.

The cost of this course is £2500 INC VAT and this includes us of all tools and materials whilst you are at the centre. You only need to bring yourself we will provide everything else – there is even free tea and coffee.

As this is a level 3 course, if you are entitled to you can use your ELC funding towards the cost of the course.  For the most up-to-date information about claiming ELC funding please visit the ELCAS website at http://www.enhancedlearningcredits.com

When completing your funding application form you will need the following information:

Course Code: CSC01
Course Title: Bathroom Installation Skills
Duration: 30 Days
Cost: £2500
Level Achieved: Level 3
Start and End Dates: These can be arranged to suit your requirements, to discuss dates further call our centre on 01782 837007 or email enquiries@tradeteacher.co.uk or donna.king@tradeteacher.co.uk

If you require any help or advice with regards to funding then please do not hesitate to contact the centre via email at enquiries@tradeteacher.co.uk or by telephone on 01782 837007.

If you need us to complete a 1746 form for you please fax it to 01782 801065.

This course is approved at a level 3. When completing your funding application form you will need the following information:

Course Code: CSC01
Course Title: Bathroom Installation Skills
Duration: 30 Days
Cost: £2500
Level Achieved: Level 3
Start and End Dates: These can be arranged to suit your requirements, to discuss dates further call our centre on 01782 837007 or email enquiries@tradeteacher.co.uk or donna.king@tradeteacher.co.uk

You can pay your contribution for this course either via cheque, bank transfer, debit or credit card.

For the most up-to-date information about claiming ELC funding please visit the ELCAS website at http://www.enhancedlearningcredits.com

If you wish to book onto this course please contact us either via email at enquiries@tradeteacher.co.uk or call 01782 837007.Our courses are very popular and book up quickly and as we only have 10 spaces on each course the course dates below maybe full before we have time to update this website.  Therefore it is important to contact us to check availability prior to booking time off work or applying for ELC funding etc.

Courses can be completed in a block or split into 3 x 10 day courses.

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30 Day Complete Bathroom Installations Course

££2500inc VAT
  • ELC / ELCAS Approved
  • Regular Start Dates

Why choose one of our ELC Funded courses

As a training centre which is accredited by City & Guilds, CITB/Cskills, BPEC, NOCN, OCNWMR, The Tile Association, HABC and is registered on the National Career Service website you will be confident that you are attending a training course at a centre that has the learners interests at heart.  Our course are designed by experienced tradespeople who have been in the trades for many, many years and who are still on the tools.  This ensures that you are taught the skills you need to complete work to satisfy your customers.  Reasons why we are the best choice are:

  • You will be taught by experienced tutors who are still on the tools and who have a passion for passing on their skills.
  • You will be fully supported after you have completed your course so that you are confident in using your trade skills to complete work.   We have supported many people like yourself to change careers and use their new skills.
  • Our courses are very intensive, very practical based and very rewarding.  You will be amazed at how much you will learn in the time you are with us and that is because Construction Skills College have been doing this for over 10 years and our tutors have many, many more years experience than this in the trades.
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Our other ELC / ELCAS approved Courses

This 30 day Level 3 Complete Bathroom Installations Course includes training in plastering, plumbing and wall & floor tiling. Upon completion of this training you can complete each trade individually or together to complete projects

This 30 day Level 3 Complete Kitchen Installations Course includes training in kitchen fitting, plumbing and wall & floor tiling. Upon completion of this training you can complete each trade individually or together to complete projects

This 30 day level 3 approved course allows you to choose 3 trades from the following list of 10 day courses: plastering, wall and floor tiling, plumbing and heating, kitchen fitting, carpentry, bricklaying. Upon completion of this training you can complete each trade individually or together to complete projects.

This 20 day level 3 approved course allows you to choose 2 trades from the following list of 10 day courses: plastering, wall and floor tiling, plumbing and heating, kitchen fitting, carpentry, bricklaying. Upon completion of this training you can complete each trade individually or together to complete projects.

We are confident in your success.

We have many many years experience re-training people who are looking at learning a new skill to change careers. We have been selected for two visits from MP’s due to the work we have done retraining people facing redundancy and we have contracts with MoD, B&Q + have MATRIX accreditation and approval from a number of awarding bodies. We know what we are doing and we know what you can do