A Wall and Floor Tiler applies a variety of ceramic tiles to walls and floor surfaces.  Wall and Floor Tilers could fix tiles in a number of locations such as kitchens, bathrooms, shops, hotels, restaurants, car showrooms, churches, swimming pools, spa areas. Tilers need to be skilled at setting out, preparing the surface to be tiled, and cutting tiles to a certain size or shape with hand-cutters or bench-mounted tools. Once tiles have been fixed to a surface, they require grouting and polishing to complete the work.

This competition has been designed to reflect the role of a wall and floor tiler and the standards that are expected within the construction industry.

The skills you need to demonstrate

  • Attention to detail

  • Numeracy

  • Manual dexterity

  • Good organisation

  • Precision

  • Analytical thinking

  • Problem solving

Entry criteria

  • This is an individual competition and competitors must be proficient with the core competencies above.
  • To be eligible to take part in WorldSkills Lyon 2023 you must be born on or after 1 January 2001.

National Qualifier dates

  • Northern Ireland: 3 June
  • England, Scotland and Wales: 9 June, 16 June

How it works

Our competitions are open to all so please register before 14 May

The first stage of competition is a remote or online test (where applicable)

Competitors take part in competitions at their local college, training provider centre or work place, or, take part in an online competition

Scores are quality assured and Finalists are announced

Competitors prepare and practise in readiness for the National Finals

The Finalists come together to compete in the National Finals

Competitors who are age eligible and have achieved the benchmark score will be invited to opt into Squad UK during December 2022 for the WorldSkills Lyon 2024 cycle

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