Overview

A Wall and Floor Tiler applies a variety of ceramic tiles to walls and floor surfaces.  Wall & 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

  • Numerical skills

  • Manual dexterity

  • Good organisation

  • Precision

  • Analytical

  • Problem solving

Entry criteria

  • This is an individual competition and competitors must be proficient with the core competencies above.
  • There is no limit to the number of competitors permitted to enter this competition per organisation.
  • To be eligible to take part in WorldSkills Lyon 2023 you must be born on or after 1 January 2001.

How it works

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Learners who get through the passive stage (where they will be expected to prepare a submission for entry or participate in an online assessment), will be invited to take part in national qualifiers which take place across the UK between April and June. All competitors receive certification for their achievements at the qualifiers

The highest performers from the national qualifiers are invited to compete in the UK National Finals in November at WorldSkills UK LIVE, the UK’s largest skills, apprenticeship and careers event

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Young person competing in Wall and Floor Tiling competition

Register your interest

In light of the ongoing uncertainty relating to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will not be running the WorldSkills UK national competition cycle in 2020. We expect to resume competitions in 2021 and urge you to register your interest now so we can keep you advised of developments.

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Photo of a tiler using a spirit level to lay floor tiles

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