Plastering is a trade that interests all kinds of people, for all kinds of reasons. Of course, not everyone who joins us here at YTA for one of our five-day or 10-day intensive plastering courses necessarily seeks to practise plastering as a trade at all – they may simply be enthusiastic DIYers. But others are existing tradespeople wishing to extend their skills, and some are complete beginners who wish to take the first step to a career as a professional plasterer.
Sure enough, if you wish to take on one of our intensive plastering courses, whether for five or 10 days, you don’t need to have any previous experience at all. However, it would be quite wrong to think that you couldn’t possibly learn much in such a short time-span!
After all, when you choose YTA, you’ll be able to get to grips with plastering in a large training bay of your very own, not needing to share with anyone. What’s more, as we only have five of these training bays, we only take on this many students for each running of the course, so you’ll be able to look forward to a high standard of teaching thanks to a low student to teacher/trainer ratio.
But what will you actually learn on a course with us?
As for the actual content of these intensive plastering courses, it’s fair to say that you’ll be covering some serious ground with us!
Even if you go for ‘just’ the five-day course, for instance, you’ll be able to board and prepare your training bay – or ‘room’ – before plastering a ceiling for the first time. This will be followed by plastering walls, even including a window to trim up to. You’ll then be taught how to over-skim previous work, repair plastering and ‘feather in’ – this being an important technique for larger walls.
Even more awaits you, however, if you enrol on our 10-day course. This will entail the course going into a second week, with the chance to plaster the full wall and ceilings in your training bay as a complete project, instead of the two of them being treated as separate tasks. For this, the traditional method of plastering onto block work (bay and screed) will be used, instead of board fixing (dot and dab).
All of this is just some of what our training can give you
The above isn’t even everything that you’ll receive for your time and effort when you enrol on one of our intensive plastering courses, with the likes of important health and safety and business start-up information also being included. All in all, you could hardly choose a better way to equip yourself with a clear practical and theoretical understanding of plastering in the space of just a few days.
For more in-depth information about our five-day or 10-day intensive plastering course, simply browse our relevant course pages online. You’re also welcome to call the YTA team, on 01274 682199, if you have any questions that you would like to have answered before you book.
Take that first big step to a rewarding new life as a plasterer, by reserving your place on an intensive plastering course with YTA today!