- December courses so far are Brickalying, plumbing, tiling and plastering
So far this December we have been teaching bricklaying, plumbing, tiling and plastering. We start again on Monday morning swapping bricklaying for carpentry and joinery. We only have 3 places remaining this year so if you fancy jumping on a last minute course give the centre a call Monday morning. Below are a selection of photos taken over the past week and a half.
On the bricklaying course you will learn trowel skills and build a half brick wall and a block wall. Advanced bricklaying techniques such as arches and practice on a range of different brickwork bonds such as garden wall bonds are also covered. The plastering course will cover boarding up of walls and ceilings, skimming over existing plaster and also onto plaster board. You wall also plasterboard onto block work wall using board fix ‘dot and dab’ plus backing plaster method. We will also repair holes in walls and learn how to patch repair plasterwork and feather in large areas.
The plumbing course briefly covers plumbing in bathrooms, kitchens and radiators systems as well as fault finding and repair from toilet cisterns to central heating.
The tiling course starts off with you tiling a basic kitchen, then around a window half height with trims to be mitred. Then moving onto tiling a bathrooms shower area above a bath and then tiling a floor with obstacles such as a pedestal to cut tiles around along with a boxing in and doorway architraves.
All our courses are taught by experienced and qualified ex tradesmen with only low students numbers per teacher ratio. YTA is based in Bradford, West Yorkshire and is easily accessible from the M62 motorway. If you would like to book a course you can either call the centre, visit the centre or book using the online booking system at the bottom of your chosen course page.
YTA Training and Assessment Ltd. Tel: 01274682199
- We’re the people to turn to for a broad range of tiling courses
You might have read our blog post from a few months ago on the subject of the tiling trade, including its importance within construction and whether it could be the right career path for you. But what about the sheer breadth and depth of our tiling courses themselves?
You’ll find courses on offer for every level of experience
Whether you’ve only just started to consider a tiling career and would therefore simply like to ‘have a go’ in a supportive environment, or you are seeking a more specialised course in relation to such a discipline as floor tiling or bathroom tiling, we can bring you the ideal course for your needs.
Our one-day taster course, for instance, is presently priced at just £90 including VAT, and gives you the opportunity to tile a small kitchen or wall while making use of professional tools and equipment. These taster tiling courses are usually available at our training centre on any day of the working week, and if you wish, we could always show you around and introduce you to students already doing the course before you book.
Other invaluable courses and assessments that can be taken at YTA include – but are not restricted to – our Cskills level 1 tiling 10 day course plus our NVQ level 2 in wall and floor tiling for the purposes of the Experienced Worker Practical Assessment (EWPA).
Our intensive five-day wall and floor tiling course, for instance, can be taken by a wide range of individuals, including complete beginners, DIY enthusiasts and non-tiling tradespersons with an interest in entering the tiling industry. It is geared towards equipping you with sufficient skills, information and confidence to commence and thrive in a professional tiling career.
Get in touch with us now about booking any of our tiling courses
We are an established and recognised training centre for those wishing to start or take the next step in any of a broad variety of construction trades, including not only tiling but also such key fields as plumbing, plastering, kitchen fitting, bricklaying, joinery and carpentry.
Why not enquire today about the help that we could give you to realise your ambitions in the construction industry in 2019? Simply give us a call now on 01274 682199 or 07400 922788, or email email@example.com for more information.
- 10 day Plumbing course 5 star review
We’ve had another lovely 5 star review of our 10 day plumbing course. Kieran who is now the third employee to be sent us from a reputable building maintenance company covering all of Yorkshire.
Thanks again Kieran for the Kinder Buenos and the great review!
YTA offer a selection of plumbing courses from a 5 day courses to a 10 day courses both with or without level 1 nationally recognised qualifications.
To book a course you can use the website and pay through PayPal or alternatively you can call the centre on 01274682199 Monday to Friday 8:30am to 5pm.
- Prepare for a new life as a carpenter with the help of our specialised courses
Carpentry primarily involves building materials being cut, shaped and installed during a construction project. However, you might understandably be uncertain what differentiates carpentry from joinery.
Carpentry and joinery are similar and associated fields, to the extent that here at YTA, we allow you to learn skills associated with both trades as part of a single course. We also give you the opportunity to refine your skills by taking on successive, increasingly advanced courses.
The key differences between carpentry and joinery
Joinery is its own practice, whereby wood is used to create a range of fixtures, fittings and other elements for eventual use in a home or office. Carpenters, meanwhile, take joiner-created wooden objects and install them on a construction site where a whole new building is taking shape.
One can therefore regard joinery and carpentry as strongly complementary areas of work. A joiner typically produces wooden ornamental pieces like doors and bookcases, while a carpenter will commonly work on expanses like floors and roofs.
How can you work towards becoming a carpenter?
If a carpentry career interests you, it isn’t just the basic entry requirements that you should carefully consider, but also whether this area of work is truly suited to you. If, for instance, you have already worked successfully on-site as a joiner’s ‘mate’ or labourer, you could be well-placed to move into professional carpentry.
Your chances of securing work in carpentry may strongly depend on your base of relevant knowledge and practical skills. Taking a course in carpentry could therefore enable you to prepare for such a line of work while also maximising the attractiveness and relevance of your CV.
Indeed, to work on a building site, you will require a Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) card – and to obtain that, you could take your pick from our current carpentry & joinery NVQ Level 2 courses. We offer a fast track assessment route that could allow you to get qualified quickly.
Nonetheless, whichever of our courses interest you, we urge you to carefully read the relevant information on our site before proceeding. It’s vital to ensure you are looking at the right course – and by calling our Bradford office on 01274 682199, you can receive further guidance as to which route could be most advantageous for you.
- A couple more 5 star reviews this week!
A couple more 5 star reviews this week! Two recent reviews following the completion of our 5 day level 1 intensive plumbing course from two candidates. One review was from a builder with 30 years building industry experience.
I did the 5 day level 1 plumbing course, I’ve been in the building industry for over 30 years and never wanted to tackle anything that involved water.I did the course purely so I could carry out jobs and repairs at home. it was a great week, Lyndon was a great tutor and there was a great group of lads on the course.I learnt loads and really enjoyed the hands on practical work, you had all the tools, equipment and materials to carry out every job that was set out. The course gave me the skills and confidence to carry out a handful of jobs that I had at home which I started the Saturday after the course.All jobs done brilliantly so I’m really happy with what I’ve learned . I will be undertaking another course next year.
Many thanks for all the reviews. Keep them coming please!
- A few photos taken over the last couple of weeks in November.
Just a few photos taken from around the training centre over the last couple of weeks in November. A selection showing the plumbing, tiling, plastering, carpentry & joinery, kitchen fitting and bricklaying courses in action. All courses running with low student to teacher ratios and all are ‘hands on’! We have had some lovely reviews, chocolates and thank you cards too!
If you would like some guidance on choosing a course then please do not hesitate to contact the training centre on 01274682199 or call in to have a look around and we will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.
YTA Training and Assessment Ltd is situated in Bradford, West Yorkshire.
- Excellent 5 Star Review of our 10 day level 1 plumbing course
We’ve received an excellent 5 star review of our 10 day level 1 plumbing course, 5 day tiling course and carpentry course from a recent student.
I travelled from from London to view the centre and was so impressed by the set up and the work the students were undertaking I booked myself onto the 5 day plumbing course. The course was fantastic and exceeded my expectations so much that I then booked the second week plumbing course covering domestic hot water systems. Again the centre and staff were excellent and I then booked a third week to take advantage of their ‘4 for 3’ offer so I’ve now done the tiling and carpentry courses. All staff at Yta are so friendly and helpful and I will be recommending the courses to all my friends and family. I will definitely be returning to book more courses and that seemed to be the thinking of other students also. Fantastic training centre! I wish there was an option for more than 5 stars! They deserve it.
Thank you Mohammad for such a lovely review.
- Tile and Stone Journal Training Guide – November 2018
YTA delivers quality construction training courses and is an established and recognised training centre within the construction trade industry being able to offer bespoke or accredited courses for individuals, schools, colleges and companies.
We currently offer In-House courses, CITB level 1 qualification courses and NVQ level 2 in various construction trades accessible to experienced workers.
We can provide training for anyone looking to learn a construction trade whether they are looking at guidance for DIY purposes or considering a change of career, everything from a 1 day plumbing taster course, or Cskills level 1 tiling intensive courses and multiple week Multi-Skill courses up to NVQ level 2 in Tiling, Plastering, Carpentry or Bricklaying.
We offer NVQ level 2 through either a 1 or 2 day EWPA (Experienced Worker Practical Assessment) or OSAT (On Site Assessment & Training) over several weeks.
YTA offers courses in Tiling, plastering, plumbing, kitchen fitting, bricklaying, carpentry & joinery.
YTA Training & Assessment Ltd, Unit 12a Spencer Business Centre, Factory Street, Dudley Hill, Bradford, BD4 9NW
Tel: 01274 682199
- Selection of photos taken recently around the training centre
A selection of photos taken recently around the training centre. Photos taken from tiling, plastering, plumbing, carpentry & joinery, kitchen fitting and bricklaying courses.
Courses running every week. To book a course please contact YTA Training & Assessment Ltd on 01274682199.
- What is the Experienced Worker Practical Assessment?
As a seasoned tradesperson, you may have heard of the Experienced Worker Practical Assessment (EWPA), also sometimes referred to as the Experienced Worker Practical Assessment Route (EWPAR), and wondered what it is, and how it could help to enhance your career.
The first thing to make clear about the EWPA is that it is not a training course. What it is instead, is a fast-track assessment route for workers in any of a number of trades wishing to achieve an NVQ Level 2 qualification, as they can do here at the YTA premises in West Yorkshire in just a day or two.
The EWPA plays a vital role in raising worker standards
The Experienced Worker Practical Assessment route was set up by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) to give those who have been working in a certain trade for at least five years a quick, simple and convenient means of verifying that their skills and capabilities are of NVQ Level 2 standard. This is determined on the basis of their past experience.
As you might expect, the CITB wishes to ensure that everyone working in the construction sector is capable of meeting certain standards in the work they do. This was precisely why the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) was introduced in the first place.
However, there are still tens of thousands of tradespersons working in the UK who are frequently carrying out great work, but who haven’t had their skills formally assessed. This is where the simple, fuss-free assessment route that is the EWPA proves invaluable.
For which trades do we offer EWPA routes?
If, from reading the above, you suspect you could benefit from undergoing the Experienced Worker Practical Assessment process to acquire your NVQ Level 2 qualifications, you may be pleased to learn that we offer this route for the four trades of wall and floor tiling, bricklaying, site carpentry and plastering.
With an NVQ Level 2 certificate or diploma acquired through the EWPA route also enabling you to attain the blue skilled worker CSCS card that will help you to gain construction site work, the one or two days for which you join us at our assessment centre could prove extremely well-spent for your career going forward.
Simply give the YTA team a call today, on 01274 682199, to have all of your questions answered about the Experienced Worker Practical Assessment, so that you can ascertain its applicability and suitability for you – as well as, of course, make your booking.