- 5 Star YTA Review – Level 1 Carpentry and Joinery Course
Another 5 star YTA review for our 10 day Cskills level 1 Certificate in Carpentry and Joinery course. Please read below:
I did the 10 day carpentry and joinery course and I can recommend it. There was lots learnt over the 2 weeks and it is a good starter course for access to the industry. Relaxed feel to the training centre and a good, knowledgeable instructor.
Thank you Jamie for a great 5 star review. For more reviews please visit reviews.co.uk
Lawrence who teaches the carpentry and joinery courses has over 35 years experience in the trade and we only ever have 4 students on the carpentry and joinery courses to ensure you will get the most out of all our courses when attending YTA. The courses run every week so you are never far away from accessing a course and learn a trade. The Cskills level 1 courses are nationally recognised qualifications and recognised within the the industry. The Cskills level 1 certificate courses are also accepted as part of the CSCS card scheme to gain a RED CSCS card if a CSCS card test has already been achieved. Once you have three years experience behind you as a carpenter or joinery then you can then apply for the NVQ level 2 in Site Carpentry or the NVQ level 2 in Bench Joinery, both of which we offer here at YTA. If you would like to book a course or would like more information please do not hesitate to contac YTA on 01274692199.
- 5 Star Review of YTA Training and Assessment – 10 Day Cskills Level 1 Intensive Plastering Course
James has just completed our 10 day intensive Cskills level 1 Certificate in Plastering course and left a superb review online.
This 10 day Plastering course is ideal if you are wanting to start a career in plastering and eventually move on to gain your NVQ level 2 in plastering. An intensive hands on plastering 10 day course suitable for total beginners with no experience plastering or trades persons looking to add more skills. This course is very popular to beginners looking for a career change. Once you have the experience behind you then we can then offer the NVQ level 2 in plastering.
Thank you for the 5 star review James.
- 5 Reasons To Consider A Career In The Skilled Trades
There has long been a lot of debate as to whether the best path to take with one’s vocational education is studying for a university degree, or instead learning a skilled trade.
Sometimes, it’s the academic route that has been the most fashionable. But times change, and today, it seems that many people are again appreciating the advantages of gaining a qualification in tiling, plumbing, plastering or another skilled trade.
Nor should that surprise anyone! After all, when you learn a trade in the UK with an approved training specialist like YTA, you can look forward to the following benefits.
It’s affordable to get qualified
With university degree study now typically costing more than £9,000 each year in the UK, amid all of the associated burdens of student loans and the uncertainty of the job market after graduation, it’s hardly a shock that so many people are now considering learning a trade as an alternative route. Not only can you expect much lower fees, but you’re also able to pay for it by working as you learn.
You’ll be in demand
Such is the continued skills shortage that we are seeing across the country, that many construction projects are even being put on hold or cancelled due to an inability to find the right people to take on this work. Learning a trade therefore enables you to do your bit to power forward the country’s economic recovery, and lessen contractors’ dependence on expensive overseas workers.
The freedom of being your own boss
You could work for someone else – and therefore worry about all of the job insecurity that comes with it – or you could learn a skilled trade and enjoy all of the independence associated with working for yourself. That means the freedom to work all seven days a week if you wish, or to take holidays at relatively short notice – the choice really is yours.
The pay can be great
It’s far from unheard-of for plumbers to earn wages in excess of £35,000 a year, particularly in London. The money that you can expect to make does depend on a wealth of factors, such as the level of demand for your skills in your local area, as well as your experience level and how much you’re prepared to work. Nonetheless, the often-talked-about healthy remuneration that comes with learning a trade is not a mere myth.
Almost unrivalled job satisfaction
Possibly the best reason to learn a trade in the UK with a reputable training provider such as YTA is the remarkable job satisfaction that such a career can bring you. Whether you become a plasterer, carpenter, bricklayer or enter all manner of other professions with our help, you’ll be doing something that not everyone can do, while solving their problems, improving their safety and making their lives easier. What could be more satisfying than that?
Nor could it be any more straightforward to start your journey to a new and rewarding career with us. Simply call 01274 682 199 or 07400 922 788 today for an in-depth discussion of your training needs.
- New 5 Star Review of YTA Training and Assessment – Plumbing Course
A recent review ”I would recommend this course to anyone…” says it all really!
Another fantastic 5 star review from a candidate that has just completed the 5 day intensive plumbing course. Ian was sent on the plumbing course through work with another of his colleague that was also equally impressed. They both attend many courses in their line work (local council / government) and on the last day of the course they said it was one of the best they had been on, if not the best. We always love to hear that all the hard work every member of the YTA staff puts in is recognised. Thank you for leaving a great review Ian.
5 day plumbing course,It’s one of the better course’s I’ve been on. I now feel confident enough to be able to solder pipes and walk away knowing they wont be leaking. Great guys doing the training, Lyndon who does the plumbing and Lawrence who does joinery have both been on the tools and they know their stuff,they also passed a few tricks of the trade on,your never to old to learn something new. Relaxed atmosphere and not a lot of classroom work more practical work which is what you need in my opinion. I would recommend this course to anyone thinking of doing it, I learnt a lot.
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- 5 Day Advanced Plumbing Course Now Up & Running
This 5 day advanced plumbing course is aimed at expanding on the first week plumbing course and developing your knowledge of what the first week courses leave you with. Although we do cover heating systems and installing a 2 or 3 radiator system on the first week, on the advanced plumbing course you will complete a fitting of a domestic hot water storage system. The course will also expand on the bathroom side and a full suite including thermostatic mixer shower and all traps, waste pipes including soil pipe and stack will be fitted. Rainwater guttering, hoppers and drainage will also be covered.
Topics covered in the advanced plumbing course:
- Install a domestic hot water storage system
- Fit an indirect cylinder
- Understand central heating plans and different cylinders used
- Fit header tanks and gate valves
- Use copper pipe, plastic pipe, compression fittings, end feed & soldler ring fittings
- Fit radiators including TRV’s (thermostatic radiator valves)
- Central heating fault finding
- Fit a shower pump
- Fit a thermostatic mixer shower
- Fit a bathroom and commission under water pressure
- Fit all bathroom traps, wastes and soil pipes and commission with water
- Install and understand rainwater guttering, hoppers and drainage
The advanced plumbing course is £450 including vat and runs approximately every other week. The course has a maximum of 6 students per course.
- Selection Of Photos Taken In June and July Around The Training Centre
Its been a busy couple of months, here’s a small selection of photos taken at various moments around the training centre during June and July. Courses range from tiling, plastering, plumbing, carpentry & joinery, kitchen fitting and bricklaying. NVQ level 2 and level 1 certificates are available for most trades.
- New 5 Star Review of YTA Training and Assessment – 10 Day Intensive Plastering Course
A great 5 out of 5 star review has been left on Facebook. Rob has just completed the 10 day intensive plastering course and looking at his review he thoroughly enjoyed his time at YTA and will be back to book more courses! We always strive to help all our students achieve the most from their time at YTA but we can also have some fun along the way which makes it much more enjoyable to learn for most us.
I can honestly say I’ve come away with the practical knowledge and confidence to get on the road and into the trade.
If your in 2 minds, agree with the one that says do it! You won’t regret it and I will be seeing them soon for further courses!
Thank you for the great review Rob from all the YTA Team.
This 10 day Intensive Plastering course is ideal if you are wanting to start a career in plastering and eventually move on to gain your NVQ level 2 in full plastering. An intensive hands on plastering course suitable for all trades-persons looking to add more skills. Or a complete beginner looking for a life change. No previous experience is needed.
- New 5 Star Review of YTA Training and Assessment – Cskills Level 2 NVQ in Site Carpentry EWPA
A superb recent 5 star review from Micheal Manning who has recently completed his NVQ level 2 in Site Carpentry. Micheal is an experienced carpenter and joiner that needed to gain the NVQ level 2 in Carpentry so he could gain the blue ‘skilled worker’ CSCS card. The EWPA (Experienced Worker Practical Assessment) is the quickest route to gaining the NVQ if you have over 5 years experience as a carpenter & joiner. The EWPA route for the NVQ level 2 takes just one full day at our centre and we run the assessments predominantly at weekends.
The assessment went well, the trainers and the assessors were great, they make you feel at ease and can not do enough for you, the centre itself is fully kitted out and very professional, I would recommend this company to anyone, 10 out of 10.
The EWPA is a NVQ assessment route enabling an experienced worker to achieve their NVQ level 2 in their relevant trade through a practical assessment. By using your skills acquired over the years to complete a task in our NVQ Centre (usually 1 day) which is then assessed. This qualification is the one required to attain the blue skilled worker CSCS card and gain construction site work.
We offer the EWPA route for the below trades:
We also offer NVQ level 2 assessments for more trades through the OSAT (On Site Assessment & Training) and you must have a minimum of 3 years experience for this route of assessment.
- A 5 Star Google Business Review
A lovely 5 star Google Business review has been left for YTA Training and Assessment following the completion of the 10 day NOCN Cskills Level 1 Certificate In Carpentry Course.
My husband has just completed a 2 week carpentry and joinery course here, he absolutely loved it!
He’s said he’s learnt so much and the staff there were all so helpful and friendly!
He’d definitely recommend anyone attending a course here!
The carpentry and joinery course runs for 10 days Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm with a maximum of 4 adult students per week. This 10 day intensive ‘hands on practical’ course is ideal if you are wanting to start a career in carpentry and joinery and eventually move on to gain your Cskills NVQ level 2 Certificate in Site Carpentry. No previous experience in carpentry or joinery is necessary. Thank you for another great 5 star review!
- New 5 Star Review of YTA Training and Assessment – Cskills Carpentry and Joinery Level 1 Course
A new 5 star review from Carl Swanick who has just recently completed the NOCN Cskills Level 1 Certificate in Carpentry & Joinery. The course runs for 10 days Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm with a maximum of 4 students per week (all adults). This 10 day course is ideal if you are wanting to start a career in carpentry and joinery and eventually move on to gain your Cskills NVQ level 2 Certificate in Site Carpentry. No previous experience in carpentry or joinery is necessary. Thank you for another great 5 star review!
I attended the YTA course for the 2 week joinery and carpentry course which I found very helpful in teaching me all the skills. The training officer (Lawrence) was really patient and knowledgeable and also put me at ease if I made a mistake. Would recommend this course and YTA.