If you have been considering lately the merits of becoming a plasterer, and this process has brought you to the point of investigating and comparing intensive plastering courses in the UK, you might imagine that there surely isn’t much you can possibly learn about this rewarding trade in just five days.
Here at YTA, we very much beg to differ! And for the evidence of that, you only need to look to our five-day plastering course at our highly regarded and accredited Yorkshire training centre.
A complete course for both novices and existing tradespeople
There are, of course, different kinds of people who enrol on intensive plastering courses in the UK such as those provided at YTA. Some will be people who really haven’t learned any practical trade before, while others will be DIY enthusiasts who have a moderate amount of skill in the given field, but who would like to develop this for any of a variety of reasons.
Then, of course, there will be the people who have long worked in another trade, and who wish to take on a plastering course that will help them expand their skillset, perhaps in order to boost their employability.
Rest assured that whichever category of these you fall into, you are welcome to reach out to the YTA team, so that you can discuss with us whether this could be the right route for you.
So, what does the five-day plastering course actually involve?
Whether you have no previous experience in plastering at all, or you do have a certain degree of skill and knowledge in the trade but would like to build it up, the chances are that you will find our five-day plastering course invaluable.
This is a very ‘hands-on’ course, giving you the chance to get to grips with plastering in a big training bay of your own. And with there being no more than six students per instructor on this course, you can be sure of getting the attention that you will need if you are to develop your plastering capabilities quickly over your five days with us.
What ‘capabilities’ are we referring to, exactly? Well, we’re talking in part about the boarding and preparation of your training bay, before you start with the ceiling and wall plastering itself. This will be followed by such tasks as repairing plastering and ‘feathering in’.
Over the course of the five days, you can also expect to become familiar with processes like skimming to plasterboard and the setting of finishing beads, and will receive invaluable information on health and safety, and even starting up a business. You will even find out about such things as how to market yourself as a working plasterer, and insurance and tax issues.
Oh, and you will also be given guides and information that you can take home for reference, so that you won’t have to depend on simply remembering everything you have covered during the five days at our premises.
You can expect to emerge from our five-day course with a clear practical and theoretical understanding of the activity and trade that is plastering, which helps make this course an excellent foundation for continued training. Or, of course, you could just get straight on with establishing yourself as a working plasterer, or incorporating the new skills you have acquired into your existing career as a tradesperson. The next steps are up to you!
If all the above sounds like a great and comprehensive solution for turning yourself into a capable plasterer, we would very much agree. To learn more about this course to discuss whether it would be the right training option for you, or whether you would be better off choosing one of our other intensive plastering courses in the UK, please don’t hesitate to phone or email us today.