When do our courses run?
All our courses start on Monday mornings 9am and finish on Friday afternoons 4pm (we are open from 8:30am to 5pm). We have courses running every week all year round apart from a two week break over Christmas. We are open on Bank Holiday’s as usual.
If you have chosen your course on our website but your preferred date is not there then please give us a call and we might be able to put a course on for the week you require or a place may have come available but not showing on the website.
Training Centre opening hours: 8:30am to 5pm
Course times: 9:00am to 4.00pm
Students Lunch Break 12 until 12.45
Do we share work space?
Each student will have their own work space / training bay. The training Centre has been built so you can work at your own pace whether it be plumbing in a radiator system or plastering a ceiling. We have 5 students per course apart from plumbing where we have upto 9 students. Each student also having their own tools to work with (provided by YTA) for the duration of the course.
Do I need special clothing?
Clothes that you don’t mind getting messy. Safety toe shoes / boots. We have spare boots at the training Centre if so required. We will provide al the PPE such as knee pads, dust masks, gloves, latex gloves, hard hats and goggles.
Do I need to bring any equipment / tools? Are there any extra charges?
No we will supply all the tools, equipment that you will require for the course. No extra charges – just the price you see for the course.
Tea, Coffee, Biscuits and Milk
We have a small but functional kitchen area accessible by everyone in the centre for the all important brew up! Help yourself as many times as you like all day long. Biscuits (usually chocolate hob nobs!) are also provided along with the occasional muffins and cakes brought in by students (hint hint). We have 2 microwaves, a kettle and a fridge for use also. Located within a few minutes walk there is a Subway sandwich shop, ASDA supermarket, McDonald’s, Starbucks, a fish shop and a sandwich shop.
I’m Travelling, what about staying somewhere during my course?
We are located just off of the the M606 / M62 Junction 26 so ideal for a few B&Bs or Hotels. We have a few places we recommend, please see the accommodation page link HERE.
Will I get a recognised qualification?
YTA is an accredited training provider with many of the top awarding bodies and can offer qualifications in many trade areas at Level 1 nationally recognised certificates, NVQ level 2 and NVQ level 3 if required.
Most of our training courses are accredited to Level 1 NOCN Cskills (Construction Skills – formally CITB). Our trainers are qualified NVQ Assessors and we can also offer NVQ Level 2 & Level 3 in various trades for tradespersons who already have experience.
Our 10 day Cskills accredited courses will provide you with a level 1 accreditations in your chosen trade and no previous experience is needed prior to attending the course.
NVQ’s can be gained through OSAT or EWPA routes. More details LINK HERE.
We also offer intensive non-accredited courses that provide a wealth of knowledge and skills but do not provide the assessments in order to gain a recognised qualification. These intensive non-accredited courses take place in the same training Centre and are run by the same NVQ assessors / trainers but are charged less due to no registration, certification or portfolio verification fees.
Why would I need an NVQ or Qualification?
A more detailed LINK HERE.
YTA offer Cskills level 1 accreditations in Tiling, Plastering, Bricklaying and Carpentry & Joinery. The level 1 accreditations may help you to gain employment and will show potential employers or site supervisors that you have completed an industry standard assessment. Once you have 3 years experience in your trade then you can enrol on the Cskills NVQ level 2 in your trade and the Cskills level 1 qualification can be used to show prior knowledge and experience.
YTA also offers NVQ level 2 qualifications in Tiling, Bricklaying, Carpentry and Plastering. We have two options available to gain the NVQ depending on how many years experience you have. We can offer OSAT (On Site Assessment & Training) if you have 3 or more years experience or we can offer EWPA (Experienced Worker Practical Assessment) if you have 5 or more years experience – the EWPA can be completed in 1 to 2 days at our centre.
Can I really take up tiling, plastering, plumbing, bricklaying, kitchen fitting, carpentry and joinery as a profession?
If you are prepared to put in the hard work we will give you the training to set you on your way, we can also help you with marketing yourself etc. We also provide a FREE advice line Monday to Friday to give you the backup should you require it. All our staff were tradesmen before entering the training arena, all staff are experienced in their own trade and this proves vital to helping you through the course and getting those tips and tricks across so you can gain the most from the courses. We only have a maximum of 5 students per course apart from the plumbing course where we have upto 9 students.
Our courses are very ‘hands on’ practical but are backed up by an email at the end of your course with all the course notes on so you can refer to them at a later date if required. Why not check out our fantastic independent course reviews HERE.
How do I book a course?
Online, Phone or email YTA. Phone lines are open 8.30am am to 5.00pm. Tel: 01274682199
We can take over the phone payment with no credit/debit card charges. We can invoice a company if required. A full vat receipt is provided with all bookings.
We no longer accept cheques unless the cheque is sent 10 days before the course start date.
Come and see us!
Come and have a look around, if you require to reserve a course place and date then you can pay cash or credit/debit card at YTA. You can pay a deposit followed by the full remaining balance on your course start date. You can call in ANYTIME without an appointment to look a round between 8:30am and 5pm Monday to Friday.
Any further questions? Then either phone, email or pop in for a tour of the training Centre…
If you would like some advice on which courses may suit you best please do not hesitate to contact the YTA team who will be happy to advise you. You can use the contact form or give the Centre a call Monday to Friday 8:30am to 5pm.
Unit 12a Factory Street, Dudley Hill, Bradford, BD4 9NW, West Yorkshire.
For more information please phone or fill in the enquiry form on the contact page
Courses are held every week Monday to Friday.
All Course Times are: 9.00am – 16.00pm