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    Hello all, I have recently completed a full time six week plastering course with Gold Trowel and received my City & Guilds Certificate. Have since carried out a few jobs for friends and relatives which has really boosted my confidence and now looking to gain my NVQ 2. I have just started on...
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    NVQ full time 6 week course - Seeking Advice

    Thanks Olia890. I am pleased to hear that you are doing well and that the course helped you along the way. That's all I am looking for really. I have a good work ethic and took my first job at the age of 14. My folkes have worked hard for what they have and and have always encouraged me with...
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    NVQ full time 6 week course - Seeking Advice

    "Determined I am" Fatarm (in the voice of Obi Wan Kenobi) a plasterer I shall one day be! LOL. If any of you guys are living nr Camberley and need a labourer come Feb, Please! Please! give me first refusal. All I am looking for is £50 a day for a five day week. I'll work hard, never bitch and...
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    NVQ full time 6 week course - Seeking Advice

    Hi spunky, completely get you but this is my problem with college. They do a full time or Part time course. I can't do either as one is for a year, and the other is part time. my company would laugh if I asked for day release for the part time course and probably sack me. The full time course is...
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    NVQ full time 6 week course - Seeking Advice

    Flynnyman, thanks for your post. Glad we sorted that out. Spunky has been cool. See the attached Link re oz. Solid Plasterer Jobs in Australia - Australian Visa Services Your quite right, I would need to receive the equivalent Oz qualification but I have been assured by my uncle that this...
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    NVQ full time 6 week course - Seeking Advice

    Spunky, thanks for your valued advice. I know the NVQ L2 is worth a pile of xxxx but us newbies will never get on sites without it over here. Its another bloody money making scheme set by the governement. Its killing people like me who just want to learn the trade. These courses for the NVQ are...
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    NVQ full time 6 week course - Seeking Advice

    Their looking for Solid Plasterers Spunky - Oz is absolutely shouting for them and they are even offering fast tracks for the working VISA. My Uncle is a Panel beater but has a huge amount of contacts in the building industry. My folks also just want me to have a better life and say that having...
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    NVQ full time 6 week course - Seeking Advice

    Spunky, you have been a true Gent. Cheers! I do have a CSCS Card (labourer) a few years back I did exactley what you suggested and worked for a labourer. He was a real good guy and have been advised that he was excellent at his craft. All I really learnt during the 4 months I worked for him was...
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    NVQ full time 6 week course - Seeking Advice

    Im 25, Im only earning £250 per week now, but I couldn't accept any less as I have to pay rent for a bedsit/car/petrol/food etc, so yes £50 per day would be excellent.
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    NVQ full time 6 week course - Seeking Advice

    Hi Spunky I'm a trainee sheet metal worker (2 years) The company is real small and the training I was initially promised has not occured. Not their fault, they just dont have the time. My initial plans are to take the NVQ L2 and then work for friends and familys who will allow me to take my...
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    NVQ full time 6 week course - Seeking Advice

    I didn't say I had commented on any other thread. My comment referred to other threads I had read concerning other Guys that were seeking advice on work having gained their NVQ and the comments there were subsequently made by "some" forum members (see the reply from Kemp) ask yourself in all...
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    NVQ full time 6 week course - Seeking Advice

    Hi Fatarm - The course will be costing me £2580 and as I will not be able to travel everyday I shall have to take the accomodation at £25 per day for 6 weeks. Total: £3,630.Crazy expensive, I just hope that I will gain the basics to use as a platform.
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    NVQ full time 6 week course - Seeking Advice

    Me, grow up! I don't recall commenting about this particular thread just the comments I had read on the forum in general. The hand that will feed me will be my own.
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    NVQ full time 6 week course - Seeking Advice

    Hi Hector, I honestly appreciate where you coming from Hector but I have just seen so many negative comments from time served members. All us young guys want is to be able to help ourselves develop a career. As you will appreciate, apprenticeships are not readily available had there have been...
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    NVQ full time 6 week course - Seeking Advice

    Hi Pete, Many tanks for you kind reply. I have been advised by Gold Trowel that they are able to conduct on site assessments from their premises and that will also assist me build the required portfolio. The cost for the course is expensive but not having been in a position to gain an...
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    NVQ full time 6 week course - Seeking Advice

    Hi all I am about to embark on a full time six week plastering course with Gold Trowel of which provides me with the opportunity of being assessed for my NVQ L2. Could I ask if there is anyone that could offer me feed-back on Gold Trowel? Also, could I ask forum members whether it is possible...
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