Can anyone recommend me a course in the East Midlands

J88

New Member
#1
Hi,

Can anyone recommend a decent basic plastering course somewhere in the East Midlands area.

Ideally Part Time evenings or weekends?

Also on a somewhat related note for future reference what is the quickest way to get NVQ2?

Thanks for the help
 

Lodan

Private Member
#3
Goldtrowel is the best centre for short courses....its in Essex, more important to go somewhere good than somewhere close
 

J88

New Member
#5
Does anyone have experience Trade-Ability in Nottingham. They have some reasonable cost, beginners courses, which can also be done at weekends.

Although not expecting t pick up loads, its like a decent entry level course?

After my first post last year I haven't given up on switching careers - job now is really doing my head in.
 

Mouldyoldspudgun

Well-Known Member
#6
Does anyone have experience Trade-Ability in Nottingham. They have some reasonable cost, beginners courses, which can also be done at weekends.

Although not expecting t pick up loads, its like a decent entry level course?

After my first post last year I haven't given up on switching careers - job now is really doing my head in.
Are you to old to take a drop in wages by working with a gang or firm and learning the trade from the bucket?
 

J88

New Member
#7
Are you to old to take a drop in wages by working with a gang or firm and learning the trade from the bucket?
Probably so, would depend on the pay and hours available but will be tough to drop far below £100/day and I don't think I'm going to get near that as a novice and no plastering qualifications or experience.

Might start painting and decorating, if you can piss you can paint right?!
 

Mouldyoldspudgun

Well-Known Member
#8
Probably so, would depend on the pay and hours available but will be tough to drop far below £100/day and I don't think I'm going to get near that as a novice and no plastering qualifications or experience.

Might start painting and decorating, if you can piss you can paint right?!
Painting and decorating? That’s a hobby or something you do to relax not work. I don’t know about your area but I suspect you will find it hard going especially if there are a lot of plasterers in your area
 

Lodan

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#10
It's based in Newark and ran out of a big set of sheds behind the owners house, I went for a look when I was looking at courses, one to avoid
 

J88

New Member
#11
It's based in Newark and ran out of a big set of sheds behind the owners house, I went for a look when I was looking at courses, one to avoid
Thanks Logan,

I know you recommend the gold trowel courses don't you.

Will have to look into them more and consider taking holiday to do course
 

Lodan

Private Member
#12
Thanks Logan,

I know you recommend the gold trowel courses don't you.

Will have to look into them more and consider taking holiday to do course
Everyone calls me logan:(. I started my goldtrowel course 2 years ago on Saturday, its given me a new career so I think very highly of them no matter others opinion