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Construction training courses and NVQ assessments. Plumbing, Tiling, Carpentry, Joinery, Kitchen Fitting, Plastering, Electrics and Bricklaying.

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I'm a female property investor constantly forking out for small plumbing repairs - so wanted to learn to do it myself. It makes financial sense to pay someone to do the work for me. However - because I need to turn up at a property when there is an issue - it makes sense I fix it while I'm there because most times it will be something very simple (but I didn't know how to fix these issues.... Until now!) I was worried about being the only girl, but felt instantly relaxed. Lyndon was a great teacher and good laugh. On the 5 day intensive plumbing course I learned how to fit pipes using soldering and compression fittings, plumb a full bathroom (fitting the pipes through the entire bathroom, plumbing in all taps, putting the toilet together etc), fit radiators, fit a kitchen sink with plumbing (including T-ing off for a washing machine and an outside tap). I've learned a few jobs tradesmen have done for me were nonsense - so now I'm much wiser to what is required (and can do it myself). The biggest surprise was how easy repairing a toilet is. Parts are usually around £10 (£20 max) and they screw in so why waste money having someone come fix it? As soon as I got home I fixed a few issues that had been bugging me for months. I may return to do joinery or learn to fit worktops next. Thanks YTA!
Many thanks for a lovely review Katy, We are glad you enjoyed the plumbing course and already put your skills to good use round your home. Looks like we may see you on the carpentry & joinery course too!
i recently attended a 5 day intensive wall and floor tiling course, and found that the course was very constructive and gave me further experience to progress within the course. The staff were very extremely helpful and made myself feel very at home, as i came from south wales nearly 5 hours away. I will be coming back in the next few weeks to do another 5day course of tiling as i really enjoyed and found it very beneficial for myself.
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attended the 10 day Intensive Carpentry course to learn new skills to help with property renovations. My trainer Lawrence has a wealth of knowledge and was very articulate in imparting that knowledge to the group of 3 that were on the course. The course was well structured and moved at your own pace. I would highly recommend YTA. I enjoyed it so much that I’ve booked to do the kitchen fitting course.
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Hi, i am indra. i am from nepal. This october i got 2 weeks plumbing and heating system training in this training center. I felt it is well facilitate institute provide different courses as well. We(my friend )stayed cedar court hotel in bradford. I am glad to get opportunity to learn This institute. The instructors… Lyndon, thank you so much for your help and guidance. Lyndon you are good instructor. GA you r good mnager and i found you talanted person. U taught many things. I found here good teaching learning process. On the spot correction well eqipments all tools and provide materials as your required. YTA changed my attitude brush my knowledge and made me competent skilled person. YTA is good place for learn vocatioal training. Graham, Lyndon thank u so much. Miss you
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I completed the 2 week tiling course and level 1 certificate in June 2019. I have taken my time in writing a review as I wanted to see how what I learnt would play out in the real world. Being a woman with zero tiling experience I was apprehensive about starting the course, I needn't have been. I was treated the same as the others on the course and no question however silly I thought it was, went unanswered or made me feel patronized. I enjoyed the course so much that I handed my notice in to my comfortable sales role in construction sales the following Monday and started on my path to setting up my own Tiling business. They can't teach you 10 years experience in 2 weeks and they dont pretend to be able too. They do teach you the basics and more. I went away and practised on my own and now feel confident to take on jobs myself and grow my skill set from there. I recently went back and did 3 days plastering to help me with my tiling, putting up plasterboards etc properly. I think that's my main point, they teach you how to do things properly to start with. I cant recommend YTA enough, really friendly teachers, a good set up with all the tools you'll need, easy to get to off the motorway and flexible. I will no doubt be going back for more courses in the future.
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I have just completed my two weeks Level 1 in carpentry and joinery. I really enjoyed my training over the two weeks, learning so many new skills in a friendly environment. My tutor Lawrence was great at explaining what we needed to do and demonstrating the technique used to complete the task. I would definitely recommend the YTA training centre if you are looking to start something new in the industry or further your skills. A big thank you to the team.
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Had the pleasure of having Graham and Lindon as my tutors. They were always there to answer any questions I had throughout the course and very friendly. Would highly recommend and looking forward to going back and learning something new.
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I really enjoyed my 5 day plumbing course. I did this in October 2019, everything was top notch from the start to the beginning, graham my tutor was very helpful and assertive when asking for help. Would definitely recommend for anybody looking to learn a new trade.
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I gained my carpentry nvq here at the age of 46 You really want to get your certification from here they are very professional and have a easy atmosphere the tutors are very experienced give it ago
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I attended a suite of YTA courses including Tiling, Carpentry, Plumbing, Plastering, Bricklaying and Kitchen Fitting. I was a novice, working in IT, with little more experience than the odd DIY job. I have used all the training as a landlord, renovating a few properties. I've installed 3 bathrooms (includes all appliances , tiling, and flooring), and I'm currently installing my 2nd kitchen (again involving plenty of plumbing, tiling, woodwork etc). As well as numerous other DIY tasks, around the place. I understand this would be a small fortune to pay tradespeople to do. I've done it myself, thanks to skills and confidence developed as a result of attending YTA courses, instructed by the excellent tutors Lorry, Dave, and Graham. I also gained a great deal of knowledge surrounded by industry trades people, also cross-training across disciplines. A very helpful perspective. I've plenty to learn in maintaining properties, but I think its helpful to get a good grounding in what is a multi-discipline/skill set of tasks. Many thanks to tutors and course colleagues.I recommend to anyone who wants to have a go and do a good job, and some might say, professional.
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I did the 2 day skimming course. By the first day had skimmed a wall and ceiling. Dave the instructor was very easy to work with teaching me the right techniques to skim. Highly recommend 😁
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I have just recently done the 2 day kitchen worktop course and I must say the guy Laurence who was my tutor was excellent he was looking after me and several joiners all at once . But I came with with what I needed and would highly recommend .
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I attended the 10 day joinery course in October 19. The course was well presented with all the materials and tools available. Lawrence, the teacher was always there for you and as the classes were small he could spend plenty of time with each student. He explained and demonstrated clearly and you could tell he was a master craftsman. There was tea, coffee and biscuits available all day. I feel confident taking my skills out on to site now. I would definitely recommend and I’ll hopefully be doing other courses in time.
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Thank you for such a great review Philip of your time at YTA whilst completing the 10 day carpentry and joinery course. Much appreciated.

Thanks again.
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Really great little course. Gave me the confidence and built on my existing skills. Just what I needed.
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Thank you for the 5 star review Chris. Very much appreciated.
I really enjoyed my day plumbing! I went into it with a general fear of plumbing, but I couldn’t believe how much we learnt - working in copper, plastic, solder. The tuition was brilliant - structured, approachable and informative. I’m going to try to book on for more!
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Many thanks for the prompt review following the completion of the 1 day plumbing course today Lindsay. Another 5 star YTA review! Very much appreciated. I'm glad you enjoyed the course and we look forward to seeing you on the more courses.
I did a 2 day worktop course. Fantastic training and felt really at ease with everyone making me very welcome. Cant wait to book on next course
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Thank you for a great 5 star review following the 2 day worktop course. Very much appreciated.
Was an OK course if I’m honest. Lawrence could of done with not walking off most of the time and going to the joiners every 2 mins when I had questions and was left for more than an hour on my own twiddling my thumbs due to waiting for the next task. Was shown Lawrence’s way to do a worktop but when I got on site at work I was shown how to do it with biscuits and bolts,which at yta I was not shown. I think a bit more detail needs to go into this course e.g shown about fitting and cutting out biscuits. Use decent kitchen cabs instead of cheap knock off stuff. Drag the course out over the full 5 days. I did mine in 4 and had the Friday off. Show how to properly fit and plumb a sink in to live water mains and also show how to fit over hoods in to electric. The course has got lots of potential but at the minute it’s very very bog standard.
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We're sorry to hear about your experience on the course. We only have a maximum of 5 students on the course to help prevent waiting for next tasks as much as is possible.
The course description on our website states that we only show the more common masons mitre worktop joint using the router and butterfly bolt fixings and we do not show the less common biscuit joint method. We also do not advertise that we show plumbing in a kitchen sink or the electrical connections to cooker hoods on the kitchen fitting course, these however are covered in detail on the plumbing and electrical courses that we offer.
We’re usually known for our exceptional well taught courses and we regret that we didn’t live up to those expectations for you.
I recently undertook a kitchen fitting course with Lawrence Booth. The course was excellent and I learned a lot. Lawrence was also a great teacher and talked me through each step. I will be back to do the plumbing course at some point! Thanks again.
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Hi All. After many years of carpentery I decided to update my c.v with a NVQ. It is at that point I realised my struggle with dyslexcia. I plucked the courage to call the first company I saw online. And what an important call it was. From the very moment I called YTA and explained my condition to the guys on the office. It wasn't any trouble what so ever to accommodate myself. Firstly Graham. Books you in. Prior to attending Mark calls you. On that call it's all about the task. Relax! It's easy. With years of skill you will think it's a doddle trust me! Mark is the examiner on the day of the test but to be fair you will already know him. This is due to him going threw everything on the calls leading up to the test day. You will then receive a plan in the post which is what you'll build on the day. In the plan pack will be some questions. Again if in doubt just call The office or Mark. Couldn't be simpler! On the day. Nerves flowing arrive at the centre nice and early. Booom! Cuppa tea and and choccie bickies. It really wasn't was I was expecting. Mark on the day was absolutely outstanding. (Thanks Mark) Graham in the office. Mr cool! Was just so erm? Cool an that. All my materials all there waiting for me to drink me tea. Stand by GO. Nice clean workspace was provided all good timber. Remember I am dyslexic. Always someone walking around to ask if I was on any doubt at all. I was even asked did I require a blue overlay to read a little easier. They had also had my plans blown up to a bigger size for me. I really couldn't say it more clearer. Go see the staff at YTA for all your trades certs. I promise you for my experience they have all been truly amazing. A massive massive thanks to Mark Dale and Graham for all your help throughout every step of my journey. Ps. Booooom cert arrived.
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Excellent trainers I would advise anyone to take courses with this training center nice people who are there to help and I thank them all from my heart .thank you guys
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I found the intensive 5 day plumbing course excellent. Lyndon gave great instruction with just the right level of input allowing us to go away and figure things out ourselves but always on hand to support when we got a bit stuck. I felt very confident at the end of the course that I can tackle small plumbing jobs at home and on my rental properties, and have already put my new skills to the test!
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YTA Training and Assessment Ltd is rated 4.94 based on 263 reviews