Quest Magazine - Home

Learn a trade: plastering, tiling, plumbing, carpentry, kitchen fitting, bricklaying …

Learn a trade: plastering, tiling, plumbing, carpentry, kitchen fitting, bricklaying …

CASE STUDY

06 Feb, 2017

Years Served: 13 Years
Course Provider: Construction Skills College

Having completed 13 years’ service in the RAF, Jamie Turner decided to complete a plastering, plumbing and tiling course at Construction Skills College. Since completing the course he has set up as a self-employed tradesperson and now has a contract working for his local council.

He tells Quest, ‘I didn’t have a clue how to do anything before the course, but both the course and my tutors gave me the confidence to go self-employed. I found the course intensive and enjoyable, and what I liked about the college were the training bays, the amount of hands-on practical training and the outstanding knowledge of all the tutors. They offer their support after the course and I have been in touch with them since for advice, which is invaluable.’

The courses are taught by experienced tradespeople and Jamie was taught by a Gas Safe plumbing and heating engineer with 26 years’ experience, an experienced tiler who has 20-plus years’ experience and an experienced plasterer who has 42 years’ experience. Training is delivered in purpose-built training bays, and all tools and materials are provided throughout the course.

‘I only completed my training this year,’ continues Jamie, ‘and I have already done three complete bathroom refurbs, I have plastered five houses from top to bottom, and I have completed a number of other plastering, plumbing and tiling jobs. I am currently working with a property developer doing a full house renovation.

‘I would definitely recommend Construction Skills College if you are thinking of learning a trade.’ Construction Skills College provides accredited training in plastering, plumbing, tiling, carpentry, kitchen fitting, bricklaying and rendering at its dedicated training centre in Staffordshire.

Get in touch

01782 837007
donna.king@tradeteacher.co.uk
www.tradeteacher.co.uk

Other Stories

It’s never too late! ARTICLES
15 Jun, 2018
The Princess Royal, Patron of the Institute of Learning and Work, recently said that adult education is good for...
Support where it’s needed ARTICLES
15 Jun, 2018
The majority who leave the Armed Forces make a successful transition back into civilian life, but some don’t. Stoll...

Related Articles

Case Studies See all

From Intelligence Corps  to intelligence analyst
Name:
From Intelligence Corps to intelligence analyst
Final Rank:
Sergeant
Years Served:
11 years

Pete Durbin always wanted to join the Army and enlisted in the Intelligence Corps when he was 19. He left in 2016 as a Sergeant after 11 years’ exemplary military service. Pete is now working as an...

Read more »
Terverr Beynon
Name:
Terverr Beynon
Final Rank:
Warrant Officer Class One, G2 Branch, HQ ARRC
Years Served:
20 Years
Other:

After choosing to leave the Army after 20 years’ service I knew that I required some commercial business education, exposure and some valid qualifications to underpin the management skills learned...

Read more »