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andy dowles
i have just completed the 6 weeks solid plastering course.the skills i have learn't from the brilliant instructors i can now put in place for my new business.i cant thank you all enough.
Essex chelmsford UK • 08 December 2017 • vikingplasteringuk@gmail.com

Jorden Mockler
the plastering course has changed my life.
staff are brilliant.
second to none training facility's.
thankyou all again.
essex colchester UK • 08 December 2017 • jordend@outlook.com

I've just finished the 4 week NVQ tiling course and now feel more than confidant enough to go out and find work in this trade. Doug gives you the worse case scenarios which at first can seem daunting but with his help by the 3rd week you feel you can see how to get over most obsticals so you know when your on a job nothing is going to catch you out. You also learn how to price a job for materials and labour which was very helpful. It's a good relaxed atmosphere with good banter which makes you feel comfortable. I would highly recommend gold trowel if you want to train to be a tiler for a trade.
Essex Basildon UK • 24 October 2017 • Jaydavis2010@hotmail.com

Leon Huxtable
Just finished the 5 day Venetian plastering course.
Just wow I am still buzzing. What an amazing week learnt so much just wish I did it years ago. Was lucky enough to be on the course with some great people and Andy is a boss. A great instructor with an unbelievable amount of knowledge. 1st class.
Isle of Wight Godshill UK • 13 October 2017 • no email

Joshua May
Would highly recommend Gold Trowel for anyone looking to advance their skills or learn a knew trade.
Gold trowel provides a brilliant platform and environment to learn and home your skill.
Id like to thank all the staff particularly Shane and Doug for advancing me as a plasterer and giving me the opportunity to learn skills for life.
Essex Braintree UK • 13 October 2017 • MrMay14@outlook.com

Stephen Sayers
Hi, just finished a block paving course with gold trowel, I would like to say I enjoyed the course tutored by Stuart and got to learn the vital tips I needed, even doing some brickwork in the last couple of days. Would like to say Stuarts skill in managing peoples varying abilities and motivation is fantastic. Having looked around the centre would definitely recommend the courses on offer.
Hertfordshire Bovingdon UK • 08 October 2017 • srsayers@btinternet.com

Emma Kemp
I have just finished a 10 day tiling course with Goldtrowel construction. I initially started the course for basic DIY purposes but was skeptical as to whether I would succeed due to suffering with various disabling health conditions including ME and Anxiety, and also being generally useless at DIY with anything beyond applying paint to a wall! My aim was to learn how to apply basic ceramic tiles the best I can. After 10 days at Goldtrowel my outlook and confidence has changed completely!! I have learned so much and achieved more than I thought possible. I excelled beyond my expectations of my ability. Learning through Goltrowel has taught me that with a positive mindset, a supportive environment and knowledgeable and patient trainers (shout-out to Doug who has helped me tremendously) anything really is achievable. The environment is a very friendly and supportive one. You almost felt like part of a family being there and even the trainers of other courses there provided motivation and support (thank you Stuart and Andy also). Goldtrowel demonstrated that they are an inclusive training provider and the trainers were all understanding to my specific disabilities and made some adaptations to help overcome my sepcific barriers. The course was very practical and hands-on, with clear instruction, and most importantly you are taught how to do things the right way (rather than cutting corners) to produce a professional and high quality finish. I learned so much, such as; the various backgrounds (substrates) to tile on and how this influences the materials, tools and techniques used; the range of tools relevant to the trade and how to use them properly; the different types of materials (i.e various tile types, primers, grouts, adhesives, tanking kits etc...) used for different jobs and the best quality ones!; how to cut tiles using various tools and how to measure up and cut around specific obstacles within a room; Tanking (waterproofing) showers/wetrooms; how to price up jobs; and most importantly, setting-out ceramic wall and floor tiles before application, i.e understanding wall range, plumbness of wall, levelness of floors/ceiling/walls etc, datum and VSL lines and location of obstacles (which all influence wall and floor tile layout), to ensure a high quality and eye-pleasing finish. Learning through Goldtrowel has not only showed me that I can fix basic tiles but also that I am capable of so much more. My confidence has improved so much so that I have arranged to book another 2 weeks with a view to possibly doing an NVQ and starting up a new career. To anyone considering doing the course Id say go for it.
Middlesex Enfield UK • 07 October 2017 • emmav82@hotmail.com

Martin Skinner
I have just completed the one week bricklaying course with Stuart. Really good atmosphere and covered a lot to get me started in just one week for the projects that I have at home and gave me the confidence that I can do this having not done anything like this before. Stuart gives you years of experience and a real passion for his craft and was happy to answer questions about everyones individual projects. A good introduction to the basics. Thanks Martin
Essex Brentwood UK • 13 September 2017 • martinkatieskinner@yahoo.co.uk

Daniel Rowland
I completed the 6 week NVQ Level 2 Bricklaying course at gold trowel, my teacher was Stuart who was very knowledgeable and helpful and so easy to get on with! I was a Brickies Labourer before the course and since completing the course I found a job within the week. Everyone at gold trowel was friendly and helpful, brilliant place to learn and would recommend to anyone wanting to learn a trade!
Very happy and thank you to everyone at gold trowel.
Essex Billericay  UK • 02 August 2017 • D.j.rowland@hotmail.co.uk

Richard Lane-Nicholls
We attended Andy's course on K-rend and found it very detailed and professionally executed, his knowledge and information along with his instructions are well put across and he made sure any questions were answered.
I enjoyed my time and experience during my time there along with the other 2 members of by business who were on the same course.
Kent Herne Bay United Kingdom • 31 July 2017 • richardmwln@gmail.com

John Bearman
I completed the 6 week NVQ Level 2 Bricklaying Course at Goldtrowel Essex. Our Instructor Stuart was absolutely a top bloke who shares his passion and enthusiasm to everyone on the course and you do achieve everything. It is a hands on course and learning all the way everyday. I am now employed for Morrisroe thanks to Goldtrowel. I recommend anyone wishing to get into this trade go to Goldtrowel. There were several students on the course that travelled from all over the UK. Thx again John
Kent Margate UK • 27 July 2017 • johnb1804@gmail.com

Learnt a tremendous amount of plastering information from Shane, Les, Doug and Andy. Fantastic team of tutors. Although the training is not easy and I mean they throw you in the deep end, you come out satisfied with everything you have learnt. The 6 week intensive courses are designed around your needs and they cater to all needs.

I enjoyed my plastering course and I feel confident enough to enter the trade. Thanks to Shane's high standards I felt like I achieved the most each day I was there.

Fully recommend goldtrowel to all novices and professionals who need to retrain.

Thanks guys
London  Khan UK • 25 July 2017 • no email

finished 6 week bricklaying course, very fun and learned a lot, plumbing and building walls and taking pics, it was a great course, well worth the money and a great start to my career as a bricklayer, thanks to the goldtrowel team, all the best for the future, zak
london london UK • 17 June 2017 • isaac1star@hotmail.co.uk

Christopher Cattrall
Just finished the one week tiling course under Doug and absolutely loved it. Very valuable to learn so many basics. Feel confident to tackle small and/or straightforward projects. The instruction was excellent and the curriculum very well thought out. I enjoyed the course so much I will return for a second week to solidify the base of knowledge/skills formed in the first week. Very well set up school and program, very friendly and helpful staff, positive vibe all around. Very quiet location, but within easy driving distance of large shopping areas for food/self-catering.

Also took the weekend plastering course and very much enjoyed that as well.
Midlothian Edinburgh United Kingdom • 13 June 2017 • chris.cattrall@gmail.com

Ken Thorpe
Just completed my NVQ level 2 with Goldtrowel Construction Training, they have the best facilities, the best instructors and they most definitely use the best products on courses, im now fully qualified plasterer and already my workload has increased, thanks to Andy and all the boys! "Its a beautiful thing" Goldtrowel is UK's Number 1 Training School!!!!!!
London London UK • 31 May 2017 • kenplasteringservice@mail.com

I made the decision i wanted to learn how to do venetian Plastering and i was told that the golden trowel was the best place.

I travelled from spain to do the course and andy assured me that even though i had never touched a trowel in my life i would be fine.

I cannot recommend Andy and the Golden trowel enough he did everything he promised and more.Nothing was to much trouble and i know feel confident in the training he gave me. Also knowing that Andy is at the end of the phone when ever required.

Well done Andy your a top Guy

Santa Eularia Calla Longa spain • 29 May 2017 • strongey@live.com

Leigh Hodgkinson
After deciding on a career change, i booked onto the 6 week NVQ Plastering course. Everybody there made me feel very welcome from the start. After 6 weeks of hands on training and expert tutoring from all the tutors at the centre, in particular Shane, I passed all my assessments, gaining the confidence I I needed to go out and do it for a living. I cannot thank Andy who set up the centre enough for what they have created at Goldtrowel. I am now looking at booking in for the K-Rendering course and look forward to seeing you all again soon.
Thanks for helping me with the next step in my career.
Derbyshire  Ilkeston  UK • 21 May 2017 • Leighpaulhodgkinso@icloud.com

Rob Scott
After reading online trawling through hundreds of reviews it turned out goldtrowel was the best option for me i needed to get nvq qualified and the guys at goldtrowel got me there - what a great 4 weeks i spent with the guys they are so passionate and they know everything about everything when it comes to plastering let me say this clear THERE IS NO OTHER TRAINING CENTRE IN THE UK BETTER THAN GOLDTROWEL! Top blokes also, see you later in the year guys, thanks again.
Hampshire Portsmouth UK • 18 May 2017 • robscottplastering@btinternet.com

Having never laid more than 6tiles in my life
I decided to enroll in the 5day floor and wall tiling
Course. And I'm happy I did. Doug is an excellent
Tutor who gives you guidance yet leaves it to
you to figure out..My only regret is I never saved for the 4week course. However I will be now.
Devon no town supplied UK • 30 April 2017 • no email

charlotte murray
The 5 day tiling course was well organised and informative and i really enjoyed all of it. There was plenty of advice on hand but we were expected to get on with the job by ourselves which was definitely the way to learn - by your mistakes!
i was the only female on either tiling course but that was not an issue, the tutor and the other students were all easy to get on with. Would definitely recommend the course.
somerset farrington gurney UK • 25 April 2017 • info@theoldparsonagebandb.co.uk