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Gareth Draper
Excellent training with excellent training staff, would strongly recommend to anyone looking to break through into the plastering industry.
East Yorkshire Bridlington UK • 05 May 2016 • garethdraper0@gmail.com

Andy
Top corse, top tutor highly recommended, if u can not learn of this bloke y in the wrong job
Tyne & wear  Duffy UK • 26 April 2016 • Aduffy83@sky.com

Graham swinney
Just completed a 2 day k rend course and realy enjoyed it. I feel like I have learnt everything I need to know to start my own jobs to high standard. The knowledge that Andy has is unbelievable and I recommend this course to anyone just want to say cheers to Andy and all the lads for making it worth while.
P.s thanks k rend!!!!!
Tyne and wear Sunderland UK • 22 April 2016 • Swinneygraham@yahoo .co.uk

Luis portillo
Hi
Just finished a weekend k rend course. It defo answered a few questions I had plus bonus of doing a bit of thin coat render too
Now for my Venetian plaster course
Can't wait
London Forest gate UK • 20 April 2016 • Luis.portillo@live.co.uk

Scott Buist
Advanced 6 Week Goldtrowel Plastering Course
I started my course at Goldtrowel with a complete passion, for plastering but not with all the required skills to be able to effectively carry out the job. I had to put a lot of resources in to undertaking a course with Goldtrowel because of living in Scotland and having to make a 6 week commitment of living in England to undertake this course. I can however state that every bit of stress has been worth it. Not only have I learned all the skills required for me to be able to successfully progress in my career as a Plasterer. I have found the staff to be friendly and helpful, whilst being supportive and professional at the same time. I have undertaken some work whilst being on my course and have found that I was suitably equipped to undertake the tasks required. Due to the nature of this course my confidence has grown and developed thanks to the way that Goldtrowel challenge you to the point where you almost feel like you cant achieve what they ask, then just at the right time, the experienced and skilled tutors develop you to achieve that impossible task showing you that in reality you can achieve what they challenge you to complete. Whilst I dont believe I have every answer I certainly feel I am going back to an industry where I am able to work to an extremely high standard due to the ethics and skills that my 6 weeks has taught me. I would recommend Goldtrowel to anybody and look forward to being able to do more courses in the future, I find their Venetian Plastering to be a fantastic skill I look forward to developing in the future.
Scotland Edinburgh UK • 24 March 2016 • scottybuist@btinternet.com

Geraint Lewis
i went on a weekend krend course back in november and only now actually using it because the weather hasnt been on our side
The way Andy teaches how to do it makes it so much easier than the way i used to and gives you the confidence of taking on bigger or more awkward jobs .
Ive also done a wkend venetian course at goldtrowel the previous year wich i highly recomend aswel .
I would deffinetly recomend any course at Goldtrowel .
Thanks Andy for all your advise .
powys no town supplied UK • 23 March 2016 • lgeraint@ymail.com

Mike Albrighton
WOW just WOW finished my 4 week venetian course with andy and the guys and from day one i was made to feel at home these goldtrowel guys know their stuff and they are extremely passionate in what they teach, i have been to training centres all over the country for the past 20 years and i can confidently say GOLDTROWEL is the best training centre in the country thanks andy UKsNo1 bud all day long!!! See you in the summer for the next step.
London London UK • 09 February 2016 • mike.albrighton@btinternet.com

Kenny Shaw
Goldtrowel training centre is honestly the best training centre in the country I would recommend anyone wishing to make a career change to seriously consider goldtrowel as their place of training. my only regret is that I did not do these courses years ago and would like to give many thanks to Andy, Les, Doug and not forgetting Lee who have made this training centre the place to be......Thanks for everything guys
Hampshire Portsmouth UK • 03 February 2016 • plasteringhampshire@gmail.com

Derek Brummund
Wanted to let everyone know that I have previously taken training courses in the U.S.A and Italy before coming over to the U.K. to train at Goldtrowel. I have to say hands down that Andy and Lee at Goldtrowel completely surpassed any training done by me before. Everywhere else is always sample boards that you honestly cannot learn the full scope of the job on. At Goldtrowel you get full walls to hone your technique until you have it. Andy is a down to earth instructor who pushes you in the right direction without being over your shoulder the whole time. It is a very laid back course with you the student dictating the pace. Andy and Lee are the most gracious hosts anyone could ask for and I already am looking forward to booking another advanced course in the near future. Bottom line, if you are considering doing Venetian plaster then this is the place for you. I have tried the rest now go to the best, Goldtrowel.
Cheers to you both Andy and Lee, hopefully I can host you two here in the future to show you what you helped to start.
All the best,
Derek
Canada DeWinton  Canada • 29 December 2015 • Dbrummund@shaw.ca

Aidan murphy
I have just finished a 3 week tiling course, Doug my teacher was excellent, He is very experienced and Professional, I learned so much in three weeks, It was mostly hands on training, which I liked. I would recommend a course at goldtrowel to anyone. A big thank you to doug, andy, shane, and all the team.
herts hatfield UK • 06 December 2015 • smurf1@ntlworld.com

Glenn Saunders
Advanced NVQ Plastering Course 6 Weeks

Having read and studied the induction media received from Goldtrowel, I arrived on my first day pen, paper and ipad in-hand expecting a classroom sit down I couldnt have been more wrong! Our instructor (Shane) introduced himself and ran through the necessary (safety zones, equipment, exits etc) and then we were off. By the end of day one I had boarded and skimmed my own ceiling the finish wasnt great but it was a great sense of achievement and it snowballed from there.

The plastering rooms have been setup with different levels of difficulty throughout, whether its height, width, multiple corners or curves you are constantly stretching yourself. Shane was always on hand to help and give advice as were all of the other instructors. If something went wrong you simply turned the job into a repair and you tried again. All of the instructors have a wealth of knowledge which theyre all happy to share regardless of how silly the question. All tasks are explained in full before you begin, with reasons why youd use specific methods/tools/materials. You can ask questions at any point and will often be asked questions to help ensure you do understand and are listening. Id strongly recommend getting involved, ask questions and put yourself forward for demonstrations.

The atmosphere is very relaxed, the instructors are always available for a chat, students help other students and its a very pleasant place to be. Nobody wants to see anyone fail.

I cant talk highly enough of GoldTrowel and would encourage anyone interested in plastering or any of the other courses they offer to get it booked up!

A special thanks to Shane, Mick, Doug, Andy, Sonny and Leigh.

Glenn.
Oxfordshite Thame UK • 30 November 2015 • saundersg10@gmail.com

Martin Davis
I have just completed the weekend plastering course, run by Les. I was concerned that two days would not be enough time, but Les covered all the main area's of plastering, and we plasterboarded and skimmed a ceiling and two walls. The level of finish I managed was beyond my expectations for such a short course, all due to the expert knowledge from Les.

The site and course has been well thought out, and is ideal for the DIYer who wants a bit of help before embarking on a project.

Les was helpful, discussing any aspect of plastering and keeping an eye on us and offering advice.

An enjoyable weekend."


thank you

Martin Davis
London London UK • 23 November 2015 • DAVIS MARTIN stressed23@ntlworld.com

Dave Heerasing
I have completed a 6 weeks multi course in plastering at Goldtowel and i can honestly say that its the best thing Ive ever done. At first i was a bit apprehensive as Im not in the trade but I wanted to learn plastering purely for my own benefit. Did a bit of research and Goldtrowel is by far the best place to learn, be warned they are a lot of places that offer city and guilds and nvq but the level of training is what counts, at Goldtrowel they offer this in volumes, theres a great team in place Andy, Doug, Lee, Shane, Rebecca and Les are all experts in what they do. Individually they are skilled in certain areas but collectively as a Team they offer a wealth of knowledge and experience that few can match. I really enjoyed every moment that I was there and gained value experience and knowledge and this is all down to Goldtrowel and their team. Dont get me wrong there were some testing times at Goldtrowel and they REALLY push you (and so they should) its the only way to learn but now Im a fully qualified plaster and confident with my trade and enjoy what I do.

Even the aftercare at Goldtrowel is professional I still have the tutors/office numbers so if I have a question I can always ring them and ask for advice and they are always more than happy to help!

I would not hesitate in recommending Goldtrowel to anyone, so a big thanks Goldtrowel family!

Ps. Andy your f**king NUTS mate, but a bloody good bloke!

Dave H

DH Plastering Services
www.dhplasteringservices.co.uk
info@dhplasteringservices.co.uk
07464 303505
West Sussex no town supplied UK • 20 November 2015 • info@dhplasteringservices.co.uk

David richards
Just come back from a weekend course in k-render, it was the best course i have been on, really learned a lot, would recommend to anyone wanting to do a plastering course. Thanks andy for a great weekend
Powys Machynlleth UK • 10 November 2015 • Dai51@hotmail.com

Daniel Smith
I have just completed the 2day weekend K Rend course and with very high expectations, after reading Gold Trowels many positive reviews, I was not disappointed. Ive been plastering since 2000 and Andys impressive knowledge, of all things, not just plastering, amazed me. Ive never met anyone with such passion, for all things plastering. He really will boost your mojo for plastering☺ I recommend having a think about all the questions you have ever wondered about, writing them down and asking him. I did.

They were 11 of us, which did feel a little overcrowded at times. But the overall atmosphere was ever so friendly. Not only did we learn and apply the 2 coat K Rend system, but also managed to do some Thin coat render work which was a most welcome surprise. I left the course with the confidence and knowledge I was after to now complete my own K Rend and Thin Coat render systems. Not only that but Im actually excited about plastering again. Money well spent. Already booked a 10 day Venetian Marble Plastering course for Jan 2016. Cant wait.

A big thanks to Andy.

From Daniel Smith
Charing Plastering & Flooring Co
www.CPAF.co.uk
Surrey Guildford UK • 09 November 2015 • cpaf@hotmail.co.uk

Gary Linden
3 months ago I was made redundant and decided to make enquiries to many companies around the UK about plastering courses. Not too impressed with some of them and what they say on their website can be very misleading. I contacted Goldtrowel and also 2 people that left their reviews on their website. I have completed their 6 week NVQ plastering course and it was the best thing I have ever done and most satisfying in every shape and form knowing full well that I have gained the confidence,skills and qualifications from the best people in the business. I so recommend GOLDTROWEL to all that want to learn new skills and get qualified. Thanks to Andy and his experienced team of professionals.. Look forward to the tiling course in Jan 2016. All the best Gazza


Sterlingshire Sterling UK • 19 September 2015 • garylinden73@outlook.com

David Goring
A massive thanks to all at gold trowel , exceptional training from the 3 instructors Shane, Doug & Andy.
My plastering City & Guilds / NVQ level 3 was not just well taught but also brilliant fun . Lee in the office is very helpfully, friendly and professional and organised my schedule for all my courses.

The instructors for the other disciplines also very approachable and knowledgeable answering questions asked by students on other courses.
I learnt so much from everyone there.
I will be back there shortly for 4 weeks of Venetian NVQ and a Krend course.
Everyone I met there is very professional and took the time to listen to any questions from any of the students.
If you are looking for 5 star training look no further , well worth it .
Glos Gloucester UK • 03 September 2015 • davidmarcgoring@hotmail.com

Dan Peel
Just finished the 6 week plastering course and seriously couldn't recommend this place highly enough. Training facilities are superb and it really is hands on from day one. The support given by the training staff is also brilliant. Nothing is too much effort for them if it helps bring out your best. Thanks to everyone.
Dorset Bournemouth UK • 24 August 2015 • no email

Georgi
I originally went to Goldtrowel to do a 5 day Tiling course, on arrival I was greeted by Andy, Doug and Lea, who immediately put me at ease and my nerves disappeared, the course was brilliant and I learnt so much in a short time, I had the best instructor I could of asked for - Doug, an absolutely brilliant person with the most amount of knowledge and experience, any question I had was answered and help I needed was given. I was with a great bunch of people on my course and before the end of my first week I knew I would be coming back, I have just completed my second week, and have really enjoyed being back at Goldtrowel, every single member of staff are friendly and could not do more to help.
Doug, Andy, Lee, Shane, and Mick - you are all top people and Im glad to of met you all.
If I could attend here all year round I would.

Truly amazing people and not once was I made to feel uncomfortable or like I shouldnt be there, despite my initial nerves and worries.

I would recommend to anyone who wants to learn a new skill or further a current one with this Centre and these staff.

Thank you all.

Georgi :-) xx
essex no town supplied UK • 11 July 2015 • georgioneill13@gmail.com

Georgi
I originally went to Goldtrowel to do a 5 day Tiling course, on arrival I was greeted by Andy, Doug and Lea, who immediately put me at ease and my nerves disappeared, the course was brilliant and I learnt so much in a short time, I had the best instructor I could of asked for - Doug, an absolutely brilliant person with the most amount of knowledge and experience, any question I had was answered and help I needed was given. I was with a great bunch of people on my course and before the end of my first week I knew I would be coming back, I have just completed my second week, and have really enjoyed being back at Goldtrowel, every single member of staff are friendly and could not do more to help.
Doug, Andy, Lee, Shane, and Mick - you are all top people and Im glad to of met you all.
If I could attend here all year round I would.

Truly amazing people and not once was I made to feel uncomfortable or like I shouldnt be there, despite my initial nerves and worries.

I would recommend to anyone who wants to learn a new skill or further a current one with this Centre and these staff.

Thank you all.

Georgi :-) xx
essex no town supplied UK • 10 July 2015 • georgioneill13@gmail.com