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Elcas Courses... Resettlement training courses are for service leavers wishing to retrain Or upskill and gain qualifications in a variety of Trades. Firmly established as the Uk's No1 Training Centre of Excellence and Matrix accreditated we make sure that we invest in you.

 Goldtrowel provides Resettlement training courses for service leavers across the UK.  We are accredited by several certificating bodies to train and assess qualifications to level 3 which means that we meet the requirements of ELCAS for those of you looking to use your Enhanced Learning Credits.

Based in Essex we have very local commodation for those of you living further afield. If you are interested in a 'post forces' career in construction, Goldtrowel is the Place to learn.

We offer various resettlement training courses for Armed Forces. 


  • Royal Navy Resettlement Courses
  • Army Resttlement Courses
  • RAF Resettlement Coourses
  • CTP Provider
  • ELCAS Accreditated

Goldtrowel offers a wide range of Plastering Courses, City and Guilds Plastering Courses to NVQ Plastering Courses. We also offer the new NVQ Diplomas / QCF via the EWPA or OSAT route.

By browsing through all of our courses, you will see that we have clearly displayed lesson plans so you know what training you will be receiving during whatever course you choose to undertake.

We offer more hands on Training than any other training provider covering so much. "Come and see for yourself and ask the students "You can stagger your course to suit your needs".

Have no doubts about what we are offering, we fundamentally believe that we have the complete package,which is clearly evident in that we have had over 4000 sucessful outcomes since we were established.

We are dedicated in providing " You the customer" the best training in the UK for trowel trades. Please read this link for genuine feedback reviews. "It's you that matters"

We have 2 New Advanced Plastering Courses at Goldtrowel :-

 6 Week City and Guilds Plastering Course - NVQ Plastering Course with Krend Certification

 6 Week City and Guilds Plastering Course with Krend Certification.

Our Rendering and Krend Courses come with full accreditation which enables you to be confident and competent in all aspects of External Finishes. We also offer Venetian Marble Plastering Courses.

New or experienced in trowel occupations, we cater for all. We deliver training to the DIY enthusiast as well as deliver the NVQ / QCF Diploma Level 2 and City and Guilds.

We are confident in the delivery of our training and encourage everyone to pay us a visit to see first hand what we do; we feel sure that once you have visited Capital Goldtrowel it will be where you choose to train. We are Matrix accreditated which means we give you the support before, during and after your course. We have the highest success rate in qualified trowel trades working within the construction industry.

 Our private forum has over 6000 users worldwide, thats what we do for you.

  •      We have more Plastering Experience with our qualified Instructors than any other provider in the UK
  •      Give you the advice, support and most importantly professional quality training at the highest level.
  •      Its   your  development that matters to us.
  •      When booking your course make sure that your provider is Matrix accreditated.
  •      This will clearly give you the confidence that you have chosen a Professional Centre with Excellent     Information Advice & Guidance throughout.
  •      We are a dedicated Plastering School and offer the best training for real life employability.
  •      We are the longest serving private training provider in Trowel trades with a sucess rate of 98%.
  •      If wishing to emigrate to Australia please visit this link.

Important Notice:

When booking with your Course Provider you need to make sure that they are offering the right course to suit your needs and value for money, and when choosing your plastering course you should not be sharing areas. In other words, its not acceptable when 2 people are on the same ceiling and in the same room.. You need your own designated area, at Goldtrowel thats what you have, your own room

We offer training in the following:

 Tiling to Levels 2 & 3
 Bricklaying  Levels 2 & 3
 Plastering Levels 2 & 3
 Block Paving  Levels 2 & 3

Goldtrowel is an approved ELCAS provider which ensures that we can offer training to all service personnel, both those in and out of service, as long as they are still eligible to use their Enhanced Learning Credits.

Those of you who are interested in pursuing a career in the lucrative building trade can undertake specialised training in a core subject, leading to City & Guilds, CITB or CAA Certification.

We can train you to various qualification levels in Tiling, Plastering, Bricklaying, subject to certain criteria; you may be able to access your ELC entitlement.

Enhanced Learning Credits Scheme (ELC)

The Enhanced Learning Credits Scheme (ELC) provides financial support to eligible Service personnel who wish to enhance their educational or vocational achievements at Level 3 or above.

ELC Key Points

It is now permissible for Service Leavers to use their Individual Resettlement Training Cost (IRTC) grant in connection with Enhanced Learning Credit (ELC) to pay for the same higher level qualification courses starting on or after 1 September 2008.

Remember you must plan ahead - allow sufficient time, at least five weeks, between submitting your claim and starting your course.

Points to note when considering the use of ELCs.

1. Retrospective ELC claims are not permitted. Claim forms must be received by ELCAS at least 15 clear working days prior to the course start date.
2. Before making a second or third claim you must return a Claim Evaluation Form to ELCAS and supply proof of completion to your Education Staff for all previous learning activities.
3. It is important that you do not set up a loan/credit agreement for the full amount under any circumstances.
4. You must not pay any money to the Provider or book the course before you receive your Claim Authorisation Note. This also applies to potential new providers awaiting "approved" status to join the ELCAS list.
5. You must make a personal contribution of at least 20% towards the total course cost.
6. Just because an organisation is listed as an Approved Provider it does not mean that all of their courses are of the required level.
7. You are reminded that ELC funding is only available for pursuit of higher level learning i.e. for courses that result in a nationally recognised qualification at Level 3 or above on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) (England and Wales), a Level 6 or above on the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) or, if pursued overseas, an approved international equivalent qualification.

At each stage of the process you must consult both the DIN and your Education Staff to ensure that both you and your chosen learning activity are eligible for ELC support. will provide guidance on the procedures you are required to undertake in order to secure training and finance.

Some of our staff are ex-servicemen who have also taught within the services, all staff are Assessors and Internal verifiers and this ensures that the standard of training provided is second to none.

Goldtrowel provides you with a spacious and friendly environment. We have successfully trained many service leavers over the years and our feedback from them has been amazing. We pride ourselves in the comfortable environment we provide and we are keen to ensure that everyone training with us feels at ease but pushed to their limits.

These are hands-on, practical courses and you will be involved at every stage and will be participating throughout the course. It is therefore recommended you bring suitable clothing and for your own safety, steel capped footwear is essential. We will provide all tools and materials throughout your course, with the option to buy new tools when you have finished so that you can begin work immediately.

We are proud of our Sucessful students outcomes of employment.