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    We are an independent trades training centre in Edinburgh, providing expert taught trades training courses since 2007. We are an SQA and City & Guilds approved centre offering a wide range of courses, from complete beginners to tailored courses for professionals.
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Welcome to Trades Training School

Founded in 2007, we provide expert taught trades training courses, from complete beginners to tailored courses for professionals. We are an SQA and City & Guilds approved centre providing nationally recognised qualifications.

Based in the heart of Scotland, every year we welcome students from across the UK and beyond to learn new skills in plumbing, plastering and tiling.  We also provide our students with the skills and support needed to launch and run their own business.

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Plumbing Courses

Taught by expert plumbers, our courses range from 1 week to 6 week Diplomas. You will learn in real life conditions with running water and a range of materials. 

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Tiling Courses

We have Wall & Floor Tiling courses for all levels, from beginner to NVQ. High quality training with hi-spec tools and materials...

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Plastering Courses

Learn to plaster with us - from DIY to starting your own business, we have a course for you. Taught by expert instructors with lots of one-to-one training.

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What our students say

Completed a City & Guilds 7 week tiling course. The lecturers at the centre are both experienced and very knowledgeable in each field being taught. My change of career was the best decision I’ve made. Would highly recommend Trades Training School for anyone wanting a change in career.
Gary Irvine
At 40 years old I found myself made redundant - after the training I felt confident to start off a career as a self employed plumber! Best part being the support afterwards with a plumbers whatsapp group and direct contact with tutors. I would certainly recommend TTS. They helped me start a new chapter!
Marc, Trustpilot
I can’t rate this place highly enough, the knowledge of the trainers & the self contained facility make it an ideal learning environment for anyone of any ability. The support network after leaving is also second to none. I am currently in my 3rd month of self employment and I am loving every minute!!!
John Doolan

Latest News

Ever wondered what the school actually looks like inside? Well now you can find out! Follow Gillian around for a short tour and hopefully you’ll get a better sense of what it’s like training here with us…
We’re excited to announce that Shaun Cardwell from leading adhesive manufacturer Nicobond, will be joining us here at the school for a demonstration event open to ALL tilers. Shaun’s demo will cover: • Large format tiling • Epoxy grout • Tiling onto timber floors • BSEN classification • Levelling compound • Wet rooms and tanking… Continue reading CALLING ALL TILERS: FREE HALF-DAY DEMONSTRATION EVENT!
Learn the art of Venetian Plastering on our immersive 3-day course, starting on January 8, 2024. You'll be tutored in classic polished plasters by a seasoned specialist with 15 years of experience. This course caters to both novices and those seeking to enhance their existing skills. From preparation and priming to applying Venetian Plasters and… Continue reading VENETIAN PLASTERING - NEW DATE
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