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Courses & qualifications from beginner to advanced skills
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    Trades courses & qualifications for starting or developing your career
  • Who we are

    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

Brendan Forbes, a British Army veteran, runs a successful property maintenance business, Forbes & Son. He’s committed to empowering veterans, employing them in support of the Armed Forces Covenant. With strong leadership skills from his time in the military, he’s passionate about passing on those skills, knowledge and values to every team member he employs. […]
We're thrilled to share some exciting news from Antony and Rob, our plastering experts here at Trades Training School. They recently took off on a learning escapade to Italy, and we're buzzing to tell you all about it!  Last month, Antony and Rob had the privilege of immersing themselves in the world of Venetian plastering […]
Gillian wrote a great article for Scottish Construction Now, with great insights into the teaching we offer here at the school. And how it goes beyond just learning a trade... “Transitioning from one career to another can feel like navigating uncharted waters, particularly for those with years of experience in a different field. Our mission […]
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