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Customer Reviews

“I am very happy with my tutor as he is a great person and tutor. “

D. Hida – Level 3 Electrical Course - 07/07/2017


“It was an excellent course with a fantastic tutor. I would recommend Able Skills. My tutor, Steve, is a credit to the organisation.”

C. Langles – Level 3 Electrical Home Study - 05/07/2017


“Excellent tutor. I understood all the material, and help was given when I struggled or couldn’t grasp concepts. It was a massive improvement on L2.”

M. King – Level 3 Electrical Home Study - 05/07/2017


“An excellent facility with an outstanding level of teaching. I highly recommend the course to anybody as it would fulfil the expectations of all. I highly appreciate the effort and care taken in all delivered lessons.”

M. Paul – Level 3 Electrical Home Study - 05/07/17


“A great range of equipment and tools. My tutor, Mr. Briggs was very helpful and informative.”

R. Kane – Level 3 Electrical Home Study 07/07/2017


“Steve Briggs is, without doubt, one of the greatest teachers who always gives 100% to his role. Any pupil attending this course should be thankful of having such a knowledgeable teacher who is willing to explain things often in terms to make a point clear. Many thanks.”

J. Sysum – Level 3 Electrical Home Study 06/07/2017


“No complaints, Steve is an excellent tutor and delivered and fantastic course!”

P. Cichy – Level 3 Electrical Home Study - 06/07/2017


“Excellent tutor, very helpful and knowledgeable.”

M. White – Level 3 Electrical Home Study - 07/07/2017


“The best tutor, very good explanation of theory, making it very easy to understand. “

A. Bill – Level 3 Electrical Home Study - 07/07/2017


“Steve is very helpful with lots of knowledge and always there to answer questions in great depth. Good facilities overall.”

W. Boston – Level 3 Electrical Home Study - 07/07/2017


“Very good and ‘hands on’ course. Mark is an excellent tutor and instructor who is very skilful and patient. The knowledge of the job is impeccable and the teaching technique is excellent.”

G. Caldeira – Introduction to Bricklaying - 07/07/2017


“A very good course for those who wish to learn tiling on an introductory level.”

F. Ledford – Introduction to Tiling- 07/07/2017


“Very good course. The overall experience is good and the tutors are always ready to help.”

H. Imran – Introduction to Tiling – 07/07/2017


“Well-structured courses and very knowledgeable staff including Rob who was fantastic.”

G. Chandler – PAT Testing - 07/07/2017


“The tutor had a great sense of humour, with clear instructions. We were encouraged to ask questions.”

T. Shelley James – PAT Testing - 07/07/2017


“Quality training on a complex subject delivered in an informative and relaxed manner.”

M. Barnes – PAT Testing - 07/07/2017


“Very good. Robert brings fun into the classroom which makes learning easier.”

S. Bramble – PAT Testing - 07/07/2017


“The instructor was outstanding. I have learned the basics very well and would advise friends and anyone else to attend. Enjoyed the course from start to finish. “

J. Nolan – Introduction to Plastering – 23/06/2017


“I initially found Able Skills online and through my workplace. I chose them because they offered the best variety in work for the courses. I am glad about the variety of plastering work I have completed. It was an excellent course overall.”

E. Field – Introduction to Plastering – 23/06/2017


“Mark was a fantastic tutor. I found that he was very knowledgeable with lots of experience. He was also very approachable throughout my training.”

D. Wheeler – Introduction to Painting & Decorating – 23/06/2017


“My work colleagues recommend Able Skills to me and I went straight to their website. The facilities were great and the course met the expectations of the great reputation the centre has. It was the perfect course.”

K. Rai – Introduction to Tiling – 23/06/2017


"My friend recommended Able Skills to me and I am very glad he did. The location and price of the course was perfect for me. My tutor Robert was very good and very approachable throughout the course. "

J. Bingham – Level 2 Inspection & Testing – 19/05/2017


"I have done a plastering, plumbing, bricklaying and electrical at Able Skills which were all great courses. Robert was one of the best teachers I have had. I have learnt a lot and feel very confident thanks to him."

G. Bains – Level 2 Inspection & Testing – 19/05/2017


"Excellent tuition from our tutor Satnam. He gave us plenty of real world information in addition to the requirements of the syllabus."

S. Menpham – EAL Initial Verification – 26/05/2017


"Sat was an excellent teacher. Went at a great pace and worked through things I struggled with. Good mix between practical and theory."

S. Juhel – EAL Initial Verification – 01/06/2017


"Very good course and Terry is very good at what he does. I am now looking to come back and do more courses. Thank you."

S. Shand – Introduction to Tiling – 26/05/2017


"Robert Burgess, Great teacher. In the time that I have been at Able Skills I have learned so much more than I thought I would. It has been hard but Robert has helped me along the way. THANK YOU!"

J. Crabb – Level 2 Inspection & Testing – 25/05/2017


“Our instructor was understandable, relaxed and the atmosphere was great. I would recommend this course for all other electricians to do at Able Skills. “

A Roberson – 17th Edition Course – 19/04/2017


“The people in the office are excellent and helping me pay in instalments. Angela sorted out some weekends which I couldn’t attend to the course and did it very smoothly, she is the best person to communicate with. My teachers Kevin, Simon and Martin helped me a lot, all of them are very professional. As a team they work very hard to give everyone the best training. “

B. Miftaraj – City & Guilds Carpentry Course – 21/04/2017


“Terry was very informative and explained all tasks very clearly. Thanks so much! “

M. Waugh – Introduction to Tiling – 21/04/2017


“This was a very good course, Bryan gave fantastic explanations on how to complete the course successfully. “

D. Akinsanmi – Level 2 Electrical Home Study – 20/04/2017


“I had several questions before I began my practical training and they were all answered quickly and comprehensively by the Able Skills team! “

M. Saunders – Level 2 Electrical Home Study – 20/04/2107


“I had a great teacher for this course, he was very knowledgeable and all the staff were very friendly throughout my course. The clean environment around was good and the classrooms were kept very clean. “

Anonymous – PAT Testing Course – 21/04/2017


"Sat has a great friendly and relaxed training style that actually helps the course to be delivered efficiently. Thank you Sat! “

N. Johnson – PAT Testing Course – 21/04/2017


"This was a great course and the facilities were great, they were a main factor in me choosing Able Skills. I am now looking forward to my other electrical courses in the package."

B. Jones – Domestic Installer Course – 10/03/2017


"I am very happy with the trainer and all the training provided. Everything else was great, a big thank you to everyone at Able Skills."

A Dedic – Introduction to Tiling – 17/02/2017


"Spencer did a fantastic job at teaching all of us the ins and outs of plastering. He always gave good explanations of each process to help us understand. Learning the correct methods of all the tasks were very helpful for me."

E. Avdic – Introduction to Plastering – 12/03/2017


"Spencer had a very good and easy going manner and was always extremely helpful in all tasks. The course was relaxed but packed full of information and business like. I was very happy with it all."

N. Benjamin – Introduction to Plastering – 12/03/2017


"This was a very good course, I learned a lot within a short amount of time. I will definitely be recommending Able Skills. My teachers were both very knowledgeable and always made the course pleasant and very enjoyable."

S. Ndebo – Introduction to Plastering – 10/03/2017


"Able Skills looked like the best centre when I was researching and they didn’t disappoint. I thought the tutors were excellent and I really enjoyed myself on the course, I had a good laugh. I met some great people on my course and had a really good time."

J. Brazier – City & Guilds Plastering – 10/03/2017


“I chose to train at Able Skills because of the great reviews online and the course was great value for money. Excellent teaching from Steve was brilliant!“

P. Tyrrell – Level 3 Electrical Course – 26/02/2017


“I am very happy overall with my course, Able Skills is a great college with excellent tutors. I would happily recommend Able Skills to others looking to train.“

M. Maytil – Level 3 Electrical Course – 26/02/2017


“This was a great course, I was a total beginner and I have developed very well and I really enjoyed the course. It was a useful course and great value for money. Home learning is very useful so I can still work and study, I would highly recommend.“

M. King – Home Study Level 2 Electrical Course – 23/02/2017


“Fantastic facilities and the staff were very helpful from day one. Good communication before the course and I couldn’t praise the teaching anymore. Great support for a newbie like me in the industry.“

L. Gallop – Level 2 Electrical Course – 17/02/2017


“I wasn’t expecting to get a free tool kit which was a really nice surprise. Tutor was very helpful and made everything clear and took time to explain anything that I didn’t understand.“

Brett Buckingham – Level 2 Electrical Course – 17/02/2017


“Really enjoyed the course and my tutor was fantastic throughout. The whole 7 weeks have been fun as well as extremely educational. A great group of lads and ladies on the course also made it very enjoyable.“

T. Patterson – Level 2 Electrical Course – 14/02/2017


“I thought as a complete novice that I would struggle but I am now confident that I could attempt to tile a floor and wall of a kitchen or bathroom. Very good course.“

M. Golding – Introduction to Tiling – 25/02/2017


“Terry was a brilliant tutor. I have learnt everything I was hoping too and some more. I thought it was a very good value for money. Facilities were top notch with all tools provided. Brilliant course thanks.“

S. Foy – Introduction to Tiling – 26/02/2017


"Top week of training! Really enjoyed the course, Spencer and Jo gave great feedback throughout and I feel that I got so much out of the week, it was brilliant!"

D. Bond – Introduction to Plastering – 03/02/2017


"This was a very good course which I really enjoyed. Everything was all clearly demonstrated and Paul was always helpful when we asked any questions."

C. Langley – EAL Initial Verification – 03/02/2017


"The course has been far far better than I originally expected it to be. The facilities are great and the knowledge and friendliness from the trainers is outstanding. The course in general got better and better each week."

D. Owen – City & Guilds Tiling Course – 29/01/2017


"I have nothing but fantastic praise for Able Skills, a fantastic place to learn with two very knowledgeable tutors and I am very much looking forward to my new career as a plasterer, thanks guys!"

J. Smith – City & Guilds Plastering Courses – 05/02/2017


"All staff, tutors and assessors are utterly brilliant! Extremely accommodating and very easy to talk to. Stuff I didn’t know I asked about and now I’ve passed. Thank you all!"

J. Huttlestone – Inspection & Testing 2394/2395 – 08/02/2017


"Very good classes, I found the exams intense but very rewarding. Having complete the entire plumbing programme I now have a lot more understanding of more complex systems I am likely to encounter. Practical work was very difficult but also satisfying as it raised my confidence."

J. Dowsett – Level 3 Plumbing Course – 22/01/2017


"The quality of training was a big factor for me choosing Able Skills for my gas training. Rich was an excellent instructor and was very clear with his instructions, he was also very knowledgeable. I had a very enjoyable 3 weeks, thank you!"

P. Goulding – 3 Week Gas Course – 20/01/2017


"Richard is a really good teacher and is very patient, as I am a slow learner he would really help to explain things to me carefully so that I understood it perfectly. He was also very helpful during my plumbing training and this was the reason I chose Able Skills."

R. Marshall – 3 Week Gas Course – 20/01/2017


"It was a great week of training at Able Skills. I learnt a lot more than I originally expected and the tutors were great, I am very pleased with how the whole week has gone."

D. Bond – Introduction to Tiling – 20/01/2017


"With the course prices and content available it meant that booking my tiling course was an easy option. The tuition during the course was excellent and was training with a good group of people. Good training with an element of fun thrown in with it."

V. Zlenko – Introduction to Tiling – 20/01/2017


"The office staff were very helpful throughout the booking and exam process. Satnam’s teaching style works very well and provided a good mix of theory and practical learning."

K. Paul – PAT Testing – 20/01/2017


"The course was very informative and the course instructor was also very good. He taught the course at pace but was not willing to let anybody fall behind. He was very humorous and enlightening the whole way."

P. Sutton – PAT Testing – 20/01/2017


"This was my last of six course I have completed at Able Skills and I have enjoyed them all and learnt a lot. I will be booking to attend another week of wallpapering training to learn it in further detail. Mark is a very good trainer, thanks!"

D. Wright – Introduction to Painting & Decorating – 20/01/2017


"I heard about Able Skills through my brother and this recommendation was the reason I chose to train here. Both tutors were very helpful throughout the week. I will definitely be back for future courses."

S. Daly – Introduction to Tiling – 06/01/2017


"Mark was a great tutor, he took his time to explain everything clearly and regularly. He was always available to help and give advice – not just about the course but other work problems I’ve had, he spent a lot of time explaining and it was really helpful and professional!"

J. Coggan – 5 Day Wallpapering – 06/01/2017


"Working with Joe and Spencer was great they make everything look so easy and it gives you so much confidence. I have already completed many jobs outside of Able Skills and will look forward to many more."

W. Chapman – City & Guilds Plastering – 15/12/2016


"I feel that Joe was very informative and helpful. He made everyone feel equal and relaxed during the course. I thoroughly enjoyed the course it was 5 stars!"

A Pilgrim – Introduction to Plastering – 06/01/2017


“I chose to train at Able Skills over the weekend because of the reviews I saw from others. I had a great teacher in Phil and I learnt so much. The skills I have learnt on this course will be a great help to me in the future. “

Barry – Introduction to Plumbing – 11/12/2016


“Joe is a very good instructor and he ran the course at a very good pace and he was always there to help and was happy to answer any questions that we had. “

E. Howes – Introduction to Plastering – 27/11/2016


“Our course tutor, Joe was very good. He really knows his stuff about the trade and he also knows how to teach learners of all abilities, he seems very knowledgeable and experienced. I am know looking to move onto the next level. “

J. Houghton – Introduction to Plastering – 27/11/2016


“Thank you to Joe and the team, he is a great tutor and it was a great course. Happily, come back again for advanced course in the future. “

I King – Introduction to Plastering – 27/11/2016


“I enjoyed the week training and I know would like to follow it up with another plastering course. I may do it once my other courses are completed. Great course! Thanks! “

D. Wright – Introduction to Plastering – 09/12/2016


“The tutors gave very clear instructions and the advice given was great. The chance to work and practice our skills were very positive. It was a friendly atmosphere and really appreciated the discussions from my tutors. “

R. Oster – Introduction to Plastering – 09/12/2016


“Our tutor Sat was awesome, full-on and you would come away from everyday feeling filled with knowledge. But it was a very enjoyable experience. This has been the toughest part of my course but Sat really has been on top form helping us every step of the way. Very Impressed!“

D. Ott – EAL Initial Verification – 09/12/2016


“Able Skills seemed to offer so much more than other training centres and looked a lot better. The course had excellent instruction and the facilities were very good as well. “

J. Nelson – Introduction to Tiling – 18/11/2016


“The reputation of Able Skills was a big reason why I chose Able Skills. The course was great and covered so much in just one week and was guided by a very knowledgeable tutor. Would highly recommend Able Skills to others. I have booked further training. “

D. Taylor – Introduction to Tiling – 18/11/2016


“Course was exactly what I had hoped it would be. Terry and Max set the right balance between letting you get on with the task and helping with the knowledge and advice. Both are very good at quietly letting you get on but very good at noticing when to help. “

J. Mills – City & Guilds Tiling – 18/11/16


“Steve’s knowledge of the course is faultless. He is very good at explaining in simple terms which is definitely helpful at the regs because it can be difficult to understand but he really helps. “

J. Hall – 2396 Design & Verification – 18/11/2016


“Jim is very helpful and very patient in his teaching. I really enjoyed the course and have taken a lot from it in just five days of learning. “

M. Anderson – Introduction to Plumbing – 18/11/2016


“Compliments to Simon for his expert knowledge and where it has enhanced our skill levels in carpentry. He was able to give us advice on general carpentry and on projects that we had in mind. “

J. Smith – Introduction to Carpentry – 18/11/2016


“A very good introductory course and the tutors are excellent and it was easy to follow all their instructions. I am very much looking forward to the rest of my course and learning more! “

M. Bailey-Horne – Hands On Carpentry and Joinery – 25/11/2016


“I really enjoyed both weeks of tiling training at Able Skills, week 2 was fantastic and I now feel so much more confident to do some tiling work. Thanks to Terry and Max for all their valuable help throughout. I hope to continue my training in the future when I can. “

A Brand – Advanced Tiling Course – 04/11/2016


“Really enjoyed every single one of my five days doing this course at Able Skills. I feel that have learnt so much and I am looking forward to using my new knowledge in the very near future. “

S. Brake – Introduction to Plumbing – 04/11/2016


“Richard is the best teacher I have ever met; he has helped so much during this gas course. I really recommend Richard! “

D. Uscatv – Gas Managed Learning Programme – 11/11/2016


“I think Paul Hewson is an extremely good instructor. His methods of teaching fit the audience very well. Paul was very good when interpreting information. Should I require to re-attend to do any other courses Paul would be my preferred instructor. “

J. Sten – Level 2 Electrical – 04/11/2016


“I didn’t consider any other training centres because I went to Able Skills on recommendation from a friend and the location suited me well. I am very pleased with what I have achieved. Steve and Satnam were excellent. “

S. Park – 2395 Practical – 15/11/2016


“The quality of training at Able Skills seemed a lot better than other places. It was a great course and a good practical assessment day. It was a really relaxed atmosphere and very good all round assessment. “

A Duncan – 2394 Practical – 16/11/2016


“The flexibility of the home study option was a big factor for me choosing Able Skills because it fitted very well around my life. Feel that the course was well paced and tutors allowed time to explain things to me so I understood them properly. “

M. White – Level 2 Plumbing Home Study – 14/11/2016


“Compliments to Able Skills for providing excellent teaching and understanding of the requirements and proper experience of the practical side. Compliments to Clive, good instructor! “

L. Yussuff – 2394 Practical – 07/11/16


“All reviews came up best for Able Skills and two people that I know have completed courses here and were very pleased. They were all very helpful and friendly when I visited to look around. It was a fantastic course, great trainer. Look forward to coming back for more weekend training. No complaints at all. “

D. Owen – Introduction to Tiling – 13/11/2016


“Weekend training option was a huge factor in me choosing Able Skills and I am very glad I did. I could not think of anything that would improve this fantastic course. Very Impressed 10/10. Tutors 10/10! “

M. Barham – Gas Managed Learning Programme – 12/11/2016


“This course exceeded my expectations, from never having picked up a trowel to building a pier in 2 days, it was excellent. Steve was a very informative and patient tutor, helping tailor the course to help everyone’s needs. Highly recommend bricklaying course at Able Skills for trades and DIY alike.“

P. Warnett – Introduction to Bricklaying – 21/10/2016


“This was a great course, intense but thoroughly enjoyable. I had two great tutors throughout my time who are very knowledgeable with years of experience in the trade. They gave support when required. I already cannot wait to come back and learn some more skills.“

P. Joyce – Level 2 Plumbing Home Study – 21/06/2016


“The course was very good and it was excellent value for money considering how much was covered in just 1 week. I am very happy thank you Able Skills!“

P. Goldking – Introduction to Plumbing – 21/10/2016


“I was recommended to Able Skills by one of my builder friends and I am very glad I decided to come here. The teaching was great from Spencer and Jo, both top teachers. They were gentleman with fantastic knowledge and methods of teaching.“

M. Connelly – Introduction to Plastering – 21/10/2016


“Sat obviously loves his job as he is extremely dedicated and knows so much. He teaches with pride and puts his whole effort in. He also makes it enjoyable so you don’t end up dis heartened. Thanks, Satnam and Able Skills, until next time!“

R. Cameron – 17th Edition – 19/10/2016


“Thanks very much for all your tuition Justin and you passed on some fantastic knowledge. I am sure it will help me go a lot further in my new career in electrical installation. Great facilities and Great tutors all round.“

M. O ’Donghue – 17th Edition/PAT Testing – 14/10/2016


“My teacher was fantastic and he helped me so much and helped clarify everything for me. Satnam pushed me because I missed one day and this really helped me catch up with the rest of the group. Thank you Satnam! Amazing teacher!“

M. Baghaei – Level 2 Electrical Home Study – 28/10/2016


“The most important factors for me taking this course was the reviews I saw and the option to be able to do the home study. The ratio between classroom and practical time was fantastic from Satnam. Sat is a very knowledgeable and very helpful tutor. The centre is also very well equipped; I was able to learn lots in just one week.“

R. Brierley – Level 2 Electrical Home Study – 28/10/2016


“The bricklaying course was very intensive and informative. The instructor was extremely knowledgeable and had a good sense of humour. He also had an effective way of passing on his information and knowledge. Overall the course was worth every penny.“

H. Miller – Introduction to Bricklaying – 23/09/2016


“Sat had outstanding teaching methods throughout the three days. He was very thorough with his explanations and examples. I will definitely be recommending Able Skills in the future. Thank you Satnam!“

D. Braddock – 2394/2395 Practical – 21/09/2016


“I was really impressed with the hard work of the tutor, Richard, who made sure everyone understood everything as well as they possibly could and he was very helpful throughout the 3 weeks.“

M. Ward – 3 Week Gas course – 30/09/2016


“I would like to give a very special thanks to Richard, who was our fantastic instructor. He done such a great job and he really did give us the best start we need when going into the gas industry. Thank you Rich!“

G. Getsov – 3 Week Gas course – 30/09/2016


“Terry was a fantastic teacher, he explained the course contents very well and it was all on point. Great stuff, thank you Terry and Able Skills!“

S. Lopez – Introduction to Tiling – 07/10/2016


“Steve is a fantastic teacher, he takes the time to get to know his student individually and he finds the best way to explain techniques to them. He is patient with all of his students no matter what ability and will always go the extra mile to help people. The Able Skills building set up is brilliant and I would recommend it to anyone.“

F. Monk – NVQ Level 2 Bricklaying – 07/10/2016


“I have Able Skills to thank for saving my life and giving me a new meaning. So big thanks to all! I am now looking forward to my level 3 course and the inspection and testing and 17th edition. Big thanks to Bryan, the best teacher ever.“

D. Turner – Level 2 Electrical Home Study – 05/10/2016


“This was an excellent course and Simon was an extremely knowledgeable tutor who really helped me develop my skills. The facilities are also very good and help you adapt to bricklaying.“

S. Kennedy – Introduction to Bricklaying – 18/09/2016


“I really enjoyed this course straight from day one, I will hopefully now upgrade to the longer qualification course in the future. One way or another I will be back for more training. Simon was a great tutor and a lovely man.“

C. Barros - -Introduction to Bricklaying – 18/09/2016


“Simon was an exceptional tutor and he explained everything really well and he really made the lessons interesting. I would definitely consider learning the next level in bricklaying.“

C. Barros - -Introduction to Bricklaying – 18/09/2016


“The tutor made an effort to make sure we understood the course material and was extremely helpful in answering questions and he was always offering help and assistance whenever we needed it, it was a really great course.“

J. Robert – Level 2 Inspection & Testing – 09/09/2016


“This was an excellent course and I learnt absolutely loads in just one week. Terry was a great tutor and I would highly recommend him and Able Skills to others.“

P. Deen – Introduction to Tiling – 16/09/2016


“My work organised this course for me and I wasn’t disappointed. The tutor explained everthing very well and I wasn’t afraid to ask questions if I wasn’t sure about something as he was always available to help.“

W. Storey – Introduction to Plumbing – 16/09/2016


“Found the entire course to be very good and with the relaxed and friendly attitude with regard to our trainer. My whole time at Able Skills has been very enjoyable.“

M. Aerj – 2394/95 Practical – 14/09/2016


“It was all round a really good course. It was very informative the whole way through and it was taught very well and everything was explained in clear detail.“

T. Riley – Introduction to Plumbing – 18/09/2016


“The bricklaying course had a great structure to the course and the fantastic tutors made it even better. The class size was ideal and the teaching methods were outstanding.“

S. Lopez – Introduction to Bricklaying – 09/09/2016


“I was very pleased with the training I received from both tutors at Able Skills, each of them had their own approach and style. I would be more than happy to have either of them for future courses. Thanks to our second tutor who took over the group and was really helpful and encourage and this helped us pass the assessments.“

I Rushworth – Level 2 Electrical Course – 04/08/2016


“I chose Able Skills because they had the better and nicer facilities compared to other centres I looked at. Well done to Terry who was a fantastic tutor and a very nice guy. He had lots of time for everyone on the course and is always full of tips and advice.“

J. Bennett – Introduction to Tiling – 05/08/2016


“It was a very friendly environment at Able Skills and a very good course, Terry was a very patient teacher with great experience that he passed onto us all. I will certainly be coming back for more courses.“

C. Ghinea – Tiling – 02/09/2016


“It was a fantastic level of teaching every weekend by our instructors and it was a very relaxed environment to train in. I was delighted with the course and would definitely recommend Able Skills and the course to others.“

C. Thornes – Level 2 Electrical Course – 07/08/2016


“This was an excellent course with a really relaxed atmosphere to learn in and develop my skills. There was plenty of help and resources available throughout the whole course. I will be returning in the future to take some more courses.“

E. Heaton – Level 2 Electrical Course – 07/08/2016


“I am very happy with my course, my teacher and my class mates, they always were willing to give me lots of good advice. I hope that I can still have Satnam as my teacher for the level 3 course. Thank you so much!“

J. Li – Level 2 Electrical Course – 07/08/2016


“Satnam was an excellent tutor and I am very glad I had him for my course and excited to have him for my next course as well. He really helped with areas that I found hard and made them so much easier to understand.“

K. Murphy – Level 2 Electrical Course – 07/08/2016


“Satnam is a very competent teacher whose classes were very relaxed and very informative. The training facilities at Able Skills were very good and I am happy with the whole course.“

R. Coleman – Level 2 Electrical Course – 07/08/2016


“I am happy to have done this course at Able Skills. It is really good value for money. I would like to say keep the good work going. My many thanks to the instructor Mr. Sat who imputed years of experience and knowledge in me in just a few days. He is the best instructor I have had the chance to meet in several years of my technical career.“

J. Koleoso – 2394/95 Practical – 11/08/2016


“Able Skills were the closest to my location so it really made sense for me to train here. Phil was a superb instructor throughout the whole week. I know feel that I could confidently fit a kitchen after this course. “

R. James – Kitchen Fitting – 01/07/2016


“I first heard about Able Skills on their Facebook page and I knew straight away that this was the right centre for me. The only thing I can say is a huge thank you and I mean that very much. It is a very good training centre. “

C. Herrera – Multi Craft (Plumbing) – 01/07/2016


“Able Skills labelled their home study course very well on the website and it helped me find the perfect course for me. The practical was great, my tutor, Bob made the course very enjoyable and very interesting. “

C. Knapp – Level 2 Plumbing Home Study – 01/07/2016


“The trainer Bob was excellent, he is very experienced and knowledgeable. Bob taught us very well and made us feel welcome with all his banter. I definitely will look to do the level 2 plumbing course. I have learnt so much this week it is an excellent course. “  

S. Edwards – Introduction to Plumbing – 01/07/2016


“Bob was very knowledgeable and patient with the whole group and his teaching was fantastic. I am now thinking of returning for a more advanced course in the future. I will hope to be taught again by Bob, as he is very friendly and polite, an all round great bloke. “

R. Smith – Introduction to Plumbing – 01/07/2016


“Top instructors at Able Skills, the course was very informative and I learnt a lot of the last two weekends. It was a friendly working atmosphere with some good banter amongst the tutors and students. Great Course! “

D. Harlow – Introduction to Plumbing – 24/07/2016


“I looked to do this course a few years back but the company I contacted put me off due to sales harassment, it was so much different at Able Skills as they don’t put you under pressure with sales tactics. I really liked their website and that the price was there to be seen easily and what I would achieve. Phil is a top teacher and was very approachable and very helpful and down to earth. He explains all tasks in scenarios he has been in from experience in each of the trades he does, which really helped me understand more. I really enjoyed it! “

J. Meadham – Pipe Skills course – 24/07/2016


“I read all the feedback online and it made my decision to train at Able Skills. There was a really good range of practical tasks and I couldn’t believe how much I learnt in just five days. “

J. Aylott – Introduction to Tiling – 22/07/2016


“John was very knowledgeable and was fantastic t explaining things clearly. The class was quite big but it meant we could all learn from each other. I learnt so much during my course. I am now really looking forward to my next course at Able Skills. “

P. Coxwell – Level 2 Electrical Course – 22/07/2016


“I first heard about Able Skills through a friend that had previously attended the same course, also the reviews online were very good. I really enjoyed the level 2 course. John has been an excellent tutor and I am thoroughly looking forward to starting my level 3 course. “

J. Turner – Level 2 Electrical Course – 22/07/2016


“The weekend flexibility of the course was one of the main factors to me choosing able skills to complete my gas training. The course was very well delivered by an experienced and knowledgeable tutor. The approach and delivery style are well suited to the industry. Very enjoyable course. “

M. Dibernardo – Gas Managed Learning Programme – 23/07/2016


“I really enjoyed the course was very helpful, as was the instructor. Bob had an easy approach and was very friendly. All in all a great week. It was hard but good and I have now got a better feel for plumbing. “

W. Salmon – Introduction to Plumbing – 22/07/2016


“After I saw a video I was certain to do this course at able skills. Our instructor Bob was very good, as before I came here I knew nothing and now I can put pipes together using offsets, bends and joints, including soldering. I have really enjoyed this course and I have already put down a deposit down for a 6 week level 2 course in October. Thank you very much! “

D. Grimwood – Introduction to Plumbing – 22/07/2016


“I learnt some great and huge knowledge of the course. I am now a lot more confident in electrical verification. Steve is a fantastic tutor, by far the best! “

D. Kahlon – EAL Initial Verification – 22/07/2016


“The most important factor for me doing the course was that my boss had previous done it. Ian and Richard were both very helpful and when I was struggling they was always there to help. “

M. O’Kane – Gas Managed Learning Programme – 14/05/2016


“I had considered some other centres originally but I had heard some great feedback about Able Skills. Also they were approved by BPEC so this was also a huge factor. Overall I was very happy with my training that I received. “

S. Rad – Gas Managed Learning Programme – 16/05/2016


“After a recommendation and a browse on the internet I decided to complete my gas training at Able Skills. Both my tutors were Ian and Richard and they are both excellent at what they do and I am very happy with what I have achieved. “

A Wade – Gas Managed Learning Programme – 15/05/2016


“The tutors at Able Skills are very good and they explained everything very will and in good detail to make it understandable, 100% to Able Skills! “

L. Turnbull – Gas Managed Learning Programme – 14/05/2016


“Able Skills has a great setup and great reviews online, great lecturers and it is a great and friendly environment to learn in. When booking they had great availability and the ease of book was made much easier by the staff in the office. “

M. Griffiths – Introduction to Tiling – 13/05/2016


“On the phone they sounded like the real deal and I was happy to book, also the course reviews were very good. I learnt everything I wanted to and more on the tiling course. Max and Terry were very professional at training everyone but they can also have a laugh and a joke too. I am now moving onto a plastering course and I hope I learn just as much. “

S. Mcleon – Introduction to Tiling – 13/05/2016


“As a facilities manager, the course has been eye opening. It has shown me what exactly needs to be done in my business as the facilities at Able Skills were very good. Steve Briggs was very helpful and approachable throughout the course. “

N. Romain – PAT Testing – 13/05/2016


“I did consider other training centres before Able Skills but the reviews and location really convinced me to train here. My instructor, Steve delivered a ‘dry’ subject with great humour and great interaction which really helped us learn all the relevant knowledge. “

B. Wilson – PAT Testing – 13/05/2016


“Satnam was a superb assessor, he was clear and concise. He showed me some good tricks that I will be applying when I begin to work in the industry. The reviews were great so that was a big factor in me picking Able Skills. “

M. Greene – 2394/95 Practical – 11/05/2016


“My instructor Steve was very knowledgeable and also very funny and he was relaxed in his approach to teaching. He prepared us for the exam very well and I am very grateful for his hard work and the quality of training. “

A Duncan – 17th Edition – 11/05/2016


“Steve is a brilliant teacher and was very helpful. I’m not one for asking questions to teachers but every time I did he answered superbly and he explained the regs so clearly that even a child would understand. “

B Connolley – 17th Edition – 11/05/2016


“I had the pleasure to be one of the first students to be trained and use the facilities of the new plumbing centre. I completed a short plumbing course to be able to complete some plumbing work in my own home. Del was fantastic in explaining all details of the course and he was a big help, even when I struggled with certain areas he was always on hand to help. I am now considering the level 2 plumbing course and to change my career and become a plumber. “

K. Smith – Introduction to Plumbing – 13/05/2016


“My boss recommended me to Able Skills and they placed me on this Level 3 course. I thought that this course was excellent. It was set out very well and allowed for individuals with no knowledge to learn and people who had knowledge could recap. I am very thankful for the help the tutors provided in allowing me to pass my courses. “

H. Roberts – Level 3 Electrical course – 11/05/2016


“I have really enjoyed my time training at Able Skills. The teachers are very knowledgeable with on-site experience which is valuable to us as they helped gives us real advice for the future. The workshops are always clean and every piece of material and tool was available to us when it was needed. “

T. Dales – Level 3 Electrical course – 11/05/2016


“After a long journey of weekend training at Able Skills I am very happy that I have completed my level 2 course. Bryan was very patient with me and incredibly understanding. His help throughout the course was much needed and greatly appreciated. “

S. Mackenzie – Level 2 Electrical course – 01/05/2016


“I had considered other training centres, as I wanted to make sure I was making the right choice, but Able Skills were much more informative and helpful on the phone. You couldn’t ask for better office staff and tutors. I highly recommend training at Able Skills. “

C. Nichol – Level 2 Electrical course – 01/05/2016


“When I decided to train as an Electrician I didn’t want to go to any old college with students messing about, I wanted to go to a proper trade college. When I heard about Able Skills it fit my needs perfectly. The tutor was really good throughout the weekend training and the layout of the course was also very good. The workshop was very good and I really enjoyed my course. “

B. Lavender – Level 2 Electrical course - 01/05/2016


“Bryan was a fantastic instructor and he has a great knowledge and was also very good at explaining the difficult tasks. I was very impressed by the course and the facilities at Able Skills. “

B. Ashton – Level 2 Electrical course – 01/05/2016


“The teaching was very good on this course and Steve was extremely knowledgeable and was very happy to help us all at all times. I was very happy that my friend recommended Able Skills to me. “

S. Davies – EAL Initial Verfication – 29/04/2016


“The one week of tiling was a very informative course especially good with immediate hand on training from day 1. It was a very professional set up and I found it very enjoyable thanks to Max and Terry. “

C. Platt – Introduction to Tiling – 29/04/2016


“This was one of the best weeks of training I have had at Able Skills as the tutor was very knowledgeable, encouraging, interactive and acknowledging. Thank you Steve for all your hard work in this course. “

M. Akram – EAL Initial Verification – 29/04/2016


“Steve is a very very knowledgeable lecturer. The course content was well delivered and this made it a very enjoyable course. Another bonus was the course was full of people wanting to learn. “

C. Budden – EAL Initial Verification – 29/04/2016


“My weekend tiling course was very enjoyable and I would highly recommend this courses to anyone and those that want to build on the skills they have in other trades as it can be very useful, Thank you Max! “

J. Stevens – Introduction to Tiling – 01/05/2016


 

“This tiling course is the second course I have completed at Able Skills as I had previously completed a plastering course. Tutors on both courses were superb and I learnt so much in each. “

D. Self – Introduction to Tiling – 01/05/2016


“I had previously completed other courses at Able Skills which I really enjoyed. So I decided to come back and study for my 2394/95 inspection and testing. It was a very well presented course from Satnam, he made us work very hard but it was very fun as well. “

J. O’Connell – 2394/95 Inspection & Testing – 15/04/2016


“The instructor went above and beyond my expectations to educate the whole class and I really appreciated this. As I am someone that is already working in the industry and I usually struggle with theory activities, I couldn’t have asked for a better tutor. “

J. Walters – 2394/95 Inspection & Testing – 15/04/2016


“I studied the level 2 and level 3 electrical courses with Able Skills, so I came back for my 94/95 training. Satnam was a very good tutor and was very helpful throughout. I really enjoyed the course and I learnt much more than the reading materials provided thanks to Satnam. “

A Bewley – 2394/95 Inspection & Testing 15/04/2016


“Both my tutors have vast knowledge of the gas industry and we all gained a lot of useful information and I am really thankful to them and to Able Skills for helping me through my level 2 plumbing course and now my gas. “

S. Ullah – 3 Week Gas Course – 15/04/2016


“I was recommended to Able Skills by a gas engineer and he said they had a good level of training, I learnt a great deal from Rich and I am very happy with the course. Thank You! “

C. Tyne – 3 Week Gas Course – 15/04/2016


“My career advisor recommend me to Able Skills and I had full trust that he sent me to the right place. And as always the course was professionally planned and dispensed. We had solid support throughout from both Mr Richard and Mr Ian. “

M. Bahadoor – 3 Week Gas Course – 15/04/2016


“Tim was my assessor for this qualification. All the tutors were very clear and very helpful. They all helped calm my nerves and were very clear with instructions. I really appreciated it and would recommend to others in my position. Thank you! “

P. Carter – Level 2 NVQ Carpentry – 13/04/2016


“Jim has an excellent teaching style and clear concise and very thorough. He is authoritative and highly knowledgeable yet very approachable at all times and very helpful. The course surpassed my expectation and was challenging yet very enjoyable. “

L. Cowley – Level 3 Plumbing – 06/04/2016


“Able Skills looked very reputable and this made me choose them for my plumbing course. Phil did a really good job for the intro to plumbing and I was very happy with it. He provided good guidance and answered all questions we had. Thanks Phil! “

L. Wells – Introduction to Plumbing – 06/03/2016


“This was a great course, it was very practical and applicable to my job. A previous student recommended me here and I am glad he did. Phil was a great tutor and I will be back to complete my Level 2 plumbing course in the future. “

C. Peitit – Introduction to Plumbing – 06/03/2016


“Phil was an excellent tutor and I could have asked for any better. The best training I have ever had, the course was extremely well presented and it was also very efficient and focused so we could learn so much in just two weekends. “

D. Murphy – Introduction to Plumbing – 06/03/2016


“Able Skills is a very friendly and approachable environment with a very helpful tutor who helped me a lot. Keep up the good work and I will be in touch to book further training as I have gained the confidence in basic plumbing.“

G. Singh Gill – Introduction to Plumbing – 06/03/2016


“They looked very professional online so I picked them to complete my tiling course. Most importantly the FREE tea and coffee was a really nice touch! Accommodation was a bargain and helped me keep my costs down. Even more importantly, I leave feeling confident that I can go home and tile my kitchen! “

R. Devine – Introduction to Tiling – 06/03/2016


“This was a great course, I was given all the support I need throughout the course from a really good and flexible tutor who was patient and insightful despite all of my questions and lack of ability to keep things straight but it was a very good course. “

A Austin – Introduction to Tiling – 06/03/2016


“Based on previous reviews I chose this Gas course and the Level 2 I completed previously. It was once again very professional, although I found it hard at the beginning, Rich explained it all really well in simple terms for my understanding and he was very patient with me. Thank you Richard and Able Skills!“

G. Clark – 3 Week Gas Course – 04/03/2016


“My friend had previously studied here so I decided to complete my level 2 & 3 plumbing here and my gas training. They have been all really enjoyable courses and well worth my money. The gas course gave me a fantastic insight into the gas industry. The knowledge I gained from Rich was amazing and of course he made it fun.“

R. Pollard – 3 Week Gas Course – 04/03/2016


“It was excellent training and very knowledgeable. Staff went above and beyond the requirements during the course and I couldn’t be happier. The gold card package was excellent overall, every course was worth every penny. “

T. Conway – 2394/95 Practical Refresher – 15/02/2016


“I did consider other centres, but I picked Able Skills as it has good testimonies and good correspondence from the office staff to give me information regarding the course. Overall the tutors were very good and gave me a great understanding and made it clear with what I had to do to get a good standard of finished work. There was never any trouble in the tutors explaining things to me, even if it was a couple times.”

T. Clifford – Introduction to Carpentry – 19/02/16


“I have attended Able Skills before for Electrical and Plastering course and have always enjoyed my time at Able. I wanted to introduce my 18 year old son to the company and teaching method, we both really enjoyed this bricklaying course and I am sure we will both be back again soon!”

D. Lee – Introduction to Bricklaying – 19/02/16


“I was recommended to this course by a family member and I wasn’t disappointed. My instructor was very friendly and helpful. Felt like I have achieved something while attending the course at Able Skills and I would definitely recommend them to others looking for a training course.”

J. Lee – Introduction to Bricklaying – 19/02/16


“I have been at Able Skills twice before on other courses and now decided to take a tiling course. Terry was a fantastic teacher and was very good at explaining the tasks and methods and he was very patient with us when we didn’t understand. We have really enjoyed learning with him this week.”

M. Cope – Introduction to Tiling – 19/02/16


“The flexibility around my current job was a huge factor in me choosing this course. Simon was very knowledgeable and was a good instructor. He has taught me a lot during my course and I am very thankful for this.”

D. Pejram – NVQ Level 2 Bricklaying – 12/10/15


“The course was very good, Steve is very knowledgeable and helped me a great deal. It was very intensive trying to take in lots of info a one time but Steve made it very easy to understand.”

A Willmot – Home Study Level 3 Electrical – 12/02/16


“My course was broken down really well and my instructor Bryan was extremely helpful for the whole two weeks I was there. The handouts were really good and a relaxed environment to learn in.”

S. Kerai – Introduction to Basic Domestic Electrics – 12/02/16


“The tutors made the course for me, they certainly engaged my interest in the trade. Both great blokes, Tim spread himself around all students, giving everyone time even though he didn’t have it. I really appreciate both tutors’ help and they both gave good advice at all times. Thanks Tim and Kevin!”

S. Brown – City & Guilds Carpentry – 19/02/16


“I had trained with Able Skills before and expected the same quality as last time. Satnam is a great tutor and made me feel at ease and explained everything excellently. I certainly received the great quality this time again as I did the first time.”

F. Martins – 94/95 Assessment Day - 03/02/2016


“Able Skills has a great reputation and I was happy to come back for my assessment. It was a great course and assessment. I also felt like I learnt a lot from a very knowledgeable instructor in Satnam. He had a great way of installing the information with me, by asking questions to make me think about it. Was a great few days and will definitely recommend it.”

S. Kuzbyt – 94/95 Assessment Day - 03/02/2016


“Steve Briggs was a very good tutor and he made sure everything was crystal clear and made it a fun learning environment. Would recommend Steve to anyone. The course exceeded my expectations and will hopefully be back for more soon.”

G. Weatherhead – 94/95 Combined Course  - 05/02/2016


“I chose this course because Able Skills seemed like a really good place to learn and they had such a wide range of courses to choose from. Steve was a very knowledgeable tutor. He really cared that everyone was able to understand each part of the course and he worked at a good pace.”

A Risberg – 94/95 Combined Course - 05/02/2016


“When I first looked on the website I saw the professionalism of it and thought this could be a good place to learn. The centre is very well presented and the training, guidance, teaching and level of attention is really great, especially from Tim. I have really enjoyed my training here and will come back to improve my skills further in carpentry and possibly other areas. The quality of facilities and training were a huge factor to me coming here.”

A Al-Hashimi – NVQ Level 2 Carpentry – 05/02/16


“The centre appeared very professional at first and of course when I started, it was a very professional set up. The friendly and helpful tutors (Max & Terry) were full of knowledge and were able to answer all my questions and it seemed they knew everything there was to know about tiling.”

K. Tilbury – Introduction to Tiling - 05/02/16


“I have already completed many different courses at Able Skills and I have never been disappointed. I really enjoyed this tiling course and the two tutors were fantastic. I couldn’t believe how much I was able to learn in just one week. I will be back for more!”

M. Williamson – Introduction to Tiling - 05/02/16


“This was a very good course and a great place to come and learn to, the facilities were really good and clean. Richard was my instructor and he was great, he made it very easy to understand and what I need to know in the future. The course wasn’t boring at all and it was very worthwhile and Rich was a great person to speak to.”

A Ridgers – Gas Managed Learning Programme - 22/01/2016


"This course had some fantastic tuition from Steve Briggs, as always he was great with us all day long. Overall I was very pleased with my experience with Able Skills. I think that the refresher day is a very good idea because it gives you a chance to update your knowledge."

P. Smallwood – 2394/95 Refresher Day – 20-01-2016


"After this short course I now feel I have a got a great starting knowledge of Plumbing. Del was an excellent tutor and he was constantly full of really useful tips of the trade. The facilities there were fantastic and a perfect chance to build my skills. I found the course very easy on the website and have now decided to book another course."

S. Cooper – Introduction to Plumbing – 15-01-2016


"I found the course from their very helpful YouTube page which directed me to the website. I am very satisfied with everything! Del was my tutor during my Plumbing course and he is very kind and patient and also very good at sharing his knowledge to everyone. I will recommend Able Skills to everyone. Thank you!"

J. Papp – Multi Craft (Plumbing) – 15-01-2016


"The reason I chose Able Skills is because of the fantastic recommendations and I knew it was the place to complete my training. The course overall was excellent and the teacher is great with detailed guidance and motivation. I have a lot of respect for Del!"

Kagabo – Multi Craft (Plumbing) - 15-01-2016


"Steve has been the been the best tutor I have had in my time at Able Skills as he has been very informative and was a pleasure to be in his class. I would happily consider more courses that he leads."

C Xavier – EAL Initial Verification – 22-01-2016


"This was a fantastic introduction to tiling for myself, I have learnt so much during my week here and was surprised with my skills after one week. Max is a great teacher with a great sense of humour!"

N. Lee – Introduction to Tiling – 15-01-2016


"I was very happy to have the chance to complete this course after I had seen some great feedback of the centre and it made me decide to complete the course here. Max was a superb tutor and his explanations were excellent through all the different tiling sections. Thank you!"

S. Halil – Advanced Tiling – 15-01-2016


"This has been a very good course and we have had some great banter with Max (tutor). He has been extremely helpful for the whole week and was on hand whenever we needed him. I will be coming back to Able Skills to complete my advanced tiling course very soon."

J. Fuller – Introduction to Tiling – 22-01-2016


"Once I saw the videos of the centre I knew this is where I wanted to complete my carpentry course. Tim was a great teacher, he was very patient and clear with his instructions. He is very intelligent and quick and made sure the course was challenging for me. Great course!"

J. Franklin – Introduction to Carpentry – 18-01-2016


"I had done previous course at Able Skills so I had no doubt about going back. Tim was a great tutor, he was very patient & could cope with pupils of all different experiences. It was a very encouraging course!"

R. Nicholson – Introduction to Carpentry – 22-01-2016


"The reputation of Able Skills is the main reason I chose to do all my training here. The instruction during this course was very well delivered and was made interesting by the instructor with excellent communication skills and a great personality. The centre works in a professional manner and the refresher day was very good."

A Kean – 2394/95 Refresher – 18-01-2016


"I am very thankful to many people who have given help and guidance in the preparation of this portfolio and from these I have received much information. The following people who I owe thanks to for their meticulous work during the course are both Roy and Martin. To This esteemed group, I want to say thanks for offering me the opportunity to pursue my studies in this program."

L. M. Isaac (Gas Training)


"I found Able Skills online. I had an excellent week, really good fun. Steve and Tim are a great laugh and great tutors too. I will probably be back for more."

William Coffin (Intro Carpentry Course)


"My company chose Able Skills for me.

I was so impressed how much we covered in just one week and how advanced the second week students were who were around me, they had so much confidence. Steve and Tims knowledge, experience and patience were second to none, not to mention their sense of enthusiasm to share their knowledge. I feel far more confident that I have enhanced my work skills and can apply what I have learned in my workplace. Thanks guys."

Marie Carpenter (Intro Carpentry Course)


"I searched the internet for a suitable course and looked at a couple of places. Able Skills seemed to offer better payment plans and came across more professional and organised. Initially location was important to me however quality of work shop and course delivery out-weighed location.

Having attended various ‘adult’ education/training courses over the past few years, I felt that the tuition and delivery by Tim and Steve were first class, always helpful and informative. My only criticism would be is that on occasion, the workshop felt a little overcrowded and sometimes the tutors stretched."

Andrew Bearne (City & Guilds Carpentry Course)

Note from Able Skills: As a result of this and similar feedback, we have now extended the carpentry training centre to twice its original size, added another instructor and also set up a designated kitchen fitting area. Student feedback is great and helps us to continually improve.


 "This course was very well set out and taught in a way which was easy to follow; I gained some valuable information from this course. I would definitely consider upgrading and doing a longer Carpentry course."

Dane Watson (Intro Carpentry Course)


"I chose Able Skills based on internet reviews and recommendation from a friend.

The style of teaching from both Tim and Steve was excellent, it really seemed to agree with my way of learning, both laid back guys but informative, they both clearly have a passion for wood."

Joseph Drew (City & Guilds Carpentry Course)


"I looked at a couple of centres for training but Able Skills had the better reputation. They also didn’t require me to pay upfront and were happy to let me pay as I trained.

I really enjoyed the course and enjoyed working with both tutors but especially with Steve whose knowledge helped me build a sash window as a project. I couldn’t have done it without him. Cheers!"

Matthew Lewis (City & Guilds Carpentry and Joinery Course)


"As with other tutors at Able Skills, this course gave me time served tutors with endless knowledge and tips, ideas and more. Steve, Tim and Mark were always willing to impart their knowledge and experience and were never precious when teaching us novices. Thank you guys."

Nick Rettes (Intro Carpentry Course)


"I thought the course was really well done. I learned a lot more than I ever thought I would and really enjoyed it. The tutor was patient and came across excellent."

Colin Day (Intro Carpentry Course)


"Good duration and location, good, clear and open website.

Excellent teaching from both Tim and Steve. They were really patient and responsive, both good listeners and tried to tailor the course to meet my specific needs. They also offered a good variety of tasks for me to complete and provided lots of encouragement and positive feedback."

Val Igwe (Carpentry and Joinery Non-Qualification)


"I chose Able Skills as they offered the opportunity to train at weekends and the chance to achieve separate qualifications in both carpentry and joinery.

Steve and Tim are the biggest asset to this course. Steve is highly approachable, calm and considered in his teaching and learning support style; he is sensitive to the information given to you from other tutors on the course and helps to keep the learning experience fluid and consistent. Time enthusiasm and consistent quality in his teaching delivery and his love for carpentry, along with Steves, creates a brilliant working environment. It is unfortunate that at times, their excellent teaching and learning support is hindered by the lack of appropriate tools and fixings and quality machinery. Tim and Steve make this course value for money however the workshop is in need of better facilities."

Ashleigh Pearson (City & Guilds Carpentry and Joinery Course)

Note from Able Skills: As a result of this and similar feedback, we have now extended the carpentry training centre to twice its original size, added another instructor and also purchased appropriate machinery and new tools.


"I chose Able Skills due to the location and because I wanted to cover a variety of different subjects.

 This carpentry course was absolutely first rate. Both Tim and Steve were extremely good teachers, the amount of demonstrations provided is excellent. I would give this course 11 out of 10, it was that good. Tim took most of the course and in my opinion, he is the person I learned the most from out of all of the courses I did."

A Gunn (Intro Carpentry Course)


"Over the past 2 days at Able Skills I have undertaken assessment processes to achieve my NVQ as I have never held carpentry qualifications but have always worked as a Carpenter.

As much as I felt that the 6 hour time limit applied to the assessment was a bit tight, I can say that my Assessor Tim made me feel very much at ease at all times which I am sure is what helped me to achieve a pass mark."

David Unwin (EWPA Carpentry Assessment for level 2 NVQ)


"I found Able Skills on-line and found what looked like a good course, it was important for me to learn in the correct manner.

The course was brilliant – I want to come back and carry on with the carpentry course when I get some more money!!!"

David Watkins (Intro Carpentry Course)


"I found able skills over the internet and once I found it I didn’t consider any other centre!! The location was really good and not to mention the value for money!! I really enjoyed the course it was a brilliant introduction to carpentry, I felt really comfortable when I started. Steve my instructor was excellent giving me a step by step guide on everything I attempted! My hands skills have really improved and I so much more confident using saws, chisels and other equipment. The course was excellent and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a carpentry career."

T Lehman (Introduction to carpentry)


 "Having been a carpenter for many years, I found myself in a position of needing an NVQ and chose Able Skills as they have the Experienced Worker route available.

I found the test centre facilities to be excellent; the Assessor was excellent with regards to guidance, clear and concise instruction and delivery. I think that the timescale allocated for the assessment is a little tight but I did pass so that’s great. I would recommend Able Skills to others."

Gareth Gore (EWPA Carpentry Assessment for level 2 NVQ)


"I learned lots of practical skills and also the do’s and don’ts of the job. Tim, Kevin and Steve are 3 very helpful instructors who know the job and how to teach it. I would highly recommend this course to people. "

Conor Miles (Multiskills Carpentry Course)


"In all I found the course was exactly as I had expected, if not more. Great tutors, good working environment and the course covered a lot in a short space of time. I would not hesitate to recommend this course to others."

David Taylor (Intro Carpentry Course)


"Both Kevin’s were amazing tutors. They, and Able Skills as a training centre both greatly exceeded my expectations. The breadth of knowledge and the depth of learning is outstanding. The course is very evenly paced, and very easy to follow. I loved that it was hands on from the word ‘go’, too. I found Able Skills on an online advertisement, and chose it as I was able to stay in very cheap accommodation whilst I was here, at £20 a night. I would definitely recommend Able Skills to a friend. I’m coming back for a plastering course soon, I can’t wait to start."

Overall Rating: Excellent.

C. Van–Sou (10 Days Carpentry Course)


"The reason I chose Able Skills was because they seemed to offer more for my time and money than other training centres. I wanted to feel comfortable in the skill I was learning, and I feel as though Tim, Kevin and Steve all gave me the confidence I needed. The whole of K1 staff were amazing, with a good range of knowledge and skills from all aspects of carpentry. At the start of my course, I felt as though the materials weren’t ordered regularly enough, but after suggesting this to the K1 staff, there seemed to be a constant flow of materials and the skips were emptied more often. Overall, I’m extremely happy with the outcome of my course, and I can’t wait to start my new career as a carpenter."

Overall Rating: Excellent.

C. Radley (NVQ Level 3 Carpentry Course)


 "I trained at Able Skills for 12 weeks, and in my time here, I found the my tutors were exceptional. They were always there to help and had an outstanding knowledge of carpentry. The office staff are great too, very understanding when it comes to money and they’re all so easy to talk to."

P. Edward (NVQ Level 3 Carpentry Course)


"I would like to say thank you to Kevin, Tim and Steve for my time in the carpentry unit. Everything was amazing and all three tutors really impressed me with the way they taught us all, and how they looked after their students. I am really happy with what I achieved in such a short space of time. I will definitely be back to train in some of the other departments! The course is such great value for money, too."

B. Talla (2 Weeks Carpentry Course)


"My tutors, Tim, Steve and Kevin were excellent. They all have different ways of teaching and different strengths, a reason why I loved being taught by three different instructors. Tools are fine for beginners. I chose Able Skills after visiting on one of my days off and having a look round the centre, this way I could see that nothing advertised was false, and got to talk to the students, so I had a real opinion on everything before I spent any money."

Overall Rating: Excellent.

C. Pratt (NVQ Level 3 Carpentry Course)


"I found Able Skills through Google. I had previously studied a Tiling Course with Able Skills and found it was great value for money, with exceptional teaching, so I came back for Carpentry Course, without even considering any other training centre. Even though I have already attended two courses, I would definitely come back for more, to improve my skills further. My tutor for the week was Steve. I was highly satisfied with his teaching and believe he is very able and skilled at what he does. The only problem I encountered, was finding a short course, with space available that suited me. If I had any friends interested in construction training, I would definitely recommend Able Skills to them."

Overall Rating: Excellent.

I. Mackrae (1 week Carpentry Course)


"I found Able Skills on twitter and chose to train here over other centres as I was able to come and have a look around the centre and see what environment I would be working in before I put any money down. A big factor for me when choosing to train here, was value for money and location, both fitted me perfectly as the centre is 5 minutes away from the train station and from talking to other students, I could see the money I was spending would be worth it. I cannot compliment my instructors; Tim, Steve, and Kevin enough. They are always extremely approachable and patient with every student."

Overall Rating: Excellent.

A. Simmonds (NVQ Level 2 Carpentry Course)


"I have no complaints at all with this course! Time, Steve and Kevin are all very friendly, and great at what they do, I’ve learnt so much in the time I was here. There was always loads of space and materials in the carpentry department which was great, too. I was recommended to Able Skills by a friend, and I will now definitely be recommending Able Skills to others!"

Overall Rating: Excellent.

J. Matthews (NVQ Level 2 Carpentry Course)


"I was searching on Google for carpentry courses and I saw Able Skills and I picked Able Skills over the rest of the training centres because they had the best content within their courses. The course gave me exactly what I wanted and great value for my money that I spent. It was a great place for me to complete my course so I would recommend it to anyone. My tutor throughout the course was Steve and he was a great tutor and I really liked the flexibility he had when it came to adjusting the content of the courses and his own teaching style so that he was able to fit each students needs so that everyone was getting maximum benefits from the course."

Overall Rating – Excellent

Bibby (Introductory Carpentry Course)


"I completed a carpentry course at Able Skills over a 5 day period and it has been a fantastic week. I heard about Able Skills through an outplacement consultant so I didn’t look for anywhere else because of the flexibility they had in their courses as they worked in both weekdays and weekends so I could do all types of training days and also the reputation they had so I had a very good idea of what to expect from them. I would always recommend able skills to others because it was a great week and I would even come back for more courses in the future as I am thinking of going onto one of the joinery courses as they looked very good."

Overall Rating – Excellent

J. Stephens (Introductory Carpentry Course)


 

"At Able Skills I have completed a 5 day carpentry course that I found very successful and built up my skills in this area. My tutor was Steve and he covered the course very well and helped me a lot. I heard about Able Skills from a recommendation from a friend who said this was the best place to go, so I never considered anywhere else. The most important factors for me were that it was local to me and the course content was very good and attracted me towards it. The course was excellent and covered a wide range of skills in carpentry so I could increase my skills base and the course overall was delivered brilliantly by Steve."

Overall Rating – Excellent

M. Davies (Introductory Carpentry Course)


"I looked onto the CTP website and found Able Skills and it was the perfect fit for me. I picked Able Skills over the other training centres because I was able to do the entire course that I wanted to do throughout my time here. The money I spent was perfect for the value of the training and my expectations were met as well meaning I had a great time here. I would attend other course at Able Skills because they offer a wide range of options of courses for me to take. Steve my instructor was very knowledgeable and gave great instructions that were very well explained so that it was easily adapted for all levels of students."

Overall Rating – Good

S. Tierney (Introductory Carpentry Course)


 

"I have completed an NVQ in Carpentry over the last 8 weeks with Able Skills and my tutors were very good and my tuition was first class throughout the course. I found this course when I was searching for NVQ courses online and I chose Able Skills because no other places offered the same courses that suited me the most. Also the accommodation available was a big factor for me because it meant that I could stay near the centre for £20 each night so it was amazing value for money. I would definitely do another course at Able Skills because the course that I took was excellent overall so I would happily do another course with them and recommend others to do their carpentry courses here."

Overall – Excellent

R. Corbett (NVQ Carpentry)


 "I chose Able Skills as I was looking for a completely practical, hands-on course.

I have really enjoyed my time with Able Skills and found the staff to be professional, easy to talk to and approachable, knowledgeable and they keep you well informed. I would consider attending more courses and will recommend Able Skills to my family and friends."

Pete Amos (Kitchen Fitting Course)


 "I picked Able Skills because you can learn a variety of different trades in one place and they offer an easy payment plan.

I learned lots of good techniques about how to fit a kitchen properly, in the right way. Now I have the confidence to do the job properly. My tutor Mark was very polite and had a very good technique to his teaching. I enjoyed the course very much."

Nirmal Limbu (Kitchen Fitting Course)


"I attended the introduction to tiling course after I did some internet research at Able Skills. I liked their professional website and accommodation offers and there was availability that matched my diary!

I really enjoyed the course and felt that I learned a lot more than I was expecting in just 1 week. I am considering coming back to increase my skills very soon!"

Joanna (Tiling Course)


"I went for it, I booked the 6 week course after doing a 1 week intensive and I had a great time!

Highest compliments to my fantastic tutor, Terry! He helped me realise my dream and now I got to go home and create more crazy mosaics and send them to him to keep him up to date on my progress! He even came out and helped me fix my car! Thanks!"

Joanna (Tiling Course)


"I heard about Able Skills through some friends and found them to be the most helpful and flexible.

The centre and the courses are really valuable for me as I had limited time. I believe doing this course has helped me and my future progress into the trades I want to go down! The instructors are really helpful and I think they are absolutely brilliant. Thanks guys!"

Dharma (Tiling Course)


"I decided to do the 10 week tiling course after having a look online and finding that Able Skills could offer me a tailored course to suit my needs. I also liked that I didn’t have to commit to 10 weeks in a row, I could come and train as and when (within reason).

I would like to say a massive thank you to all those at Able Skills that helped me book and achieve my course. Terry and Max (the instructors) has been fantastic trainer. I feel I have all the right tools to begin a tiling career. The course was brilliant, no stone left unturned. What a great course with great instructors. Thank you!"

John (Tiling Course)


"I really enjoyed exploring the world of tiling. I only did a 1 week course but was very impressed by the skills I came away with.

The course was definitely value for money and I would have opted to do a longer course if I was a little younger! However, I will exploit the skills I have learnt with the DIY my wife has lined up for me!"

Daniel (Tiling Course)


"I wanted to become a tiler and a friend of mine recommended me to Able Skills. I did some internet research and read a lot of good reviews.

I have enjoyed my 8 week course and have not only learned a lot but also with the guidance of my tutors grown in confidence and ability. This course has been a fantastic experience and been great value for money. Even though I still have a lot to learn what the tutors have taught me will put me in good stead for the future. Terry and Max, thank you!"

Jonathan (Tiling Course)


"I found Able Skills via the internet – I also considered other centres but chose Able Skills based on location and course content.

I had a great time on the course and learned loads which gave me so much confidence. The tutor Max was top notch and I have no complaints at all. I will be recommending Able Skills to anyone wanting to train in construction. Very happy and thank you :)"

David Tillett (Tiling Course)


"I chose Able Skills because they had a good reputation and is also close to where I live. I came here knowing nothing about tiling but thanks to Terry & Max I now have a solid base for the rest of my training and looking forward to it!"

Brian (Tiling Course)


"I have just completed the six week tiling course at Able Skills and start work as a tiler on Monday. This was the first time I have tiled and have gained so much from this course i.e. Tiling, tanking formats of tiling diamond, brick, block, on walls and floors. I found that the instructors Max and Terry very helpful throughout the six weeks and thanks to them I have gained a new career in the tiling game I would advise any one starting a new career to join up with Able Skills."

Nick Byrne (Tiling Course)


"The 6 weeks have flown by since doing the basic tile cutting, moving on to tiling kitchens and bathrooms, walls and floors, tanking out showers, working with a wide range of materials, stone, slate, mosaic, porcelain etc.

The instructors are great, helpful and patient. They tell you what to do and let you get on with it, but are there for any queries or problems, giving you the benefit of their experience.

I would recommend this course and Able Skills to anyone."

Dave Birkin (Tiling Course)


"Having carried out my own home renovation projects including all the wall and floor tiling, on retiring from the police service I decided to become a self employed tiler. I attended an 'Advanced tiling course' with another training establishment to prepare me for the change of career. Having advertised my services and carrying out some tiling contracts it soon became evident that my tiling skills were sadly lacking.

I therefore decided to look round on the internet for another training establishment and after much searching came up with Able Skills based at Dartford. As they were reasonably local to me I went to their base and the 6 week 'Professional tiling course' was explained to me.

I was given a tour of the establishment and was pleasantly surprised to find that the tiling bays were single occupancy. There were plenty of tiles to use and the instructors were friendly and only too pleased to answer any questions that I had. I booked a course there and then.

The course was well put together, the instruction excellent, the facilities first class with plenty of tiles of different types and sizes available for use during the course. The course was a thoroughly enjoyable experience. I would not hesitate to recommend Able Skills to anyone who is thinking of taking a tiling course."

Ian Edwards (Tiling Course)


"I went to Able Skills because they offer accommodation at a decent price and the course looked very detailed.

Tutors delivered the course excellently. They are very knowledgeable and always helpful. A lot is covered even in just 1 week! All questions will be answered and any bad techniques I was using would b#e helped with immediately. Always kept busy!"

Hayley (Tiling Course)


"Max and Terry were very helpful and informative tutors. I really enjoyed my time here and can’t wait back to come back for the other five day courses I’ve booked. I chose Able Skills as my training provider, after visiting the centre and having a look around. It was clear that there was a high quality of training here. There’s also a lot to offer here, also a reason why I chose Able Skills. ALL the courses are great value for money in my opinion, all the students seemed just as happy as me!"

Overall Rating: Excellent.

T. Turner (Introduction to Tiling Course)


"I studied at Able Skills in February. Terry, my tutor, was very friendly and good at helping me understand every part of my course. Even though I had no choice in where I decided to train, as my parents picked it out for me, I would come back for any other courses if I wanted a change in my career path. My parents and I both agreed the course was great value for money, and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Able Skills to anyone interested in this type of work."

Overall Rating: Excellent.

R. Folkes (1 Week Tiling Course)


"The reason I chose Able Skills, was because my friend highly recommended the company to me. My teacher, Terry, was a great instructor throughout the whole six weeks of my Tiling Course. I wasn’t disappointed with the service I received. It was really worth my money and time. I would jump at the chance to come back to attend other courses if I could."

Overall Rating: Excellent.

K. Spargo (6 Week Tiling Course)


"My one week Tiling Course, was instructed by Terry. This was a great course for me and really well run. The location was an important factor for me in deciding where to train and Able Skills is very easily accessible from Dartford train station, the course was worth the money I paid, and I would recommend Able Skills to a friend."

Overall Rating: Excellent.

C. Hemming (1 Week Tiling Course)


"Terry and Max taught my three week Tiling Course. The course was recommended to me via Surrey Marble, a very good recommendation too, it was great value for money and met my high expectations."

Overall Rating: Excellent.

M. Harriet (3 Week Tiling Course)


"Cannot believe how much I learnt in a week! The teachers are great, office staff were always going out of their way to help us all, and to top it off, all the equipment needed for the week was provided for us. I’ve already booked another week’s course here, which says it all, really. Well worth the money I paid."

Overall Rating: Excellent.

D. Roberts (1 Week Tiling Course)


"Max was my tutor for the week and I am very happy with the outcome of this course. Max’s teaching was outstanding and I found him very approachable and helpful. Overall very happy with what I have learnt so far. I chose to train with Able Skills as it was the best priced centre I could find, and it had the best reviews out of all the centres I looked at. I will definitely be recommending Able Skills to others."

Overall Rating: Excellent.

S. Robinson (1 Week Tiling Course)


"I found Able Skills through a friend who had done a Plumbing Course here before. My instructor, Max, laid out the course well and was a very calm and patient tutor. He allows you to ask as many questions as it takes before you get it right. I will definitely recommend Able Skills to others, and would love to come back for more of your introductory courses soon."

Overall Rating: Excellent.

B. Ajibola (Introduction to Tiling Course)


"The staff here are very friendly and have great knowledge, from the Tiling department right down to the office! The accommodation here is great, and cannot be faulted for £20 per night! The tools and facilities here were second to none, in every unit."

Overall Rating: Excellent.

C. McLaughlin (Tiling Multiskills Course)


"This was a great week. Everything was set out and explained by Max really well. I knew what was expected of me at every stage. There was not a minute wasted, either. I worked from start to finish, non-stop. I can’t believe how much I have learnt in these past five days."

Overall Rating: Excellent.

F. Green (Introduction to Tiling Course)


 "I found Able Skills through a recommendation, and chose to train here as you had the best online reviews. Everything was always explained well by Max, and he was always on hand to help. The tools here are in great condition, too. I definitely got my money’s worth with this course!"

Overall Rating: Excellent.

F. Davey (Introduction to Tiling Course)


"I decided that I wanted to complete a tiling course and when looking online I came across Able Skills and after looking at other centres I found out that Able Skills offered the best form of training. The training that was provided was a huge factor in making my decision to choose Able Skills. I found this course excellent and it definitely met the expectations I had and the value for money was great. The best person to name was my tutor Max because he helped me hugely over the week as he was very patient with me and was very helpful at all times and on more than one occasion he stayed late with me to let me finish what I was doing so it was very helpful."

Overall Rating – Excellent

J. Lohan (Tiling Course Package)


 "I booked with Able Skills based on the reviews I had read and the marketing material they sent me. They looked professional and were keenly priced.

I had never plastered a wall before and after 30 years sitting behind a desk; this course gave me the confidence to have a go. I will email results of my efforts and I will definitely attend other courses here. The accommodation was excellent value for money."

Ian Dowie (Plastering Course)


"I found Able Skills on the internet. Their location suited me and they had a good variety of courses available.

Loved the fact the course was all hands-on and no classroom work. We were thrown straight in and the instructors put across what was expected of us very well. They were excellent in helping me to fulfil the tasks set. Very enjoyable course, see you next week for the advanced course – looking forward to it."

Mark Spinks (Plastering Course)


"I chose Able Skills based on location and cost and because they are approved by City & Guilds.

The course progressed at good, fast speed. It covered everything I wanted as an introductory level. Great tutor, team and resources at the training centre."

Parbat Hirani (Plastering Course)


"I chose Able Skills due to location, the fact that they are reasonably priced and because I could get a City & Guilds certificate at the end of the course.

I found the centre to have a laid back, great atmosphere with good facilities and good tutors. The centre is open to anyone who wants to learn and as a complete beginner, this was excellent for me. I got a lot from the course, plenty of skills that I can take away with me."

Paul Standen (Plastering Course)


"I heard about Able Skills from friends and chose them for this reason and because of their location.

Thank you for delivering an excellent and thorough training course. Generally speaking, I am feeling good and achieved more than I expected to."

Deny Gurung (Plastering Course)


 "I am based in Canterbury and found Able Skills on the internet. I chose them for location reasons, value for money and the facilities they have for learning.

I was a bit dubious at first as I didn’t know what to expect but the course exceeded my expectations. Joe was a hit with us all, very knowledgeable, full of hints and tricks of the trade. Step-by-step teaching, all hands-on – BRILLIANT. I’m back next week for Wallpapering."

Luke Poole (Plastering Course)


 "I found out about Able Skills through a family member so booked a course based on recommendation alone.

I can’t believe how much I learned I a week. The teachers are great, can't fault the course at all other than disappointed that the free coffee provided wasn’t Nescafe :) I have actually booked another week long course so that says it all really."

Darren Roberts (Plastering Course)


 "I picked Able Skills after finding them online. I booked based on reviews, feedback and the flexibility they offer.

Very clear instruction, amiable and approachable instructors. Nice atmosphere, good to be around other students who were at different stages and levels so you could see what can be achieved."

Tom Raw (Plastering Course)


 "I did an internet search and picked Able Skills for many reasons: Professional website, good reviews, visible course structure, location, course availability and standards.

This was a very well organised course. The instructors are top blokes, we used great tools, the premises are fantastic and they deal with waste management in a very thorough manner. Spencer needs to put on some weight though – he’s wasting away :)"

James Wood (Plastering Course)


 "I found Able Skills on the internet, perfect location for me and seemed to offer quality training.

Spencer and Joe provided excellent tuition throughout the course, they have a great depth of knowledge. They also provided a pleasant and relaxing environment to learn in."

Elliott Stocker (Multicraft Diploma - Plastering Units)


 "Able Skills has an extremely good set-up and in particular, on this course. You are taught in a manner which leaves you free to attempt all the common scenarios that a beginner plasterer may come across and you are still given good guidance and tutoring throughout.

I am very happy with my experience here and with what I have learned and what I will be taking away with me."

Robert Beer (Plastering Course)


 "My company booked my course for me and chose Able Skills.

I found the course really enjoyable and the staff made me feel very welcome. The tutors were able to have a laugh with you and help with anything that I was unsure of. I would highly recommend this course to anybody. Thanks very much to Able Skills for a great course and thanks to Spencer and Joe for teaching me."

Simon Wickham (Plastering Course)


"My company booked and paid for my course for me and chose Able Skills.

Able Skills has great staff all round. I got to know other instructors and office staff too – everyone makes you welcome but a big thank you to Spencer and Joe for teaching me. Thank you Able Skills."

Gary Coulson (Plastering Course)


 "Really enjoyed the course and will be taking a lot of knowledge away with me.  A big thank you to Joe and Spencer for their tuition."

Shaun Hollands (Plastering Course)


"I found Able Skills by doing an internet search and chose them based on distance from home and the facilities they have.

Thanks to Joe and Spencer, very good tutors, very happy to be trained by them. My experience with Able Skills was amazing – very happy."

Rui Duarte (Plastering Course)


 "I picked Able Skills as they are recommended by the MOD for forces training. I considered other providers but Angela in the office worked really hard to help me out with all of my paperwork and processes. She explained the course content in full detail and for these reasons, I knew Able Skills was the right choice for me.

I have been so impressed with everything, from the admin, to the accommodation, to the teaching. Able Skills has excellent instructors with great personalities to match. I would recommend that Able Skills go on the road and give presentations to military units to gain a better foothold, they should work closer with resettlement officers so that more military staff can benefit from the excellent tuition at Able Skills."

Dennis Hughes (Plastering Course)


"I found Able Skills online and gave them a call. I was really happy with the information provided over the phone and happy with the fact that accommodation was also available.

I feel that the weeks plastering course was superb. I will be talking to the military education centres and recommending this course and company."

Scott Bridges (Plastering Course)


 "Found Able Skills using Google. I liked their location, flexibility and breadth of available courses.

Best course I have done in ages, excellent tutor."

Perry Hailey (Plastering Course)


"Joe and Spencer are excellent tutors. I have been pleased with the way I have been taught – short demo and then complete the task myself. I would definitely consider coming back for more advanced situations."

Joe Turner (Plastering Course)


"I based my search on website and course reviews. I chose Able Skills based on the feedback I found and their location and their flexibility which allowed me to train at weekends.

Since doing this course I feel I have learned a lot and this has all been down to Spencer and Joe who have been great teachers and very patient people. I would definitely recommend this course to friends."

Paul Moody (Plastering Course)


"I have really enjoyed my course at Able Skills and am gutted it’s over already! My instructors Joe and Spencer were very welcoming from the day I started and have a whole load of experience and knowledge in which they are eager to pass on to the students!! I have learnt so much and more within my time at the centre and now feel like I am confident to go out and work on site and to hopefully be opening my own business! I will be recommending Able Skills to everyone as not only was my experience with my course and the staff was excellent but also because the course was really good value for money."

D Probets (City & Guilds and NVQ Plastering)


"After being recommended to Able Skills by a friend and hearing lots of good things about it I decided to book a course. Not only was the facilities excellent but so was the price!! The environment there was friendly and relaxed. My instructor Joe was excellent; he was very knowledgeable and always willing to help! I look forward to coming back and doing more courses."

M Hobkirk (Introduction to plastering)


"I found Able Skills via an internet search. Location was important to me.

I found this course to be very exhilarating and inspiring and gained so much knowledge. I hope to continue doing other courses at Able Skills. The tutors are really approachable and keen to help. I found the course to be quite empowering, especially for women."

Christine Forrest (Plastering Course)


"I chose Able Skills following an internet search.

I received brilliant teaching from Joe and Spencer, they provided me with the knowledge, training and confidence in the work I do to achieve want I want to do and succeed in the future. Will highly recommend to anyone who is looking to get in to the construction industry."

Nick Scott (Plastering Course)


"I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all, and also to update you on where  I’ am now 24 months after completing my City and Guilds 8 week course in Plastering.

After completing my course at Able Skills I became a Self-employed Plasterer and was operating as a one man and a van on a lot of domestic jobs . The course gave me the skills and the confidence to operate and the more work I got, the skills that Jo Holloway and Spencer James  had taught me put me in a great position to win more work. I quickly got a good name for myself in the South West of England and later progressed on to commercial contracts. I finally started working for Mercury Construction has a Plasterer and Renderer this was very interesting and the skills and foundations taught to me at Able Skills put me in good stead.

I then completed my Site Managers course and was then promoted to Site Manager in charge of the finishing trades. I must say with all my heart that without the professional training and commitment of Able Skills I would not be where I ‘am today.

I fully recommend all trade courses at Able Skills because not only do you learn the trade side, you learn lots more about the construction industry, and gain  recognised qualifications.

To that end I would like to thank the team at Able Skills especially Jo Holloway and Spencer James for their professionalism."

Ian Marshe (Plastering)


"I had Spencer as a tutor for the week I studied with Able Skills. He is an amazing tutor, explaining everything very well and is a good laugh too. I heard about Able Skills through an online advertisement and it fitted me well, thanks to the easy to reach location and the fair pricing. A+++ for Able Skills!"

Overall Rating: Excellent.

M. Bunn (1 Week Plastering Course)


"I stayed in Able Skills’ accommodation, which was a winning factor of me choosing this company, as it made it more affordable and easy for me to learn. I had a great experience from the minute I arrived, until I handed my keys over on the last day! Every member of staff is extremely helpful and knowledgeable. I would love to come back to Able Skills. I am very excited to return here in a few weeks for the City & Guilds Plastering Course. Both courses are great value for money and time!"

Overall Rating: Excellent.

S. Funnell (1 Week Plastering Course)


"Spencer was an excellent instructor and delivered the course in an easy to understand and professional manner. I will definitely be coming back for the advanced course. The opportunity to study this course was possible; and affordable thanks to accommodation available and fair course prices. All tools are provided for you too, which was a great help."

Overall Rating: Excellent.

J. Bland (1 Week Plastering Course)


"Mark and Spencer were patient and helpful instructors, I learnt so much in the short time I was here. The training centre is conveniently close to my house, one of the main reasons I chose to learn here. The experience and skills I came away with is well worth the money I paid for my course."

Overall Rating: Excellent.

F. Arezol (5 days Plastering Course)


"The price I paid for the two weeks was amazing. I chose the Combined Introductory & Advanced Plastering Course, as the package came at a discounted cost. In this time I developed my skills from basic, to skilled plasterer by the end of the second week. I would definitely consider coming back for the Level Three NVQ Plastering Course as I have enjoyed my time here so much. I would highly recommend this course to anyone considering a career in plastering, or if it’s just to fix a few bits around the house."

Overall Rating: Excellent.

M. Older (2 Week Plastering Course)


"The most important factor I took into consideration when booking with Able Skills was the quality of training I could receive. I researched the internet and read countless positive reviews from this company, so didn’t even bother to look elsewhere. I was impressed with how great a teacher Joe was. I am returning to Able Skills in a few months for the Introductory Painting and Decorating Course, as I had such a great time this week. The value for money cannot be faulted!"

Overall Rating: Excellent.

D. Hardware (1 Week Plastering Course)


"I chose to train with Able Skills as the website was very detailed, and the free brochure and DVD I received upon request broke down the courses well for me, making my final decision easier. The tutors were all very patient, and have countless tips to help us all out, creating a friendly atmosphere to learn in. Overall, I had a fantastic experience and the course is great value for money."

Overall Experience: Excellent.

C. Barleu (8 Week Plastering Course)


"I had a brilliant week here. I take my hat off to Joe and Spencer as tutors. They have a great attitude with everything they taught, always willing to help, with friendly banter! I chose Able Skills as they have such a good reputation as a training company. The money you pay for the quality of teaching you receive cannot be faulted."

Overall Rating: Excellent.

G. Evalt (1 Week Plastering Course)


"Spencer and Joe were excellent tutors, very helpful and they explained everything from start to finish. I would definitely recommend both the course and the tutors."

Dean Gauci (Plastering Course)


"The course was very good and really worth the money. The tutors were really helpful throughout. The accommodation was also good and nice and clean."

Matthew Hemsley (Plastering Course)


"I found Able Skills through Google, and chose this company as the rating of the company was so high. The training was brilliant from both Spencer and Joe, they both have such a wealth of knowledge and experience in the trade. The money I paid was well worth what I received from the company. I am thinking of coming back for the One Week Tiling Course in the New Year!"

Overall Rating: Excellent.

A. Wales (6 Weeks Plastering Course)


"My work organised for me to attend this course so I could strengthen my skills in the industry. Thank you Able Skills, you have great staff all round. I got to know other instructors and the office staff, making me feel welcome. An even bigger thank you to Spencer and Joe for doing such a great job of teaching me! I would love to come back for other courses on offer, if the opportunity came up!"

Overall Rating: Excellent.

G. Coulson (4 Week Plastering Course)


"This course was booked for me through my current employer. I found the course really enjoyable and the staff made me feel comfortable and welcome. You were able to have a laugh with everyone, and everyone I met was also really helpful. I would highly recommend this company to anyone! Thank you to Able Skills for a great time and to Spencer and Joe for teaching me."

Overall Rating: Excellent.

S. Wickham (4 Week Plastering Course)


"I loved it! I found Able Skills online and was not disappointed. The price, availability of courses and the professionalism of the centre was the reason I chose to train here. You should definitely expand, up and down the country!"

Overall Rating: Excellent.

S. Watson (Introduction to Plastering Course)


"I found Able Skills on the internet and chose this company as there was such a wide range of courses that were all available on one site, making the decision of what course to choose a bit easier. As I chose to do the Introductory to Plastering, and Advanced Plastering in one go, I got it at a discounted price too. I’m really happy with the course and I found everything Joe and Spencer taught me really helpful. I would definitely attend other courses here in the future and loved the hands on approach to everything."

Overall Rating: Excellent.

G. Barfoot (2 Week Plastering Course)


"I chose Able Skills because I wanted to learn a new set of skills, in a short time frame. Joe and Spencer delivered this through excellent guiding and teaching. The hands on training, in a friendly, yet professional environment, is a real bonus. I would definitely recommend any of the courses Able Skills has to offer to anyone who is looking for a change of career path, or an extra skill set, there’s something for everyone here."

Overall Rating: Excellent.

L. Grimes (1 Week Plastering Course)


"I booked my course with Able Skills after finding the company on the internet, and visiting the site to have a look around and speaking to the instructors I decided this was the course was the one for me. I would pay double what I did for this course; the value for money cannot be faulted. My tutors for the week were Spencer and Joe. These two were great, providing an easy environment to work in, and a splendid place to learn. Best thing I’ve ever done. Ever."

Overall Rating: Excellent.

R. Belcher (1 Week Plastering Course)


"A student that had studied here previously, recommended Able Skills to me, praising the quality of training, the amount of hands on time and price so much that I didn’t even bother to look elsewhere. Very good course; great teaching, great trainers, great week! Thanks."

Overall Rating: Excellent.

G, Charlesworth (1 Week Plastering Course)


"Joe was a great teacher this week. I would’ve liked to destroy more walls, but I don’t think that was the learning objective! I chose this company over any other as the reviews on Google and their own website were so high. The cheap accommodation made it possible for me to learn here, and meant I got a bit of a lay in every morning! Great value for money, I would strongly recommend this course to anyone as I came away with a wealth of knowledge."

Overall Rating: Excellent.

M. Osbom (1 Week Plastering Course)


"All tools and learning materials were provided to me at Able Skills, which is amazing for the price of the course. All I had to bring were steel toe capped boots and a pen! Spencer and Joe were very accommodating to every member of the class. Very easy to reach location too."

Overall Rating: Excellent.

M. Mingard (1 Week Plastering Course)


"I chose Able Skills as I could study over the course of two months, on weekends. Both tutors were fantastic, I learnt so much information that I know will be very helpful in the future. The price was a big factor I considered when booking the course. Where I booked the Combined Introductory to Plastering and Advanced Plastering Course in one go, I also saved over £100. This course went beyond my expectations and I am considering coming back for the NVQ Level 2 Plastering Course."

Overall Rating: Excellent.

D. Willmore (2 Week Plastering Course)


"This is my second time back at Able Skills. I studied the Introduction to Bricklaying Course a few months ago and I couldn’t fault either time I’ve been here. The course was well constructed and we had good opportunities for discussion and questions, which was really helpful. All tools have been provided for me both times, saving me a lot of money! I would really recommend any of the one week courses to anyone wanting to learn basic skills in construction."

Overall Rating: Excellent.

R. Osborn (1 Week Plastering Course)


"Thoroughly enjoyable time at Able Skills. The office staffs were so friendly and helpful from the moment I enquired for a course, to the end of my last day. I came down for an onsite visit, where I got to see other students train, and talk to the tutors about the details of my course. This was really helpful to me, as I didn’t need an appointment to do so. There were a lot of companies offering similar packages, but none that would allow me to visit before I’d already booked with them. After this week, I now have the confidence to tackle small plastering work at home. Many thanks."

Overall Rating: Excellent.

I. Corns (1 Week Plastering Course)


"Really enjoyed this course, I’ve already booked my NVQ Level 2 Plastering Course so I’ll be returning in a few weeks’ time. Everything was explained in such detail, and broken down so the whole class could understand. My three tutors Joe, Spencer and Kevin were excellent. They made the whole week so enjoyable, I came away with so much experience where the course was so hands on. Great value for money, anyone considering this course should go for it!"

Overall Rating: Excellent.

D. Kelly (1 Week Plastering Course)


"Overall, I feel as though I have been given excellent tuition from two professional tradesmen. It has been a hard slog and the learning curve was quite steep, but with Joe and Spencer’s expert tuition, I now feel confident in the area of Plastering. I am tempted to expand my skill set with other courses that you provide; so expect to see me very soon! I found Able Skills on Google and the reason I chose this company was because Able Skills looked to be a more professional company, from the website to the helpful receptionist team. I stayed in accommodation for three of the eight weeks I was here, making the commute a lot easier."

Overall Rating: Excellent.

K. West (8 Week Plastering Course)


"This is my second time back at Able Skills, after previously studying the Introductory to Tiling Course. Both times I have been here cannot be flawed. The tuition is impeccable, all staff were friendly and approachable, a lot of the course is practical, but all the tools and materials required were provided for us all."

Overall Rating: Excellent.

S. Morgan (1 Week Plastering Course)


"This course was exactly what I was looking for in terms of experience, qualifications and time. Spencer was my tutor for the six weeks that I was here, he was great and assisted whenever I needed him. The location fitted me perfectly. Great value for money, too. Anyone unsure of who to learn with, should book with Able Skills now!"

Overall Rating: Excellent.

A. Fustomer (6 Week Plastering Course)


"I chose Able Skills because they seemed to offer the most comprehensive training out of all the companies I looked at. Really close to home too, this was an added bonus. Joe and Spencer were great throughout the whole two weeks. They offered their assistance and knowledge to anyone and no question went unanswered. I would recommend the training here to anyone and would’ve paid double what I did for the experience I left with."

Overall Rating: Excellent.

S. O’Flynn (2 Week Plastering Course)


"I didn’t look into any other companies before I booked with Able Skills because I had been told several times how good of a place this was to learn in. The quality of teaching and cost were important factors for me, I was not disappointed. I have had a very good experience with you all. Thank you very much, Able Skills. I will definitely be back for the Advanced Course."

Overall Rating: Excellent.

S. Yousifiyan-Jazi (1 Week Plastering Course)


"The reason I chose Able Skills was because they offered me cheap accommodation, as well as great value for money and spacious and up to date workspaces. I travelled to Able Skills to view the site before I booked, I was able to do that because they are open 7 days a week and I could fit it around my working days. Joe was a hit with all of us students, full of tips and tricks of the trade. Step by step teaching and a lot of practical work made me feel so confident. See you all in a week for wallpapering!"

Overall Rating: Excellent.

L. Poule (1 Week Plastering Course)


 "Out of all the companies I viewed, Able Skills seemed to be the best reviews, and after my time here, I understand why. The cost I paid for the experience and qualification I left with was so worth it. I was very pleased with Joe and Spencer as teachers. They were approachable and extremely willing to help. Their knowledge was first class and they explained things well. These two have really helped me to improve my skills and I am now very confident. Thank you so much Able Skills."

Overall Rating: Excellent.

M. Hastings (6 Week Plastering Course)


"My friends had studied here a couple months ago and recommended Able Skills to me. The contents of the course and the discounted package price were a winner for me. This training centre is excellent. There are plenty of resources for hands on work and practice. Spencer and James had a very good knowledge of all the subjects and is a great course for beginners with detailed explanations before, during and after every exercise."

Overall Rating: Good.

B. Raj (2 Week Plastering Course)


"There was an extremely good setup on the course, in particular because you are able to deal with all common scenarios that a beginner plasterer is likely to deal with. Good guidance and tutoring throughout put the whole class at ease. I’m very happy with my time here and the experience I will be leaving with. I paid so little for what I gained, especially because I got to take home all my learning materials with me, and anything needed for practical work was provided."

Overall Rating: Excellent.

R. Beer (1 Week Plastering Course)


"The reason I chose Able Skills was because at first glance, the website was extremely professional, with good reviews and visible course structure, making my online booking easy. The brochure I requested arrived fast in the post and really helped me narrow my options down. The tools I used for the month were in good condition, as were the premises we learnt in. When I’m back in the UK I’ll definitely attend more courses. Joe and Spencer were great tutors; I’d recommend Able Skills to anyone wanting to learn about the construction industry."

Overall Rating: Excellent.

J. Wood (4 Week Plastering Course)


"I found Able Skills through a resettlement centre. I really enjoyed the course and I’m leaving with a wealth of knowledge. Big thanks to Joe and Spencer for all their help. The organisational skills from every member of staff – tutors and office – was impeccable, they made my time here a walk in the park. I will be returning next month for a two week tiling course and I cannot wait!"

Overall Rating: Excellent.

S. Hollands (3 Weeks Plastering Course)


"Spencer and Joe were great throughout the course; they had a great depth of knowledge and provided a pleasant and relaxing environment for all the students. I found Able Skills through an online advertisement, and chose this company because the quality of training seemed so high - I wasn’t disappointed! I booked the Introductory and Advanced Plastering courses together and saved over £100! Well worth the money."

Overall Rating: Excellent.

E. Francis (2 Week Plastering Course)


"Joe and Spencer taught with very clear instruction. They are amiable and approachable instructors, which created a nice atmosphere. If there was a point where students were at different stages, they managed it so well, no one got left behind. The flexibility of the weekend training was the reason I chose to learn with Able Skills, as it didn’t interfere with my job. Lovely office staff too, everyone was so helpful!"

Overall Rating: Excellent.

T. Raw (1 Week Plastering Course)


"Since completing my course, I feel like I have learnt a lot. This was all down to the patience and skill of Spencer and Joe, who have been great the whole time. The high level of teaching you receive here, on top of the fact all equipment was provided for the whole class, made the course well worth the money I spent. The online reviews for the site was the deciding factor for me, because all the customers seemed so happy with the outcome of their course. I stayed in the accommodation on the weekends, making it possible for me to learn. Thanks Able Skills!"

Overall Rating: Excellent.

P. Murray (6 Week Plastering Course)


"Joe and Spencer’s teaching cannot be faulted. I’m so pleased with the way I’ve been taught – a short demonstration, then completing the task independently. This is my second time at Able Skills; both times the company has made everything so easy for me. I had to pay a small deposit, and then paid the rest of my course off weekly and interest free, making it affordable for me to learn here."

Overall Rating: Excellent.

J. Turner (6 Months Plastering Course)


"I’m so impressed with the administration of all the staff. The accommodation was excellent, as was the course. The instructors were excellent, with good personalities to match. I chose to train with Able Skills because Angela worked so hard to assist me in my resettlement programme. This, along with the brochures and DVDs sent to me, and the well structured website, made Able Skills a clear winner in which company to choose. The only thing I believe Able Skills could do to improve, is to giver presentations to Military Units, so resettlement officers could gain a better understanding of the industry and working in it."

Overall Rating: Excellent.

D. Hughes (6 Weeks Plastering Course)

A Note From Able Skills: ‘ Thanks for the feedback. We have taken your comments on board. In the past, we have presented at Army Barracks, but will look to do them more often in the future’.


 "I feel that this past week has been superb! I will be talking to the Military Education Centre and be recommending this course and company to the Royal Engineers. I chose your company because I could stay in accommodation for the week that I was there. I visited before booking, and saw how much the other students were enjoying their time here and knew I was choosing the right place."

 Overall Rating: Excellent.

 B. Scott (1 Week Plastering Course)


"I chose Able Skills as they had the best feedback on the internet. I wanted to choose a centre that would give me the confidence to do wallpapering well.

I was really happy to find that the tools and equipment used for training were of high quality. The tutor was very helpful an all aspects of wallpapering.'"

Adam Przybos (Wallpapering Course)


"I went to Able Skills based purely on recommendation from friends.

Overall I found the course extremely informative. A relaxed atmosphere where you learned by your mistakes without feeling stupid. I was never afraid to ask anything about any task I was undertaking. I learned a lot – Cheers."

Dean Thatcher (Painting & Decorating Course)


 "I found Able Skills on the internet and chose them for the quality of the training. I did look at other training centres but opted for Able Skills.

The assessor did a good job by explaining things to me and answering all of my questions. The facilities are well set up and we used high quality products throughout. The teaching process is very well planned out and organised."

Radoslav Hrsitov (Painting & Decorating Course)


"This is my second course that I have undertaken at Able Skills. Firstly the 5 day plastering course and now the 4 week City & Guilds painting & decorating course.

Both courses have been excellent value for money. I've come away each time feeling confident enough to want to now take my knowledge further and now go self-employed and excel in what I've learnt!

I would recommend Able Skills as a training centre to everyone; the teachers have great knowledge and are so helpful and informative. They deliver the course in such an easy way to understand and at a pace that you can enjoy and take it all in.

I'm looking forward to booking my next course here"

Marie Botten (Painting and Decorating)


  "After completing a full career within the military and then attending Able Skills to obtain another trade. I found that the combined experience of the instructors within the construction industry ensured that I had a very high level of teaching.


The tuition, resourced and support that came from all staff within the facility was second to none. There is constant updating of information across all trades and the administration support is outstanding.
There is an onus on individuals to expand their knowledge by private study. I would endorse Able Skills without reservation."

Paul Morris (Plumbing)


"I was taught by Mike and Jim for six weeks. They both taught me really well and I enjoyed every minute I was there, I would not hesitate to recommend this and the met my expectations. I found the company through an online advertisement; it ticked all the boxes for me as I was looking for a company which had good value for money."

Overall Rating: Good.

O. Treacher (6 Week Plumbing Level 2 Course)


"My course was recommended to me through a previous student, so I knew it was a reliable source, as I was looking for a company with accommodation as it was such an intense course, as well as good facilities and reliable administration staff. For mw, the course was well structured. Jim, my instructor, had great skills in briefing me about ‘Fault Finding’ and @Best Practice to Follow’. From a military point of view, it was helpful to have an ex-military instructor with exceptional instructional techniques. Jim’s sense of humour was also appreciated in the classroom!"

Overall Rating: Excellent.

D. Hughes (5 Day Plumbing Course)


"I chose to study at Able Skills because a friend recommended it to me, who advised the instructors were amazing, and he found there was a better quality of teaching here. The location was also easy to reach from my house, another factor I considered before applying. This was my first course at Able Skills. I found that the all staff were friendly and helpful. My instructor, Jim, also had a good teaching technique."

Overall Rating: Excellent.

B. Magar (5 Day Plumbing Course)


"I researched a lot of companies before siding with Able Skills as my provider, and I could not find better value for money, or better reviews anywhere. For this reason, I had high expectations when joining, but I was not disappointed and I would undoubtedly return for more training. Jim provided the perfect balance to learn, between challenging and enjoyable, and he would happily explain things more than once if they didn’t quite sink in the first time."

Overall Rating: Excellent.

R. Irving (8 Weeks Level 3 Plumbing Course)


"I learnt a lot from Jim in my week here. Overall, I had a fantastic time and I was taught by a very experienced and helpful tutor. My friends advised me to choose this company as they said it was great value for money, I couldn’t agree more."

Indra (1 Week Plumbing Course)


"This is the second time I have opted to learn with Able Skills. I didn’t even consider looking for other training providers, as I had such a great experience previously. The style of teaching was another important factor of choosing Able Skills, as Jim’s knowledge was passed on clearly and no question ever went unanswered. I had no knowledge of plumbing when I started the course, and now I feel very confident, great week."

Overall Rating: Excellent.

P. Hawkins (5 Days Introduction to Plumbing Course)


"I did a lot of research before I chose Able Skills as my training provider. The reason I chose Able Skills over any other company, was because it was based at a convenient location, the course was fairly priced and I understood the resettlement process. For me, the most important aspect in deciding where to train, was the quality of training provided by the tutors, and the qualifications that were possible for me to gain. Jim was a very helpful tutor, always helping students and thoroughly explained everything. I thought it was great that we learnt a lot about real life scenarios. I would definitely come back for other courses if I needed to."

Overall Rating: Excellent.

F. Park (6 Weeks Level 3 Plumbing Course)


"For me, the instructors were very approachable if I needed help, and as I was previously advised, the instructors that I met had previously worked in the industry they were teaching (some of them for a long period of time) and also had great subject knowledge in the field they were teaching. This was one of the biggest factors I took into consideration when siding with Able Skills as my learning provider. I also spoke to a few other students who trained at Able Skills, then decided that I was choosing the right training provider for me. I heard about Able Skills through an Army Education Centre, and would greatly recommend it to a friend."

Overall Rating: Excellent.

R. Mcdougall (8 Weeks Level 3 Plumbing Course)


"Mike and Jim, my tutors for the six week period, were great at what they do. They both had different strengths which I found really helpful. I heard about Able Skills by word of mouth, and didn’t even bother to look at any other training providers as I was hearing such great things about this one. The money I paid was well worth it and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Able Skills to a friend."

Overall Rating: Excellent.

S. Walking (6 Weeks Level 2 DIY Plumbing Course)


"Able Skills tutors – Del and Phil made me feel so confident in everything I learnt and I would jump at the chance to come back and train at Able Skills in the future. I chose to train with Able Skills as I found through Google that I could train on over weekends. This was really helpful to me as I could keep my day job whilst gaining qualifications."

Overall Rating: Excellent.

J. Imber (4 Day Intense Plumbing Course)


"My friend recommended Able Skills to me, having previously studied there. The value for money was great and I would love to come back for the Level Three course. Mike was a very calm and competent tutor, always taking time t help with any problems that may arise. I would strongly recommend Mike as a tutor to anyone seeking to attend this course."

Overall Rating: Excellent.

A. Oakes (6 Weeks Level 2 Plumbing Course)


"I found Able Skills through a Resettlement Programme. The reason I picked Able Skills over all the Training Providers available to me, was because of the City and Guilds qualification available. Jim was an excellent instructor, and everything was put into a language that was easy to understand. I loved the fact that you get hands on straight away, Great price for what you gain out of the course, I would highly recommend Able Skills to anyone having trouble on which company to choose! I will definitely be returning for the Level Two and Three Gas Course."

Overall Rating: Excellent.

S. Menary (2 Weeks Multi Craft Plumbing Course)


"‘Militaryresettlement.org’ directed me to Able Skills, as there was a wide range of multi skills courses, and they had a great reputation as a training centre. The standard of instruction has impressed me greatly, and, when combined with the flexibility of the centre, the package delivered is second to none. I would strongly recommend anyone on a resettlement programme to choose Able Skills!"

Overall Rating: Excellent.

S.Balfour (1 Week Plumbing Course)


"I found Able Skills on the internet and chose to train here after reading countless positive reviews. Phil was very friendly and knowledgeable, which made the course thoroughly enjoyable."

Overall Rating: Excellent.

T. Smith (5 Day Plumbing Course)


"This course was well structured and presented by Phil, with excellent content. I have left feeling confident in basic plumbing skills. Thanks Phil."

Overall Rating: Excellent.

S. Bock (5 Day Plumbing Course)


"I chose to train here, as I had studied a Tiling Course at Able Skills a few months ago, so I knew the courses were good quality. This was an enjoyable week, very intense, but Phil was always willing to explain over and over again if something wasn’t understood."

Overall Rating: Excellent.

S. Robinson (5 Day Plumbing Course)


"I chose to train at Able Skills as I was able to train over 2 consecutive weekends. Phil was my tutor for these two weeks and I found he was a very personable and knowledgeable instructor. Everyone at Able Skills is so honest and I knew I was putting my money in the right hands as there is no sales team and no pressure to book onto a course that you’re not sure about."

Overall Rating: Excellent.

K. Harrison (Introduction to Plumbing Course)


"I studied this course on weekends; I was able to keep my full time job whilst I trained. I found Able Skills online and trained here as it was close to home and had good reviews. Jim is a top tutor! I studied level 2 plumbing at college, and found the level of training, course layout and materials were far better at Able Skills. The class size was a lot less here at Able Skills too, meaning Jim had more time to help anyone who needed it, making everything a lot easier to learn."

Overall Rating: Excellent.

 G. Johnson (City and Guilds Level 3 Plumbing Course.


"No complaints here. Jim’s teaching was perfect; it was a pleasure to be a part of this course. I chose to train at Able Skills, as previous students of the centre had left such good feedback. This course was definitely good value for money, and I would love to come back for further courses in the future."

Overall Rating: Excellent.

N. Braidas (City and Guilds Level 3 Plumbing Course)


"In my working life, I have found this to be one of the best things I have ever done. Jim was so helpful and knowledgeable and made the past eight months very enjoyable. Thank you Jim! I also stayed in accommodation for the duration of my course. For £20 a night, it cannot be faulted. The admin staff made sure I was in the same house every week, which made me feel more at home here."

Overall Rating: Excellent.

J. O’Neil (City and Guilds Level 3 Plumbing Course)


 "For one of my multicraft units, I chose to study plumbing. All training for these two weeks has been excellent, Phil taught me so much and I have left this department with a wealth of knowledge. I chose to train with Able Skills as the centre is fairly local to me and the prices were reasonable. I will definitely be recommending Able Skills to others as I’ve has such a good time on all my courses!"

Overall Rating: Excellent.

K. Swift (City and Guild Multi Craft Diploma)


 "The qualifications that were possible to gain over my two week course, was the reason I chose Able Skills. Jim taught me for the duration of the course. I found he gave clear instructions, and he worded everything so it was easy to understand for a new learner. I had so much fun over the two weeks, that I am looking to come back to do a Level Two and Three Plumbing Course. Thank you to Jim and all the Able Skills staff for being so helpful! Also, I believe the course is so worth the money spent!"

S. Menary (2 Weeks City & Guilds Multi Skills Qualification) 


"When I told friends that I wanted to go onto a multi skills course they all recommended me to Able Skills so I didn’t hesitate in booking a course with them. I didn’t look at other centres because of the great recommendations I was given. The factors that made me choose able skills was the fact that they offer weekend courses so I didn’t have to give up my day job so I was able to pay for the course while still working, also the location and type of course was great. After my course I am very pleased with the value for money I was given and it certainly met my expectations. If anyone asked me for a place to go for multi skills training I would say Able Skills. My tutors throughout the course were Kevin, Steve and Tim and they were all very good and made me feel confident with the progress I had made so a big thank you to them for their help."

Overall Rating – Excellent

Ivo (Multi-Skills 6217)


 "After leaving the Army I decided that I wanted to retrain to work in the construction industry and I chose Able Skills for Bricklaying. Able Skills were first rate, looking after all of my needs from Accommodation through to Instruction. I received excellent tuition from the Instructors who were superb tradesmen and very approachable from day 1. They not only gave me top quality instruction on the City & Guilds course but also made time to give me guidance on projects at home. After finishing the course I feel more than confident to gain employment within the industry and Able Skills will continue to support me through NVQ if I choose that route. I want to thank Able Skills for an outstanding course and service and wish them all the best."

James Carver (Bricklaying Course)


 "An excellent course with professional instruction. Hands on from day one and some how encourages you to want to build more right from the start. On the final day students get to put their own ideas into practice what a great way to round off a fun and enjoyable week. Thank you Able Skills - keep up the good work."

Geoffrey Herschell (Bricklaying Course)


"My course was 5 day Brick Laying. I didn’t consider any other training company other than Able Skills, as I was looking for a course with quality, and knew I picked the right one through all the reviews on the website. Based on my experience, I would recommend Able Skills to a friend, as the value for money and experience went above my expectations."

Overall Rating: Excellent.

M. Staplton (5 Day Bricklaying Course)


"I found Able Skills through a Resettlement Programme. Able Skills is a great training centre, they are very flexible. This was a great help to me, as I could fit it around my daily life. I also liked the fact this course was very practical based. Simon and Mark provide very good instruction, and they teach at the correct pace to suit every individual’s needs."

Overall Rating: Excellent.

P. Storey (Bricklaying)


"Simon was a first class tutor, a great asset to Able Skills. I chose to train at Able Skills because of the good reviews, I was not disappointed! This course was definitely good value for money and I now feel confident in my basic bricklaying skills."

Overall Rating: Excellent.

S. Mapp (1 Week Bricklaying Course)


"I chose to train at Able Skills as I was offered such a wide range of skills to learn. They also offer very flexible programmes. Simon was my tutor for the week and he was great. This was the most challenging of the 5 courses I have done so far, and at times I found it overwhelming. I thought Simon was great in taking time out to help me with the same task, multiple times, until I got it right. I will definitely recommend Able Skills to others and I have found all courses here to be such great value for money."

Overall Rating: Excellent.

J. Myles (1 Week Bricklaying Course)


"I chose to train at Able Skills as it was a popular centre, with a slight wait to book onto some of the courses, which is always a good sign. I really enjoyed the course, and Simon’s teaching. It was hard work at times but very rewarding."

Overall rating: Excellent.

K. Hunter (1 Week Bricklaying course)


"I found Able Skills through a friend who had previously trained here, who had a great experience here. I was very surprised at how much I learnt in just five days. Simon was friendly and helpful at all times. This course has given me a good foundation to go on and study a more advanced Bricklaying course, possibly even a qualification. Great course and centre, I will definitely be recommending to others!"

Overall Rating: Excellent.

D. Shield (1 Week Bricklaying Course)


  "The company I work for found Able Skills for me, therefore I knew it was a reliable training provider to side with. Able Skills is fairly local to me which was another reason why I opted with them. I am happy with the way everything went, and would strongly recommend this company to anyone I know .I don’t think I could’ve achieved the results I did without the great help and skill from Chris and I couldn’t have asked for a better tutor. Thanks Chris!"

Overall Rating: Excellent.

M. Butler (1 Week Pipe Skills Course)


"The convenient location and the availability of the course I was interested in was a reason I chose Able Skills. Chris helped me to improve my current skills whilst making it a thoroughly enjoyable week. His teaching methods got straight to the point, which was really useful on such a limited period of time. I would happily come back for extra courses to further my learning as the course was so fun and a really good value for money!"

Overall Rating: Excellent.

K. Raye (1 Week Pipe Skills Course)


"Chris, the tutor was amazing. His teaching skills are great. He gets five stars from me – and probably the rest of the class too! The course met all my expectations in terms of value for money and all the good reviews I read. I would love to come back for more courses here if the opportunity came up."

Overall Rating: Excellent.

M. Karmi (1 Week Pipe Skills Course)


"For the five days, I had Jim as my instructor. He is a great instructor and made me feel really confident in my learning. Able Skills provided a really good environment for me to learn in and I would without question, come back for another course that’s on offer, seeing as I got such great value for money."

Overall Rating: Excellent.

S. K. Rai (5 Day Pipe Skills Course)


 "Rich, my tutor, was able to answer any questions I had, and always explained things in great detail. He’s so funny, too! The course was just the right time for me to learn everything. I would definitely recommend Able Skills to a friend; this is my second time back here!"

Overall Rating: Excellent.

S. Thrussell (Pipe Work Skills Course)


 "A friend recommended Able Skills to me. I visited and liked the centre a lot so felt comfortable to enrol on to this course.

 I am very happy with my electrical course at level 2. I found the tutor very helpful and have had a very good experience. I would really like to do my level 3 here in the future."

Kumar Anthony (Level 2 C&G 2365 – Electrical Installation)


"My company first told me about Able Skills and after speaking to the very helpful John Measures in the office at Able Skills, I decided to book my training.

I am very impressed with the overall learning outcome following completion of the course and very much looking forward to expanding my knowledge on the level 3 which I start soon."

Cameron Yates (Level 2 C&G 2365 – Electrical Installation)


"I considered other training establishments but booked with Able Skills as they offered the most flexibility with regards to the manner in which courses can be completed and seemed to offer the best value for money.

I felt that my instructor was very supportive and encouraging, always taking the time to answer any questions I had. He also confirmed that I understood regularly. He was an excellent instructor, many thanks for a very enjoyable 7 weeks."

Andrew Henning (Level 2 C&G 2365 – Electrical Installation)


"This is a great course. Everything was very interesting made easy to understand by our tutor, Andy. He was a great help to everyone on the course, with a range of methods to simplify complicated aspects. Andy was very patient with myself and other learners when we were struggling. He always provided great demonstrations in the workshops. I’m travelling from Liverpool, and chose to stay here because accommodation was available. I am so happy with everything Able Skills has offered me and I can’t eait to start my Level 3 Electrical Course next week!"

Overall Rating: Excellent.

S. Kuzbyt (2365 Level 2 Electrical Course)


"I found Able Skills online and chose to train here as the reputation for the centre was so high. Andy was a very helpful instructor and made learning easy. This course by far met my expectations and I will definitely recommend the centre to others. I am coming back to study the Level 3 Electrical Course on weekends, hoping I had as much fun as I had these past seven weeks."

Overall Rating: Excellent

J. Owens (2365 Level 2 Electrical Course)


"Andy’s teaching has been second to none. I now have a great passion for electrics and I can’t wait to go and use my new skills in the industry. This was definitely good value for money and I would recommend Able Skills to anyone wanting to learn construction."

M. Hill (2365 Level 2 Electrical Course)


"Andy Leitch is one of the best tutors I’ve met. Everything was explained thoroughly, no matter how many times I asked. He always has a positive attitude and has taught me so much in such a short space of time. I chose to train at Able Skills after visiting the centre and seeing what was on offer. I’m on the JIB Goldcard Package, so the free toolkit was a definite bonus, too."

Overall Rating: Excellent.

F. Khan (2365 Level 2 Electrical Course)


"Andy Leitch is one of the best tutors ever!! Everything is explained thoroughly, allows you to ask 100 times with no complaints, and he’s always ready to answer with a positive attitude. Thanks Andy, it’s been a fun 7 weeks."

Overall Rating: Excellent.

F. Coppola (2365 Level 2 Electrical Course)


"Chris is an excellent tutor. The course is well structured and really fun at times. I chose to train at Able Skills as the homestudy pack only requires 20 days of actual training, so I could study all my theory whilst still at work, and use the accommodation when I was due to come in. I wouldn’t have been able to change my career path without this option."

Overall Rating: Excellent.

G. Barry (2365 Level 2 Electrical Homestudy Course)


"I chose to train with Able Skills, as when I called up for course advice, everyone I spoke to was very helpful and professional. Following my course, I have nothing but praise for Able Skills. Everyone has been professional and supportive throughout. Instructions were well structured, and each candidate’s learning was tailored to their abilities. Bryan made sure to prepare us all for the exam and I felt extremely confident the whole week."

Overall Rating: Excellent.

M. Simpson (2382 Electrical Course)


"Richard is very patient and informative. He always took time to build up confidence and knowledge on topics we weren’t so sure on. I had a great experience here."

Overall Rating: Excellent.

J. Ellis (2392 Electrical Course)


"Steve Briggs presented this course in a way that made it easy to understand. He managed to make a fundamentally boring course, quite entertaining! I would definitely recommend Able Skills to other, and I will be returning shortly for my EAL Initial Verification. I look forward to seeing you all then!"

Overall Rating: Excellent.

F. Brown (2382 Electrical Course)


"I found Able Skills on the internet and booked following a very informative conversation on the telephone where I was also advised about access to 24+ learning loans.

The staff are very helpful and provide you with all information necessary and answer all questions. Considering they are private and not a college, they all work around a very tight schedule but accommodate the students to fit in with personal timetables so a big thanks to Able Skills."

Ricky Howard (Level 3 C&G 2365 – Electrical Installation)


"My level 3 course was delivered by Steve Briggs. It was very well thought out and was delivered in an excellent way and I would recommend both the course and the instructor to others."

Michael Burden (Level 3 C&G 2365 – Electrical Installation)


"Friends and relatives had been to Able Skills previously so I booked based on recommendation. Able Skills is also close to where I live.

Steve Briggs is an extraordinary teacher. He gives as much information as he can and his teaching skills are excellent. Steve manages to make things ‘click’ in your head easily. Any more courses I do with Able Skills, I will definitely request to be taught by Steve Briggs."

Mohan Sing Thapa (Level 3 C&G 2365 – Electrical Installation)


"Where to start…. I will sum this experience up by saying ‘Stevie B is the man’" (Steve Briggs)

Jack Fowler (Level 3 C&G 2365 – Electrical Installation)


 "I found Able skills over the internet, after having a look around at other centres, Able Skills won my custom. The course was a good value for money and covered everything I wanted to learn and more within such a short amount of time defiantly exceeded my expectations... The cost of the training was a bonus!! My instructor Bryan was great; I have gained a lot of knowledge this week and will defiantly be looking at more courses and recommending Able Skills to friends and family." 

M Wilkin (Introduction to Domestic Electrics)


"Steve was a very good instructor, who managed well to cover a very comprehensive course in a very short space of time.  I believe this course was really good value for money as I left with a wealth of knowledge. I heard of Able Skills through a friend that had previously studied the 2382 electrical course, and would definitely recommend it to any of my friends."

 Overall Rating: Excellent.

J. Ford (2382 Electrical Course)


"I did a lot of research before choosing Able Skills. I read reviews and visited them before I booked my course and I was impressed by what I read and saw. It has been about 20 years since I had any formal kind of practical or theoretical training. This course has been an excellent step towards re-training as an electrician. The tutor was excellent, had so much knowledge and very approachable."

G McCredie (Basic Electrical Introduction)


"I have just finished my second electrical course with Steve; once again he did a fantastic job of covering a wide subject in a short amount of time. Now that I have completed two short courses I am considering the 2365 home study course, as it would be great if I could expand my knowledge further and still be able to work full time."

 Overall Rating: Excellent.

J. Ford (2377 Electrical Course)


"I heard about Able Skills through a training centre. Able Skills had such good reviews and was easily accessible to me, as they offered such cheap accommodation. Richard delivered the course in a knowledgeable fashion, constantly underpinned by the ‘underlying theory’ that supported the electrical installation design- without the use of ‘smoke and mirrors’... Excellent. I would highly recommend Able Skills as a training centre and Richard as a tutor!"

 Overall Rating: Excellent. 

L. Frere (2396 Electrical Course)


"I was sent to Able Skills by my employers and it was great for the time I was there. I will leave with far more experience than I had on my first day, which I’ll be able to use every day, at home and at work. Mike and Chris were really efficient tutors and really put the whole class at ease, giving us the confidence needed."

 Overall Rating: Excellent.

P. Hill (2394 Electrical Course)


"This is my third electrical course at Able Skills. Steve is a first class tutor – he has great ability to cover a lot of coursework in exactly the right time frame, EVERYTIME. Office staff are great too, always willing to help no matter how busy they are. I would definitely recommend Able Skills to anyone interested in any area of construction. Great value for money, too."

 Overall Rating: Excellent.

R. Richards (2392 Electrical Course)


 "I chose Able Skills as my training centre because it was easy to reach from the station, great for me as I lived a two hour drive away, but only a 50 minute train ride. I thought Richard was fantastic. He was very helpful and thorough, I was very happy to have him as my tutor for the week. If I had the money, I would be back every week for a new course as I had such a good time here. I would recommend Able Skills for the great electrical courses they provide."

 Overall Rating: Excellent.

R. Junk (2396 Electrical Course)


"A few weeks ago, I studied the 2394/5 course at Able Skills; I didn’t bother to search for another training centre as my first time here was so good. I had to pay a small deposit and the rest on the start day of my course, making it possible for me to come back so soon. Richard is a very good instructor, very knowledgeable and very efficient. There’s a lot of information to take in, make sure you’re ready for how intense the week is! I would strongly recommend Able Skills to a friend and the electrical courses are all great value for money, for what you leave with."

 Overall Rating: Excellent.

 P. McCaan (2396 Electrical Course)


"I found Able Skills on Google and ordered a free brochure online, which really broke down the course contents into a simpler form for me to understand what I was paying for. My whole experience here has been memorable. My tutor, Steve, explained everything thoroughly and the office staff were so helpful and friendly to us all. Loved the free tea and coffee for the whole week too! This electrical course is great value for money and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it to a friend."

 Overall Rating: Excellent. 

A. Rofe (2392 Electrical Course)


"I chose Able Skills, as they offered the 24+ loan which helped me out so much. The eight week time scale I had fitted me perfectly, as I could afford the accommodation Monday to Friday, as I was travelling a long distance. Keith was a fantastic tutor. He always took the time to go through every aspect of the course, I really can’t fault him. Also, Carla and Nancy do a great job in the office, always willing to greet you with a smile. I would definitely recommend this course to anyone I know. I wish I could’ve stayed for longer!"

 Overall Rating: Excellent. 

T. Morton (2365, 2382, 2377 Electrical Course)


"Keith was very thorough and always made the time to explain everything, and answered any questions the class had. The whole class was given a new tool kit and the start of the electrical course, and we got to keep it when we completed the course, which was great, it’ll be saving me a lot of money in the future as it’s got EVERYTHING! The course was great value for money. Anyone considering a career in Electrics should book now!!!"

 Overall Rating: Excellent.

L. Gearing (2365, 2382, 2377 Electrical Course)


 "After visiting the centre and talking to the tutors, students and getting a tour of the site, I booked my course. I had to pay a small £500 deposit to secure my place, and then paid the rest of my course off weekly, with no interest added. I liked the fact there was no sales pitch, it made me feel more confident in my booking. Keith really helped with everything and made us all feel comfortable to ask any question on the course, no matter how stupid it seemed. After reading such good reviews, the course still managed to exceed my expectations and I’d definitely recommend Able Skills to anyone interested."

 Overall Rating: Excellent.

H. Peckham (2365, 2382, 2377 Electrical Course)


"I chose Able Skills as I could gain a variation of qualifications, all in one place. My tutor for the eight weeks was Keith. I found he was thorough, competent and easily approachable. The electrical course was well structured and broken down into manageable segments. The learning materials were easy to use and every page was relevant to the course. Also, we got to take home the free toolkit that we were provided with on the first day of training. I would definitely recommend this course to anyone I know. Great value for money!"

 Overall Rating: Excellent.

D. Sargeant (2365, 2382, 2377 Electrical Course)


"Compliments to Keith Higgins. Great tutor, very approachable and great attitude towards students. He is very knowledgeable. I chose Able Skills, as I was impressed with the course types and training available to me. I paid a very fair price for the time I was here, especially as we got to take a brand new tool kit home with us. I would recommend Able Skills to anyone debating which centre to train with."

 Overall Rating: Excellent.

D. Lampard (2365, 2377, 2382 Electrical Course)


 "I chose Able Skills, as my brother had previously trained here and had raved about the great price and quality of the training centre... I was not disappointed! I am really happy with how the course went and Keith is a great teacher. I stayed in the accommodation five days a week for the duration of my electrical course. The price can’t be faulted and the rooms are really close to the site, meaning I got a bit of a lay in, in the mornings! I would definitely recommend Able Skills to anyone interested in a course here, and I’d love to come back if I ever needed to. I was given CK kit to take home, really useful for me to carry on my career as an electrician. Thanks Able Skills!"

 Overall Rating: Excellent. 

J. Jefferson (JIB Goldcard Electrical Course)


"This is a very well organised electrical course, which was really beneficial to me because I had to learn so much in a short space of time. Mike and Chris were great at making sure no one in the class got left behind, whilst making sure no one was left without work to do. I was sent here by my work, but if I ever needed to train further, I definitely would because I enjoyed every minute here."

 Overall Rating: Excellent.

N. Butcher (4555 Electrical Course)


"Keith was fantastic. He took the time to go through every aspect of the course, really can’t fault him! Also, Carla and Nancy do a great job in the office, always willing to help and greet you with a smile. I’m about to start learning the Level Three electrical course and I can’t wait as I’ve had such a good experience! I chose Able Skills as they offered me the complete package, and I didn’t have to wait around before starting my Level Three, and the 24+ loan was available to me."

 Overall Rating: Excellent.

D. Morton (2365, 2382, 2377 Electrical Course)


"Bryan’s a great tutor; he always took the time to explain any difficulties we were having. I would 100% recommend this course or any other that Able Skills provide! I would pay double what I did for the experience and skills I left with."

 Overall Rating: Excellent.

C. Burgess (2365, 2382, 2377 Electrical Course)


"I was sent to Able Skills by my employers. The course by far met my expectations, and if I could, I’d love to come back for other courses. The staff are well organised and friendly and the course was taught well by Mike. I stayed in the accommodation for the time I was here, and for £20 it really can’t be faulted."

 Overall Rating: Excellent.

F. Ridgers (Domestic Installer Electrical Course)


"Compliments to Keith Higgins! A great tutor, very approachable, and very knowledgeable. Keith also had a great attitude towards students, making us all feel at home. This course is great value for money and I would definitely recommend it to anyone wanting a career in electrics!"

 Overall Rating: Excellent.

C. Lampard (2365, 2382, 2377 Electrical Course)


"I found everyone at Able Skills extremely helpful, and the instructor Bryan used his spare time to help me further which I really appreciated. I did think about learning with other training providers, but the JIB package you offered seemed like it would benefit me most. The free tool kit that I got to take home with me really helped with my decision to train at Able Skills. "

U. Saglam (7 Weeks Electrical Course)


 "Bryan was a great tutor; he explained everything thoroughly, especially on the practical side of things. I did have other training centres in mind, but I visited Able Skills before booking with them, and had a tour of the workshops and got to speak to the tutors, all of which really won me over! The course is great value for time and money; I just wish it was longer because I really don’t want to leave."

 Overall Rating: Excellent.

B. Silva (7 Weeks Electrical Course)


"Bryan’s teaching style was excellent and consistent throughout the whole seven weeks, He helped a lot, especially on the topics I found difficult. The course was such good value for money. We all get to keep our toolkits, which will come in so handy when I start working, it will save me a lot of money too. I’m coming back soon for my Level 2 Plumbing course in a few months and I cannot wait!"

 Overall rating: Excellent.

C. Cafer (7 Weeks Electrical Course)


"I came to able skills because they can provide handy man courses and train me in a variety of trades. Able skills are a great place for those who like to gain some knowledge and experience for everyday life. During the course I found everything and everyone to be very helpful and brilliant. The instructor was extremely knowledgeable! Having all the tools provided was great and meant that I could try various different makes to see what I liked best to purchase for myself later. I have enjoyed my time at Able Skills and urge others to train there as well."

Dharma (Basic Electrical Introduction)


 "Steve is a top teacher. Great teaching techniques. It’s good to know your teacher will go the extra mile for his students. Nice man, very clever and funny, I enjoyed every minute of this class. I would recommend this course to anyone interested in a career in electrics, you won’t regret it!"

Overall Rating: Excellent.

C. Cafer (2365 Level 3 Electrical Course)


"I found Able Skills through a friend, and chose this as my training centre as it seemed the most professional out of all the centres close to me. Steve really took the time to explain everything to the class; he was extremely patient and efficient. I will be back soon for my Initial Verification course, I’m really looking forward to it!"

Overall Rating: Excellent.

J. Hunt (2365 Level 3 Electrical Course)


"I chose to train at Able Skills as there was such a wide range of courses available to me. Steve Briggs is undeniably a genius! He’s very helpful and explains things in a way that’s easy for everyone to understand. He’s courteous with a brilliant sense of humour. This course is most definitely value for money, would definitely recommend!"

Overall Rating: Excellent.

T. Hussein (2365 Level 3 Electrical Course)


"I found Able Skills on the internet, and chose to train here after coming down to the centre and having a look round. I got to speak to students and tutors about the course I would be starting, everyone seemed so helpful and happy to be here, it was a no brainer, really! I’ve had an excellent 15 weeks, starting from the Admin Staff in Reception, right down to the last person of contact, everyone was great! I don’t think you can ever let Steve retire from Able Skills! He is like a knowledge bank, an incredible tutor!"

Overall Rating: Excellent.

U. Salgam (2365 Level 2 & 3 Electrical Course)


"I chose to train at Able Skills, as it was highly recommended to me by many people. Also, the accommodation was available to me really cheap, saving me having to travel long distance every morning. Steve, my tutor, is very intelligent and is very experienced. He has a unique teaching method, and always makes every lesson enjoyable. The facilities are good to work in, with high quality resources. Overall, a very pleasant experience; I have learned a lot and will become the best electrician I can."

Overall Rating: Excellent.

G. Peja (2365 Level 3 Electrical Course)


"It would be hard to find a more knowledgeable tutor than Steve. This was a well-structured course, delivered with exceptional insight, with patience and good humour. Many thanks, Steve. The location, price and courses available to me, were the main factors"

Overall Rating: Excellent.

A. Brooks (2365 Level 3 Electrical Course)


"I chose to use Able Skills as my training centre, as I was able to apply for a 24+ loan to help me with my training. After visiting a few centres, it seemed to me that Able Skills had better tutors and a more professional outlook on the courses. I’m very impressed with Steve’s teaching skills. I’ve taken in a vast amount of knowledge since starting this course. My time here has been great, very sad to be leaving you all!"

Overall Rating: Excellent.

T. Hooper (2365 Level 3 Electrical Course)


"Steve was a great tutor with an expansive knowledge on the course. I was very impressed with how the modules were broken down into manageable tasks, making even the most difficult of tasks a breeze. The course was definitely good value for money, and I wouldn’t have wanted to spend my money anywhere else. My accommodation was great too, for the seven weeks I was here; I was more or less in the same room every time. Thank you to everyone at Able Skills!"

Overall Rating: Excellent.

C. Burgess (2365 Level 3 Electrical Course)


"Steve is an excellent instructor; he always explained everything in a way that was easy for everyone in the class to understand. I hope to have him as an instructor again when I return for my design qualification. I chose to train at Able Skills as the conditions of the centre seemed immaculate when I came to visit them before booking my course."

Overall Rating: Excellent.

F. Da Silva (2365 Level 3 Electrical Course)


 "With my course, I did four weeks of learning at the centre. Chris and Steve were very informative, both in the classroom and when contacted via e-mail. They are always willing to help and they’ve helped me drastically improve my skills as an electrician."

G. Notice (2365 Level 2 Electrical Home Study Course)


"I chose Able Skills to train with as I was able to carry on with my full time job, whilst training for a new career path. I stayed in Able Skills accommodation whenever I had a practical week, I don’t have a single thing to complain about. All the staff were friendly, and Chris and Steve were great tutors. I will be booking the 2365 Level 3 Home Study pack, as soon as it becomes available. I will be recommending Able Skills to others, and I look forward to seeing you all soon!"

Overall Rating: Excellent.

N. Lane (2365 Level 2 Electrical Home Study Course)


"This is my second course with Bryan. He’s a great teacher and really makes you believe there really are no silly questions to ask, no matter how many times I asked him the same thing. He gave the whole class a great level of confidence, which massively helped us in the exam. This course by far met my expectations as was well worth the money spent."

Overall Rating: Excellent.

M. Buckner (2377 Electrical Course)


"I chose Able Skills as my training centre as the pass rates for the courses were so high. Bryan was my tutor for the week and he has an excellent method of teaching. He is extremely patient and I would like to thank Bryan for these productive and memorable courses."

Overall Rating: Excellent.

M. Mansoor (2377 Electrical Course)


"Andy is a great tutor. He is very informative, knowledgeable and he really made the course enjoyable for us all. This course definitely met my expectations, and I can’t wait to come back for other courses."

Overall Rating: Excellent.

C. Booty (2382 Electrical Course)


"I have just finished my two day PAT Testing course, and I enjoyed every minute of it. Able Skills is a great place to study, everyone is so friendly, from the students to the staff. I will be back here on Monday for my EAL Initial Verification. I look forward to seeing you all then."

Overall Rating: Excellent.

D. Smith (2377 Electrical Course)


"I was very impressed with the overall quality of the centre. Everything is so well organised, there’s also great course materials, and the proficiency of my tutor, Andy, was impeccable. I chose Able Skills as my training centre, due to the fact I had so many dates available to me, and the wide variety of courses that I was able to choose from."

Overall Rating: Excellent.

L. Yates (2377 Electrical Course)


"I found Able Skills through a recommendation of a friend, and I see why he spoke so highly about this place! Andy was my tutor during my time here, and he was very informative – the admin team were also lovely!! I studied this course for three days, as I had no electrical experience, and I felt that everything was explained thoroughly and in a way that was easy for beginners to understand."

Overall Rating: Excellent.

F. Barry (2377 Electrical Course)


 "I chose Able Skills as my training centre as they were located close to home, the courses are well priced and everyone on the phone is very helpful. Richard was my tutor for the week and he is very thorough and clear. He helped me understand the concepts. If I ever had any difficulties, he was able to explain in more than one way to ensure it was clear to everyone."

Overall Rating: Excellent.

 R. Johnson (2394/5 Electrical Course)


 

"I found the Able Skills electrical refresher course on Google and I did consider other training centres but I found that Able Skills were more professional over the phone, so this was my preferred option for my electrical refresher course. During my one day course my tutor Clive was fantastic with great knowledge on electrical so a huge thank you to him. The biggest factor for me to choose my electrical course with Able Skills was the location and the reputation that they have for offering great courses. My expectations were met from this electrical course and I would definitely recommend Able Skills to anyone looking for any other electrical course because the tutors have fantastic knowledge on the course they teach and they are always on time."

Overall Rating – Excellent

C. Mirek (AM2 Electrical Refresher Course)


"I heard about Able Skills due to recommendations from friends and after looking at other training centres Able Skills came out on top of my recommendations. I completed a 4 week electrical course here and I believe I got the best qualification possible for the money I had spent meaning it was great value for my money. I would recommend Able Skills to anyone looking for electrical courses because it definitely met my expectations. My tutor for the electrical course was Chris and I was very happy with the help I was given from him. Throughout the whole course it was very relaxed and I enjoyed the atmosphere very much."

Overall Rating – Excellent

M. White (2365 Electrical Course)


"I came across Able Skills on Google when I was searching for courses that would be best suited for me and after looking at other training centres I chose Able Skills because of the course that was offered to me. The most important factors that encouraged me to take the course at Able Skills was the course duration and the cost as it was the perfect fit for my electrical course that lasted for 4 weeks. During the 4 week electrical course it met my expectations and I would definitely recommend the course to other people that want to get a qualification in this area. Also Able Skills invited me down to come and see what the course was and to see what the place was like so I could get an idea of what to expect. During the four weeks of my electrical course my tutor was Chris and he was great with giving me constant good feedback and was able to build my confidence throughout the electrical course."

Overall Rating – Excellent

T. Fields (2365 Electrical Course)


"When I was looking for an electrical course I was searching on the internet for different courses and I found Able Skills and I had already heard from them due to word of mouth so I chose this as my best option. After looking further into the course the main factors that attracted me to the Able Skills electrical course was the great cost and the accommodation option that was offered to me for £20 a night so I was able to travel down and stay at the accommodation for the duration of my course which meant this was a big reason why I chose Able Skills. I am currently half way through my 4 week course and my tutor has been Chris who has been great. I would like to keep the same tutor for my final weeks as it has been the best part of my course so far and I would definitely recommend him. I will always recommend Able Skills to others as I have been given great service from everyone involved."

Overall Rating – Excellent

Willmot (2365 Electrical Course)


"Able Skills offered the best course for me and I found them from a reference so it gave me a good reason to pick Able Skills over any other training centre. I picked Able Skills over any other place because of the reference I was given and also due to the location and the great reputation of the company and courses offered. Other factors that made me choose able skills for my PAT testing was the excellent price and the timescale given. Overall the service was great and so was the value for money meaning I would always be willing to recommend Able Skills to others based on my experience here. During my 2 days my tutor was Steve and he was excellent in helping me achieve this qualification."

Overall Rating – Excellent

D. Watts (2377 PAT Testing)


"I chose Able Skills for my PAT Testing as I had completed other courses with them and was happy with what I successfully completed at Able Skills so I didn’t consider any other training centres. The most important factor for me was the package that was offered so I could complete my PAT Testing easily. The course I took was great value for the money that I spent and I would recommend this to anyone because they offer great service. My tutor was Steve and he was a great teacher throughout the course and there is one word to describe it overall and that’s excellent."

Overall Rating – Excellent

A. Joseph (2377 PAT Testing)


"I heard about Able Skills when I was doing a Google search and I found other training centres however none of them had a combination of courses that was good as Able Skills so I decided to choose them on the basis of this and also the availability and option of accommodation was the best thing for me. The accommodation was at a very good price of £20 a night and it was very convenient for me because it was by the town centre and close to the course. The electrical course I took was very well run and the facilities and equipment were excellent for me to complete the course and build up some vital skills. All the staff involved was very cheerful and helpful towards all students which made our time here much more enjoyable. I would definitely recommend the courses to others because of the excellent course I have taken."

Overall Rating – Excellent

M. Haberfield (4555 Domestic Electrics)


"My 10 day course with Able Skills was very good and I have learnt a great deal from my two tutors Bryan and Chris. I was looking for this course on Google and I found able skills and it was better than the others because it had great value and a professional look so it appealed to me more. The main factors that drove me towards Able Skills were the cost, the qualifications on offer and the distance that I had to travel. I found the course very good and I would recommend it to others because I have learnt a lot from the very knowledgeable instructors and the content of the course."

Overall Rating – Excellent

O. Green (4555 Domestic Electrics)


"I chose to learn at Able Skills, as I was able to spread my electrical course costs evenly for the weeks I trained here. My tutor for my Level 2 and Level 3, 2365 Electrical Course was Paul, he’s a great laugh and I loved the fact I was able to stick with the same instructor for this unit. I have gained a wealth of qualifications from this course, as well as a toolkit, which I can’t wait to start using outside the classroom! My course included everything I need to become an electrician, including the NVQ and AM2, which I am hoping to complete within the next six months. This course is definitely worth the money I spent, anyone considering a career in Electrics should book now!"

Overall Rating: excellent.

P. Dickinson (JIB Goldcard Electrical Course)


"I’ve had a great experience at Able Skills. I chose to train here as I was able to visit Able Skills, unannounced, and have a look around the centre. All the students I spoke to seemed very happy with their training, and the instructors I spoke to, were more than happy to answer any questions I had. No one pressured me with the sales either, so I was able to go home, and think about my decisions before I put any more into it. I came here with hardly any electrical knowledge, and I am leaving a confident and qualified electrician. Able Skills is a great place to train, everyone from the staff to the students were so friendly, I’m very sad to be leaving!"

Overall Rating: Excellent.

L. Barry (JIB Goldcard Electrical Course)


"I have just finished my Level 3 2365. I chose to train here as there was the option for me to apply for the 24+ loan. I stayed in accommodation whilst I trained too, which was great as I was able to train from so far away, and I had so much spare time in the evening to focus on my course. Keith was such a good instructor, always using his spare time to answer any questions the class had. I would definitely recommend Able Skills to others, I cannot fault a thing."

Overall Rating: Excellent.

S. Brooks (2365 Electrical Course)


 "A friend recommended Able Skills to me. The cost of travelling to them was also a consideration for me and I also received good feedback from others who had trained at Able Skills.

 I found a very relaxed approach throughout the assessment. The Tutor was very helpful with questions that I asked and explained what was going to happen before I started."

Kieron Barnes (Electrical Level 2 – City & Guilds – I Unit)


"I picked Able Skills as they offered weekend courses which are payable in instalments. They are also relatively local for me.

Paul is very good and knowledgeable and is an excellent tutor. I am very pleased to be in his weekend group. Steve has also been helpful, answering questions and preparing equipment needed for the course. I will definitely be doing all of my electrical courses at Able Skills."

Scott Cloud (Level 2 C&G 2365 – Electrical Installation)


"I chose Able Skills based on their reputation.

The training and equipment I feel is at an excellent standard. As a result of being at Able Skills, I have already booked 2 more colleagues on to courses at Able Skills."

Martyn Park-Carpenter (Level 2 C&G 2365 – Electrical Installation)


"I have been very impressed with the level of knowledge, assistance and willingness to help during my time with Able Skills"

Lee Wilkinson (Level 2 C&G 2365 – Electrical Installation)


"I picked Able Skills as they had the best internet reviews, lots of positive feedback and due to the location which is relatively close to home for me.

I found this to be a very worthwhile course. I can say with my hand on my heart that I have learned loads and feel safer and more confident for whatever may be ahead in my career."

Chris Fosh (Level 2 C&G 2365 – Electrical Installation)


 "I chose to train here for my PAT testing course as I trained for my 2382 Electrical Course here with you, too. Andy was a great tutor and I was very happy with this course. I will definitely recommend this centre to others."

Overall Rating: Excellent.

A. Grimes (2377 Electrical Course)


 "My tutor for the past 2 days has been Andy Leitch. He’s a knowledgeable instructor. This course was well delivered with great training throughout. I chose to train at Able Skills as the prices were fair, and cheaper than some other places I looked at."

Overall Rating: Excellent.

D. Brady (2377 Electrical Course)


"Another great course!! Well instructed by Andy. I chose to train at Able Skills for my PAT Testing Course as I studied my 2382 Electrical Course here a few weeks ago. Andy has been my tutor both times and I wouldn’t have it any other way, I wouldn’t have been able to get through both courses without him!"

Overall Rating: Excellent.

S. Stephens (2377 Electrical Course)


"This course was definitely good value for money, I’ve learnt so much in 2 days! This course is very enjoyable, and Andy is very knowledgeable on the subject and imparts his knowledge in a way that is easy to understand."

Overall Rating: Excellent.

S. White (2377 Electrical Course)


"This was an intense five days, but the course was well structured. I chose to train at Able Skills as I was so impressed with the professionalism on their website, and I managed to book the course online, too. Steve Stafford is a very intelligent and well experienced tutor, who really helped push us all through this course."

Overall Rating: Excellent.

A. Tunbridge (City and Guilds 2394/5 Electrical Course)


"I chose to train at Able Skills for this course, as I had previously trained here for other courses. The tutors all have the competence needed for the harder courses. This was an intense course, but Steve Stafford broke it down into manageable sections. The admin staff were attentive and polite, I am very happy with my overall experience at Able Skills."

Overall Rating: Excellent.

M. Seymour (City and Guilds 2394/5 Electrical Course)


"I found Able Skills through a friend and chose to train here as the centre is local to me and the prices were the most reasonable out of all the centres I looked at. This was a very informative look into the 2394/5 Course and I have learnt a lot in my time here. Thanks Steve!"

Overall Rating: Excellent.

J. White (City and Guilds 2394/5 Electrical Course)


"This cours is hard going but we got so much help from our tutor, Steve, which made all the difference. I chose to train at Able Skills as I could travel from far away and stay in their accommodation, at £20 a night, you can’t go wrong! I will definitely be recommending Able Skills to others, I found this course was very good value for money."

Overall Rating: Excellent.

F. Barry (City and Guilds 2394/5 Electrical Course)


"I was particularly pleased that it’s one student per bay/board and not doubled up. The instructors appear very well suited to their roles, all very confident, competent and knowledgeable. Generally the course was very well organised and run smoothly. I always felt that any questions I had were answered and that I was supported well throughout my training by my instructor. Bryan was knowledgeable and his humour made the course enjoyable. His anecdotes and experience of real life application of skills was very valuable."

Overall Rating: Excellent.

F. Harries (2365 Level 2 Electrical Home Study Course)


"Clear in depth instruction, with the ability to relate workshop practical to real world scenarios. Paul, my tutor, would always break any complex problems or questions we had, down in a way that was easy to understand. The overall training that I have received has been to a very high standard. Paul’s teaching technique, knowledge and delivery is outstanding, any questions are fully explained until it is understood. I am sure the experience I gained on this course will prove invaluable in the workplace. The tutors, students and office staff were considerate and patient. I have no regrets taking this course. I hope in the future to continue onto the 2394 / 2395 City and Guilds Electrical Course, and possibly others."

Overall Rating: Excellent.

S. Rogers (Level 3 2365 Electrical Course)


"Good Course, I enjoyed the pace. Andy taught us clearly and coherently explained on a course that could have otherwise been extremely confusing. I chose to train at Able Skills as they seemed the most professional from their website, right down to the last point of contact in the office."

Overall Rating: Excellent.

D. O’Neil (2382 Electrical Course)


"Steve was highly knowledgeable with everything to do with the electrical industry and especially the wiring regulations. I would definitely recommend Able Skills to others. The method of teaching was clear, concise & very informative. Excellent course, all the materials were provided to us, too. Many thanks Steve for your patience and understanding, which really helped me get my head around this course."

Overall Rating: Excellent.

J. Irving (2394/5 Electrical Course)


"I found Able Skills online and chose this as my training centre as it was in a convenient location for me, as I had to get the train here every day. Thanks to Steve Stafford for being very thorough and patient. He provided great constructive feedback during the practical tasks and also prior to the online exam."

Overall Rating: Excellent.

K. Glenn (2392 Electrical Course)


"Steve Stafford was my tutor for the four days. He is a very skilled tutor. I chose to train at Able Skills as there was such a high level of professionalism displayed when I visited the centre. A great environment to learn in. I would definitely recommend any of the courses here to anyone even slightly interested!"

Overall Rating: Excellent.

A. Hall (2392 Electrical Course)


"Steve Briggs’ knowledge is unbelievable in the 17th Edition. I was so glad to have him as my tutor. I chose Able Skills as the prices are very fair on all of your courses. I hope to study more here in the future."

Overall Rating: Excellent.

F. White (2382 Electrical Course)


"Chris is an excellent tutor. He helped everywhere, and built my confidence and knowledge up. This course was definitely good value for money, and I would highly recommend Able Skills as a training centre, I had high expectations coming here, as the reviews were so good, I was not disappointed."

Overall Rating: Excellent.

R. McGuiness (2393 Electrical Course)


"I chose to train at Able Skills over anywhere else, as the dates were more flexible here, and better suited to my lifestyle. I wanted to improve my electrical experience whilst I was here, and I got so much more than that out of my time here, thanks to Richard Mannell. He’s a very experienced and patient lecturer. The workshop was well equipped, as I found after coming to visit the centre shortly after booking my course. This course is definitely money well spent."

Overall Rating: Excellent.

K. Sawyer (2392 Electrical Course)


"Richard was a very patient teacher who ensured everything was fully explained, and made sure the whole class understood before covering a new topic, which was a great help, as sometimes it took me slightly longer than some, to understand in full."

Overall Rating: Excellent.

J. Youngs (2392 Electrical Course)


"I found Able Skills online and chose to train here as a recommendation, as the pass marks are so high at the centre. Great tuition by Richard, he provided us all with a good environment to study in. This course was definitely good value for money; I understand why you hold such a high reputation!"

Overall Rating: Excellent

H. Jackson (2394/2395 Electrical Course)


"Steve Stafford was my tutor for the past three days, and I am very happy with the outcome of the course. This was a great course, I passed and I am very happy! I don’t require any more courses. If I did, however, I would come back in a heartbeat!"

Overall Rating: Excellent.

S. Kadri (2382 Electrical Course)


"Steve Briggs is a very knowledgeable instructor. I would be over the moon if I ever had him as my instructor again! This course is definitely good value for money, and I will be recommending the entre to others."

Overall Rating: Excellent.

N. Dell (EAL 2395 Electrical Course)


 "I found Able Skills on the internet and it’s probably my best find ever! I chose this centre as it seemed very professional and reliable. I would like to thank Ian for the effort that he has put into the course. He’s been so helpful, the course has been great fun and I will definitely be recommending Able Skills to others."

Overall Rating: Excellent.

M. Elashkar (MLP Gas Course)


"Thank you Ian for everything! He’s been a great instructor and knows exactly how to deliver knowledge in the best and easiest way. I’ve really enjoyed my three weeks at Able Skills and I feel as though I have a really good knowledge of the industry now."

Overall Rating: Excellent.

L. Kiss (MLP Gas Course)


"I was sent to Able Skills by my employers, and I’m so grateful that I was! Ian created a brilliant learning environment that helped us all take in some of the really complex stuff. I’ve come away with a wealth of knowledge. I would definitely recommend Able Skills for anyone looking for a change of career."

Overall Rating: Excellent.

D. Fincham (MLP Gas Course)


"I chose to train with Able Skills as this centre seemed like the most reasonable priced place to train, and the accommodation was also offered to me at a reasonable price. I’m extremely happy with the outcome of this course, all the staff are great, I literally have no complaints!! Ian is a great instructor; he made even the most boring units seem interesting."

Overall Rating: Excellent.

D. Ward (MLP Gas Course)


"I found Able Skills through word of mouth. Ian was a fantastic tutor, and so much fun, which made it easier to focus on the topics that weren’t so interesting. He always answered any questions the class had, no matter how silly they were. Also, Richard from pipe skills was a good teacher, and a real laugh!"

Overall Rating: Excellent.

J. McCabe (MLP Gas Course)


"I trained at Able Skills over 8 weekends, which was great for me as I was able to keep up with my work commitments whilst I trained. I really enjoyed the whole course, the way we were tutored by Roy made it so much fun to attend lessons and really easy to learn."

Overall Rating: Excellent.

B. Attershall (MLP Gas Course)


"I chose to train with Able Skills, as I had previously studied my level 2 plumbing here. I found from both courses that the standard and quality of training was beyond what I had expected. Roy has been a brilliant instructor and is very helpful. His way of teaching made the most complex things, seem easy. I’m very thankful to him, top man!!"

Overall Rating: Excellent.

R. Anderson (MLP Gas Course)


"I found this course really enjoyable. It was also very informative. Peter has been a great help, I now feel confident that I am ready to take my ACS Assessment. Thank you Able skills and Peter! I chose Able Skills as after doing a bit of research, this training centre would be best value for money. I will be coming back, for my ACS Assessment, and I would definitely come back for some of the other courses that are available here."

Overall Rating: Excellent.

M. Behan (MLP Gas Course)


"Peter was a great tutor these past three weeks. He was very knowledgeable, and had no problem explaining things over and over until I understood them. The location and price of the course both fitted in perfectly for me, so I didn’t even bother trying to find somewhere else to train, and I’m so glad I didn’t too!"

Overall Rating: Excellent.

D. Waters (MLP Gas Course)


"Peter is a fantastic tutor, with great knowledge and a good sense of humour. I am very privileged to be his student. I chose Able Skills, after coming to visit the centre. I was shown around by Gary, who introduced me to gas students and gas tutors. Everyone seemed very happy with what they were doing, and I was not pressured into buying anything, which made my decision a lot easier. It is very hard to find centres with such good prices as Able Skills, and this course was definitely good value for money."

Overall Rating: Excellent.

R. Patel (MLP Gas Course)


"The best part about this training was the fact that I could train over weekends, meaning I could afford to train and still carry on my full time hours at work. The whole of Able Skills demonstrates very high standards of teaching. Peter is great at answering questions, always a detailed answer, too. He tells you everything that you need to know and not just what you need to know to pass the course. The interest free payment plan was another great feature of this training centre. They really do make everything as easy as possible for the customer."

Overall Rating: Excellent.

G. Phillips (MLP Gas course)


"Peter was a very professional teacher; his knowledge of the gas industry was invaluable. It’s been a tough course, but I am so glad I went through with it. It was made so much more enjoyable by Peter, too. I chose to train at Able Skills as I was able to stay in accommodation whilst I was here; I saved time and money on travel this way, and I got a bit of alone time to read over my notes every weekend."

Overall Rating: Excellent.

D. Felan (MLP Gas Course)


"I have done other courses at Able Skills so returned to them as I knew them well. This gas course was a very well delivered course. It was obvious that the instructor had good knowledge of the subject and he took time to explain all aspects of the course content. He made the course very pleasurable."

Stuart Sang (Gas Training, Weekend option)


"I found Able Skills on the internet and they were the only training company offering courses at weekends. I have no complaints at all; the instructor Roy was a brilliant tutor, always helpful and accommodating. I highly recommend Able Skills, a very enjoyable experience."

Cian Roche (Gas Training, Weekend option)


 "Able Skills looked the most appealing when I did my internet research. I thought the course was very good and very useful. Roy was helpful, a really good instructor and I would definitely recommend Able Skills to my friends."

Lee Strong (Gas Training, Weekend option)


"Able Skills was recommended to me by a friend. The location was perfect for me and the option to do training at weekends. I thought that the teaching was exceptional from Ian and Roy. Not only did I learn lots, I was also entertained. Thank you guys"

John Rhule (Gas Training, Weekend option)


"I have done various courses at Able Skills and would never consider training anywhere else. Able Skills is friendly, provides value for money and their instructors are brilliant. Able Skills outdid themselves once again with this gas course. Roy and Ian have very different personalities but are both excellent trainers. Each had their own way in getting difficult points of the course across. Able Skills Rocks!!!"

Joan Saunders-Reece (Gas Training, Weekend option)


"I found Able Skills on the internet and chose them due to offer of weekend training. I thought the course was excellent and worth every penny. The tutors were both very good at the course delivery."

Russell Barnes (Gas Training, Weekend option)


"Chose Able Skills due to location and weekend training option. I found the course interesting and have learned a large amount in a small amount of time. I found Ian’s way of teaching particularly excellent and very easy to learn from."

Ian Mungham (Gas Training, Weekend option)


"I picked Able Skills based on feedback I found from previous students. I was so impressed with what I learned in 3 weeks, impressed with value for money and with the teachers who were extremely knowledgeable and experienced."

Ronnie Edwards (Gas Training, Full Time)


"I would recommend this course to anyone who is thinking of going on to gain their ACS and become Gas Safe registered. The tutors are very good and I enjoyed working with them. I am looking forward to doing my ACS. Thanks – Good Course"

Stewart Annetts (Gas Training, Weekend option)


 "I looked at a few training centres but chose Able Skills as they were closer and offered value for money courses. My course tutor has a treasure trove of industry knowledge, so knowledgeable and very approachable. He made quite an intrinsic area of the industry look easy and understandable."

Mak Mirza (Gas Training, Weekend option)


"The course was very good, I came here with high expectations and it has lived up to it. The amount of knowledge the tutors had was brilliant and it was also fun to be here. Highly recommended."

Harry Askham (Gas Training, Full time)


"I enjoyed my time here, I learned new skills that will hopefully change my life. Roy was fantastic for the duration of the course, friendly and professional. Thank you"

Mihai Ficu (Gas Training, Full time)


"I have done quite a few courses at Able Skills. I chose them due to price, location and the format of their courses. Ian was a very effective tutor. He demonstrated very good planning, time keeping and detailed knowledge. Course materials were also very good."

Graham Sykes (Gas Training, Full time)


"I chose Able Skills after a friend told me about them. I found this gas course enjoyable but at the same time, hard. My teacher, Ian, is very good and was able to teach me (someone who had no idea about this industry or trade). It is all thanks to Ian’s teaching that I have come this far."

Benjamin Srikanthan (Gas Training, Full time)


"Chris was my instructor and made sure everyone was able to be at the same place in the course, he checked regularly and was happy to explain 2 or 3 times if necessary. Very friendly, always open for questions. Ian was a very practical orientated teacher as well."

Szilvester Szanto (Gas Training, Weekend option)


 "I found Able Skills through an online advertisement, and chose this company as I was able to spread my training out over the weekends, so I didn’t have to take any time off work. In my time here, I found that Roy was a good, straight to the point tutor. He always spent his spare time helping us to understand thingswe found difficulty with, which was so appreciated."

Overall Rating: Excellent.

F. Walter (3 Weeks Weekend Gas Course )


"Roy is a very thorough tutor; his industry knowledge is spot on. I know everything he taught me will help me, years from now. This course is such great value for money. I would definitely come back if I didn’t have work and family commitments."

Overall Rating: Excellent.

D. Wagstoff (3 Week Gas Course)


"My tutor for the last three weeks was Ian Welthy. He has been very helpful on the course, and my confidence increase week by week. This Course is structured excellently and a lot was covered over a short amount of time. This course was definitely good value for money, and I will definitely be recommending Able Skills to others."

Overall Rating: Excellent.

S.Pennick (3 Week Gas Course)


"I found Able Skills online and chose to train here, as I was able to visit the site and view the facilities on offer. Ian provided a very friendly atmosphere to learn in, and every member of staff was extremely professional. I thoroughly enjoyed my time here and I would love to return at some point to gain a skillset in another field of work."

Overall Rating: Excellent.

F. Boyd (3 Week Gas Corse)


"Really good course. I feel I have learnt a wealth of information from Ian and I thoroughly enjoyed the last three weeks. I have left feeling confident enough to work with gas in the industry. Thanks Ian!!"

Overall Rating: Excellent.

J. Foxwell (3 Week Gas Course)


"I chose to train at Able Skills, as it wasn’t too far to travel, and I visited the site, prior to starting my course, so I knew exactly what to expect. This was a very good course, and I found the workbook was filled with so much valuable information, worded in a way that was easy for us to understand. Ian was my tutor for the three weeks and he was excellent, always taking time to explain anything we didn’t quite get first time."

Overall Rating: Excellent.

S. Brain (3 Week Gas Course)


"I chose to train at Able Skills, as I was recommended by so many people to train here. This course was definitely value for money, very fairly priced for what I left with. This course is a very high level of learning, all made easier by our instructor, Ian."

Overall Rating: Excellent.

T. Martin (3 Week Gas Course)


 "I heard about Able Skills through some work colleagues and they had nothing but good words to say about the centre and training. My instructor; Paul was an excellent instructor with a wealth of knowledge and a good sense of humour and most of all patience! I will be recommending Able Skills to everyone and look forward to coming back for more courses!"

S Kettle (Inspection and Testing)


 "I came back to Able Skills for my most recent qualification as I have used them before and know they offer quality training. The tutor was very friendly and helpful and gave us so much useful information and a lot of notes to help us study. My only criticism is that I would have liked to have been informed of the relevant publications before attending the course."

M Scott-Beaulieu (Inspection & Testing)

Note From Able Skills: As a result of this feedback we have now added a recommended reading list for all electrical training to be issued with every confirmation letter. Student feedback is great and helps us to continually improve.


 "17th Edition - I choose to go to able skills because it was my most local destination to do this course. The tutor gave good, clear advice and was very knowledgeable. I would highly recommend this centre to everyone

 Testing Course – I had a great tutor, full of knowledge and very clear instruction. Poor jokes but made the course enjoyable."

  J Lewis (17th Edition & Level 2 Testing Course)


 "I found Able Skills via an internet search and chose to train there due to the location and cost. I found the tutor to be very knowledgeable and managed to get all the information across in a manner which everyone in the group understood." 

N Fuller (Level 2 Testing Course)


"My company booked for me to go to Able Skills to do a practical refresher on my testing. I thought it was a very professional learning environment. The tutor was helpful and insightful. We covered more than I expected including phase rotation." 

P Greenslade (Practical Testing Day)


  "I though the course was really good and it was really enjoyable. To laugh while learning makes it so much easier and the instructor made the atmosphere friendly and almost fun!"

T Razzaq (Domestic Installer Course)


"I did look at another training provider but I found Able Skills to be a friendly and have a good atmosphere. I was very pleased with my instructor, Bryan. I learnt things I never knew before and feel confident in my skills already. Bryan answered all my questions in a very friendly way and never made me feel silly for asking more than once."

A Weisrose (Domestic Installer Course)


 "Able Skills was an easy choice because of the facilities and the friendly staff. My tutor, Richard, was incredibly knowledgeable and didn’t mind going over things several times to make sure we understood. The practical was great fun and taught me loads. There was always staff around to advise and guide me!"

O Zammit (Level 2 2365)


 "I chose Able Skills due to the good reputation and feedback from previous students. I found my tutor, Richard, to be very helpful and patient. I feel extremely happy with the skills I have come away with and I have a much better understanding of the industry. My experience here has been great! Thanks."

E Rohan (Level 2 2365)


"I found able skills through an electrician’s forum and followed up by reading reviews and visited the centre in person. I was impressed with what I saw so booked my course. I am glad I did as Richard is a fantastic tutor. He is firm but fair as he is only trying to get the highest standard from us all! He is always willing to go through things more than once and is very patient. I highly recommend the training and staff to anyone looking to re-train themselves."

P Double (Level 2 2365)


"I found Able Skills to have the most honest and approachable manner about them and read some negative reviews about other centres providing similar training. I was really impressed with Richard and the technicians approach to teaching and training.  They were happy to explain and demonstrate again and again until we all grasped it! Richard also took us above and beyond what we needed to know and will definitely be coming back for more training."

S Merwiak (Level 2 2365)


 "Able Skills were the most flexible training organisation near me, allowing me to train at weekends and carry on working through the week. After completing level 3 I feel much more confident in the principles we covered and now I want to continue my learning. I really enjoyed Richard’s approach to teaching and felt confident in all of our assessments as a result."

D Palmieri (Level 3 2365)


"I was recommended to Able Skills through a friend that rated it highly after doing some training there. Richard is an excellent tutor. He is very informative and gets all his points across easily in the classroom. The technician was also an excellent teacher and helped with all the practical skills and went through things step by step until it sunk in. All the staff are friendly and easy to talk to and willing to give you information and guidance for when you go out in the real world!"

M Hutson (Level 3 2365)


"I found Able Skills through the internet and chose it because it offered the training I wanted in the shortest time. The course was well taught and I enjoyed it throughout. I would recommend this course to anyone."

A Aylmer (Level 3 2365)