If you have been looking around our website recently, you might have read the news of the new purpose-built facility for training electricians at the AbleSkills centre.

It may very well be the most advanced trade skill teaching space anywhere in the UK!Spread out over nearly 15,000 sq ft and housing separate, partitioned, one-to-one tuition areas, bristling with brand new electrical equipment, the additional customised space means an immediate reduction in waiting time for one of the most popular of AbleSkills courses. In fact, the candidates will love even more, getting to grips with the array of the lastest design consumer units, domestic system circuit layouts, MCBs and RCDs and electrical PAT test DB3 equipment.

For those of you who don't know what these terms mean, then you need to get yourself on an introductory training course rightaway!

As a result, candidate numbers have increased and to deal with the extra capacity, a number of fully accredited and qualified staff have been brought on board, all of whom bring both a wealth of insider industry experience and exceptional teaching abilities to match the sparkling ( no pun intended) new centre. Heading the team will be Kevin MacDonald, an ex City & Guilds External Verifier who will be the NVQ scheme coordinator/Assessor/IV.

Its might be worth making a note that 10,000 electricians will be needed just to fulfill the requirements of current UK building programmes -including the Olympics - up until at least 2012! If you ask around, you will find that the 'recession' word is unknown in the electrical installation, repair and maintenance industries, so it might not be a bad idea to pop down to the AbleSkills centre and take a look at the new electrical training block and see for yourself what it might be like to be on a course.