What are some alternative training options?


Here at Able Skills, we take pride in our ability to teach a large variety of subjects to our many students, but it has become apparent that there are many people out there thinking about a serious career change, but cannot take the time off work to train! So...we want to raise awareness of some of our alternative training methods! 


electrical courses

This is a Level 3 Electrical home study student who is working hard during his currently electrical course.


Weekend Courses: 


Yes, you read that correctly, weekend courses. Put down that IPA and get some top-quality training on the weekends! Now not all of our courses are available over weekends but many are including our City & Guilds Level 2 Electrical CourseCity & Guilds Level 2 Plumbing Course! So if you are interested in either of these trades then this could be a great opportunity for you to put in the work and give up your weekends for a future career, these subjects are trades that can become self-employed roles, an opportunity to become your own boss should never be overlooked!

Home-study Courses: 


How does it work? So after enrolling, for example, on our Home Study Electrics Level 2 we send you a 'Home Study Pack'. This pack includes the entire theory aspect of the course as well as other bits of essential information to help prepare you for your 4 practical weeks and online exams at Able Skills. You have the ability to pick and choose which weeks are best for you to undergo your practical training one week at a time. Included within the pack is the opportunity for self-assessment so candidates can check their knowledge and progress along the way. We would expect you to spend at least 3 to 6 months studying the theory aspect of this award before you make arrangements to attend Able Skills to undertake exams and to start the practical training. When you feel ready and you are confident in the knowledge gained from studying at home you can book in the 4-weeks at your discretion. To give you extra help at home, we supply you with a 'SmartScreen' login providing you with additional help!

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Additional Information:


If you need some additional information about any of the Home-study or weekends options talked about throughout this article or for bookings...Do not hesitate to get into contact with us, you can do this is a couple of ways, firstly give us a call on 0808 100 3245 and we can assist you in choosing the right course for you, provide information and guide you on the best path to achieving your goals. Alternatively, you can come into our office, to discuss anything from training to accommodation that we provide, which is located in the middle of our training centre Unit 5, here in Dartford, we are easy to find as we are just a short walk away from the train station.

K5, Riverside Industrial Estate, Riverside Way, Dartford DA1 5BS


Electrical training

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