Tiling can be a great opportunity for those looking to become self-employed


Fed up of doing the same job day in day out? in front of the same computer screen, then maybe a new career in construction is the one for you! Working for yourself is rewarding, flexible and profitable if you know what you are doing. Tiling is such a great trade for people seeking self-employment and job stability as tillers are always in demand!

Here at Able Skills, we offer a range of diffrent tiling courses that will land you with qualifications and be on the path to becoming a professional in the field. Time for a career change? You have come to the right place, we have over 10 years of experience teaching students this trade, our two instructors are always happy to help guide you and have a lifetime of experience between them. If you choose to take a long-term tiling course with us here we have no doubt you will be able to become self-employed, making the money back from the course is simple with the huge demand for tiling work!

Tools to help independent traders:


It's 2019, I say this because in this day and age there are so many resources you can use to better yourself and make tasks simpler! There has been no better time, and no easier time in history to take control of your earnings. There isn't a better time to become self-employed, find clients online and instantly communicate with people. Here are just a few applications we would recommend when considering becoming your own boss: 




1tap is a mobile application that helps you to log receipts, invoices and will even estimate your tax payments. This is extremely useful when trying to keep your finances organised and having them all in one place makes that job 10x easier!


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Minimize your tax liability with 1tap


One of the most vital aspects of being a self-employed professional is keeping track of your finances, or else you run the risk of getting caught out by HMRC. Luckily, 1tap makes this easy by allowing contractors to scan receipts and invoices as soon as they get them, allowing for a more accurate tax return at the end of each year.

Available on IOS & Andriod.



To gain traction and get clients attention is impossible without social media these days, but it can be hard to stay consistent, upload regularly and continue to post, which is needed when competing on social platforms. That's where Hootsuite comes in, you can schedule posts in advance across different platforms. This allows you to be active on social media without cutting into your workdays.


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Hootsuite is the best way to organise and schedule your social media pages


It is almost impossible to compete with other self-employed traders without the reach of social media and an application like this helps you to manage how and when you are posting content online!

Maybe take one day a week to focus on what you want to post and then schedule it to be released throughout the following week...The app is available on Desktop, IOS and Andriod!

Hootsuite does cost money per month, however, they are currently offering a 30-day free trial! 



Evernote is another great essential! Forget about that notebook, pen and paper doesn't cut it...Evernote is the most comprehensive note-taking application out there and allows you to organise, file and collect an unlimited amount of notes, which makes day to day work a walk in the park.


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Evernote is a quick and easy way to make notes and organise documents


It allows you to take notes on-the-go, enabling you to stay on top of your busy workload and all those tasks that come up throughout an average day. It’s also a great creative tool, as many people have their best ideas when they’re far away from a pen and paper.

Hootsuite is also available on Desktop, IOS and Andriod for free! 

What training do we offer?


Here at Able Skills, we offer a broad range of trades training. Tiling courses are particularly popular amongst those looking to work for themselves...Here are some of the full-time courses we run:

Now obviously the course you choose depends on your current understanding of the trade, we run all types from courses designed to give you the basics such as our Introduction to Tiling Course. All the way to our more advanced tiling courses like our 6-week City & Guilds Tiling Course and even courses that will guide you towards completing an NVQ assessment!

Here is a look at some of our students from today, getting some great practical experience: 

Want some more information?


If you would like some more information on the tiling courses that we offer here at Able Skills, you have a few options! Firstly, you can come to our offices. We are located in Dartford at the London & Kent border, just a short walk away from the train station...Secondly, if you would like to make a booking for tiling courses, or any general enquiries then feel free to give us a call on 08081003245 we are happy to help!