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  1. Is there too much trust in Gas Engineers?

    Is there too much trust in Gas Engineers?

    Gas Safe have recently stated that British people trust Gas Engineers far too easily and in return are putting their families at risk.   It is a well known fact that too many people are putting their lives at risk by having illegal gas work done in their homes by illegal gas engineers who aren’t […]

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  2. Kitchen Fitting demonstration

    Kitchen Fitting demonstration

    We are currently running a Kitchen Fitting course this week at Able Skills and our students are extremely happy with what they have learnt so far.   Our kitchen fitting course is really popular at Able Skills and spaces on the course do not last long due to high demand. The course is run up […]

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  3. Fantastic Inspection & Testing results!

    Fantastic Inspection & Testing results!

    The most recent Inspection & Testing results have just come in and they are collectively some of the best results we have ever had at Able Skills.    Over two exams, the crop of students worked really hard and achieved some fantastic results. Our electrical courses are extremely popular at Able Skills and our set […]

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  4. Women can shorten the skills gap

    Women can shorten the skills gap

    As it is very well known, the skills gap in the construction industry is a huge problem and it is preventing construction work from being completed. However, female workers within the industry is on the rise and it may cut the skills gap.   For many years construction trades have been extremely male dominated, however […]

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  5. Javier's Football Mosaic

    Javier's Football Mosaic

    We have had some fantastic work going on in our tiling centre over the last few weeks and it hasn’t stopped today, as Javier has put his art skills to the test along with his new tiling skills.   Javier seems to have been at Able Skills for ages, he firstly completed eight weeks of […]

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  6. What is the 17th Edition?

    What is the 17th Edition?

    All Electricians need to have a clear understanding of the IET Wiring Regulations.   Most employers, agencies and registration bodies require electricians to hold a current 17th Edition qualification to satisfy their own entry standards and that of insurers. The IET Wiring Regulations are also known as British Standard 7671 – Requirements for Electrical Installations. […]

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  7. A serious need for skilled workers!

    A serious need for skilled workers!

    February marked the worst performance in the UK’s construction industry for 10 months and the worst performance since the rise in housebuilding in the UK in the summer of 2013.   Construction companies and other contractors are growing in concern that the industry is starting to slow up due to the difficulty to find skilled […]

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  8. Student Feedback - Tiling

    Student Feedback - Tiling

    We receive some fantastic feedback from our students at Able Skills and this is just one from a happy student that has recently finished his Introduction to Tiling course. “I just wanted to give you some feedback from the tiling course I completed at the weekend. I was really impressed with the course it offered […]

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  9. Student Stories - Shen

    Student Stories - Shen

    Shen has really achieved something at Able Skills and he has made a complete career change as he has headed into the Tiling Industry.   He is now coming towards the end of his 8 Week Tiling course at Able Skills and he is fully set up to start his tiling career as he has […]

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  10. New Year, New Career!

    New Year, New Career!

    It is here, 2016 is now here and now is the best time to kick start your year with a new career! A recent poll found that 80% of people in their 20’s want to change their career already. Whatever age you are, it is never too late to change your career. The start of […]

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  11. The Worst Skills Shortage in 30 years, but we can help!

    The Worst Skills Shortage in 30 years, but we can help!

    Large construction firms across the UK are having to turn away work due to the huge skills shortage which currently exists; many companies have reported that they are struggling to find skilled workers to carry out the work they are being offered. Currently in the UK there is a massive amount of building and construction […]

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  12. Decorating for Christmas?

    Decorating for Christmas?

    It is now that time again to get your house ready for the big Christmas get together. Are you looking to get your house looking like a home for Christmas and you need the right skills to get you going? Look no further than Able Skills Painting & Decorating short courses, we have the perfect […]

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