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  1. AbleSkills Course students speak up and tell it like it is! Straight from the training workshop to your PC screen - the truth will out!

    AbleSkills Course students speak up and tell it like it is! Straight from the training workshop to your PC screen - the truth will out!

    Now here’s a first!Training centre students get a chance to tell you what it’s really like to be on an AbleSkills course. Not just the usual set of testimonials and quotes that all centres publish, but we have taken it upon ourselves to get them to shoot straight from the hip, without prompting or threats […]

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  2. For plumbers, one of the problems has always been those few 'rogue traders' that gives genuine Centre Trained workmen a bad name.

    For plumbers, one of the problems has always been those few 'rogue traders' that gives genuine Centre Trained workmen a bad name.

    Once again, on a recent edition of the TV programme, ‘Rogue Traders’, a plumber was secretly filmed going about his dastardly deeds! A simple fifteen minute unblocking of a drain was spread out to ninety minutes with much unecessary additional work being carried out so extra charges for time could be added on. No, it’s […]

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  3. Home building to beat the recession - and trade skills will be urgently needed!

    Home building to beat the recession - and trade skills will be urgently needed!

    According to The 2020 Group – a new group of leading housing organisations, unions and local authorities – investing billions to build 100,000 new homes over the next two years will give a desperately needed boost to the economy, save thousands of construction jobs, avoid serious skills shortages and help stimulate long term market stability. […]

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  4. Finally getting round to sorting out the leaky shower head or replace a faulty thermostat ? There's now so many different types of courses available , you're spoilt for choice !

    Finally getting round to sorting out the leaky shower head or replace a faulty thermostat ? There's now so many different types of courses available , you're spoilt for choice !

    In recent years, career switching has never been more easier! There are is literally a course for every subject you can think of and when it comes to a professional trade skill such as plumbing, you can just about choose any which way you like to find out if it’s what you really want to […]

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  5. Knowing immediately you will get on with your instructor makes all the difference to really learning.

    Knowing immediately you will get on with your instructor makes all the difference to really learning.

    Or put it the other way around … when an instructor takes a real interest in making sure you are taking in everything he is saying or showing you, it really helps to boost confidence in your own abilities and you will definitely feel you are getting somewhere! The biggest obstacle to taking a training […]

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  6. Check out the AbleSkills DIY Forum .... and get the lowdown on whats really going on in construction skills training.

    Check out the AbleSkills DIY Forum .... and get the lowdown on whats really going on in construction skills training.

    It can be a minefield out there – you have made up your mind, you are ready to make the career change and get into the construction industry say, as an electrical installer, plumber, plasterer or kitchen fitter – but how do you choose the right course for you? Will you learn everything that is […]

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  7. Learning with DVDs means seeing the bigger picture - especially if you have a 42" plasma at home!

    Learning with DVDs means seeing the bigger picture - especially if you have a 42" plasma at home!

    Now here’s the thing – when you really do need to get a close look at what’s being shown, and you may have to ask to see an action repeated just to make sure, then the next best thing to being in the workshop with an instructor is having a DVD. Check the training instructions […]

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