Come and learn new skills with our Carpentry courses!


Here at Able Skills we have been back since the end of August providing our entire range of trades. Carpentry courses are going ahead as usual helping students gain new skills and develop their practical ability. If you are interested in learning the trade of carpentry you will not find a training centre with such a comprehensive range of courses - Whether you are looking to learn the basics with our Introduction to Carpentry course or you are an experienced trader looking to gain an NVQ we have the training options for you. Our facilities are also great, we have all of the tools, materials, equipment and machinery you could possibly need. Why not come and see for yourself? We encourage anybody interested in the trade to visit our centre in person and to take a look at what we have to offer!


Currently, we are doing our best to ensure that we are providing a space that is both safe that is both safe and reliable for students and staff. In the video above you can see that students are wearing face coverings whilst training in our workshops. We have put several measures in place in accordance with the government's advice, these measures include; Reducing the amount of students on each course, reducing the total number of students at the centre at any given time, keeping our units clean with our fogging machines, constant cleaning, the use of PPE, hands-free hand sanitation devices and so on. We are doing whatever we can to make sure that we can continue to provide a high-quality of training options including Carpentry courses without the fear of spreading this pandemic within our facility.


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Looking to pursue a career?


If you are looking beyond gaining some DIY skills and you want to pursue a career in carpentry on a professional level then you will want to be looking firstly at our Accredited Carpentry Course - As this option is specifically designed to ensure that candidates have the skills that are current and essential to secure work upon completion. The course is 6-weeks in total and will aim to see you progress from an absolute beginner to a competent Carpenter  building your skills as the weeks progress and as you take on various aspects of the trade. We will focus on practical experience and aim for reality when it comes to hand-on work. We will provide you with training and assessment in several areas of Carpentry covering first fix aspects like cutting and laying floor joists and fixing door linings as well as second fix aspects such as hanging doors and fitting skirtings and architraves etc.


The course will cover various subjects including: 


  • Fixing architraves and skirting
  • Constructing and fixing hatch linings
  • Fitting locks and latches
  • Constructing studwork with opening
  • Constructing and installing door lining
  • Hanging a door
  • Fitting floor joists and installing floor coverings
  • Installing and bracing trussed rafters
  • Setting out and cutting one pair of common rafters


After this 6-week course you will be ready to begin work. Once you have gained some more experience on the job and feel confident in your availability you will want to look at taking on an NVQ or National Vocational Qualification. An NVQ is a work-based qualification that is achieved by way of being assessed on the job. We have Carpentry assessors in place that will come to your place of work on 2-separate occasions to judge your work and actions on the job against the industry standard. The reason you will want to take on this on-site assessments or OSAT is because upon successful completion you will be eligible for a CSCS card allowing you to work on construction sites , giving you access to more opportunities for work.


When can I start?

We have spaces on our Accredited Carpentry course starting from the 17th of May! We also have dates available from the 24th of May as well as the 31st and 7th & 21st of June 2021! There are also more dates available following on from there, to get started on any of these dates simply give us a call on 0808 100 3245. You can also book courses in person, feel free to visit our training centre and office to discuss your training options, get any questions answered and to secure your place on this course. The NVQ can be conducted at any time once you have found work out in the industry. You can also book courses with us online. To book courses online just take a look through our website, we offer a full range of trades and courses, on each course page there is a green button marked 'Reserve your Space' from there you can select a date that suits you and fill in your details. Take a look below at the online booking form for this Accredited Carpentry course...



Contact us:


For more information on our range of trades or specifically the Carpentry courses talked about today give us a call on 0808 100 3245. You are also completely welcome to visit our training centre in person. Whilst here at our centre we can discuss the option available to you, answer any questions and generally provide advice on how to best achieve your personal career goals. While at the centre we can take you on a guided tour around our facilities so that you can see for yourself the great work that we do here and gain a sense of what to expect from us. Our office is open 7-days-a-week between the hours of 8:30 - 16:30!


If you live a fair distance from our centre then you may be interested in booking accomodation with us. We offer accomodation to our students who live a considerable drive from us here in Dartford, Kent. Our accomodation properties are all located within a short walking distance of our centre and can be booked for just £20 per night. The properties will provide you with your own fully furnished room with washing facilities and TV. There are several bathrooms/WCs as well as fully fitted kitchens and a dining areas to eat and/or meet your fellow students. - If you are interested make sure to contact us ahead of your courses' starting date as spaces are limited!


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Carpentry courses

Here at our training centre our carpentry courses result in industry-recognised qualifications.