Diversity in electrics, and the training that we offer!


Women make up 50% of the UK workforce, makes sense right? Although, the problem is that in the construction sector a working female is a rarity, luckily us here at Able Skills have been seeing more and more women take on training courses with us at our centre, which is great to see, but it's not enough!


Electrical courses

Electrician Training at Able Skills


This is especially evident in the world of electricians, figures indicate that less than 1 in every 1,000 electrical contractors is female. In 2011, the NICEIC or National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contracting set up the 'Jobs for the Girls' campaign to encourage more women into the industry and redress the imbalance. Since its launch, the campaign has featured in The Sun, The Times and Waitrose Magazine and  NICEIC CEO Emma Clancy has also appeared on national TV and Radio.

Now, the NICEIC intends to hand out bursary schemes of £500 to all women who are signed up to any Electrical courses! This is a great way to encourage women who were already considering the move but never took the leap. This is a great campaign and will hopefully help these individuals but also raise awareness for women working in Electrics and the trade industry overall...

The bursary is open to women who are working in or looking to work in the electrical sector. However, priority will be given to:

  • individuals committed to making a career in the electrical industry
  • those already working within the sector
  • those already signed up for an industry-recognised qualification route into the industry - Such as a course at Able Skills!

(Apply for the grant here)

Training that we offer:


If you are looking to get some Electrical training, then you are in the right place. Here at Able Skills, we run all types of diffrent Electrician courses from 18th Edition to Level 3 NVQ! We offer a huge range of electrical courses and packages that will keep you up to date, qualified and professional. It doesn't matter what skill level you are currently at, even if you have no experience whatsoever but you would like to start a career in the field, we even run an Introduction to Basic Domestic Electrics. This 10-day course is City & Guilds recognised, meaning that you will receive a certificate upon completion.


Electrical courses

Jayne On Her Advanced Domestic Electrical Installer Course


More details:


If you would like to talk to a representative of Able Skills about our Electrical courses, then give us a call on +448081003245 Or you can come down to our office speak to a member of staff in person, take a look around and enrol on your desired course. Alternatively, you can enrol online simply select the course you want and click 'Reserve Your Space' and follow the instructions for there. Electrical courses are all taught here in one location at our training centre in Dartford!