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From Barbecues And Bathrooms To Building A New Career!

It's barbecue season again - and currently, the hot weather is holding up long enough to be reason enough for getting in the charcoal briquettes. Of course, it can also mean a chance for the DIY handyman to have a go at building his own brick barbecue, which is great for using when family and friends are round for an impromptu outdoors get together.But it's also an opportunity to see just how good your practical skills are. For many right now, this could be a good project to get your teeth into if you're thinking about an alternative means of work or career switching to train to become a bricklayer, or looking to enter the building industry, generally.It helps if you do have some extensive DIY experience or have been handling building materials, a short bricklaying course would be ideal to get further involved with plenty of other course opportunities to do plastering, and tiling, at City and Guilds NVQ level.Many men and women take a short trade skills course because they want to undertake their own home project, say tiling a bathroom, to save money and to see if they 'can do it'. Most students are surprised just how quickly they pick the basics up, gain confidence in practical abilities they either didn't know they had or were convinced they could not do!They also discover that one skill so easily leads into another, especially as most jobs require you to do some additional plastering, plumbing or electrical work. The good news is you can take a bathroom installation course, which shows you all the different skills and knowledge you need to complete the task.For those who are already considering a serious course of training in the construction trades, then you will already be aware that City & Guilds NVQ training is the first step to getting on the career ladder. Ableskills offers a wide range of accredited and approved courses to suit different requirements, especially if you can only train at certain times or periods in the week.Remember - building your own barbecue, like all skills required in construction trade projects, requires planning before you start! The first move is to simply get in touch to speak to one of the training team! You will be able to find out what's the best course of action to take and arrange to visit the training centre - they are always keen to help and you'll be glad you made that first telephone call!