a selection of tools, including hammers and trowels, fixed to the wall

Whether you want to learn some basic-level construction skills to complete your own DIY projects or are looking for a way to take those first steps towards a potential new career path, an introductory trade course is a worthwhile investment. 

Whether it's carpentry, plumbing, plastering, bricklaying, tiling or decorating, Able Skills offers a number of introductory-level courses that have been expertly designed to equip complete beginners with valuable core skills. 

While these kinds of introductory courses have become increasingly common in recent times, one of the biggest reasons to complete your basic training with Able Skills is that all of our 5-day introductory courses are accredited by City & Guilds. 

What is City & Guilds? 

City & Guilds is the leading brand for construction training in the UK, offering industry-standard qualifications from entry level right through to Level 6. To earn accreditation from City & Guilds, a training provider must deliver courses that meet the high standards laid out by the organisation, and pass a number of quality assurance assessments. 

Why choose City & Guilds introductory training? 

When you complete a 5-day introductory course with Able Skills, you’ll receive a C&G certificate, meaning that you have trained to a recognised industry standard for that level of course. It also means that your course becomes a transferable block of learning should you wish to pursue more advanced training. 

For instance, if you’ve completed a 5-day Introduction to Carpentry course and decided that you want to go on and become qualified in the industry, you can sign up for an 8-week course. The first week of the 8-week course covers the same things you’ll have learned in the 5-day introductory course, meaning you can begin this advanced training from the second week, with the cost of the first week also subtracted from the total cost.  

It’s also worth noting that you don’t need to sign up for the 8-week course immediately after completing your 5-day introductory course, leaving you time to decide whether or not further training is right for you. 

If you’re interested in learning more about any of our introductory trade courses, you can find more information on the course section of our website.