Let's take a look at what some of our previous students had to say about our decorating courses:


Here at Able Skills, we teach courses in all diffrent types of trades, from tiling to bricklaying. Painting & Decorating is a subject that we know well, our two instructors are absolute masters at their craft and have years of experience working the trade and now later in life teaching from our training centre. Years and years of hard work means that they know all the little details that you overlook at the start of your career in the subject and they can give you the wisdom and tricks they've accumulated.


Decorating courses

See What Our Students Had To Say About Our Decorating Courses!


If you have no experience in decorating at all, then you're in the right place we have introductory courses that will give you the basics as a baseline of knowledge and ability that you can use moving forward if you decide to take a full-time course. These introductory courses include; Introduction to Painting & Decorating & Our 5-day Wallpapering course! 

If you are seriously considering starting a career in the trade, then we would recommend that you take a full-time course as these courses result in City & Guilds qualifications which will help you drastically when starting out. A City & Guilds Decorating course is the absolute best way to start then eventually a National Vocational Qualification is the stamp of approval on your ability and is an industry-wide recognised competency test.


K Korhonen

“I loved the individualised instruction, it was very effective. I feel as though I have progressed greatly, very well, in fact, Chris was a terrific instructor who’s knowledgable and very patient”

Overall Rating – Excellent

J England

“Excellent, I have learnt so much in the time that I spent here, I have progressed 100%, Chris was brilliant!.”

Overall Rating – Excellent

D Logan

“Brilliant, well thought out, good delivery, the tutors know their stuff! Very well presented in such a short space of time, I’ve learnt some valuable life skills during my time here!.”

Overall Rating – Excellent

A Puttock

“Brian was great. Good direction left us to get on with it but was always watching what we were doing and watching how we were progressing and immediately giving us the next task/instruction/ tip.”

Overall Rating – Excellent

P Bunton

“Great value for the money, Mark & Chris 110%! I will definitely recommend this course and come back.”

Overall Rating – Excellent

I Rogers

“Money well spent! My first time attempting any DIY type course. Thank you so much Able Skills, Chris and Mark for telling me that I can do it. Next course… more painting and decorating.”

   Overall Rating – Excellent

Additional Information:


If you need some additional information about any of the Decorating courses talked about throughout this article or for bookings...Do not hesitate to get into contact with us, you can do this is a couple of ways, firstly give us a call on 08081003245 and we can assist you in choosing the right course for you, provide information and guide you on the best path to achieving your goals. Alternatively, you can come into our office, to discuss Decorating courses or any other training that we provide, which is located in the middle of our training centre Unit 5, here in Dartford, we are easy to find as we are just a short walk away from the train station.

K5, Riverside Industrial Estate, Riverside Way, Dartford DA1 5BS