Take a look at some of our recent carpentry reviews; we are proud of our reputation in providing top quality carpentry courses.


Want to get into Carpentry?


Thinking of getting into carpentry? Able Skills is the best place to start, whether you have no experience or you're an experienced carpenter looking for an NVQ. This is the place for you!

If you have no experience in carpentry but fancy your hand at the craft then we would recommend taking an Introduction to Carpentry Course.  The next step would be a City & Guilds Carpentry Programme, during which you will learn all the necessary skills to become a professional in this sector, including the theory, practical ability and health and safety.

If you've completed this and would still like to learn and advance further then you could consider upgrading to an NVQ Level 2 Carpentry Course. This will provide you with some more techniques as well as preparation for an NVQ, which will require you to be in employment and have an Able Skills assessor come to your place of work to judge your competence on site.

These are some of the practical skills you will learn:

  • 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 a pair of common rafters
  • Health and Safety in construction
  • Fixing architraves and skirtings
  • Constructing and fixing hatch linings
  • Fitting locks and latches


carpentry courses

At Able Skills, every single one of our carpentry courses is taught by master craftsmen with significant experience both on the site and in the classroom.

Carpentry Equipment here at Able Skills!


Here are some recent reviews from our students that have completed a variety of our carpentry courses:


C Sinnerton

“Thank you for my first step. I thoroughly enjoyed it and felt more confident every day. Thank you, Richard, our tutor and the other carpentry instructors for being so welcoming and friendly.”

Overall Rating – Excellent

D Spalding

"All staff were extremely pleasant and extremely helpful and supportive throughout the course. Skills were explained well, and time given to complete a task was adequate. Management was brilliant, and the course structure was flexed to meet our needs or required subject matter. Overall Brilliant I really enjoyed it."

Overall Rating – Excellent

T Jackson

“Excellent course, provided me with a good foundation to start a career in carpentry, the tutors are friendly and very informative.”

Overall Rating – Excellent

R Sounders

“I completed a level 2 diploma in carpentry and level 1 joinery. I learnt a lot from all three instructors, who gave me great advice and all very approachable. At first, I was worried about doing the courses which were mixed with theory but felt that I have gained more knowledge and insight into the trade. I cannot thank Able sKills, Matin & Kevin enough for all the guidance and help!.” 

Overall Rating – Excellent

A McNab

“Course content was very well delivered and very hands-on, my progress has improved massively and the range of knowledge android practice in carpentry. Keith and Paul were very excellent teachers very patient and extremely knowledgeable!” 

Overall Rating – Excellent

L Norfield

“I thoroughly enjoyed the course and felt that I have progressed a great deal since starting. The Instructors were very informative and helpful and I received a fair amount of 1:1 time and support. Would definitely recommend to others!”

Overall Rating – Excellent


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Able Skills is an accredited centre securing approval to deliver qualification training from City & Guilds


If you want some more information about our Carpentry Courses, then feel free to come into our training centre here in Dartford between 8:30 - 4:30 we would be happy to show you around and help you with anything you don't understand and remedy any unanswered questions! Alternatively, you can call - 01322 280 202