There are a number of reasons why a person might be interested in completing a trade training course. Perhaps you’re preparing to take your first steps towards building a new career, you’re looking to expand the construction qualifications you already hold or simply want to learn valuable DIY skills that you can use at home. 

Whatever your situation, learning a new trade skill can be a highly rewarding experience, and the skills you develop throughout the process are ones that you can often use for the rest of your life. 

The hands-on nature of trade skills allows you to see the progress of your project unfold bit by bit, culminating in a great sense of satisfaction once you reach the end and the final result is there for all to see. 

Trade skills for personal use

Even if you have no intention of building a career in that area, there’s no reason that you can’t complete a trade course. Able Skills welcomes plenty of people who want to develop these skills solely for their own personal use. 

Perhaps you’ve always had a passion for painting, an introductory painting and decorating course can help you develop this into a highly practical skill that can be used to spruce up your home. 

Budding carpenter? Again, this could prove to be an incredibly valuable skill with a little training, especially when it comes to things like home renovation and repairs, potentially saving you a significant amount of money and time that could be involved when relying on a busy, professional tradesperson. 

Building a career in construction 

On the opposite side, are those who want to learn trade skills to either begin or advance their career in the construction industry. 

A recent study from the Construction Industry Training Board found that an additional 224,900 workers will be needed to meet UK construction demand before 2027, making the industry an appealing route in terms of job prospects. 

The average salary of a UK construction worker is currently £42,347, rising to as high as £65,766 for experienced workers, which is significantly above the UK average salary of £29,600. Working towards a career with this unique combination of good earning potential and high demand for skills in itself can be incredibly motivating. 

There is also the common route of tradespeople using their skills to launch their own business, which for many is undoubtedly one of the most rewarding, exciting experiences a person can go through. It also comes with the added benefit of being able to set your own rates and working hours. 

Whatever your motivation for wanting to learn a trade, Able Skills offers a range of courses across all major industries that cater for any level of experience. Visit our website to take a look, visit our training centre, or give us a call on 01322 280 202.