Not sure which trade route you want to go down? Multi-skills courses are a great way of building a more rounded knowledge of the construction industry as a whole while opening up the possibility of pursuing industry-recognised qualifications. 

They’re also a fantastic way to develop DIY know-how that can prove priceless when it comes to things like property development and home improvement.

Whatever your end goal, multi-skills courses are a fantastic, versatile way of expanding your expertise.

Find out more about the range of topics you’re able to cover through a multi-skills course with Able Skills below. 

Property Development Course

Covering the most common tasks that come with property development and refurbishment work, this course spans a series of entirely hands-on classes in Plumbing, Plastering, Painting & Decorating, Carpentry and Bricklaying. 

The programme is ideal for anyone wanting to carry out home improvement work themselves and ultimately save money on employing tradespeople. 

City & Guilds Handyman Course

Ideal for anyone wanting to develop their skills across a variety of trades, while simultaneously working towards a City & Guilds certificate. 

The City & Guilds Handyman Course comprises multiple introductory hands-on lessons, covering: Painting & Decorating, Carpentry, Plumbing, Bricklaying and Plastering.

“Back in March of this year, I completed the last of my Handyman Foundation courses. I was made redundant from my last position as a Facilities Project Manager in October 2020. I decided to gain skills in building, with a plan to provide services within the domestic arena. 

“I’m so pleased that I decided to undertake my courses, particularly with Able Skills. The knowledge and skills I obtained on the courses have led to me securing an abundance of work. I have been taken on as a subcontractor installing bathrooms and kitchens, something I would not have been able to achieve prior to completing the programme.”

Simon Bird, Handyman Course graduate.

City & Guilds Multi Craft Diploma 

For those wanting to seek employment upon completion of their training, the City & Guilds Multi Craft Diploma allows you to cover three construction subjects of choice, and become a qualified City & Guilds Multi Skilled Tradesperson once completed. 

To achieve the full Diploma, candidates must successfully complete all units from three of the following occupations:

  • Plumbing 
  • Bricklaying 
  • Plastering
  • Tiling
  • Carpentry 
  • Painting & Decorating

Multi-Skills Course

Participants in the Able Skills Multi-Skills Course will have the opportunity to undertake beginner and advanced training in their chosen sector, and can choose between one and four different subjects.

Bricklaying, Painting & Decorating, Tiling and Plastering are available to study individually, or all together over an eight-week period. Once completed, you could potentially pursue further specialist training and industry-recognised qualifications.

Bathroom Fitting Course

This expertly devised course is perfect for anyone considering a career in bathroom installation, but also wanting to develop a broader skillset with the scope of offering a fuller-service package. 

Throughout the three-week course, which can be split into separate blocks to suit you, you’ll undertake entirely practical training in Plumbing, Tiling and Plastering, each designed to provide the introductory skills required to carry out basic tasks. 

Unsure which course is right for you? Our team of experts can help advise based on your experience and long-term goals. Give us a call on 01322 280 202, request a brochure or pop into our training centre for a chat.