What's going on in Plastering? Here at our centre and in the industry...


Here at Able Skills, we teach all diffrent trades to people, at any skills level and in a range of diffrent skills. Plastering is a trade that will always be needed and our Plastering courses have a reputation for producing top-quality and efficient plasterers. Our two instructors Jo & Spencer have years of experience in the industry and know the trade completely...At no other training facility will you be able to gain knowledge from experts in the trade!


Here is a look at our training centre where students get their own area to learn and practice. It's important to us that students learn in a manner that reflects the work they will take on once completing the course, which is why we have set up these individual areas. Of course, our two instructors are always on stand by ready to answer any questions and provide some guidance. They also do many demonstrations throughout the day. Below is a video of our instructor spencer teaching some new students the basics, in this example it is about the mixing process...

What's going on in the industry?


Although Plastering is a trade that will always be needed there are always improvements, new methods and products. For example, research into a new technology by Safeguard Europe – the specialist in damp-proofing and waterproofing technology; suggests that better, more effective options are available.

The new technology comes about because of the problems with traditional Hi-lime plaster. The problem is that they aren't good at preventing moister, newer plastering systems have been introduced that are more resilient to dampness and salts than traditional plastering methods. These modern systems are capable of being applied to walls that are still damp and can resist high levels of moisture and salt ingress.

Interested in Plastering courses?


If you are interested in taking up plastering, maybe you're thinking about a change in career or you are young and you are looking to start one...plastering can be an honest, profitable and rewarding way to earn a living. Plastering courses here at Able Skills are hands-on, straight away you will be gaining practical experience. We have individual workstations set-up so that students can have their own space to practice and develop their skills. Learning a trade can be difficult if you have no previous experience that's why our instructors are on hand at all times to answer questions, do demonstrations, provide guidance and give you tips and tricks from their personal experiences working on site.

No previous knowledge of Plastering? If you have no previous experience in plastering then we would recommend starting with the basics, this would be through our Introduction to Plastering Course. Or if you don't have any ability in the trade but you are sure you would like to pursue it then you could enrol in a 6-week Accredited Plastering Course! This course is a bespoke programme of training that meets the needs of the industry. This course is specifically designed to ensure that candidates have the skills that are current and essential to secure work.


Plastering courses

Tools of the trade...We have everything you could possibly need here to learn properly.


If you are seriously looking to begin work in the trade, work on-site or even start your own business, then you will need to complete a full-time course that results in a qualification such as our City & Guilds Plastering course, a Level 2 Plastering Diploma or if you want to complete an NVQ then we also run NVQ Level 2 Plastering courses. NVQs are ‘Declarations of Competence’ and will be necessary if you are planning on working in the industry on a full-time basis, there are a few options for NVQ assessments that depend on your ability, click the link and read more detail about the course before enrolling!

Want some more insight?


If you would like to contact us about enrolling onto any Plastering courses then you have a few options, the fastest method of contact would be to call us during opening hours (8:30-16:30) on 08081003245! If you would prefer to speak to a member of staff in person then feel free to come down to our office we will show you around our facilities and answer any questions. We are based in Dartford just a short walk away from the train station!