All of Able Skills introductory courses have been accredited by City & Guilds and are all available with C&G Accreditation certificates. As this is the case, this makes for an excellent accredited Handyman package of learning. Having skills across a variety of trades gives you the opportunity to undertake a range of work and with City & Guilds certificates to confirm your learning, can improve your access to work.
What You’ll Learn
To be able to have expertise as a Handyman, we have the following subjects available to you. These courses are our introductory courses, packaged and discounted to give you the opportunity to learn a range of skills. Great instructor lead hands-on courses:
Tiling: Taught by Keith and Warren
This course will cover both wall and floor tiling, teaching you to tile using a range of different products, covering different patterns and tiling in different areas.
Carpentry: Taught by Kevin, Paul, Martin and Dan
This course covers a range of carpentry aspects: cutting and fitting dado rails, architraves, skirtings and doorstops, erecting a stud-wall, fitting a door lining/frame, hanging a door and fitting a lock.
Plumbing: Taught by Jim, Mo, Ian, Mike, Roy or Sam
This course deals with all aspects of domestic plumbing including systems and fittings, soldering techniques, jointing, bending and pressure testing copper tube, valves, taps and cisterns and plastic tube installations – all leading to a complete bathroom installation.
Bricklaying: Taught by Simon or Ian
This course will teach you to set out lines, use brick and blockwork, build a corner, a pillar and a pier, put in a damp course, learn about different bonds and pointing for face work.
Plastering: Taught by Jo and Neal
This course covers fixing plasterboard and taping joints (except weekends), cutting and fixing angle beads, bonding of surfaces, skimming walls and ceilings.
Painting & Decorating: Taught by Mark and Chris
This course covers surface preparation work including repairs, application of both water based and oil based products, cutting around obstructions, how to use brushes and rollers effectively and cutting, pasting and hanging wallpaper.
These subjects can be covered in 5 day training periods (Mon-Fri) or over 2 weekends (except Carpentry and Plumbing).
How You’ll Learn
These are all hands-on training courses under continual guidance of your instructors. You are involved at every stage, getting completely involved in every aspect of every course. A great way to learn the basics of each trade and to be able to leave with the confidence to undertake aspects of these subjects yourself.
Courses Open To You After
The majority of these subjects have advanced training options available if you feel you want to learn that little bit more or alternatively, maybe you want to move on and specialise in one particular area. If that is the case, most of what we have within this package can be learned on a larger scale to qualification level so if you decide to upgrade, we will take in to account the time spent on the subject and the fees allocated to that subject.
This package of learning will provide you with a C&G certificate for each topic that you cover so from a marketing point of view, an excellent opportunity to stand out from the crowd. Everyone needs a Handyman in their life, what better way to get all of the small jobs done than by using just one person. Equally, employment prospects if you can cover a few trades are also much improved as demand increases with maintenance companies, local authorities, housing associations and many more.
All of our courses take place at our dedicated training centre in Dartford, Kent. The centre is easily accessible by road, being just 10 minutes from junction 1a on the M25. We are only a short walk from Dartford train station which is served by frequent trains taking 35 minutes from central London. For anyone travelling from further away, we have our own accommodation available at only £20 per night.
We are open 7 days a week (08.30 – 16.30) for visitors so if you would like to find out more about this course or about Able Skills, please feel free to pop in, no appointment necessary.
Duration & Cost
This package of learning can be broken up in to 6 separate weekly training blocks.
6 subjects – 6 weeks - £2250.00
A £600 deposit is payable and the balance can be spread over the period of the training.
Please select the course(s) you are interested in: