This package of learning will provide you with the skills to undertake property development or refurbishment work. This package concentrates on the most common skills that you will need in order to undertake the various works yourself, avoiding the need to employ tradesmen at cost.
What You’ll Learn
Tiling: Entirely hands-on (5 Days)
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.
Plumbing: Entirely hands-on (5 Days)
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.
Plastering: Entirely hands-on (5 Days)
This course covers fixing plasterboard and taping joints (except weekends), cutting and fixing angle beads, bonding of surfaces, skimming walls and ceilings.
Painting & Decorating: Entirely hands-on (5 Days)
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.
Domestic Electrics: Hands-on and theory (10 Days)
This 10 day course will provide you with the practical skills to undertake a variety of domestic electrical work whilst also giving you an insight in to Part P of the Building Regulations and provision of a C&G 2393 certificate
18th Edition Wiring Regulations: Theory based (3 days)
This 3 day course will compliment the domestic installer training and help you with registration on to a Competent Persons scheme for self-certification purposes if that is your choice. Equally, if you prefer to use your local Building Control for electrical installation notification, holding 18th Edition will aid this process
C&G 2392 – Fundamental Inspection and Testing: Hands-on and theory (5 days)
This course will cover the inspection and testing processes required when undertaking domestic electrical work. Again, it will aid scheme registration or Building Control processes.
How You’ll Learn
These various training courses are a mixture of practical and theory based lessons. 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.
At Able Skills we offer full qualifications in every subject that we do so if you decide to upgrade to improve in a particular subject, we will take in to account the time spent on that subject and the fees allocated to that subject.
Depending on just how much of a property’s development or refurbishment that you want to be able to undertake yourself, you could consider gas training. Able Skills is a Bpec Gas training centre so if you also want to undertake all aspects of central heating and gas installation work then you may want to consider New Entrant Gas Training Package 2.
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
Course cost: £3000.00 inc vat
This course is 7 weeks and 3 days in duration. You can break the time up and attend in separate weekly blocks (except for the 2 weeks for Domestic Electrics). The plastering, Tiling and Painting and Decorating can be completed on weekends if this works better for you.
A £900 deposit is payable and the balance can be spread over the period of the training.