This package of learning will provide you with the skills to undertake aspects of a 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 or over 2 weekends)
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 or over 2 weekends)
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 or over 2 weekends)
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.
Carpentry: Entirely hands-on (5 Days)
This course will cover the use of everyday hand tools, cutting of basic joints, cutting and fitting architraves and skirting, fitting a lock and how to fit a door into a lining or frame
Bricklaying: Entirely hands-on (5 Days or over 2 weekends)
This course will teach you how to build a pillar, a pier and a cavity wall. You will also learn how to pointing for face work as well as learning how to put in a damp course.
How You’ll Learn
These 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
Able Skills provides qualification training options in all the above subjects so if you find yourself wanting to learn much more in a specific subject, you can upgrade your training and we will take in to account the weeks training that you will have already completed and adjust the price accordingly (This doesn’t apply to the plumbing option). If you decide to upgrade, please see
Able Skills no longer offers the option of undertaking training purely for the purposes of domestic electrical work however, we do offer training for those of you wanting to achieve full Electrical qualifications. If you opt for the Domestic and Commercial Electrical training package, this will more than cover the knowledge that you need for house re-wires etc.
Additionally, and 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.
The majority of the subjects within this training package also have advanced training options available and if you feel you want to learn that little bit more, we have a package of learning that may suit you better – Able Skills Multiskills Training.
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
6 subjects – 6 weeks - £2250.00
A £600 deposit is payable, and the balance can be spread over the period of the training.
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