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Painting & Decorating Courses in Kent

If you would like to learn Painting & Decorating either for your own personal use or to gain qualifications for a potential change of career, Able Skills in Dartford in Kent can cater for your needs.

We have an excellent Painting and Decorating department which has facilities to enable candidates to cover a range of activities, everything from preparation work to repairing imperfections in walls and wood ready for painting to application of water based and oil based products. Other activities include cutting around obstructions, openings and fittings such as radiators, windows, sockets and switches as well as pasting and hanging wallpaper. There are many more challenges awaiting anyone who decides to undertake training with us in Kent.

Our Introductory course has now been recognised by City & Guilds and accredited with certification so in as little as 5 days you can receive a C&G certificate to confirm the skills learned.

If however you would like to receive more recognised certification and qualifications then we have a variety of options available to you. Regardless of which package you choose, you can guarantee that you will achieve excellent skills and be competent to start undertaking Painting & Decorating related tasks – you can always add more on at a later date if you want, there isn’t very much at all that can’t be covered at Kents best P&D training centre!


Short Course Painting & Decorating courses available at Able Skills in Kent are:

Introductory Painting & Decorating Course which has been designed to provide you with the skills to undertake the more common task needed at home.

Advanced Painting & Decorating Course which has been put together to help you cope with the more complex tasks indoors.

C&G 4555 Introduction to Painting & Decorating – a great intro in to the requirements of Painting & Decorating with a C&G certificate at the end.

5 Day Professional Wallpapering Course – an excellent course concentrating purely on paper hanging – complete with C&G certification

We also offer our own 2 day weekend wallpapering course

The Painting & Decorating qualifications available at Able Skills in Kent are:

4 Week Professional Painting & Decorating Course

6 Week Professional NVQ Painting & Decorating Course

7 Week Professional NVQ Painting & Decorating Course

8 Week Professional NVQ Painting & Decorating Course

10 Week Level 2 Painting & Decorating Diploma

Our Painting & Decorating instructors enjoy what they do and are keen to cater for as many requirements as our facility allows us to. They like to keep up to date with trends so that they can teach these skills to students and they always do it with a few of their own tips of the trade thrown in.

Why come to Able Skills in Kent?

At Able Skills we offer training to everyone, whatever your circumstances, we are sure that there is some way to get you through a programme of learning. We offer training Monday to Friday and the P&D centre is also available for training for 2 weekends per month so part time training for the fulltime employed is also an option. We do not take payment in full at the start of any course, we take deposits and then any balance can be paid at the start of the course or spread over a period of time if you are here for longer.

If you are not local to South East England you can use the accommodation that we have which is available at £20 per night so distance shouldn’t be a barrier to re-training

If you want to come and see what we do, you will be very welcome. We are open 7 days every week and you do not need to make an appointment to visit. You can turn up between the hours of 08.30 – 16.30 and we will be happy to show you the facilities and answer any questions you may have. If you are then interested in booking, we will advise you on course availability and help you structure a training programme to fit in with your lifestyle.

If you have any questions at all, you can contact us on or call us on 01322 280202