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Plastering Courses in Kent

When Able Skills first opened its doors in Dartford, Kent in 2002, we were originally just a Plastering training centre. We ran 5 day hands on practical plastering training courses and we were busy from day one.

Several years later, we have grown beyond recognition and we are now the foremost provider of plastering training and plastering courses in Kent.

We continue to offer the 5 day practical hands on plastering courses as they remain as popular as ever however we can now progress students beyond that and provide plastering qualifications which have the potential to get them working and earning money as Plasterers.

Our Kent based Plastering training centre has been devised to cater for a range of plastering tasks to be taught and assessed and in addition, we have designated areas to teach both Internal Wall Insulation and External Wall Insulation.

Our own introductory course has now been recognised by City & Guilds and accredited with a C&G 4555 code so effectively you can undertake our very comprehensive introductory course and receive a City & Guilds certificate at the end. Following on from the introductory course you can then move on to our Advanced Plastering course or even upgrade to one of the many plastering qualification options that we have available.

The duration of the courses that we have available differ greatly, obviously the longer the course, the more you will learn and we are very keen for students to learn as much as possible. We can offer training to level 3 and we can also assess for the purposes of achieving NVQs.

In addition, for time served Plasterers with over 5 years experience, we are also accredited by CITB to assess ‘in-house’ for NVQ level 2 – this is known as the EWPA route.

Our Plastering centre is open every week and 2 weekends per month so effectively you can train full or part time or even a mixture of both. We take the re-training of students very seriously and our aim is always to offer quality courses at affordable prices so if you want to travel to Kent to learn plastering skills, please give us a call or drop us an email:

The Plastering Courses available at Able Skills in Kent are:

Introductory Plastering where you will learn a variety of skills ranging from cutting and fixing plaster board to walls and ceilings, taping standard and internal joints, cutting and fixing angle beads around windows and reveals, preparing surfaces before plastering using bonding plaster and finishing plaster, mixing plastering materials, skimming walls, skimming ceilings and applying PVA adhesive Unibond to existing surfaces.

Advanced Plastering where you will learn cutting and setting beads, applying PVA adhesive Unibond to existing surfaces, skimming walls, skimming ceilings, plastering reveals – internal and external, bonding out and rendering.

City & Guilds Plastering Qualification are:

Able Skills is ideally located in Kent, South East England, with access by major road and rail links however if you are travelling to us from a little further afield, we also have our own accommodation which is available on a room only basis at £20 per night