Ableskills Decorating Courses

Ableskills Decorating Courses

Able Skills caters for everyone looking to learn Painting & Decorating and we aim to cover everyone’s decorating needs. Whether you are learning decorating for your own personal project or for a career change, Able Skills can provide you with the training you may be lacking to help you on your way.

Qualifications and NVQs in Painting & Decorating will increase your earning potential within an industry which currently lacks good, quality Decorators. Open 7 days to provide full time or part time weekend Decorating training, anything from 1 to 7 week courses, payment plans, no interest charged and starting from as little as £395 including vat. City & Guilds Wallpapering courses are also available.

There is much more skill and technique required with Painting & Decorating than most people realise and once you start to undertake training, you will quickly come to understand that this is no ‘easy option’ and that to obtain an impeccable finish is an art in itself.

Painting & Decorating Centre

Able Skills has a Painting & Decorating Training area which has the facility to cope with all aspects of both painting and decorating. Whether you are a complete novice or have already tried your hand at any form of decorating, we have courses to suit you.

We ensure that all of the stages of decorating are covered so that even as a complete novice, you will leave with a full understanding in all areas relating to painting & decorating and this will be your foundation should you wish to progress within this particular industry.

Able Skills has designed a variety of courses to cater for everyone from DIYers to those of you interested in working in the industry. Throughout your training time on Able Skills courses, we will look to cover as many aspects as we can in order for you to fully understand what is required to produce an excellent finish.

In addition to teaching you all aspects of preparation, accessing, painting and paper hanging, we will also ensure that you are able to understand the correct way to estimate quantities and provide you with guidance on the appropriate tools and materials to be used in every situation.

Painting & Decorating Instructors

We pride ourselves on the standard of instructors we have and our Decorating instructor is no exception. Mark has spent years working within the industry, he then made the move to teaching but also continued his work within the industry, keeping up to date with decorating trends, eco friendly paints and the ever important, Health and Safety laws.

Our instructor is therefore able to provide you with everything you need to know about the real world of P&D so that you are fully prepared for any eventuality. At the same time, he has the experience, patience and organisational skills required to teach in a very effective manner.

Training and Progression at Able Skills

Short intensive courses

If you are looking to undertake painting & decorating for a personal project rather than as a career, we can provide you with a 5 day introductory painting & decorating course to get you up and running, this option is also available over weekends. If you have a more complicated painting & decorating project then maybe a 5 day Advanced Painting & decorating course will suit better and there is also the option to learn just about Wallpapering.


Progression is key for Able Skills; we are keen to take candidates as far as is possible in their career as Painter & decorators, providing support and guidance along the way.

We are approved by City & Guilds so we can offer City & Guilds certificates but if you would like to learn that little bit more and achieve a City & Guilds qualification but work towards achieving an NVQ, we can also accommodate you.

Existing Painter & decorators

In addition, if you are already working as a Painter & decorator but lacking in qualifications, we have 2 NVQ assessment routes available dependent upon time served.

If you are less than 5 years in the trade, we can provide On Site assessments and if you are much more experienced, there is a fast track option available via the Experienced Worker Practical Assessment route (EWPA).

As you can see, there are a variety of training options at Able Skills but please visit Painting & decorating Qualifications – Options explained for an at a glance view of the options available to you.

Years of experience in delivering painting & decorating training has allowed us to listen and learn and establish the needs of painter & decorators everywhere, whatever your painting & decorating skill level, we are sure that there is a painting & decorating course here for you.

From beginners to time served painter & decorators everywhere, we can teach you, progress you and even qualify those of you who have been painting & decorating forever.


We are open 7 days every week and can accommodate people wanting to learn decorating at weekends including the option to obtain a qualification in Painting & Decorating incorporating weekend training.

We welcome visitors to Able Skills; you do not need to make an appointment. Come and see our facilities, chat to our instructors and students, you will be pleasantly surprised by what we have available for you and we are confident that following your visit, you will choose to learn decorating skills at Able Skills.

Which level you choose is entirely up to you, there is so much choice. Whatever level of decorating you choose to learn, you can be guaranteed that the level of training you receive will be equal to all, regardless of whether you stay here for 2 days or much longer.

If you feel that you would like to learn to paint and decorate and undertake any decorating jobs yourself then Able Skills is certainly the place to train!

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