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A Tradesman’s Guide To Courses

Whether you have been a tradesman for quite some time or you’ve just started, it’s essential to keep up-to-date with all the latest developments in your business. By taking intensive or part-time courses, you can attract more customers and make more money by making use of modern-day business development methods.

Courses are available for those who want to change careers and focus on becoming a tradesman, or even business-focused courses, such as understanding what kinds of public liability insurance you’re likely to need, how to pay your taxes and even how to manage employees and other contractors.

Why should you take a tradesman course?

Whether you are looking to take your DIY skills to the next level or you already have a couple of years of construction work under your belt, you can always expand your construction skills and get a certificate or degree qualification that will help you grow your business. Some of the standard courses that are suitable for beginner and professional tradesmen included management construction and building regulations.

The course you choose should be related to your interests, so you can choose from multiple areas such as construction technology, carpentry, bricklaying, joinery, or electrical. For example, you can begin with some basic construction skills to build a strong foundation, and then extend your required knowledge to a higher technical level by learning environmental design, construction technology and materials, building law and contract administration, and managing risks in building conversion.

What are some topics included in marketing tradesmen courses?

As a tradesman, you know that marketing yourself is one of the most important aspects of the job. Whether you want to learn more about how to keep your clients or get new ones on a regular basis, taking a marketing tradesman course will definitely help your business.

Even though topics may vary from one course to another, some of the most popular courses for developing your marketing skills include information about how to make sure your customers are able to find you, how to make money using social media, how to get profitable customers, and how to turn your contacts into money.

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By taking a course that specializes in making you understand better how to market your business to potential clients, you can identify your key services and turn them into cash.

Combining construction courses to gain a wider skill set

If you want to make yourself more marketable in a business environment that is ever-changing, you can study construction along with some other subjects. Some of the options you have included a number of courses that range from brickwork to woodcarving. Alternatively, you could choose to go for construction multi-trades if you are not yet sure on which trade area want to focus.

What should you look for when picking up a course?

When you choose a builders course, you should look for one that is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Building. This is the most influential professional body for construction management that accredits some university degrees as well as training courses. However, keep in mind that some of the courses accredited by the Chartered Institute of Building require a minimum amount of experience.

See more on courses accredited by the Chartered Institute Of Building.

Dean Laming

Dean Laming is a Chartered Insurance Broker with more than 25 years insurance experience. Through various underwriting, operational and management roles, Dean has built up extensive knowledge of how to run a business and is now Managing Director of Tradesman Saver, part of the wider Henry Seymour Group.

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