Gas Options Explained – Bradford Centre
Able Skills is open 7 days every week – Please feel free to pop in and see what we do.
No Appointment Required * No Sales * No Pressure
As we are open 7 days - Courses can be completed either through the week (Mon-Fri) or at weekends (Sat-Sun) – All Course Times are: 08.30am - 16.30pm
A deposit will secure a course start date and any balance can be paid on the start date or spread over the period of your training – Interest Free!
Please call for details * Email us * Request a free brochure and DVD
Able Skills has their own accommodation available at £20 per night for those of you who are travelling longer distances to train with us.
Able Skills' Bradford based Gas Centre is purpose built and equipped to the latest Government guidelines so that we are able to meet all of your Domestic Gas safety needs, whether you require assessment only, refresher training or a managed programme of learning for your first steps into the gas industry - we have the right learning programmes in place.
The Domestic Gas industry is frequently changing and there are endless amendments and updates to regulations and legislation.
At Able Skills Braford, we know how important it is to be up to date with everything associated with the Gas industry and we are confident that we achieve that every day so that we can provide you with a complete service to meet the requirements of the ACS scheme.
Domestic Gas Training - Bradford
Able Skills Bradford based Gas Training Centre is fully equipped to provide training for New Entrants to the Gas industry and equally, to provide refresher training to those who feel that they need it before moving on to their Assessments.
We have a range of appliances in spacious areas so that we can ensure that we cover training in all areas of domestic gas.
Domestic Gas Assessment
Able Skills Gas assessment centre is completely equipped to provide Gas Engineers with assessment or re-assessment for CCN1 and a number of appliances:
CCN 1: Core Gas Safety
CENWAT 1: Central Heating Boilers / Water Heaters
CPA 1: Combustion Performance Analysis
CKR 1: Domestic Cookers
HTR 1: Gas Fires and Wall Heaters
MET 1: Meters
Able Skills / Vokèra Ltd, Stubs Beck Lane, Cleckheaton, Bradford, BD19 4TT
The gas training or assessment requirements of an individual are usually established based on previous experience within the gas industry or on relevant qualifications held. Candidates fall into 3 categories:
Category 1 Candidates
Category 1 candidates are experienced gas fitters with existing gas knowledge and skills. These are operatives looking to renew certificates which have expired or are due to expire. Additionally, Category 1 candidates are also those of you looking to add appliances and expand your scope of work.
Expired ACS certificates must be within 12 months of expiry to qualify you for re-assessment, otherwise your assessment category will be deemed to be initial where there is a slight difference in price.
Candidates may only re-assess on appliances they currently hold under the ACS scheme. If you are looking to add an appliance to your CV then training for this will be mandatory and you should allow for this when calculating potential costs.
For CITB purposes, training for candidates requiring re-assessment is not mandatory however, it is essential to stay up to date; legislation has changed and continues to do so.
As a result, we have built training/revision into all of the times and prices displayed.
Please visit ACS Reassessment for details of training, revision and assessment packages available for Category 1 candidates at Able Skills Bradford.
In certain circumstances, we can offer ACS at weekends in order to reduce your time away from work.
Category 2 Candidates
Category 2 Candidates are those of you who hold nationally recognised, gas trade associated qualifications and who can provide evidence of 'on-the-job' gas installation and/or maintenance gas work, carried out under direct supervision of competent operatives employed by a GAS SAFE registered business. Evidence of this must be provided and an interview may be required.
Examples of appropriate qualifications include:
1. Plumbing craft qualification or National/Scottish Vocational Qualification (N/SVQ) (oil and/or solid fuel options) - suitable initially for domestic or commercial central, water heating or pipework installation
2. Pipefitter/Welder craft qualification or N/SVQ - suitable initially for commercial pipework, pipework commissioning and meter installation
3. Heating and Ventilation craft qualification or N/SVQ - suitable initially for commercial pipework and appliance installation
4. Refrigeration engineer/fitter craft qualification or N/SVQ - suitable initially for commercial appliance and pipework installation
5. Written evidence from the employer of 'on-the-job' gas installation and/or maintenance gas work, carried out under direct supervision of competent operatives employed by a GAS SAFE registered business, must be provided.
Please visit ACS Initial Assessment for details of assessment packages available for Category 2 candidates at Able Skills.
In certain circumstances, we can offer ACS at weekends in order to reduce your time away from work.
Category 3 Candidates - New Entrants to the Gas Industry
Able Skills operates a Managed Learning Programme for those of you seeking to take your first steps into a career in the Gas Industry.
Able Skills can arrange training, work placement (subject to availability) and assessment processes and these are available as discounted packages.
The right package for you is very much dependent upon existing skills you may or may not have:
For those of you with no experience within the plumbing, gas or related industry, please visit New Entrant Gas Training Package - Non - Experienced Individuals.
For those of you with an extensive plumbing background or those of you who have had comprehensive experience of pipework related tasks, please visit 3 Week Gas Training Course or for a complete package to get you to the stage of Gas Safe registration, please visit New Entrant Gas Training Package - Experienced Plumbers.
Both the Pipeskills course and the 3 Week Gas Training Course will run Saturday - Wednesday, giving you the opportunity, if required, to still undertake some work during the week. Alternatively, this 2 day break can be used for essential revision.
Summary: Gas Training and Assessment - Bradford
We are aware that every individual Gas Engineer has different requirements and whilst we provide price and time details, these are purely for guidance and we would ask that you contact us with your personal requirements in order for us to calculate an accurate package to suit your needs.
We are available 7 days every week to take your calls on Freephone 0808 100 3245 or by email: email@example.com . We are honest in our approach to training and will ask all of the right questions to ensure that you are guided towards the right training and/or assessment package for you.
Able Skills / Vokèra Ltd, Stubs Beck Lane, Cleckheaton, Bradford, BD19 4TT
Cost and Duration of Gas Options Explained – Bradford Centre
Able Skills is open 7 days every week and most courses can be completed either through the week (Mon-Fri) or at weekends (Sat-Sun) – Please call for details
A deposit will secure your start date and any balance can be paid on the start date or spread over the period of your training – Interest Free!
For all workshop based training and/or assessment we recommend suitable clothing and for your safety, protective footwear is essential.
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I took the 3 week Domestic to Gas change over course. I heard able Able Skills through a friend.
My Tutor was one of the best since I started any form of Education, in fact, maybe he is the best. The course itself met with all my expectations and was certainly value for money. I would definitely recommend them to others looking for Construction Training,
I phoned several training centres for quotes for commercial Gas training and found Able Skills offered the most comprehensive course for a fair price. The office staff were very helpful and explained what the course was all about. Able Skills were willing to give me the opportunity to stop the course and restart it after I received news that a friend of mine had passed away. I felt that I was treated as a person and that the college are interested and care about their students. I give them an overall rating of excellent and would definitely attend further training with them.
I found Able Skills on the internet and liked the look of their centre. The staff were extremely friendly too and it was this that encouraged me to train here. Ian Welthy was an excellent teacher, I have already recommended Able Skills to friends and encourage anyone else to contact them regarding Gas training.
I took the Gas Managed Learning Programme. I decided to study with Able Skills because of their price and excellent recommendations. My Instructor Roy is a fantastic “Diamond Geezer”. The course far exceeded all my expectations. Roy was very detailed in his explanations, sometimes going beyond what was expected in the course manuals just so we were all clear. The course materials and practical sessions were also an excellent match. Thank you.
Price and distance were important to me when deciding where to train for my 3 week gas course. Roy was very informative and a great teacher. I learnt what I needed and more due to his experience. I would definitely consider training with them for other courses and would recommend them to others.
I chose Able Skills to take my Gas Managed Learning Programme as they had excellent recommendations. I have encountered many trainers and Roy is excellent. Able Skills come highly recommended, Roy makes it easier in training because he teaches properly.
Able Skills offer a clean working environment. The centre is well managed, their facilities are excellent. I will be coming back for more courses and recommending them to others.
Darren King has been a top lecturer, highly recommended!! Cheers Darren. I found Able Skills on the internet and decided to use them because of the cost and distance.
I was referred to Able Skills by a family friend. They were very helpful on the phone when I called up and this prompted me to take their course. Their instructor Darren King was extremely good at breaking down stuff and making it more understandable. I had an enjoyable time and many laughs whilst training. I would definitely recommend. I am now taking my Gas Portfolio placement through them.
I have just completed the 3 week gas safety course through Able Skills. They had the best price and best explained on the phone by John when I initially enquired. Darren was my instructor and he was a cool guy. He explained everything clearly and concisely at a pace that everyone could keep up with. The atmosphere created by Darren, Roy and Ian was very calm and allowed for a relaxing learning environment.
I searched through the website after reading forums where members recommended Able Skills. The course was very informative and value for money. I will be recommending Able Skills to others.
When deciding where to take my Intermediate Gas Training, I searched the internet and found Able Skills, who were ideally located for me. I have really enjoyed the 3 weeks training with Darren. He is really good and I have learnt a lot from him. He has been very helpful throughout the whole time. I would definitely recommend Able Skills to others.
Darren, my Intermediate Gas Training Lecturer is such a nice guy. His communication is excellent. Really good course material, I would highly recommend to anyone, very enjoyable course.
Into my third month of training at Able Skills. Once again, training could not be faulted. Very knowledgeable instructors and good working conditions along with detailed and well structured learning programmes.
I found my three week gas course to be very challenging and informative. Darren obviously knows his stuff and anything we needed to know he had all the answers. He explained things in an easy to learn way and I enjoyed training there.
Course was properly laid out in sequential order. Adequate hands out was the plus point for this course. The tutor was co-operative and friendly. Overall the course run smoothly with the fulfilment of my expectation from the course.
I was recommended to Able Skills by my friend. Darren was a very good tutor and had a lot of time for the students. He made the information very easy to understand.
I came to Able Skills as my friends gave them glowing references. Darren explained everything in great clarity. Some parts that I did not understand, Darren took me aside to give further explanation, He was extremely helpful throughout the course.
Very good course, tons of information was provided to help. Simon explained everything, and was happy to go through it again when you didn’t understand. It was an excellent course and i would highly recommend.
Awesomeness. This course was completed at the weekends, I would definitely recommend.
Found on the internet, decided to use their weekend option. The course was very informative and at an easy pace.
Due to the excellent quality of the tutors and course plans, I have gained confidence in my skills and will continue taking able skills training courses in the future.
I came to Able Skills because they were highly recommended and I thought they seemed to be good value for money. Roy made the course enjoyable whilst keeping things safe and informative. Excellent tutor!
Great course with a vast amount of information from the instructors with brilliant knowledge. Thanks!
Roy was an excellent tutor, he has vast knowledge and teaches in a friendly and understanding manor. I have really enjoyed my course and feel I have learnt about gas in a straight forward way.
Roy is an outstanding tutor and I would recommend to anybody who is thinking of doing gas.
Christopher Alavi – Gas Training Course
All the staff were very friendly, professional and helpful. Darren was a very knowledgeable tutor who inspired confidence in me as a student. He was always very professional and approachable whenever I had queries/questions/doubts about anything. He was always willing to help. Most of all, Darren made 3 weeks on a gas course enjoyable and was an absolute pleasure being tutored by him.
Tanweer Rehal – Gas Training Course
Darren helped me throughout the course to understand important factors of gas training and found facilities to be very good.
Timmy Vowles – Gas Training Course
I found Able Skills on the internet. I had considered other centres but I choose Able Skills because they had the best feedback. I choose Able Skills because they had the best facilities out of all the centres that I looked at and that they didn’t have pushy sales people they just helped me decide what my best option was. Ian and Daren were very good tutors and they helped me where ever possible. The accommodation was amazing for the price. At Able Skills they have amazing facilities; my overall experience at Able Skills was excellent.
Mani Rai – Gas Training Course
I heard about Able Skills though friends and a solider magazine. I did consider a training company in the midlands where my friends go but I choose Able Skills because they had a higher exam pass rate, and the training is very good.
Roy Douglas–Gas Training Course
i heard about Able Skills from family members that have trained with Able Skills but also because I have done a course with Able Skills before. Therefore I didn’t consider training anywhere else. At Able Skills they are good value for money and the tutors are very supportive and help whenever they can.
Matthew Abuwa– Gas Training Course
I found out about Able Skills on the internet .I had consider another training company but chose Able Skills because the courses looked better and let me spread my payments out instead of making me pay for the course all up front. The tutors at Able Skills were brilliant and excellent training.
Kenneth Jeffery – Gas Training Course
Even though I had considered other training company’s, Able Skills sounded better and friendlier. It was a very enjoyable course both Ian and Darren really helped me and i enjoyed the fact that i had two tutors because they both gave different options which really helped me. I had a great time at Able Skills.
Tom Davey– Gas Training Course
I all ready knew about Able Skills though word and mouth and I also looked on the internet to find out more information, didn’t think to go anywhere else because my friend did a course with Able Skills and said that it was really good. I was given a folder at the beginning of the course and they were very clear and helpful, they were easy to interpret better than a book and they still had all the relevant information. Both of my tutors were excellent and i liked that they gave me two different views
Michael Townsend– Gas Training Course
I knew about Able Skills because i had done a course here before. Able Skills are value for money and tutors are really good and the training is amazing.
“I have already done my level 2 plumbing and Part P with Able, all at weekends. I found the gas course intense over the time allocated but my overall knowledge of gas has increased and I am looking forward to putting into practice what Roy has drummed into us.”
“Able Skills was recommended by a friend. The location, price and the general environment for learning suited me perfectly. Roy and all of the staff were very helpful and accommodating. I’m grateful for my time spent here”
“I looked and visited other centres and Able Skills were the only ones who didn’t keep calling and chasing me to book so because you weren’t pushy, I decided to book. Throughout the course, Roy was a very helpful teacher and the facilities catered for all subjects covered – Thanks”
“After visiting Able Skills to see the centre I was happy to book with you. I like your set up and weekend training has been ideal, exactly what I needed”
“I chose Able Skills because of their location and availability of weekend courses as I work full time”
“I chose Able Skills as it is very important for me to be able to train at weekends – I have also done a C&G 6129 (Plumbing) course here as well”
“Able Skills was recommended to me by a friend. I have done a Plumbing 6129 here as well and was happy to continue with you to do my gas training”
“Able Skills was recommended by a friend. I struggled at times with the technical terminology but Able Skills helped me to get through this”
“Excellent teaching skills from Roy and the availability of weekend training was perfect for me”
W and K Sulinski:
“We found Able Skills on-line and the fact that we could train at weekends was exactly what we needed”
Gary Musto – New Entrant Gas Course
Simon was a very good teacher and had excellent knowledge and patients. I choose to study at Able Skills due to the proximity to where I live.
Able Skills has grown and so has the amount of students in attendance and we are being used by everyone right across the UK and abroad.
As a result of the increase in students, Able Skills has purchased 3 properties to accommodate the growing numbers of people travelling from distance.
Able Skills properties are licensed HMO (Houses in Multiple Occupation) and are fully equipped in line with local authority standards.
The properties will provide you with your own fully furnished room with washing facilities and TV. There are several bathrooms/WCs as well as fully fitted kitchens and a dining areas to eat and/or meet your fellow students.
Able Skills employs someone to maintain the properties on a regular basis and also to ensure that the property is being looked after by those staying.
We are very pleased to be able to offer this accommodation at £20 per night and we are keen to ensure that your time away from home is enjoyable and comfortable. The properties are situated close to all of our training centres and some have allocated private parking facilities.
This enables you to leave your vehicle in a safe and secure environment and make that short walk to whichever course you are attending.
We are a very popular choice of training centre and as a result we are very busy and so is our accommodation. We would recommend that you make every attempt to tie in any accommodation requirements at the time of booking your course.
If our accommodation is full, there are other local alternatives available which range from £20 per night upwards.
During your stay at Able Skills accommodation we will guarantee you a secure area to keep all of your belongings and additionally, we guarantee that the only people using this property are Able Skills students.
Should you require any additional information or wish to book training and accommodation, please do not hesitate to contact Gary, Angela or John on 01322 280 202.