New Entrant Gas Training Package 1 – Bradford Centre
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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!
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Able Skills has their own accommodation available at £20 per night for those of you who are travelling longer distances to train with us.
Installing gas appliances and systems requires you to have certain skills in place so if you have never worked comprehensively with copper or steel pipe or have never undertaken any soldering of any kind then we do recommend that you consider this New Entrant Gas Training Package as it will cover these particular skills as well as:
- · Gas Training
- · Placement for Portfolio Building
- · Gas Assessments
Able Skills Bradford has devised a comprehensive package of training, work placement and assessment for those of you looking to completely retrain and gain access to the Gas industry. This complete package will provide you with all of the skills, knowledge and experience to become Gas Safe registered so that you can start a new career as a Gas Engineer.
If you do not require training in aspects of copper pipework and low carbon steel please visit New Entrant Gas Training Package – Experienced Plumbers or if you do not require a complete package because you can arrange your own Gas Safe registered Engineer to work with to complete your portfolio then you may just want to consider our 5 Day Pipeskills Course and/or followed by our 3 Week Gas Training Course.
New Entrant (Category 3) Candidates are:
• those of you who are brand new to the gas industry and
• those of you do not hold the relevant gas trade associated qualifications, even if you have been working within the Gas industry
Long gone are the days where the Gas industry was inaccessible unless you spent 3 – 5 years at College. Managed learning programmes have now been put into place and are ideally suited to career changers as any time away from your existing job is minimal. These are fast track training programmes but it doesn’t make them any less comprehensive than 3 years at College, in fact they are probably more comprehensive because the learning time is so condensed.
The areas of knowledge and skills that you will need to undertake to be able to register with Gas Safe are broken down into:
1. Practical skills
2. Knowledge units
3. Performance units
Able Skills Bradford has devised a complete training programme to incorporate all of these aspects to make the whole process as accessible as possible for you.
New Entrant (Category 3) Gas Training Package – Non-Experienced Individuals
1. Practical Skills = Pipework Skills for Gas Training
The aim of this 5 day pipe-skills course is to provide individuals with a basic understanding of pipework related activities.
If you do not have what you consider to be comprehensive pipework skills then we do recommend that you undertake this 5 day course first as you will be assessed on these skills within the first 2 days of Able Skills Gas training programme. If you are unsuccessful at that stage, you will be unable to move forward and complete the course. We also recommend this particular course as a refresher for those of you who have dealt with copper pipe and steel in the past but may be a little out of practice.
1. And 2. Practical Skills and Knowledge Units = Domestic Gas Safety Training
For new entrants to the gas industry, Able Skills Bradford provides a comprehensive Managed Learning Programme which covers all aspects of domestic gas work and gas safety which will prepare you for working on various gas appliances. This new entrant's gas training course is a real mix of workshop and classroom study to ensure that all aspects of domestic gas and related appliances are covered.
Progress is monitored with regular practical and written assessments and all evidence is recorded and retained for any Governing body to view at any time; these strict control methods safeguard all candidates and assessors and ensure that accurate, quality Gas training is delivered.
3. Performance Units = Work Placement
Part of the process to becoming Gas Safe registered is to prove competence working on various aspects of gas. This will need to be undertaken under the supervision of a Gas Safe registered Engineer whereby a portfolio is completed detailing the gas work that has been done, supported by photographic evidence and signed by your Gas Safe registered Engineer.
Able Skills are able to arrange this placement for you, taking the hassle out of you searching for a suitable Gas Safe Engineer. Able Skills is working with Vokera and their Engineers to secure placements for students to ensure that the requirements of the portfolio are met to a very high standard.
Gas work will be undertaken under the supervision of Vokera’s own Engineers who have all been through a similar process themselves and who know just how demanding this aspect of the Gas Safe registration process can be.
4. Assessments = ACS (Approved Certification Scheme)
During this final hurdle, you will undertake assessment to achieve CCN1 (Core Gas Safety) and then any appliances which you are eligible to undertake (this is determined by the evidence in your work based portfolio which will have been checked by our Bradford based Gas Engineer).
Able Skills Bradford is approved by CITB for the purposes of Gas Assessment and successful candidates will receive certification for their CCN1 and Appliances from CITB.
CCN1 and at least one appliance is a requirement in order to register with Gas Safe.
Able Skills Commitment to Training
Able Skills has been delivering Managed Learning Programmes in Kent for several years now and we have watched many students go on to secure themselves fantastic jobs or set themselves up as self employed and secure some very decent contracts. We are very proud of the training we provide for potential gas course candidates and we are very conscious that getting it wrong can be fatal. We are committed to providing quality learning with the emphasis on safety and this is the model that we have brought to Able Skills Bradford.
The programmes of learning devised are to ensure that from the start, individuals are given the opportunity to work towards becoming competent and safe Gas Engineers; all of the Gas training we provide is arranged to identify an individual's suitability for the Gas industry and to assist them in achieving the required standards to work within the Gas industry
Our Bradford based Gas Instructor/Assessor will provide guidance, support and assistance in a realistic environment to build confidence and competence so that you are ready to undertake your work placement.
Training to achieve Able Skills Managed Learning Programme Gas Certificate is recommended to ensure knowledge of changes to legislation, British Standards and industry best practice. If you come under the category of New Entrant, this is the correct and recognised route to take to get you started.
If you remain unsure of your suitability for the Gas industry or you would like to speak to someone on a more personal level, please feel free to call us on Freephone 0808 100 3245 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Gas Safe Register replaced CORGI gas registration in Great Britain on 1 April 2009. It is now the official industry stamp for gas safety
Able Skills will provide you with the opportunity to pay for aspects of this package in stages. Following an initial deposit of £500, you will have the opportunity to pay in instalments.
Able Skills New Entrant Gas (non experienced) Training Package Fees are £3670 (inc vat)
Training times are 08.30 – 16.30 and Training days are Saturday - Wednesday
Able Skills / Vokèra Ltd, Stubs Beck Lane, Cleckheaton, Bradford, BD19 4TT
As you may now be aware, there are various steps to take to go from a novice to becoming Gas Safe registered.
At Able Skills Bradford we have arranged a package of training whereby we provide you with access to all of the steps required:
Stage 1 - Copper Pipe And Low Carbon Steel - 1 Week
This 5 day course will provide you with the pipe skills required to undertake gas work to an acceptable and safe standard. During this course we will teach you how to solder copper pipe and how to deal with low carbon steel. You will undertake assessments throughout the week so that we are satisfied that you have fully grasped these skills which will ensure safety when eventually, you are dealing with gas related situations and appliances.
Stage 2 - Domestic Gas Safety Training - 3 Weeks
This 3 week long Gas course is essential training and assessment for all candidates looking to gain access to the Gas Industry.
Week 1 of this Gas Training Course will provide you with a great insight into the Gas industry and present you with an understanding of the guidelines and regulations which currently govern the ACS scheme.
During this week of gas training, we will again cover basic pipework skills, gas appliance functions and the basic principles of flues and combustion to give candidates the knowledge required to move forward to the next aspect of this Gas course.
At the end of this initial 5 days of gas training, you will undertake a written assessment/multiple choice exam to establish your understanding of the areas that have been covered so far.
Weeks 2 and 3
As you progress through the weeks, the gas course will develop and you will receive training in:
2. Tightness Testing
3. Pipework requirements
4. Gas safety controls
Again, you will undertake a series of exams and practical assessments to satisfy your instructor that you fully understand all the areas covered at this stage.
Finally, we will provide you with training in:
3. Unsafe situations
And with time permitting, we will provide extra training in the servicing of various appliances.
Stage 3 - Work Placement (From 6 weeks >)
Work based Competence and Gas Portfolios
Following completion of your 3 weeks of Gas training, exams and assessments you will be deemed competent to undertake supervised gas work. It will be during this time that you will build a comprehensive portfolio of evidence to demonstrate your competence and safety whilst undertaking gas work.
Able Skills will arrange this placement for you alongside a suitable Gas Safe registered Engineer who will guide you through the requirements of the portfolio.
You will receive instruction throughout on how the portfolio evidence should be recorded and in addition, all Able Skills Gas Instructors are readily available to answer any questions or queries which may arise whilst you are building your evidence.
This placement can take anywhere from 6 weeks and upwards to complete as you will be reliant on your allocated Engineers workload.
Stage 4 - ACS (Approved Certification Scheme)- (5 days)
ACS / Core Domestic Gas Safety including Appliances
CCN1 will need to be completed before you are eligible for Gas Safe registration and this is a requirement for all operatives involved in the installation, maintenance and servicing of domestic gas appliances and pipe-work installations.
The purpose of this Training/Assessment is to provide operatives with the knowledge and skills relating to safety regulations, procedures and British Standards, which must be applied when working on Gas Installations.
Initial assessment for CCN1 will require 5 days and will be a mixture of additional training and assessment and will cover:
1. Gas Safety Regulations, British Standards and Manufacturers' Instructions.
2. Emergency Procedures, Labels and Warning Notices.
3. Unsafe Situations, and Related Documentation.
4. Combustion, Gas Rates, Burner/Installation Pressures.
5. Testing for Tightness, Purging and Relighting Appliances.
6. Pipework and Fittings.
7. Operation of Appliance Gas Safety Devices and Controls.
9. Flueing Standards, Installation and Testing.
CCN1 is a prerequisite for the various appliance courses which you may want to undertake:
1. CENWAT1 - Central Heating Boilers & Water Heaters
2. MET1 - Meters
3. CKR1 - Domestic Cookers
4. HTR1 - Gas Fires & Wall Heaters
5. CPA1 - Combustion Performance Analysis
*The Appliances to be covered on assessment will be determined by the evidence you have gained during your work placement and portfolio building.
*If candidates fail to achieve the required level of competency in either the practical or theory assessment, it may be necessary for them to re-sit the sections which they have failed. If this situation arises an additional cost may be incurred.
Stage 5 - Gas Safe Registration
If you remain unsure of your suitability for the Gas industry or you would like to speak to someone on a more personal level, please call us on Freephone 0808 100 3245 or email: email@example.com where we are on hand 7 days every week to answer any questions you may have
Able Skills will provide you with the opportunity to pay for aspects of this package in stages. Following an initial deposit of £500, you will have the opportunity to pay in instalments.
Able Skills New Entrant Gas Training Package – Non-Experienced Individuals Fees are £3695 (inc vat)
Training times are 08.30 – 16.30 and Training days are: variable
Able Skills / Vokèra Ltd, Stubs Beck Lane, Cleckheaton, Bradford, BD19 4TT
Cost and Duration of New Entrant Gas Training Package 1 – Bradford Centre
Duration: 3 Weeks
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.
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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
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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.