Introduction to Plumbing
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.
Welcome to Able Skills 5 day Introductory Plumbing Courses
Able Skills has devised a 5 day plumbing course which is entirely hands on and will suit a wide variety of people across the board.
This course can be used as a taster for those of you who are considering moving onto Plumbing qualifications but it is equally suited to those of you who are just looking to gain a bit of background knowledge and domestic plumbing skills to undertake simple plumbing tasks at home.
Both Kitchen and Bathroom plumbing features are covered, including learning how to cope with any emergency plumbing tasks around the house.
We are aware that plumbing tasks are varied and complex and we are not offering this course with a promise of making you a qualified plumber.
What we are offering is the opportunity for you to learn the basic principles of domestic plumbing in order for you to tackle some of those jobs around the house that have been needing attention for some time with the option to progress should that be your choice.
Our 5 day learn plumbing courses will act as a great basis for understanding plumbing requirements but we do recommend that you consider qualification training if you want to sustain a long term career as a Plumber.
If after completing this course you find that the time spent with us has been an experience that you would like to continue, then you can consider our 5 day Advanced Plumbing Course or look towards City & Guilds qualifications, a career in plumbing, NVQs or even gas qualifications and eventual Gas Safe registration.
Able Skills considers itself to be a progression training centre and we have everything in place to provide you with every opportunity to move forward in whichever direction you choose.
If becoming a qualified Plumber interests you, Able Skills offers the City & Guilds 6129, level 2 in basic plumbing studies, we can also assess you once you are working within the plumbing industry in order to obtain City & Guilds 6089, NVQ level 2.
If becoming a Gas Engineer is your reason for undertaking an intensive plumbing course then you can consider our New Entrant Gas training programme
If however, you are simply looking to tackle plumbing jobs for yourself or for others, then this course will meet any expectation you may have.
Able Skills is open 7 days every week and we welcome visitors at all times. Please feel free to come along to view our facilities, have an informal chat with any one of our instructors and meet existing students.
We feel that this is an excellent introduction for anyone looking to invest in training and this option will help you decide if Able Skills is where you want to train.
Our hands on training, completed in a spacious and friendly environment will cover:
• Practical health and safety
• Plumbing systems and fittings
• Soldering techniques
• Jointing, bending and pressure testing copper tube
• Plumbing pipe work
• Copper pipe work skills
• Valves, taps, cisterns, and cylinders
• Plastic Tube installation
• Plumbing systems
• Domestic plumbing systems
• Bathroom installation
• Soil and waste pipes
• Installing Radiators
• Fault Finding
Our plumbing department provides a fully operational system which ensures reality and covers all areas you will have to deal with once you commence work within the home.
We will supply all plumbing materials throughout your training time, provide and demonstrate all necessary tools to complete tasks thoroughly and competently and give you the skills and confidence needed to take on your plumbing requirements.
As well as being able to learn plumbing tasks, we will also demonstrate other important factors to maintain your safety (PPE) and additionally, encourage you to keep potential customers happy by remaining clean and tidy throughout any job you do.
Our plumbing instructors have an abundance of qualifications as well as years of industry experience. They have tailored this plumbing course using all of their knowledge to ensure that they provide you with enough skills to attempt most domestic plumbing tasks.
At the same time, they will also advise you on areas that you must not attempt without having had relevant training and qualification, ie: gas related and electrical installation tasks.
If the plumbing training you receive leaves you wanting to learn more and you want to broaden your horizons then Able Skills provides a wide variety of courses and qualifications covering the entire construction sector.
If you are still unsure if a plumbing career is for you or if you want to learn that little bit more and widen your skills knowledge, then Able Skills also offers a 5 day Advanced Plumbing course.
No previous plumbing experience is necessary in order to take part in any of these courses. This is a hands-on, practical Plumbing course and you will be involved at every stage and will be participating throughout. It is therefore recommended you bring suitable clothing and for your own safety, steel capped footwear is essential.
All Able Skills intensive and advanced plumbing courses are accompanied by extensive training notes and a competency certificate.
Learn Plumbing at the Weekend:
These courses can also be covered over 2 consecutive weekends should you have other commitments which prevent you from attending Monday – Friday. Course content remains unaffected by this.
Cost and Duration of Introduction to Plumbing
Duration: 5 Days
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 5 day intensive plumbing course and it was hands on straight away which was great. I learnt so much more than I expected to. Mikes a great teacher and gave us practical, realistic tips and advice too. Great course!
I found Able Skills online. I did my research and found them to be the most professional. The course was value for money and met with all my expectations. They offered good concise information in a relaxed environment. I will be recommending Able Skills to others. I thoroughly enjoyed myself and may consider another course in the future.
I attended the City & Guilds 6035 Level 2 Plumbing Course. The course was 6 weeks and during this time the Tutor was very good, very experienced with a lot of real-life knowledge rather than purely book. They offer a good environment and facilities. I would consider training there again and would recommend them to anyone considering Plumbing or construction training.
I took the C&G Level 2 6035 Plumbing course. I have been wanting to do this course for ages, was more than happy with every part of the course, from the theory to all the practical. I have learnt so so much and didn’t realise how in depth and technical plumbing is until I started. It was all made easier across the board from the patience and teaching of Jim Singleton, I have never met someone with so much knowledge, he made the whole experience fun as well as informative.
The C&G 6035 Plumbing course was value for money and met with all my expectations. Good tuition, Jim was like an open book, but at the same time didn’t spoon feed me. He made me have to understand the principle of system, not just know it.
I took the 8 week plumbing City & Guilds Level 2 course, it was brilliant! The instructor of the course was very kind and helpful. I really enjoyed my time during the 8 weeks I trained with Able Skills. I would recommend them to others and consider taking another course with them.
I took the 5 day plumbing course. I chose Able Skills because they had a good price for training and excellent feedback.
I found the training to be very useful. Mick was a very helpful instructor and went out of his way to explain any additional elements required which are generally not covered in the course.
Able skills seemed to be the most comprehensive when comparing training centres online. The 5 day introduction to plumbing course offered a huge amount of practical skills in a relatively short period of time. A great course for practical understanding of domestic plumbing, value for money and i would certainly consider their other courses.
I took the 5 day plumbing course after a friend recommended them to me. The trainer was friendly and extremely helpful with all aspects of the course. The facilities are good and I feel like the content of the course was suitable for the aims. I will be recommending.
Joseph B – 8 week 6129 Plumbing Course
Jim was an excellent tutor, very understanding – I learned a lot from him and will certainly be recommending him to family and friends. I would not change one thing about my course, keep up the good work!
Richard P – Homestudy 6129 Plumbing Course
Able Skills were my choice of training centre due to the value for money and the flexibility offered for training. I choose the homestudy option which allows me to study at my own pace, when I am ready to complete an assessment or exam I can choose which week I train which makes it easier for me with work commitments. Whilst in the centre I make a lot of progress and really enjoy the week!
I took the C&G Plumbing Course. I found Able Skills through the CTP Website. I Chose to train with them as I had heard good things about them from my colleague. The course was value for money . Coming from a different background, I initially found the course difficult. My Instructor was Jim, and he helped me a lot. When I got the basics right, everything flowed smoothly. I will definitely come back for more courses and recommend to others.
I heard about Able Skills through a family member. They were the most recognised training centre and were willing to help. As I was totally new to the plumbing course, I found the instructor Jim to be excellent. He managed to teach beginners like myself and others with some plumbing knowledge effortlessly. His skills were always on top. It’s all about understanding not just doing. Thank you Jim.
I took the Plumbing Course C&G 6129 with Jim Singleton. I heard about Able Skills through my Brother. Jim was a great instructor and had excellent knowledge of all plumbing work. Thank you again Jim for your 8 weeks of hard work. P.s I will be back.
The facilities are excellent and the accommodation is very reasonable. Jim is an excellent teacher and has a lot of knowledge. His teaching methods are excellent and he was very helpful, down to earth and I could not get through the course without his expertise. The office staff were also very friendly and helpful. Thanks Jim for your expertise and patience through the course.
I found Able Skills through Google. I did consider another training provider, but was put off due to their pushy sales team. Able Skills were very friendly and informative on the phone, they were happy for me to make my mind up, whereas the other company hassled me for money. Important factors for me to consider when choosing the right facility was location, price and the ability to add Part P electrics to the end of my course. The course was value for money and met with all my expectations. The facilities here are very good and it’s nice to have your own bay to work in. There’s a lot of kit to play with which is far better than just reading in a book. The course was very informative and Jim is an excellent Tutor. He takes the time to show you how to do something and explain things in layman’s terms. He is excellent at getting the information across and making sense of the book, without Jims explanation the book is a quick reference tool. I’m sure all the other course tutors are just as good but I am very pleased that Jim taught me. He is a wealth of knowledge and easy to talk to. I can’t fault the way Able Skills operates as it seems to run excellently. The course is very good and the classroom time is just enough. I will definitely consider using Able Skills again in the future for other trades I feel would benefit myself. I would not hesitate to recommend Able Skills and Jim to anyone else tahts looking to start up in plumbing.
Jim Singleton was my tutor, his style of teaching both practical and in the classroom was clear and concise. He covered all aspects of the course in great detail and had a knack of making it all easy to understand. His practical knowledge and teaching skills are a real asset and credit to Able Skills. “A Great Teacher”. The course was value for money and met with my expectations. I would recommend you take a visit to their premises and meet with the tutors and staff. I would definitely recommend them to others.
My instructor Toby was very good. He gave me some good knowledge of the plumbing skills required to undertake some home projects. I am overall very happy. The course was value for money and I will be recommending to others.
I found Able Skills online and decided to train with them as they were easily accessible. My tutor Toby was very good. He was informative and explained everything thoroughly. My advanced 5 day plumbing course was fantastic.
I was sent to Able Skills via my work. I took the 1 week Advanced Plumbing course. The week was fantastic. What I have gained in knowledge has increased my confidence tenfold to be able to go into the field and fix leads. I would overall rate Able Skills as excellent.
I considered using other training centers initially, but chose Able Skills as they were the best one around. The course was value for money and I would recommend them to anyone. Keep up the good standards and you will not be out of work, well done and thank you.
I learnt as much in 5 days as I could have wanted. Able Skills have a variety of different courses on offer and I would attend another training course with them. The course was value for money and met with all my expectations.
I enjoyed the course, thank you very much. I would attend other courses. I felt this was the best use for my money.
Very good course! I learnt a lot. Richard answered all my questions (I had a lot) Overall, very happy, gained a lot of knowledge. The course went too quick, i want to keep doing it! Will look into booking the next course.
Richard was a really good tutor. He helped me to understand a lot of plumbing issues I have had over the years. He is a great asset to the Able Skills team. I would not hesitate to recommend the course.
I found the instructor to be excellent and helpful at all times. I learnt a lot in the two weeks course and would like to compliment the tutor Roy for his great tuition.
The instructor was excellent and his teaching method was outstanding. I learnt a lot and gained a lot of experience. I now feel confident to carry out jobs in the future.
I chose Able Skills as the courses looked comprehensive and the flexibility of their timings. The tutors are very friendly and the class rooms are well suited for the courses. The training was value for money and the course met with my expectations. I would recommend Able Skills and would consider attending other courses.
I heard about the training offered at Able Skills through another plumber. They offer a wonderful environment to train in and excellent tutors for students. The course was value for money and I will be recommending to others.
Good practical and theoretical knowledge. Excellent area with facilities to carry out work. Tutors have in depth knowledge. I went with Able Skills as they were not pushy, have a wide choice of courses and are well structured.
Enjoyed first part of training and looking forward to the next part. Thought Toby was very knowledgeable and interesting to talk to. I went with Able Skills as they include a portfolio and offer the opportunity to train from start to finish.
I really enjoyed my time on the course and found Toby really easy to learn from. I went with Able Skills as I had read good reviews about them I would give them an overall rating of excellent and would recommend to others.
The location of the training centre was excellent for me. Toby was very a very efficient, knowledgeable and helpful tutor. All materials were stocked at all times and tools in good condition which allowed me to complete tasks easier.
Top instructions from the Tutor. Simon gave me a lot of good advice. I would definitely recommend the course to friends. The course met my expectations and I would attend other training courses at Able Skills.
The level of instruction is second to none. The facilities and knowledge is what you can expect from a first class provider. I will and have recommended you toother service leavers looking into this field. The top tips provided by Roy were very helpful and gave a good insight into plumbing.
I took the five days intense course which offered plenty of hands on experience. It was an excellent course and value for money. Many thanks!
I had already completed 8 weeks of plumbing with Able Skills and found it to be a really good course and the staff was nice and helpful so I chose to do the electrics as well. Brian is excellent, very patient and calm. He also has really good subject knowledge. Thanks!
6129 Plumbing Feedback
I chose Able Skills because of flexibility of course and payments. I was very pleased with the course because of the structure it had. The most important thing to me was the fact I could train whenever I had time and the pay as you train system worked very well. I would have no hesitation to recommend Able Skills to anyone.
I did look around at other training centres before I chose able Skills. I was put off by them because they wanted to ‘interview’ me. Able Skills just invited me to have a look and make my own choice. Jim singleton, the instructor, knows it all and can put things across with courtesy and patience. He is a complete professional. A great tutor.
Jim was very helpful in the theory side of the course and very thorough on the practical tasks, which will help when on-site. He can be very strict at times but it is only for my own benefit which I am grateful for.
I thought the course was really informative in practical work. Use of tools come with great knowledge of tutors who were excellent. All the tutors were polite and helpful when asked any questions.
I chose Able Skills after I had a visit to them and had spoken to the instructor himself. Able Skills is a relaxed environment that really helps when you are studying. The tutors are friendly and willing to help even if they are not part of your department. They have a wealth of knowledge and experience.
The course was local and reasonably priced, I thought. Able Skills has a professional environment with well-educated instructors. An all-round enjoyable experience which helped me gain the required skills to be a plumber.
The standard and content of the course was all of a very high standard. All the relevant information was passed on in a way it made complete sense.
I thought the course and instructor Jim, was excellent. It met and exceeded all expectations. The quality of training was second to none.
I chose able skills because it’s close to me house and I knew some people who had done the bricklaying course and said it was good. Very friendly place. Everyone approachable and gives good reasonable answers. Instructors are clear and well explained. I can’t fault it!
Min Bahadur Pun
Able skills provide good training for the learner. I think this is one of the best course providers and is definitely value for money.
Jim was a great tutor; he was very helpful and gave a lot of good advice. I have learnt a great deal in a short time and I am very happy with the course.
Jim was an excellent tutor that was very patient and really helped me and let me work things out and made the classroom a pleasure for me. I would not have got through this course without his support and guidance. P.S. He is genuinely a nice guy and very clever.
I found this course to be structured very well and have gained a vast amount of knowledge in plumbing. Jim, the instructor, was always very helpful and wanting to pass on his knowledge. This was an enjoyable course which has achieved its aim of giving me the fundamentals in plumbing principles and practical skills.
I have loved every minute of the course. I was really nervous on my first day, but the tutors made me feel at ease. I can’t thank everyone enough who has helped me along the way. The tutors and all the staff are so helpful and can’t do enough for anyone.
I think the course was well explained and structured; classroom work was never at saturation point and the breaks ample. Instructor was at times very patient and never felt to be unapproachable. He gave good pointers on things I may have been wrong or on points I could have improved upon. I consider I will be leaving here with a good base of knowledge to the plumbing trade and all I need now is experience.
When I was making my decision on where to train, I decided to visit Able Skills in person. When I got there, the owner, Gary, showed me around the whole centre and answered all my questions. I was pleased he did not tray and pressure me into paying a deposit. I was impressed with the facilities I saw and the level of instruction given to the students so I signed up. During my time at Able Skills I found all the staff to be friendly and helpful and I am happy to be going back in October to start my Gas.
I was looking for training centres on the internet and I saw Able Skills I looked on their website and then once looking there and seeing what they have to offer I didn’t think to go anywhere else. I liked the fact that they offered an NVQ .toby was very good throughout and also the office staff for making the payments and accommodation.
I heard about Able Skills on the internet, I choose to train with Able Skills because it is close to my home. Throughout the teaching was at an excellent standard and students were made to feel relaxed and involved as part of a team. Help and advice was always at hand. Best of luck in the future to all involved
I found Able Skills on the internet I didn’t consider training anywhere else, I like at Able Skills that they offer accommodation for those who have to travel. More than happy with both practical and theory sessions, Toby was patient and attentive to all of those in the class. I also found him to be good at motivating on the harder tasks. The facilities and accommodation were excellent as were the staff in the office.
I had considered other training centres but I choose Able Skills because they seemed friendlier and professional. At Able Skills they have really good tutors and they are flexible with both payments and that you can train at the weekends. Without Toby’s knowledge it would have been so much more difficult .BANG ON.
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.