Gas courses for those seeking new employment opportunities!

 

We have been contacted a lot recently regarding a change of direction. We understand that during this time due to the Coronavirus pandemic there has been a lot of uncertainty surrounding jobs and employment as a whole. Here at Able Skills, we have been slowly but surely getting back to providing the Gas training courses and other trades that we have been teaching for many years. Now that we have ensured the centre is safe for students we are here to help you gain the vital theory and practical skills need to ultimately start fresh in a brand new industry as a professional. Our qualified team of Gas Trainers and Assessors will provide guidance, support and assistance throughout, we hope to see you training with us soon!

 

What's the best route to get started?

 

We offer Gas courses in packages for new entrants to the industry. We recommend our New Entrant Gas Training Package 2 as it includes gas training, portfolio placement and an ACS assessment. All of which are needed when looking to become a professional engineer. This course will prepare you to take on a variety of different tasks within the trade. Our instructors are professional, friendly and highly experienced.

 

 

Practical sessions are undertaken in any one of our 3 comprehensively equipped workshops. All of our training bays contain a range of different gas appliances ensuring that you have the opportunity to work on boilers, cookers, heaters, water heaters and gas meters. We have a range of new and older appliances to reflect reality to ensure that all candidates gain an appreciation of as many gas appliances as possible. Let's take a look at the 3-steps in completing this Bpec accredited Gas training package...

 

Step one:

 

The first step will be gaining fundamental training. Over a period of 7-weeks, you will take on a huge range of different tasks and learn aspects such as; raining on aspects of health and safety relevant within the gas industry, including asbestos awareness, safely around electrical systems the use of copper and low carbon steel so that your pipe skills are established at an acceptable standard, heating controls, airing cupboard and radiator installation practices and domestic gas safety. As well as the hands-on practical aspects such as; cutting and measuring copper tube accurately, pipe-work preparation for soldering, water testing, flueing, how to assemble compression fittings, fixing a simulated combination boiler jig and much, much more! These 7-weeks will be very intensive, make sure to ask your instructor questions along the way and seek guidance when needed.

 

Step two:

 

Now that you have a comprehensive understanding of the theory and practical aspects of the trade it is time to test your new-found ability with a work placement. You will need to complete a portfolio that will act as evidence that you can carry out specific tasks, you will need to work along-side a Gas Safe Registered Gas Engineer. If you don't know anyone in the industry and you're struggling to find this work placement then Able Skills will place you with a Gas Safe registered engineer employed by our partners at Boiler Medic and with their assistance, you will undertake a variety of gas work on a variety of appliances to meet the requirements of the portfolio.

 

Step three:

 

The final section of this package is the ACS assessment! Which 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 Accredited Certification Scheme (ACS) is the industry recognised and accepted route for experienced gas operatives to gain the certificate of competence needed to become a member of the Gas Safe Register. Again, ACS is a mixture of assessing both your practical skills and theory knowledge. You can undertake an assessment for:

 

CCN 1/CPA1: Core Gas Safety

CENWAT 1: Central Heating Boilers

CPA 1: Combustion Performance Analysis

CKR 1: Domestic Cookers

HTR 1: Gas Fires and Wall Heaters

MET 1: Meters

DAH 1: Warm Air Heating Appliances

 

Gas Safe Registration:

 

Once you have completed all 3-steps you will need to contact the Gas Safe Register, as becoming registered as an engineer is a legal requirement here in the UK. Having a registered list of engineers means that the industry is regulated and can remain as safe as possible for home-owners and the engineers themselves. Gas is a dangerous thing and can be fatal if appliances are services by untrained hands. Go to gassaferegister.co.ukto apply! The hard part’s over; once Gas Safe Register receives your qualifications from the awarding body, you can simply apply for registration.

 


 

Addiotanl Information:

 

If you are interested in Gas Training courses, know that are phones lines are back. Call 0808 100 3245 for any bookings or further information. We are happy to help in any way that we can! We have our own accommodation which is available on a room only basis and is located only 5 minutes from the Training Centre. The Accommodation is owned by Able Skills and will only ever be used by our students; the property also has a large car park so, for any of our visitors who are considering driving to us, vehicles can be left there quite safely.

 

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Able Skills Gas Training Courses are Bpec Accredited.