How do I take the first steps towards becoming a Plumber?


Thinking about a switch of careers? Taking the first steps towards becoming a plumber can be a daunting task for somebody who is new to the industry. However, here at Able Skills we try to make the process as simple as possible, we have been teaching the trade for over 10+ years, we know what we are talking about. Today we will talking about things to keep in mind when you begin training towards becoming a professional plumber and how to get involved with our plumbing courses here in Dartford, Kent...


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Students getting some practical, hands-on experience during our plumbing courses.


Where do I start?


Before you read on, ask yourself; Do I have any experience in plumbing? If the answer is no then we recommend that you first take our Introduction to Plumbing course - This course will provide you with the fundamental basics of the trade over a period of 5-days and an opportunity to realise if the trade is really for you or not and or something you are willing to take on as a career. If the answer to the questions was yes, and you do have some previous experience, carrying out DIY at home and so on and you are comfortable in the absolute basics then you should be looking to take on our City & Guilds Level 2 Plumbing Course - This is the ultimate plumbing course and qualification for somebody looking to take the first step into the plumbing industry...


What will I learn during this Level 2?


This plumbing City & Guilds Level 2 course will aim to give us a complete understanding of the trade of plumbing and will work through a variety of different subjects both on a practical level and through classroom-based theory teachings to give you the basis of knowledge surrounding all modern domestic plumbing and is therefore an excellent starting point for anyone looking for a career as a Plumber. The course will provide you with a range of plumbing skills covering various topics including Electrical principles and processes, Common plumbing processes, Cold water systems, Domestic hot water systems, Sanitation, Central heating systems and Drainage systems.


Contact Us:


If you would like to gain some more information about our range of plumbing courses then feel free to give us a call on 0808 100 3245. If you would prefer to come into our office to speak to a member of staff in person then you are welcome to visit us between the hours of 8:30 - 16:30. - We will help you in any way that we can from answering questions to showing you around our training centre so that you can see for yourself the workstations and so on that we provide our students with.


If you live a considerable distance from our training centre then please be aware that we have accommodation available exclusively to our students for just £20 per night! - Spaces are limited so make sure to call ahead of your start date for availability!


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Able Skills Construction Training