How to start as an aspiring plumber!


Here at Able Skills we host a huge range of courses, one of our most popular trades is Plumbing! If you are thinking about becoming a professional plumber but want to get a feel for the trade before committing to a long-term course then you will want to take our 5-day Introduction to Plumbing course - Today we will talk about this course in particular, how it works, what you will learn, what our previous students think as well as where to go after completion if you are eager to continue learning the skill of plumbing!


Firstly, this short intensive course is not just going to provide you with the basics, the course is recognised by City & Guilds as an excellent introduction into the trade an because of that, upon completion you will receive a City and Guilds certificate at the end. Which makes it perfect to gain an insight into plumbing, maybe with a view to progressing further and achieving qualifications.


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What will I learn?


During this 5-day course you will gain an overall feel for the trade through hands-on training that will give you confidence in the fundamentals. The course will cover all of the obvious issues that can arise within a domestic property in an attempt to teach you how to deal with certain things. The course will be taught by our talented plumbing instructors who have years of experience developed from both teaching here at our facility and from working out in the industry for many years, whilst on the course make sure to take advantage of their expertise, ask questions and seek guidance if you are confused at any point. They have experienced everything that can go wrong when working as a plumber and how to overcome those issues. The course will cover the following topics: 


  • Plumbing systems and fittings
  • Soldering techniques
  • Jointing, bending and pressure testing copper tube
  • Dealing with valves, taps, cisterns
  • Plumbing pipework


“Covered all areas in a timely fashion, and explained each point as we went along. I’ve progressed amazingly, gold start to Able Skills! Learnt a lot & what I’ve learnt will be extremely useful to me.”


"The course felt like the perfect insight into plumbing and after I finished it left me wanting to learn more so I'm planning on taking the Level 2 course and hopefully aim to achieve an NVQ at some point. I progressed really well I would say considering I had zero experience in plumbing at all before starting this course."


Want to continue with plumbing training?


If you would like to further your knowledge and make a career out of the trade then the next step would be our City & Guilds Level 2 Plumbing Course - This course will aim to give our students 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 learn more about our range of Plumbing courses then contact us on 0808 100 3245. We are happy to help in any way that we can from resolving issues to getting you enrolled. Talk to us about what you are looking to achieve and we will inform you of the best courses that we offer to get you there. If you would prefer to speak to a representative of Able Skills in person then feel free to pay us a visit here in Dartford, Kent we are open 7-days a week all year round.


If you live outside of the London & Kent area then you may be interested in our accommodation. Our accommodation is located just a short walk away from our centre and can be booked for the reasonable price of £20 per night - If you are interested please contact us ahead of your courses' start date as spaces are limited!


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