Need a career change? Plumbing is a great opportunity!


2020 started of really strong for plumbing professionals across the country here in the UK. Analysis shows that plumbers had highest earnings of all 17 construction trades. Self-employed plumbers were reportedly earning more than ever before with average weekly earnings at around £1,489. This year so far has been difficult for everybody, however, the trade industries seem to be one of the least affected sectors. At the end of the day, no matter what's going on, people still need the services of trades people like plumbers in their daily life. There is a lot of job uncertainty at the moment, especially with the end of the furlough scheme right around the corner. Why not take matters into your own hands and look towards new opportunities, you can become self-employed as a plumber with the right training from us here at Able Skills. Let's look at the best route for new entrants looking to learn and develop new skills though plumbing courses...


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Need a career change? Why Plumbing is a great opportunity!


Where do I start?


When it comes to starting out in the trade of plumbing, you will find it very hard to beat our City & Guilds Level 2 Plumbing course - This 6-week course is designed to be the perfect starting point for anybody with little or no experience in the trade looking at learning and eventually starting a career. On this course you will learn the daily task of a plumber, the theory behind those tasks, you'll gain real hands-on experience and be taught by an instructor who is an expert in the trade. All of our plumbing instructors are passionate about the trade and have years of experience both teaching and working on on the tools. They know how to convey the lessons they learnt themselves whilst starting out to our students, giving you the best possible starting point!


Can I learn the basics?


If you have some understanding of plumbing and want to train towards working out in the industry you should jump straight into our Level 2 Plumbing course but if you have no experience or insight whatsoever then you can always take on our 5-day Introduction to Plumbing course - This short intensive course is ideal for gaining the absolute basics and gives you an opportunity to know whether or not the trade is for you and something you could see yourself doing professionally before progressing further and achieving qualifications. In fact, as we are recognised by City & Guilds, at the end of this course you will receive a City & Guilds certificate to confirm the skills that you will have learned.



When can I start?


Unfortunately, we are now fully booked until the new year but why not put this year behind you and start fresh in 2o21? As for the City & Guilds Level 2 Plumbing course we have spaces available starting from the 22nd of February - To secure you place on this course give us a call on 0808 100 3245 or you can visit us in person to ask questions, take a look around and book courses. You can also book courses with us online, simply find the course you're interested in and look for the green button labeled 'Reserve your Space' from there you can choose a date that suits you and fill in your details. Take a look below at the booking form for our ultimate starting point, Level 2 Plumbing course...




Want more information?


For more information about our range of Plumbing courses, feel free to give us a call on 0808 100 3245 - We are happy to help in any way that we can whether you have some questions about the training on offer or you would like to book a course. You are also completely welcome to visit us in person, no need to book an appointment or even call ahead, you can simply visit us unannounced. Our office is open 7-days a week between the hours of 8:30 - 16:30! 


If you live a considerable distance from our training centre here in Dartford, Kent then you may be considering securing accommodation in the local area for the duration of your plumbing courses or other training. You should know that we actually have our own accommodation available exclusively for our students located just a short walking distance from our facility. Our accommodation is available to all students no matter the length of your course for the reasonable price of just £20 per night!


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