A new entrant to the world of gas? Here's a quick guide:


Looking to become a Gas Safe Engineer but you have no experience in the trade? You are in the right place, here at Able Skills we cater for new entrants and provide a formulated learning path that aims to take you from novice to expert! Becoming a professional working as an engineer is not easy, but with the help of our highly skilled instructors this is possible to achieve - our instructors have years of experience both teaching and working out in the industry as engineers themselves, take advantage of their understanding of the subject, ask questions and learn all the tips & tricks they have accumulated over their working career!


Gas courses

Gas Training Courses at Ableskills


Which course is best for you?


New Entrant Gas Training Package 1: 


Well...we run 3 different New Entrant Gas Training Packages - each includes a different number of courses, the first is the fundamental training. Over a period of 7-weeks, you will learn through practical experience, tasks and assessments. You will also learn the theoretic knowledge on a very large range of topics including:

  • Training on aspects of health and safety-relevant within the gas industry, including asbestos awareness
  • Training to work safely around electrical systems
  • Training in the use of copper and low carbon steel so that your pipe skills are established at an acceptable standard.
  • Training on heating controls, Airing cupboard and radiator installation practices
  • Training in all areas of domestic gas safety

Including the following subjects:


  • Cutting and measuring copper tube accurately
  • Pipe-work preparation for soldering
  • Soldering techniques / Practicing soldering/soldering assessments
  • Cutting assembling and jointing compression fittings frames to specific dimensions
  • Cutting and treading low carbon steel pipe
  • Jointing steel pipe
  • The use of different fittings on steel pipe
  • All pipe-work is tested to 3 bar for 3 min
  • Hot and cold water theory
  • Heating Controls – theory
  • Different types of heating systems
  • Different types of heating controls and their functions
  • Positioning an indirect cylinder in an airing cupboard
  • Connecting cold water supplies to a cylinder
  • Hot water pipework from the cylinder
  • Coldwater distribution from a simulated loft area
  • Legislation
  • Tightness Testing
  • Pipework requirements
  • Pipe sizing
  • Gas rates / Heat inputs
  • Flueing
  • Appliance installation and servicing
  • Ventilation
  • Unsafe situations

And much more...

New Entrant Gas Training Package 2:


New Entrant Gas Training Package 2 - Is a more advanced course and include the 7-week learning programme talked about above but further from that also includes "Portfolio completion" - Following completion of the 7-week gas programme, you will be deemed competent to undertake supervised gas work and so the next step towards Gas Safe registration will be to demonstrate your competence in the workplace and you do this by working alongside a Gas Safe Registered Engineer who acts as your on-site recorder/verifier, helping you to build a portfolio of evidence and prove your competence and safety working with Gas.

(If you cannot find a Gas Safe Registered Engineer to work with then we can supply one via our partners at Boiler Medic for a fee - contact us on 0808 100 3245 about this!)

The New Entrant Gas Training Package 2 also includes ACS or Approved Certification Scheme which is mandatory on the path towards becoming Gas Safe Registered! It is a type of competency test and will aim to acknowledge the skills and understanding that you have learnt over the course. - A requirement for all operatives involved in the installation, maintenance and servicing of domestic gas appliances and pipe-work installations.

(If students fail to achieve the required level of competency in either the practical or theory assessment, it may be necessary for them to re-sit the sections which they have failed. If this situation arises an additional cost will be incurred.)


New Entrant Gas Training Package 3:


This final package is the most all-inclusive and includes everything talked about above; 7-week learning programme, Portfolio completion & ACS assessment. However, this package also involves undertaking a 5-day Boiler Fault Finding / Wiring and Controls Course which is training surrounding boiler servicing, which can be extremely useful to candidates and will include the following subjects:

Boiler Fault Finding:

  • Multimeter training
  • Electrical Safety tests
  • Testing pumps
  • Testing switches
  • Testing fans
  • Fan switches
  • Temperature sensors and stats
  • Diverter Valves
  • Domestic Heat Exchangers
  • Expansion Vessels

Wiring & Heating Controls:

  • 3 Port 2 Port rigs
  • Frost Protection
  • S.I. Programmers
  • Zone Valves
  • Sequence of Wiring
  • Fault Finding

Contact us:


If you would like to contact us regarding Gas courses or any other training that we provide here at our training centre, then do not hesitate to get a hold of us. You can do that in a couple of ways, firstly, give us a call on 08081003245! Secondly, we have an open-door policy meaning that during opening hours (8:30 - 16:30) we are happy to see anyone that comes into our office, we will show you around and give you advice, recommendations and answer any questions you may have about Gas courses or other training. We are located in Dartford on the border between London and Kent, just a short walk away from Dartford train station!

K5, Riverside Industrial Estate, Riverside Way, Dartford DA1 5BS


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