New Gas students starting this week!


This week at Able Skills we have lots going on, including a new group of hopeful Gas students! These students are just getting started with their training taking on a 7-week programme. The course will give them all of the theory and practical experience they could ask for. Taught by our talented instructor Mike who has years of experience both teaching and working out in the industry! Take a look at the video below to see what they were up to on their first day here at our training centre:


Looking for Gas training?


New Entrant Gas Training Package 2 - Is the absolute best way to start in terms of a Gas course... It includes a 7-week learning programme - 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.


Example of what will be taught over the entire 7-week period:


  • Heating Controls – theory
  • Different types of heating systems
  • Different types of heating controls and their functions
  • Fixing a simulated combination boiler jig
  • Fixing all necessary pipework
  • Running pipework under floors
  • Marking out and fixing radiators simulating ground and upper floors
  • Water testing
  • Positioning an indirect cylinder in an airing cupboard
  • Connecting cold water supplies to a cylinder
  • Hot water pipework from the cylinder
  • Cold water 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
  • Cutting and measuring copper tube accurately
  • Pipe-work preparation for soldering
  • Soldering techniques / Practicing soldering / soldering assessments
  • X and Z dimension calculations
  • Cutting assembling and soldering practice frames to specific dimensions
  • How to assemble compression fittings / compression fitting assessments
  • The use of different types of jointing pastes for compression jointing
  • 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

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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Able Skills Gas Training Courses are Bpec Accredited