Thinking about starting a career in plumbing? There has never been a better time to start! Here at Able Skills we have been teaching Plumbing courses here at our training centre for 20-years! We have seen many changes and developments in the industry during that time. The recent increase in demand and earnings for plumbers are we lift restrictions and vaccinate the country is fantastic for the industry!

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The increase in demand is huge. According to a recent study, the average weekly earnings for plumbers increased to £967 during May, a rise of 4.5% on the previous month. Obviously an individual plumbers salary will depend on a few things like hours worked, type of work, how much they charge if they are self-employed, reputation and so on. However, the overall average is going up!

Why are earnings on the increase?

There are so many factors to consider. One major reason is the lack of skilled workers. A low amount of skilled professional's means that companies are willing to pay more for the qualified people that are out there. This has only increased with the impact of people leaving the UK ahead of the EU Settlement Scheme deadline on June 30.

Another huge thing to consider is the lifting of lockdown restrictions. Many construction projects have resumed and many people are wanting to get household issues fixed now during the summer. Especially as we can begin to have large gatherings once again. There is plenty of work around. The government has committed to a lot of infrastructure spending. Plus new projects are being announced every day such as meeting housing goals and much more!

How do I become a plumber?

Whether you have some experience or none at all, our City & Guilds Level 2 Plumbing course is the ultimate starting point when looking to become a professional plumber. The course will teach you to become a competent plumber from scratch. Starting with the basic aspects like pipe-bending and will move on to more advanced aspects of the trade.

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The Level 2 Plumbing courses that we offer are 6-weeks in total. That includes both the practical training, hands-on side and the theory knowledge taught within a classroom-setting. We also teach the course on a weekend basis. So, if you have an existing job or some commitments you cannot get away from you can still train with us over 2-weekends a month until completion.

Did you know we offer Home-Study courses?

That's right. We even go one step further and offer a Home Study Level 2 Plumbing Course. This option works in two half's. The first step is learning the theory. After you have gained a good working knowledge of the theory you will book 4-weeks of practical hands-on training here at our centre. This course options allows you to take your time as appose to intensive training. You can study the theory at your own pace and in a manner that you see fit. 

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We will send you everything you need. Including our Home-Study pack which has been put together by our talented instructors.

Additionally, the relevant City & Guilds Textbooks and access to the online learning platform SmartScreen as well as contact details of one of our instructors.

How do I book these Plumbing courses?

To book any of the Plumbing courses talked about in this article simple give us a call on 01322 280 202. We are more than happy to help you understand more about we do. As well as answer any questions that you have and of course secure your spot on a desired course...

You are also welcome to come and visit our centre in person. Whist here we can take you around our facilities. Come and see for yourself what is on offer at Able Skills. We can take booking in person and will be more than happy to help you on arrival!


Talk to us today:

For more information about our range of Plumbing courses and other training options give us a call on 01322 280 202. We are happy to help in anyway that we can whether you are looking to book a course or simply ask some questions.

Our office is open 7-days-a-week between 8:30 - 16:30! You are welcome to visit us in person as long as you are conscious of social distancing and wear a mask whilst talking to our staff.

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Plumbing courses at Able Skills result in industry-recognised City & Guilds qualifications!