Plumbing & Gas come together!


If you are somebody that knows what they want to achieve and you know that you want to be able to provide both plumbing and gas services then maybe our City & Guilds Level 2 Plumbing & Gas Course if for you! This course will see you complete City & Guilds qualifications one after another - 6-weeks of Plumbing qualification at level 2 before moving on to a comprehensive 5-week Gas training course which is the starting point for a career as a Gas Engineer.


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Plumbing Courses at Able Skills!


Firstly, you will take on plumbing because it gives you most of the tools you will need when you begin on the gas side of things. Our plumbing instructors know the trade like the back of their hand so make sure to ask questions and engage with them whilst on the course. The training will mostly be hands-on practical learning, we have all of the equipment appliances, pipes, tool and so on everything you could possibly need is provided, all you will need to bring with you in your attention and a pair of steel-capped boots....You will learn about the various requirements of domestic plumbing. Topics of learning range from health and safety, electrical principles and processes, scientific principles, common plumbing processes, cold water systems, domestic hot water systems, sanitation, central heating systems and drainage systems.


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Practical work will be guided by our experienced instructors so you are never lost.


Once you have completed the plumbing section of this two-part course you will begin gas training. This 5-week long Gas course is essential training and assessment to gain access to the Gas Industry. Gas training is a mandatory part of becoming Gas Safe registered. This section will give you a great insight into the gas industry, covering everything you will need to take on gas work from basic heating systems & heating controls to as appliance functions and basic principles of flues and combustion.

In addition, we will cover:


  • Legislation
  • Tightness Testing
  • Pipework requirements
  • Gas safety controls
  • Pipe sizing
  • Gas rates / Heat inputs
  • Flueing
  • Appliance installation and servicing
  • Ventilation
  • Unsafe situations

To complete both of the two aspects plumbing & gas you will need to complete City & Guild exams here in our training centre. The exams are multiple-choice and are taken online in our exam room. This is to prove that you understand what you have been taught over this total of 11-weeks! After completing this City & Guilds Level 2 Plumbing & Gas Course you will be able to carry out plumbing work, however, to carry out gas work you legally need to be 'Gas Safe Registered'. Which means you will need to complete a portfolio (we will provide you with one upon completion) and you will need to complete an ACS assesment which is a practical competency test to prove that you can carry out the work itself effectively, correctly and safely. We do provide ACS assessments here at our centre so contact us for more information.


How do I become Gas Safe Registered?


An ACS will need to be completed before you are eligible for Gas Safe registration and this is a requirement for all operatives involved in the installation, maintenance and servicing of domestic gas appliances and pipe-work installations. Also, every Gas Safe registered business renews their registration on an annual basis and updates their qualifications every 5 years, meaning you will need to refresh your memory on gas safety every 5-years! You can apply online, they have made it as simple and easy as possible - applying costs around £362 - do not try to avoid becoming registered because ultimately you will be found out!


Want some more information?


If you would like some more information about any of the gas courses that we offer here at Able Skills then just give us a call, we are here to help, simply give us a ring on 0808 100 3245 and we will advise you on whatever training you are looking for gas courses or otherwise. Alternatively, you can actually just come straight into our office - we have an open policy to potential candidates, come in ask questions, we will even show you around so you can get a taste of what training with us is like!


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


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Our Plumbing and Gas Training Courses Come With World Wide Industry Recognised Accreditation! (Bpec for Gas / City & Guilds for Plumbing)