Skills gap affecting the world of Gas!


We have talked about the skills gap before, mostly about its effects on the construction industry. However, it is also affecting the Gas industry. There is currently a shortage of Gas Engineers in the UK which means that the industry is struggling to keep up with demand. There is an ageing workforce in this industry, with half of the gas engineers reaching retirement age in the next 10 years. We need more young people to get involved with the trade! Due to the skills shortage, there are great opportunities for engineers currently and they are even seeing huge pay increases, so its the perfect time to get stuck in with Gas courses!


Gas courses

Train as a Gas Engineer the right way with us at Able Skills!


Interested in the trade?


If you are looking to get involved with Gas training courses then look no further! We have devised training programmes designed especially for new entrants to the industry. For example, our New Entrant Gas Training Package 2 includes everything you need to start out; 7-weeks of hand-on learning, portfolio completion and an ACS assessment - all of which are required to become a Gas Safe Engineer.


This 7-week package of learning will include:

  • 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

Ready to get involved?


Want some more information about Gas courses or If you are confident that this is a trade you would like to become involved with then let's get you enrolled. You can enrol in our courses in a few ways: Online - simply select the course you want to apply for and click 'Book Now' or 'Reserve Your Space'. Phone - Simply give us a call on 01322 280 202. In-Person - We have an open policy, meaning we welcome candidates to come into our office unannounced during opening hours, we will show you around, answer questions and provide you with the best route to achieve what it is you want to accomplish!

Able Skills Ltd.
Unit K5, Riverside Industrial Estate, Riverside Way, Dartford, Kent - DA1 5BS


Gas courses

Able Skills Gas Training Courses are Bpec Accredited