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Student Stories - Sam Colley

Gas courses at Able Skills are extremely popular and they fill up very quickly, Sam Colley and his brother James were lucky enough to grab two spaces on the Gas Managed Learning Programme.

Sam and James make the journey from Strood each day to train and they show great motivation and dedication to their learning. Since Sam left school he has trained to be a Plumber, he is now fully qualified as a Plumber and is looking to gain a gas qualification and become Gas Safe.

So far, Sam is very happy with his course and he has learnt so much already. He highlighted a few areas such as, learning how to carry out gas checks, how to deal with different meters and also he now knows how much gas he needs for certain appliances he is working with.

Colley Here is Sam doing some calculations during his course.

Their instructor on the course is Ian, which has really pleased Sam and his brother because they were very happy with the knowledge he has given across to them from day one. Sam has said that it’s been amazing so far and Ian really knows his stuff. There is nothing Ian could have done so far that could make their course better, because if something could be done people would know about it. Also he mentioned that Ian came straight in and explained everything in detail and made it very easy to understand.

This Managed Learning Programme is the first course that Sam has completed with us at Able Skills, and we were very happy to hear that it probably won’t be his last. After just one week of his course Sam is already considering an extra course. He has chosen to do the unvented course, which he plans to do after he has finished his current course.

Before Able Skills, Sam had been working as a Plumber for his Dad’s company, along with his brother. Their Dad’s company also deals with gas work, so they felt that the time was right for them to gain the correct qualifications so they could offer more work. After this current course Sam plans to continue working for his Dad, then possibly in the future going on to work for himself.

We would like to wish Sam and James the best of luck for the rest of their course and their futures!