Here at Able Skills we have been teaching Plumbing and Gas Engineering courses for 20-years! We like to keep up with what's going on in the industry and it's hard to ignore the recent changes in the world of heating. Let's take a look at the news and what's to gain from these developments...

What is a Heat Pump?

A Heat Pump is an appliance used to warm and occasionally cool buildings. They do this by transferring thermal energy from cooler place such as outside a building to a warmer space inside using the refrigeration cycle. Heat pumps are efficient at what they do and combined with solar panels, you can make your home self sufficient and eco-friendly.

What is changing?

The government and the prime minister last year laid out a 10-point plan for a green industrial revolution. Included in this proposal was the target of rolling out 600,000 heat pumps into homes by 2028. From this there has been more interest in heat pumps and the market has made huge advances from 35,000 sold in 2019 to 67,000 sold so far in 2021.

Why is this important?

This means that the market has doubled during this time, making the road towards net-zero much more promising. The ten point plan will mobilise £12 billion of government investment, and potentially 3 times as much from the private sector, to create and support up to 250,000 green jobs. As well as more opportunities for those already working as Plumbers, Heating Engineers and Gas Engineers who are qualified out in the industry.

Interested in learning a trade?

At our training centre we offer comprehensive training courses straightforward enough to help even those with no experience gain the skills, knowledge and confidence to start a successful career!

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So, whether you are looking to learn Plumbing through our City & Guilds Level 2 Plumbing course or start working towards becoming Gas Safe Registered with our New entrant Gas Packages we can offer quality teaching, hands-on experience and industry-recognised qualifications.

We even offer these courses on a weekend basis and even a Home-Study version of our Level 2 Plumbing course allowing you to learn There has never been a better time to take control of your situation and work towards something new.

With so much uncertainty around employment these days, why not become your own boss and work towards becoming self-employed? Here at our centre we can help you achieve this goal through structured training supported by expert instructors.

Want to learn more about what we do?

For more information on our range of Plumbing courses and Gas Engineering courses give us a call on 01322 280 202 - We are happy to help in any way that we can whether you are looking to gain some more insight on becoming a professional in a trade or simply have some questions about what we do.

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