Time to call a Plumber!


The WRAS or Water Regulation Advisory Scheme has recently released some concerning statistics. The survey commissioned by the Water Regulation Advisory Scheme (WRAS), found that 27% of Brits would wait over a week to fix a dripping tap - the equivalent of 168 litres of wasted water. This is a huge number and should never happen if you know there is a fault in your home, call a plumber there is no use in waiting for the problem to resolve itself and could do more damage than good. Additionally, the survey also found that 22% of Brits would wait in excess of four days to fix a leaky toilet which can waste up to 400 litres of water per day.


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Latest statistics from WRAS



Looking for Plumbing training?


If you are currently looking into the idea of becoming a professional plumber then you are in the right place, here at Able Skills, we have been teaching the subject for over 10+ years! Our instructors are experts in the field and understand the subject completely, they are knowledgable and advanced in the trade after working for years out in the industry and now teaching the subject - they know how to convey the information and practical ability to our students and ultimately create working professionals.


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Plumbing Courses at Able Skills.


If you have no experience at all then you may want to first take a look at our Introduction to Plumbing courses - as this will give you a taste for the trade which will help you to determine if this subject is right for you and if you would like to continue with further training. This 5-day course will provide you with the fundamentals of the trade and acts a basic training. Although this course is only 5-days in total it is completely hands-on training and you will learn quite an intensive range of plumbing aspects including; Plumbing systems and fittings, Soldering techniques, Jointing, bending and pressure testing copper tube, Dealing with valves, taps, cisterns and Plumbing pipework.

Upon completion of this introductory course, you have many options in front of you and it really depends on what level of skill you are aiming for and what qualification you are after. Including gaining a competitive City & Guilds qualification - Like our City & Guilds Level 2 Plumbing course! If you want to become a qualified Plumber then this industry-recognised entry-level 2 will be your starting point. You will start with the very basics and progress to a comprehensive understanding of domestic plumbing covering both theory and practice to enable you to work successfully as a Plumber.


Alternative training methods!


Home-Study options are also available for plumbing courses! Yes, you read that correctly, here at Able Skills, we understand that not every candidate can commit to a full-time course and spend weeks training with us so we have devised some alternative training methods, one of which is our home-study option. For example our Home Study Level 2 Plumbing Course will result in the exact same qualification but works in a way that suits a busy schedule.

The way these options works is simple, you will be provided with some learning materials 'Home-study pack' & access to the online platform 'SmartScreen' with these two tools you will learn all of the theory in your own time! Once you feel comfortable with your new-found knowledge you will book in 4-weeks (Separate weeks that you can decide) to learn practical aspects and complete assessments. Obviously you cannot learn the practical side of the course in your own time but we hope that this option is useful to some who may have an existing job or prior arrangements that you cannot escape.

We also offer weekend training for the City & Guilds Level 2 Plumbing course! On two weekends on two weekends off basis, for those that don't have the time to study in the week. Hopefully this two weekends a month option helps some people gain a respected qualification and ultimately become a professional in the trade of plumbing.

Want some more information?


If you would like some more information regarding any of the Plumbing courses that we offer then give us a call on 0808 100 3245. We are here to help you understand the courses that we offer, provide advice and even help you with the enrolment process over the phone. Alternatively, you can come straight into our office - we have an open policy, meaning that we allow potential students to engage with us in person and speak to staff members, get information and even take a look around our facility. We are open every single day of the week including weekends, between the hours of 8:30 - 16:30! 

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


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Able Skills is a City & Guilds accredited training centre!