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Introduction to Pipe-Work

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Learn Basic Pipe-Work Skills in 5 Days or at Weekends


This 5 day course is an ideal introductory for anyone considering a career within the Gas industry. Entirely practical, it will teach you a variety of tasks relating to copper tube and steel pipe – an excellent investment prior to committing to a Gas Managed Learning Programme..

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What You’ll Learn

This 5 day pipe-skills course will provide candidates with a basic understanding of pipework related activities, particularly useful to those of you considering applying for gas training. This course will provide the following:

  • Cutting and measuring copper tube accurately
  • Pipework preparation for soldering
  • Soldering techniques
  • Practicing soldering
  • X and Z dimension calculations
  • Cutting assembling and soldering practice frames to specific dimensions

How You’ll Learn

This course is a comprehensive week of training and assessment, providing candidates with in depth training on pipework related skills. Throughout the week we will ensure that you are completely capable of dealing with both copper tube and steel pipe as this will become a large part of your work once you move into the Gas industry. Practical tasks will cover:

  • How to assemble compression fittings
  • The use of different types of jointing pastes for compression jointing
  • Cutting assembling and jointing compression fittings frames to specific dimensions
  • Cutting and treading low carbon steel pipe
  • Jointing steel pipe
  • The use of different fittings on steel pipe
  • Cutting and assembling steel pipe frames
  • Practice soldering assessments
  • Practice compression fitting assessments
  • Practice steel pipe assessments
  • All pipework is tested to 3 bar for 3 min

Courses Open To You After

The next step will be a 3 week Gas Training Course or alternatively, you may want that little bit more training in which case the a Site-Skills Course may be for you. 

Additional Info

This Pipe-Work Skills course is ideal for those of you considering undertaking Gas Training at Able Skills, particularly those of you who do not have any plumbing or pipework related background. Doing this course will provide fantastic grounding for anyone looking to complete gas training, particularly as the early part of the course is a pipe-work assessment!

All courses can be booked with small deposits and any balance can be spread over the period of the training – Interest Free! If you live too far away to commute daily, we have accommodation available for £20 per night.  Able Skills is open 7 days every week and we encourage visitors to our centre so please feel free to pop in and see what we do - No Appointment Required * No Sales * No Pressure

Duration & Cost

This is a 5 day course but is also available over 2 weekends.

The cost is £375.00 including vat. A £150 deposit will secure a booking and the balance can be paid on the start date.

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