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Discuss Ableskills fastrack gas safe engineer course in the Plumbing Courses area at UKPlumbersForums.co.uk.

  1. Harvest Fields

    Harvest Fields Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    A fast track engineer should start his role as a service only engineer. Then as he get used to appliances should be trained as a breakdown engineer. Everyone deserves a chance especially people that already have a family and want to get a trade but cannot afford to have 2 years off work.
     
  2. Simon 45

    Simon 45 Member

    I agree everyone should make an effort to find a job, I respect them for that, they are my kind of people
     
  3. scott_d

    scott_d Plumber GSR

    Why do you want to be gas safe?
    Is it purely because you can get the qualification quickly?

    I would imagine the fast track course teaches you gas safety, I don't imagine it will teach you how to fit a boiler, diagnose a fault, solder a joint etc
     
  4. British Gaz

    British Gaz New Member

     
  5. Eddm87

    Eddm87 New Member

    Hi. I have done the level 2 fast track plumbing course at ableskills this year.

    I had been working as what qualifies as a plumbers mate in a hospital for 6 months before I had my first able skills session.

    I could and did practice pipe skills at work (mainly on the quiet night shifts) and learner the theory at home.
    I would personally say it is a great way to do it, but only if u have some form of experience, don't rock up on the day and expect them to teach you it and you will just get it in a week or so.

    I have to agree with many of the opinions on here which talk of people not meeting the regs. I have seen this too many times already and I'm new!
    I strongly recommend goingwifh your friend for a bit first and learning the water regs.
    I am off to take the water regs course at able skills next month as I personally feel this is important. Just my two cents
    Cheers

    Edd