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  1. Electronurd

    Electronurd Member

    Hi all,

    I'm currently looking at a number of industries for a potential career change. I love plumbing and working with my hands ever since i was a kid. Stuck behind a desk these days and would love to know more about plumbing.

    If I wanted to get qualified with both water and gas where would I start please? what would i need to search for in local course providers? My fear is going on a course and wasting time getting something that isn't useful.

    Any help much appreciated.
     
  2. townfanjon

    townfanjon Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    This one comes up regularly on here .
    Try go down the college route rather than the pathetic online type courses that take your money and promise you the world .
     
  3. Electronurd

    Electronurd Member

    Thanks for the reply. I was wondering which qualification it was to get a foot in the door?
     
  4. rpm

    rpm Trusted Plumber Top Contributor!!

    The one marked Experience, without that you`re facing an uphill struggle.
     
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  5. townfanjon

    townfanjon Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Colleges go down the city and guilds route for college based theory and practical , but you also need the NVQ qualifications to run along side the c and g , the NVQ is more work / site based .
     
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