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  1. GQuigley67

    GQuigley67 Trusted Plumber GSR

    anyone thinking of paying thousands of pounds for a fast track course should read this article first

    [DLMURL=""]Are fast-track plumbing courses just money down the drain? - CIPHE[/DLMURL]

    short part of article:

    Some companies offering fast-track courses claim there is a nationwide shortage of plumbers. "The country is in dire need of qualified plumbers," says Train4TradeSkills on its website, quoting a former trainee who "never takes home less than £1,200 per week". New Career Skills, another private training company, says in its latest brochure: "The massive plumbing shortage provides an opportunity for those who want a lucrative, secure and fulfilling career."
    The reality can be very different. Ivor Bates, who runs a London plumbing firm, Bates Heating and Plumbing, says he is contacted three or four times each week by people who have completed a fast-track course and are desperate for work experience to achieve the industry-standard NVQ level 2.
    "Around 10% of these guys offer to work for nothing and say they have rung endless plumbing companies and will do anything to get a foot in the door," he says. "One bloke saw my van outside Asda and ran into the supermarket after me and offered to pay me to take him on. But I would never take someone from one of these short courses because they have not got experience of working on-site and I would not be confident sending them into customers' homes."
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  2. Blackcatgas

    Blackcatgas Plumber GSR

    Like all the best cons, it relies on peoples greed, promises of 50k a year etc,people will become blinkerd, even when confronted with the truth people will still do these courses.
  3. GQuigley67

    GQuigley67 Trusted Plumber GSR

    thought its a good article to have on here though, as it is from CIPHE who are a governing body
  4. pauls

    pauls Guest

    one bloke takes home a minimum os £1,200 a week i wish they way things are at the moment im lucky to get that a month lol
  5. GQuigley67

    GQuigley67 Trusted Plumber GSR

    maybe i wrote the title wrong think it should be "info for people considering fast tracking" if one of the mods can change it or something ?
  6. fuzzy

    fuzzy Guest

    ive been saying it for ages on here. i am worried they will ruin the plumbing industry with their lies and then leave. leaving us to pick up the pieces
  7. Bartdude

    Bartdude Guest

    I had 2 letters asking for a job this week.
  8. Puddle

    Puddle Plumber

    no problem,was that one suger or two :p:)

    Good article, must admit, I must be a skin flint coz if I was going to shell out over £7000 or just over a couple of weeks wages :), I would really research and investigate what I was getting into and what I would be getting out of it

    I always say to people, think about the hobby you have, look how long it took to be good at it and that is something you are probably really interesting in, remember the books you read on it in the beginning and the hours you listened to others with experience ,then think how long it took you to put it all into practice, to learn the little tricks and mistakes you still made, mistakes you have to make, to learn, you soon realise you can not learn any profession in such a short period

    Slowly the puddles become smaller but until they do you need an experienced person by your side showing you the best way to mop up

    £7000 is a lot of money but it can not mop up a lot


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  9. GQuigley67

    GQuigley67 Trusted Plumber GSR

    here's another bit of info

    [DLMURL=""]Fast Track Plumber Training - Beware[/DLMURL]

    now I've came across these 2 pages with only about an hour or so of research, why don't these people do the same ?
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  10. fuzzy

    fuzzy Guest

    "organisations advertising themselves, quite legally, as City & Guilds registered, but they are not registered to deliver the specific plumbing qualification so the learner cannot be certified"

    my point when people come on here saying "i have a city and guilds" a city and guids what?
  11. fuzzy

    fuzzy Guest

    and that latest one is 5 years old!
  12. Barry98

    Barry98 Guest

  13. fuzzy

    fuzzy Guest

    lol, loks like another who has given up and wrote off their 7/8k
  14. Bartdude

    Bartdude Guest

  15. Gray0689

    Gray0689 Trusted Plumber GSR

    Few decent items in that lot to
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