HOW TO BECOME A PLUMBER
With so much information available about how to become a plumber, it can all get a bit confusing. That's why here at Options Skills, we've tried to make it as simple as possible for new entrants to the industry to understand. Our professional plumbing courses are designed to teach you all you need to know about the industry, enabling you to go out to work confidently and competently.
Our advisors are always on hand to talk through the course with you, explaining exactly what is included and what you should expect. We also have an open-door policy and encourage people to come along and view our training centres.
There is a rising demand for skilled workers, especially within the UK, so there has never been a better time to learn a trade. For more information about how to become a plumber, take a look at our course pages or call us at 0800 802 1315.
Domestic Maintenance Plumber
A domestic maintenance plumber does not need formal qualifications to will allow them to practice plumbing. However, having an awareness of Water Regulations as well as the type of plumbing training that you undertake, should reflect your requirements. If you are planning to work for yourself or use your plumbing skills to enhance your existing business then a practical plumbing course will be sufficient. A plumbing course will also lead you to obtain skills that will allow you to progress towards gas training quite quickly. If it is your intention to work for yourself or gain skills that will help you on a journey to become Gas Safe Registered we would recommend that you consider a Professional Plumbing Course.
In order to become a bathroom fitter, you will need to possess good pipe-work and plumbing skills. You will need to hold a Water Regulations qualification and as many bathroom fitters do, it would be beneficial to have excellent tiling skills. You will also need to be aware of Part P of the Building Regulations. A Professional Plumbing Course will help you gain the plumbing skills that you will need as a bathroom fitter.
Working with Gas
Anyone working on a gas appliance or gas must be registered with the Gas Safe Register. To work on gas appliances or supply without being registered would be breaking the law. To join the register, you must hold valid ACS Gas qualifications. These can be obtained through our ACS Gas Training Course.
All gas training must include genuine on-site work experience, known as portfolio building, under the supervision of a registered gas engineer. Once this portfolio is complete, you will be ready for ACS assessment. Make sure your chosen training provider can help you with your placement or you may struggle to complete your training.
ACS Gas Assessment is the final part of your training. Successful assessment will allow you to apply to join the Gas Safe Register. ACS Gas qualifications must be renewed every 5-year, whilst registration with Gas Safe Register is renewable every 12-months.