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nicky

hello to everyone on this forum , i need some info, have anyone been to ableskills for some training ..
 
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carpstu

am thinking of useing these next year would be intrested to see what people think of them
 
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dan22

Hi Nicky,

I dealt with them early this year and i would seriously avoid them!! They sound good with what they say etc. and i had a very nice phone call were they offered to send someone round for a chat to help me understand what the course is about etc. but what they sent was a very pushy sales women who wanted £100 deposit there and then, and then put a contract in front of me. She managed to get me credit for the couse which would be cheap monthly repayments but then i asked how it works? she then told me a very long and convincing story.. what basically ment i would get some txt books and a dvd software with a virtual house to work on using my laptop etc. and once every couple of months a qualified gas engineer etc would come and see me to see how things are going then i would recieve tests through post and thats how i would become qualified. The only pratical would be one day in a training centre (not theres).

I have now found this place called brookhouse training in cleakheaton which you should defo look at (there not sales lol) still do research tho as i have not actually started with them yet but i have been to opening days etc and it seems fantastic, i will be doing c&g 6132 and acs assesment.
 
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dan22

[DLMURL="http://www.cityandguilds.com/45912.html?search_term=6132"]Certificates in Domestic Natural Gas Installation and Maintenance & Gas Emergency Services Operations | Gas installation and maintenance | Heating and ventilation | City & Guilds[/DLMURL] CHECK LINK OUT... THIS QUAL IS WHAT ALL STARTERS WITH LIL OR NO EXP IN THE INDUSTRY WITHOUT THE ACS THO YOU CANT ACTUALLY WORK ALONE.
 
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fuzzy

HAVE JUST LOOKED, DID YOU NOTICE THE LAST REGISTRATION DATE? 31.12.2010

so this qual finishes in a month, what then, did you ask em that?
 
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dan22

Thats the same date for all courses i have looked at... i believe thats because sometimes they change in the way there done etc. but the actual qual will still exist next yr. so in jan it will say last reg 31.12.2011
 
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fuzzy

Thats the same date for all courses i have looked at... i believe thats because sometimes they change in the way there done etc. but the actual qual will still exist next yr. so in jan it will say last reg 31.12.2011
sorry mate thats not the case. every new qual is agreed for 5 years, that is their life span. sometimes when the new qual isnt ready they extend the current one, the plumbing 6129 tech cert is now 7 years old!!! so has already been extended and therefore summitskills are under pressure to get it out there v soon
 
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dan22

hmmm.. will have to look into that one then... what does it mean if i start it now and then dont finish it before it ends??
Thanks for letting me know tho!!
 
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fuzzy

you have 3 years from registration to complete, by then all new entrants will be getting the new qual, which leaves you a bit old hat im afraid
 
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the royal flush

Hi Nicky,

I recently done my acs and all my gas modules with able skills and I would highly recommend them. Ian and Roy that run the gas courses are brilliant tutors and really know their stuff. I would have nothing bad to say about them or the centre itself at all, its a real top place where all the tutors I met and had experience with were all very professional. Of course they want your money its a business, but a very good business with highly trained staff and top class facilities. I might sound like I'm hyping them right up, but from my experience their top class and would recommend them to anyone. Good luck if you go ahead with them.

Regards Phil
 
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the royal flush

I think my acs and modules was about £800 if I remember rightly
 
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dboi78

i have to agree with royal flush, i am currently doing my 6129 level 2 with able skills of wich i will be finished in feb and have only experienced good things, helpfull and knowledgeable tutors top class facilities and made some good friendships too, i didn't find them pushy at all and when i originally phoned them they said come down anytime and have a look around and see what u think, at no time did i get the hard sell, yes it is expensive but if u wanna do it cheap and take upto three years to receive the exact same qualification then do a day release and get paid 5grand a year to be a apprentice for 3 years, personally i cant afford to do that...
 
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