Part time, evening & night courses available at a training centre near you!

Training as a plumber can be a time-consuming process, but one of the biggest difficulties with learning a new trade can be sustaining a full-time income while you learn. If you’re searching for part-time courses, you’re clearly ambitious and looking for a new career. Skills Training Group has a solution for your problem: introducing our part-time plumbing & heating course.

As a plumber, you’ll be expected to cover a large variety of tasks, from planned maintenance to emergency repairs. If one thing is certain, you’ll always be kept busy.

Many people refer to gas engineers as plumbers, so when training for your new career it’s vital that you gain your ACS gas qualifications.

Tasks you’ll need to be trained to do are:

  • Installing, servicing & repairing heating appliances
  • Repairing plumbing systems
  • Installing gas pipework
  • Emergency repairs


How much can a plumbing and heating engineer earn?

When you first qualify, you can expect to earn between £20,000-£26,000 per year before overtime.

After gaining your first years’ experience on the tools, however, plumbing & heating engineers are earning between £30,000-£40,000 before overtime.

Some plumbers earn over £100,000 per year with the top earners being reported at over £210,000 per year!


Is there study involved?

You need to be committed to train as a plumber. A traditional apprenticeship takes four years to complete but with Skills Training Group’s night time & weekend plumbing and heating course, you can become qualified in as little as 46 weeks while completing your training part-time.

You’ll attend our training centre for 38 weeks part-time. During this time, you’ll learn all of the theory and practical skills required for the job.

The next step is to work alongside a registered gas engineer for seven weeks allowing you to build a portfolio of gas work and gain some important on-site work experience. The gas portfolio is a mandatory requirement for any candidate who wants to become qualified and register with the Gas Safe Register.

Finally, you’ll return to our training centre for 1-week to complete your ACS Assessments, which every gas engineer must pass and then renew every five years.

There are training companies who will train you faster than this, but considering the financial and time investment, you must be confident with your new qualifications, rather than just being qualified.

Therefore, our course is one of the most comprehensive courses that you’ll find.


Some of the training you will learn on our part-time plumbing and heating course are:

  • Basic plumbing skills
  • Installation, servicing & repair of gas boilers, water heaters, cookers & fires
  • Unvented hot water cylinders
  • Electrical Safe Isolation

Call our friendly training team today on 0808 164 2780 or read on to learn more about our evening plumbing & heating courses.


Evening & weekend plumbing course start times

Tuesday & Thursday evenings 18.30 – 21.30

Saturday 8.30 – 15.15


Who can enrol in our part-time plumbing & heating course?

Our course is designed for students aged 18 and over. We have students across all age groups and learners are welcomed from all backgrounds. We would be delighted to show you around one of our state-of-the-art training centres and would encourage you to call us on 0808 164 2780 to arrange your facility tour.

No prior knowledge or experience within the trade is required to enrol in a part-time course with Skills Training Group. Our courses are designed for absolute beginners who are completely new to the industry, although we do also have plumbers completing the programme to gain their gas qualifications. For people with plumbing experience, the course can be completed in a shorter period. If you’re a plumber and require further information on these timescales, please get in touch with us.


Why should you trust Skills Training Group for your training?

Some of the reasons why we are the UK’s leading gas & electrical training provider:

  • We have industry-high pass rates.
  • Since starting our company in 2011, we’ve invested over £750,000 in our facilities.
  • We have an excellent reputation with plumbing & heating employers, giving you an advantage when applying for jobs
  • We act as a recruitment pipeline for many leading employers, supply them with newly qualified students.
  • We 100% guarantee a work placement with a gas engineer to complete your mandatory gas portfolio.
  • Our course is one of the most comprehensive curriculums in the UK, giving you the confidence to use your newly acquired qualifications.

Call us on 0808 164 2780 to find out how you can start your plumbing and heating career today.



If you’re interested in pursuing a career as a heating engineer, you can find out further information here. We also have a range of plumbing courses aimed at both experienced engineers and new entrants.

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Find out how you could train as a domestic gas engineer by downloading a free copy of our information pack.