Gas Options Explained
Understand where you fit in to the process to becoming Gas Safe Registered
There are many opinions as to who can and can’t become a Gas Engineer, what you do and don’t need to have by way of qualifications and of course, what you need to undertake in order to reach the status of a Gas Safe registered Engineer. Here we explain the category of candidate you might be and the options of gas training or assessment that might be available to you.
New Entrant Gas Training Package 2
Gas Safety Training, Portfolio & ACS
This package of training, portfolio placement and assessment is for new entrants to the gas industry but particularly for those who do not need any training at all with regards to pipe-work or site skills – Plumbers and alike are ideal candidates for this package, those who can easily demonstrate that they have dealt with copper pipe and low carbon steel in their normal working activities. This course covers all of the stages required in order to get to the point of registering with Gas Safe. Weekend training is also available for some aspects of this course.
New Entrant Gas Training Package 3
Pipe-Work Skills and Gas Safety Training
This course is ideally suited to those of you without a plumbing history, if you haven’t done any copper tube soldering or played around with steel pipe then this is the ideal package. Get your pipe-skills sorted out and then it’s on to 3 weeks of gas training where you will have plenty of opportunity to demonstrate these new found skills.
New Entrant Gas Training Package 4
Pipe-Work Skills, Site-Skills and Gas Safety Training
This is another package ideal for complete career changers. If you have spent the last good few years in an office or similar and have always had the benefit of getting people in to work around the home then we are guessing that you are going to need some basic and advanced skills training before moving on to the gas course. This package combines pipe-work, site-skills and gas training so that you will have a smooth transition on to your next steps – the PORTFOLIO placement!!
New Entrant Gas Training Package 5
Pipe-Work Skills, Site-Skills, Gas Safety Training, Portfolio and ACS
This is the ‘real deal’ for those New Entrants who have no gas/plumbing related skills at all. This package takes you from novice to Gas Safe registered and gives you all of the added skills that you will need to be a competent Gas Installer.
3 Week Gas Training Course
3 Week Gas Training Course for New Entrants
This 3 week course is for new entrants to the gas industry but particularly for those who do not need any training at all with regards to pipe-work or site skills – Plumbers and alike are ideal candidates for this course, those who can easily demonstrate that they have dealt with copper pipe and low carbon steel in their normal working activities. Weekend training is also available to complete this course.
ACS Initial Assessment
Initial ACS: CCN1/CENWAT/CPA/CKR/HTR etc
If you need to undertake assessment for your core gas (CCN1) and/or appliances either for the first time or if your existing ACS expired over 12 months ago, any assessment you undertake will be categorised as INITIAL. CCN1 is £495 and appliances are £130 but there are discounted packages available too.
Renewing ACS: CCN1/CENWAT/CPA/CKR/HTR etc
Existing Gas Engineers who need to renew their ACS where there is less than 12 months since expiry are categorised as REASSESSMENT. CCN1 is £450 and appliances are £120 but there are discounted packages too.
Gas Portfolio Completion
Portfolio Placement with a Gas Safe Registered Engineer
Part of the process for new entrants to the gas industry is to work under supervision of a Gas Safe registered Engineer. This can be quite a hard placement to find so if you are struggling to find someone then we can arrange this placement for you. If you have done your gas training at Able Skills then the fee for the placement is £995. If you haven’t then the fee is £1995!
Introduction to Pipe-Work
Learn Basic Pipe-Work Skills – 5 Days
If you are looking to enter the gas industry but your knowledge and experience of pipe-work is limited or it has been some time since you have soldered copper pipe or dealt with low carbon steel then this 5 day course (or weekends) will bring your skills to a level that will definitely have you ready to move onto our gas training programme.