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Bpec Gas – Portfolio Placement – ACS


If you are looking for a fast track route to becoming Gas Safe registered then this package of learning will meet your requirements. This course meets all of the requirements of training, portfolio placement and ACS (formal gas exams) – all of which are required if you are looking to join the Gas Safe Register.

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What You’ll Learn

Course 1 - Domestic Gas Safety Training – 3 Weeks

For new entrants to the gas industry, Able Skills provides a comprehensive managed learning programme which covers all aspects of domestic gas work and gas safety which will prepare you for working on various gas appliances.

Week 1

This Gas Training Course will provide you with a great insight into the Gas industry and present you with an understanding of the guidelines and regulations which currently govern the ACS scheme. During this week of gas training, we will again cover basic pipework skills, gas appliance functions and the basic principles of flues and combustion to give candidates the knowledge required to move forward to the next aspect of this Gas course. At the end of this initial 5 days of gas training, you will undertake a written assessment/multiple choice exam to establish your understanding of the areas that have been covered so far.

Weeks 2 and 3

As you progress through the weeks, the gas course will develop and you will receive training in: Legislation, Tightness Testing, Pipework requirements and Gas safety controls.  Again, you will undertake a series of exams and practical assessments to satisfy your instructor that you fully understand all the areas covered at this stage. Finally, we will provide you with training in: Flueing, Ventilation, Unsafe situations and with time permitting, we will provide extra training in the servicing of various appliances.

Course 2 - Work Placement (Portfolio Completion) – Times vary

Part of the process to becoming Gas Safe registered is to prove competence working on various aspects of gas. This will need to be undertaken under the supervision of a Gas Safe registered Engineer whereby a portfolio is completed detailing the gas work that has been done, supported by photographic evidence and signed by your Gas Safe registered Engineer. Able Skills are able to arrange this placement for you, taking the hassle out of you searching for a suitable Gas Safe Engineer. Able Skills sister company: Able On-time Services, has secured a variety of gas work and placements will be arranged for students to ensure that the requirements of the portfolio are met to a very high standard.

Course 3 - ACS (Approved Certification Scheme) – 5 Days

During this final hurdle, you will undertake assessment to achieve CCN1 (Core Gas Safety) and appliances:

  • CPA1 – Combustion Performance Analysis
  • CKR1 – Cookers
  • HTR1 – Heaters
  • CENWAT1 – Boilers/Water Heaters

How You’ll Learn

This new entrant's 3 week gas training course is a real mix of workshop and classroom study to ensure that all aspects of domestic gas and related appliances are covered. Progress is monitored with regular practical and written assessments and all evidence is recorded and retained for any Governing body to view at any time; these strict control methods safeguard all candidates and assessors and ensure that accurate, quality Gas training is delivered.

The portfolio placement aspect is where you will put in to practice what you have learned in a ‘live’ environment under supervision of a Gas Safe registered Engineer. This Engineer will mentor you through the various aspects of work, ensuring that you undertake a variety of procedures in a correct and safe manner. You can expect to work across a range of appliances undertaking services, installations and mandatory gas safety inspections.

The ACS week is where all of the learning and work experience are put to the test. You will undertake a series of exams and assessments to ensure your knowledge and skills are sound – successful candidates will receive certification to confirm this.


If you live further afield, Able Skills offers a range of accommodation opportunities for you to consider and if appropriate, Accommodation Quotes/Invoices can also be provided for you.

Duration & Cost

This course is 20 days in centre and a period of time on portfolio placement

The cost for the programme is £2795.00 including vat

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