Looking into becoming a Gas Engineer? at our training centre we have been teaching people trade skills for 20-years! We understand what goes into becoming a professional starting with little or no experience at all. Our Gas training courses are completely comprehensive from top to bottom and include a real mix of both hands-on practical experience and theory sessions.

As you can see in the video above, each students get their own bay in which to learn and develop their skills. Each bay is equipped with all of the tools, materials and appliances you could possibly need. Our instructors are experts in the trade and will be there to guide you the entire way.

Gas Courses

 As a new entrant our New Entrant Gas Training Package 2 is the perfect starting point. This course involves 7-weeks of hands-on practical training, portfolio completion and an ACS assessment, all of which are needed in order to apply with the Gas Safe Register.

Becoming a professional Gas Engineer is not easy but we are experienced in providing intense gas training courses. One of the most popular questions that people ask us is how long it takes to train and qualify as gas engineer and ultimately be ready for employment. While you can’t expect to become a Gas Safe Engineer overnight, you don’t necessarily have to train for years, either. Below are the steps involved in our New Entrant Gas Training Package 2...

Step one:

The first step is 7-weeks of training here at our centre. During these weeks you will learn the theory knowledge and practical aspects of the trade. These weeks will be packed full of information and will cover a large variety of subjects.

The topics include; Training on aspects of health and safety relevant within the gas industry, including asbestos awareness, Training to work safely around electrical systems, Training in the use of copper and low carbon steel so that your pipe skills are established at an acceptable standard, Looking at heating controls, Airing cupboard and radiator installation practices and all areas of domestic gas safety. 

Step two:

The next step is portfolio completion. This means that you will need to go out and find a short work placement in order to collect evidence of work done on the tools in the form of photos and videos.

Step three:

Finally, you will return to our centre and prepare for your ACS Assessment. This test is the final assessment of your competence as an engineer. This assessment is what will make you eligible to go ahead and register with the Gas Safe Register, a legal requirement for all those that work in the trade. All those going through this ACS will need to take on the initial Core Gas Safety test, from there the tests will depend on the appliances you worked on when completing your portfolio. Take a look below at the different tests that can be taken as part of your ACS...

CCN 1/CPA1: Core Gas Safety

CENWAT 1: Central Heating Boilers

CPA 1: Combustion Performance Analysis

 CKR 1: Domestic Cookers

HTR 1: Gas Fires and Wall Heaters

MET 1: Meters

DAH 1: Warm Air Heating Appliances

Initial Assessment applies to anyone who is looking to be assessed on an appliance of any kind for the very first time or where 12 months has elapsed since certificate expiry.

You will be required to provide us with:

  • Your National Insurance number
  • 2 recent colour photographs

For more information:

If you would like some more information about our range of Gas training courses contact us over the phone on 01322 280 202. We are happy to answer any questions that you have and generally provide guidance on how the journey to becoming a Gas Engineer works. Alternatively, you can contact us via email on info@ableskills.co.uk or you are welcome to come and visit our office in person. We are open 7-days-a-week between the hours of 8:30 - 16:30!