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New Entrant Gas Training Package 2

Awarding Body Gas Safe
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Gas Safety Training, Portfolio & ACS


Access and entry to the Gas industry has previously been known to be a long-drawn-out process, typically taking at least 2 years. However, there are now quicker ways to access the gas industry and there is no longer the requirement to spend years at College before even being considered for the industry. This package of gas training, portfolio placement and assessment is for New Entrants to the gas industry but particularly for those who hold Plumbing qualifications, 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.

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What You’ll Learn

New Entrant (Category 3) Candidates are:

  • those of you who are brand new to the industry and
  • those of you do not hold the relevant gas trade associated qualifications, even if you have been working within the Gas industry

Able Skills has devised a comprehensive package of training, work placement and assessment for anyone who is looking to gain access to the Gas industry. This complete package will provide you with essential gas safety knowledge and experience to become Gas Safe registered so that you can start a new career as a Gas Engineer.

Stage 1 – 3 Week Domestic Gas Safety Training – Bpec Foundation Certificate

This 3 week long Gas course is essential training and assessment for all candidates looking to gain access to the Gas Industry. Gas training is a mandatory part of becoming Gas Safe registered.

Week 1 - This week 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 cover basic heating systems and heating controls, 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.  In addition, we will cover:

  • Legislation
  • Tightness Testing
  • Pipework requirements

Week 2 - As you progress through the weeks, the gas course will develop and you will receive training in:

  • Gas safety controls
  • Pipe sizing
  • Gas rates / Heat inputs
  • Flueing

During week 2 you will undertake written exams and practical assessments.

Week 3 – You will be trained on:

  • Appliance installation and servicing
  • Ventilation
  • Unsafe situations

Again, there will be written exams and practical assessments. Upon successful completion of this week, you will be provided with a Bpec Foundation Portfolio and guidance for completion.

Stage 2 - Work Placement (Portfolio Completion) From 6 weeks

Work based Competence and Gas Portfolios

Following completion of your 3 weeks of Gas training, exams and assessments you will be deemed competent to undertake supervised gas work.

The next step towards Gas Safe Registration will be to demonstrate your competence in the work place and you do this by working alongside a Gas Safe Registered Engineer who acts as your on-site recorder/verifier, helping you to build a portfolio of evidence and prove your competence and safety working with Gas.

Able Skills will place you with a Gas Safe registered Engineer and with his assistance, you will undertake a variety of gas work on a variety of appliances to meet the requirements of the portfolio and to move onto your formal gas assessments. You will receive guidance throughout on how the portfolio evidence should be recorded.

Stage 3 - ACS (Approved Certification Scheme) - Core Domestic Gas Safety including Appliances

CCN1 will need to be completed before you are eligible for Gas Safe registration and this is a requirement for all operatives involved in the installation, maintenance and servicing of domestic gas appliances and pipe-work installations.

The purpose of this Training/Assessment is to provide operatives with the knowledge and skills relating to safety regulations, procedures and British Standards, which must be applied when working on Gas Installations.

Initial assessment for CCN1 will require 5 days and will cover:

  • Gas Safety Regulations, British Standards and Manufacturers' Instructions
  • Emergency Procedures, Labels and Warning Notices
  • Unsafe Situations, and Related Documentation
  • Combustion, Gas Rates, Burner/Installation Pressures
  • Testing for Tightness, Purging and Relighting Appliances
  • Pipework and Fittings
  • Operation of Appliance Gas Safety Devices and Controls
  • Ventilation
  • Flueing Standards, Installation and Testing

CCN1 is a prerequisite for the various appliances available:

  1. CENWAT1: Central Heating Boilers & Water Heaters
  2. MET1: Meters
  3. CKR1: Domestic Cookers
  4. HTR1: Gas Fires & Wall Heaters
  5. CPA1: Combustion Performance Analysis
  6. DAH1: Warm Air Heating Appliances

The Appliances to be covered on assessment will be determined by the evidence you have gained during your work placement and portfolio building.

How You’ll Learn

Stage 1 - Domestic Gas Safety Training – Bpec Foundation Certificate

For those who hold Plumbing qualifications but are new entrants to the gas industry, this Bpec Foundation Certificate covers all aspects of domestic gas work and gas safety which will prepare you for working on various gas appliances. This new entrant's 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.

Stage 2 - Work Placement (Portfolio Completion)

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.

Stage 3 - ACS (Approved Certification Scheme)

During this final hurdle, you will undertake assessment to achieve CCN1 (Core Gas Safety) and then any appliances which you are eligible to undertake (this is determined by the evidence in your work based portfolio). Able Skills is approved by BPEC for the purposes of Gas Assessment and successful candidates will receive certification for their CCN1 and Appliances from BPEC.

*If candidates fail to achieve the required level of competency in either the practical or theory assessment, it may be necessary for them to re-sit the sections which they have failed. If this situation arises an additional cost may be incurred.

Courses Open To You After

Able Skills is also accredited for Commercial Gas so later on, you may wish to undertake our 3 week Changeover programme giving you access to other areas of gas work.

Additional Info

This particular package of learning is only suited to those of you who hold Plumbing qualifications. If you do not fit in to this category then you may want to look at the various other packages we have available and specifically, ones that can teach you pipe-work skills and site-skills. It is really important to understand that there are lots of skills and knowledge that is required in order to be a successful and competent Gas Engineer and that not all of them are specifically gas related.

If you would like to view the facilities at Able Skills, please feel free to visit us at any time. We are open 7 days every week and encourage visitors to the centre. You will not need an appointment, just turn up (08.30 – 16.30) and we will show you around.

Duration & Cost

The cost for this New Entrant Gas Package 2 is £3095.00 including VAT. A £500.00 deposit will secure a booking and the balance can be spread over the period of the package of learning.

If you opt to purchase this package but your preference is weekends for the ‘gas training aspect’ of this package, the cost will be an additional £180 but payment plans still apply to keep your instalments to a minimum.

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Product Questions

How do the placements work as i have been trying to find a placement in suffolk and have been unable to find one. if i book on to a course is the placement guaranteed.
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