This 5 week course is for new entrants to the gas industry, those that are deemed to be Category 2 trainees, those who hold a recognised qualification in the mechanical services engineering sector (e.g. plumbing) but lack gas training and experience. Qualified plumbers and alike are suitable candidates for this course, provision of certification will be required ahead of commencing this course. Weekend training is also available to complete this course.
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.
What You’ll Learn
Able Skills gas training course is Bpec accredited and following successful completion of this course (and the gathering of on the job evidence via a portfolio placement with a Gas Safe registered Engineer), you will be issued with a Bpec Gas Foundation Certificate which will make you eligible to undertake ACS assessments.
5 Week Domestic Gas Safety Training – Bpec Gas Foundation Certificate
This 5 week long Gas course is essential training and assessment for (these specific) candidates looking to gain access to the Gas Industry. Gas training is a mandatory part of becoming Gas Safe registered.
This training programme 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 period of gas training, we will cover basic heating systems and heating controls, gas appliance functions and 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:
- Tightness Testing
- Pipework requirements
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
- Appliance installation and servicing
- Unsafe situations
In addition you will undertake written exams and practical assessments.
Upon successful completion of this course, you will be provided with a Bpec Foundation Portfolio and guidance for completion.
How You’ll Learn
Domestic Gas Safety Training – Bpec Foundation Certificate
This comprehensive managed learning programme covers all aspects of domestic gas work and gas safety which will prepare you for working on various gas appliances. This 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.
Training to achieve this Bpec Foundation Certificate is a requirement to ensure knowledge of changes to legislation, British Standards and industry best practice. If you come under the category as listed above (eg. Qualified Plumber), this is the correct and recognised route to take to get you started.
Courses Open To You After
Once this training has been completed successfully, you will need to prove competence working under the supervision of a Gas Safe registered Engineer. We will provide you with a Bpec portfolio and guidance for completion. You will be required to complete this portfolio detailing the various jobs you have undertaken, supported by photographic evidence and signed by your Gas Safe registered Engineer.
Able Skills can offer you a placement (please call for details) or you can source this yourself but whichever you choose, you will have access to our Gas Instructors for guidance and support.
Once this has been achieved, you will then need to return to Able Skills to undertake your formal gas assessments (ACS): CCN1 (Core Gas Safety) and Appliances.
We also offer a Boiler Fault Finding course which we are sure you will find very useful as you move forward in your career as a Gas Engineer.
Able Skills can arrange all aspects of training, portfolio and assessments for you and they are all available individually.
This 5 week Bpec Gas Foundation Course 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 provide pipe-work and associated essential skills and assessment.
If you remain unsure of your suitability for the Gas industry or you would like to speak to someone on a more personal level, please feel free to get in touch for some expert advice or if you would like to view the facilities at Able Skills, please feel free to visit us at any time.
All of our courses take place at our dedicated training centre in Dartford, Kent. The centre is easily accessible by road, being just 10 minutes from junction 1a on the M25. We are only a short walk from Dartford train station which is served by frequent trains taking 35 minutes from central London. For anyone travelling from further away, we have our own accommodation available at only £20 per night.
We are open 7 days a week (08.30 – 16.30) for visitors so if you would like to find out more about this course or about Able Skills, please feel free to pop in, no appointment necessary.
Duration & Cost
The cost for this 5 week Qualified Plumbers Gas Training Package 1 is £1995.00 including VAT.
A £500.00 deposit will secure a booking and the balance can be paid in 5 weekly instalments of £299.00