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3 Week Gas Training Course

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3 Week Gas Training Course for New Entrants


This 3 week course is for new entrants to the gas industry but only for those who do not need any training at all with regards to pipe-work or site skills – Qualified plumbers and alike are suitable 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.

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.

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What You’ll Learn

Able Skills Managed Learning Programme is a Bpec Foundation Certificate and will give you an insight into the Gas industry and will provide you with the knowledge required to move forward when you are ready to

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.

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 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.

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 of New Entrant, 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. You will be required to complete a portfolio (provided by Able Skills) 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 Able Skills portfolio to complete and 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.

Able Skills can arrange all aspects of training, portfolio and assessments for you and they are all available individually.

Additional Info

If you are considering this particular 3 week course and you do not hold any plumbing qualifications or do not have a plumbing background then you may want to consider one or both of our pre-gas training options:

  • Pipe-Work Skills Course and
  • Site-Skills Course

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. 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 Gas Training Course is £1295.00 or £1475.00 if you opt for weekend training – fees are including VAT. A £300.00 deposit will secure a booking against the full time option and a deposit of £500.00 will secure a booking against the weekend option. Any balance can be spread over the period of the package of learning.

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Product Questions

Location of course please, is there anywhere close to the Bristol area?

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