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This training course has been specifically designed to provide a route into the gas industry for candidates who have not previously undertaken Accredited Certification Scheme (ACS) Assessment.

The structured programme provides the ‘off site’ training that a candidate is required to successfully complete in order to qualify to undertake ACS gas assessments at our centre.

The course meets the criteria laid down by HSE for Category 2 and Category 3 candidates.

Who is this course aimed at?

Category 2 is aimed at candidates with relevant training or experience, for example, NVQ 2 in plumbing. Category 3 is aimed at new entrants without relevant training or experience.

What topics will it cover?

Gas safety legislation

Pipework installation

Pipework sizing

Tightness testing

Purging and re-establishing gas supplies

Standing and working pressures

Checking and setting gas appliance pressures

Gas rating of appliances

Combustion including the properties of natural gas and incomplete combustion

Ventilation both for combustion and cooling purposes

Flue types including open flue, balanced flue, concentric flue, u-ducts, se-ducts, communal flued systems and flued less appliances

Unsafe situations

Gas controls and safety devices

De-commissioning and making safe appliances

How long will the course take?

Multi DAYS

Category 2 – one day per week in class for 20 weeks plus 50 on site jobs. Category 3 – one day per week in class for 20 weeks plus 80 on site jobs. Block course – 2 weeks in class, 5 weeks out, 1 week in class, 5 weeks out, 1 week in class.

Is there an exam?

A combination of both theory and practical examinations throughout the course. At the end of the course candidates will undertake three days of practical assessment and one day of theory.

What books will I need?

A candidate portfolio is supplied, as part of the course materials, in which learners record all ‘on the job’ and ‘off the job’ knowledge and experience to undertake the ACS assessments. A gas training book is also supplied.

How much will it cost?

£1,800+VAT

What’s Next?

Upon successful completion of the training programme, candidates will be issued a Gas Foundation certificate which will qualify him/her to undertake the ACS assessments, and then apply to Gas Safe for registration.

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