Awarding body:



Accredited Certification Scheme (ACS)



Course information

The G&E Training managed learning program is designed to allow candidates to achieve ACS qualification and then Gas Safe registration over a reduced timescale, compared with a traditional apprenticeship. Successful candidates can achieve qualification in CCN1 (core gas safety), CENWAT (central heating boilers and water heaters), CKR1 (cookers) and HTR1 (fires).

The course is designed for new entrants in the gas industry as well as those looking to up-skill into gas from the plumbing industry or related industries. Skills are learnt through a combination of classroom based theory and practical sessions.

Entry Requirements 

Candidates must have the ability to focus on this intensely delivered training course. No previous qualifications are required. Candidates must be 18 years or over. Previous plumbing or related experience is an advantage but not essential. We recommend new entrants undertake our bespoke plumbing new entrant course.

Who is this qualification for?

What will I Study?

·      Gas Legislation

·      Gas Escape Procedures

·      Chimney Systems / Ventilation

·      Combustion

·      Ventilation

·      Flueing

·      Tightness Testing & Purging

·      Domestic Pipework Installation

·      Gas Controls

·      Heating System Design

·      Carbon Monoxide & CO Alarm Awareness

·      RIDDOR (Reporting of Injuries, DIseases &Dangerous Occurrences Regulations)

·      Gas Industry Unsafe Situations Procedures

·      Pipework Skills

·      PEB (Protective Equipotential Bonding)

·      Hot & Cold Water Systems

·      Installation, Servicing of Central HeatingBoilers & Water Heaters

·      Installation, Servicing of Cookers

·      Installation, Servicing of Fires & RoomHeaters

·      Appliance Commissioning

How will I be taught?

Training at our Portchester training centre (near Portsmouth) is delivered in three, two week full-time sessions (0830-1630,Monday to Friday). Learners will complete the first two week centre based training session, focusing on core gas safety and move on to complete a two week home study pack. Learners will then return to the Portchester training centre for a further two weeks of centre based training on gas appliances.

Upon completion of the second training block, learners move on to portfolio evidence completion. This stage of the learning process requires learners to work on live jobs with a Gas Safe registered engineer to compile evidence of practical experience. The time taken to complete this part of the course will vary, depending on the work schedule. Typically, this is completed within a few weeks.

Once the portfolio evidence is completed and submitted, learners return to Portchester for two weeks, for pre-ACS revision and ACS assessment. Upon successful completion of the ACS examinations, learners receive their ACS certificate and are immediately eligible to apply to join the Gas Safe Register.

How will I be assessed?

Candidates undertake a range of practical and theory based assessments to monitor continued development throughout the training program. Final ACS assessments are a mixture of paper based theory and practical assessments.

Career options


£2999 + VAT (includes registration and certification fees, portfolio services provided at additional costs).

This course is through G&E Training

Next start date:


Full time, Daytime

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