Catergory 2 - Experience Worker Route - Managed Learning Programme
This course is ideal for candidates who hold a nationally recognised qualification such as an NVQ or City & Guilds craft certificate in plumbing can book themselves on this Managed Learning Programme or MLP for short. You must have ‘on the job’ gas installation and maintenance training that will support your training for the range of assessments to be concluded. This must be evidenced in writing from the employer detailing precisely the type, range and volume of gas work carried out.
In order for us to evaluate the evidence and make a professional judgement on its content and suitability, we will need to be satisfied that the applicant has a sufficiency and range of gas work experience relating to the application. You will be required to attend the training centre for up to 8 weeks in set blocks whilst building your porfolio of knowledge and works from site. We anticipate completion within 3 months but this will depend on the onsite portfolio build.
Upon successful completion of this course (and the gathering of on the job evidence via the portfolio placement with a Gas Safe registered Engineer), you will be issued with a Gas Foundation Certificate which will then allow you to undertake ACS assessments.
5 Week Domestic Gas Safety Training – Gas Foundation Certificate
This 5 week long Gas course is essential training and assessment for candidates looking to gain a Gas Safe registration.
This training programme will provide you with knowledge of the Gas industry and present you with an understanding of the 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.
We will also cover:
Gas safety controls
Gas rates / Heat inputs
On the course you will undertake written exams and practical assessments. Whilst completing the course you will be provided with a Bpec Foundation Portfolio and guidance for completion.
Finally 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).
Initial assessment for CCN1 will require 5 days to complete 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
Flueing Standards, Installation and Testing.
CCN1 is a prerequisite for the various appliances available:
CENWAT1: Central Heating Boilers & Water Heaters
CKR1: Domestic Cookers
HTR1: Gas Fires & Wall Heaters
CPA1: Combustion Performance Analysis
If candidates fails to achieve the required level of competency in either the practical or theory assessments it will be necessary for them to re-sit the sections which they have failed. If this situation arises an additional cost maybe incurred and will be discussed when this situation occurs.
Delivery Options, Duration and Costs
All courses can be booked with small deposits and any balance can be spread over the period of the training.
Delivery Option 1 -
5 Week Blocks - 9am - 4.30pm during half terms and Summer
Delvery Option 2 -
Weekends - Saturday and Sunday - 9am - 4pm for 12 Weeks
Cost per option - £3000.00 including vat and including ACS assessment
£500.00 deposit to be paid on booking
5 amounts of £500.00 can be arranged to pay off the remaining balance or paid in full.