This course is for practising gas engineers who need to retake their ACS assessments This course enables you to maintain competent skills levels and retain your Gas Safe registration - essential to allow you to practise in this area. A short recapping training session will be done before assessments are completed.
You should have existing certificates which need to be renewed.
The course covers CCN1 and Appliances as required. Some training will be given over 2/3 days and then the assessment completed in the remainder of the week. A short revision workbook will be given to all candidates which should be completed prior to attending for reassessment.
The course is assessed on 50% theory and 50% practical work in the gas assessment centre. Criteria for the assessment will vary depending upon the area's required. This is a highly regulated area which has strict competence requirements.
We advise that candidates purchase or have access to the most recent BPEC training book (This can be supplied upon request).
You should continue to maintain your Gas Safe registrations for the assessments covered for at least another 5 years.
Self-employed plumber Ryan Pearch is hoping to kick-start the careers of Derby College apprentices just like himself a decade ago. College Peak Award winner Ryan took Level 2 Plumbing as a full-time course and Level 3 part-time as an apprentice.
But his job did not offer training in gas work, which meant he found himself dropping behind his fulltime Level 3 counterparts. It was through a combination of Ryan’s personal commitment and the support of his lecturers – “brilliant, every one of them’’ – that he passed all of his modules.
He is now hoping to expand his business Pearch Plumbing & Heating to “employ people like me."
Ryan has been self-employed for a year after gaining further qualifications and experience in the industry. He said: “We’re really, really, busy. I do boilers, floor heating, bathrooms, kitchens…everything to do with plumbing in the house.
The plan is to get bigger and to take people on – and hopefully employ people like me, who are looking for a job as an apprenticeship.”
Level 3 is all about gas and that meant the other students were doing it day in and day out – but I wasn’t because my job didn’t operate in that area.
I asked for extra work to do at home and the college was helpful with that. Phil Stone was the lecturer and he was really good. In fact, the lecturers were brilliant, every one of them.
The courses were excellent for me and it was nice to receive the recognition of a Derby College Peak Award.”