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Level: 3

Location: The RoundHouse

Years: 1

Weeks: 1

Hours: 6.00

Start: Roll On Roll Off - Contact Us

Days / Times: Contact Us

Tuition (£): 0.00*

Interview: Y

Course Summary

This course is for candidates who have completed a formal approved training course which allows entry to gas ACS assessment.  eg BPEC Gas Foundation. This assessment is for  candidates who have never been gas safe registered before and have finished there training and are ready to undertake the CCN1 elements of the gas assessments  or renewing certificates which have expired more the 12 months previously.

Entry requirements

Any candidate wishing to undertake the ACS assessments will need to demonstrate they have undertaken a recognised training programme and have a supporting portfolio of onsite work experience with a registered gas engineer (will be verified).

Course Content

Initial Core Domestic Gas Safety (CCN1)  assessment covers:

  • Gas safety regulations and other relevant legislation
  • Combustion, relevant pressures and gas rates
  • Gas pipe work
  • Tightness testing and purging, including low and medium pressure
  • Chimney systems recognition and testing
  • Ventilation
  • Gas controls
  • Flue gas analysis

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is in the gas assessment centre under strict assessment conditions Both theory and practical are assessed by multi-choice and short written answers.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

Recommend that all candidates complete self study revision for the area concerned and /or  attend arranged bespoke training with Derby college prior to assessment.

What can I do after this course?

Enables registration on the gas safe register for the prescribed area. This then allow the type of work to be undertaken.

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* Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are not entitled to any concessions.
*** Co-Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are entitled to any partial concessions.

This course is run at the Roundhouse Campus

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Tom Smith

Tom Smith

Regional finalist Tom progresses to level 3 plumbing apprenticeship

Derby College plumbing apprentice Tom Smith is making great progress in his apprenticeship with Derby Homes.Since starting work with the company he has taken part in the regional finals of a national heating competition and been given the opportunity to advance to a level 3 apprenticeship.Tom, who is 20 and from Giltbrook, got good grades at A level and had planned on going to university after school.But, put off by the cost, he looked for an apprenticeship instead and is happy that he made the right choice.In February he represented Derby College in one of six regional heats of the UK Heating Apprentice of the Year, organised by HIP magazine.And, although Tom didn't make it to the national finals, he enjoyed the experience and the chance to compete against other skilled young heating apprentices.

He said: "I go to college on day release and enjoy it.
"A lot of our tutors have been there for quite a long time and they really know their subject.
I'm finding the course quite easy.
I've got a car so getting to Derby isn't a problem and I like the college building too."
Tom, who undertakes work such as installing radiators and boilers at Derby City Council's domestic properties which are managed by Derby Homes, would like to work as a gas engineer once he is fully trained

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