The course is aimed at installers and service engineers who are in possession of existing Gas (ACS) CCN1 qualifications and who are seeking to gain access to the relevant appliance assessment. No training will be given for this element.
For Initial candidates: All operatives requiring appliance initial assessment must be able to produce a current valid ACS CCN1 certificate and evidence that candidate has completed some training and work experience for the area concerned .
For Re-assessment candidates: Must be able to provide a current ACS Core/appliance/element certificate.
Assessment content includes:
Assessment is in the gas assessment centre under strict assessment conditions Both theory and practical are assessed by multi-choice and short written answers.
Recommend that all candidates complete self study revision for the area concerned and /or attend arranged bespoke training with Derby college prior to assessment.
Enables registration on the gas safe register for the prescribed area. This then allow the type of work to be undertaken.
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.”