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Level: 3

Location: The RoundHouse

Years: 1

Weeks: 1

Hours: 6.00

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Tuition (£): 0.00*

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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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Ryan Pearch

Ryan Pearch

Former apprentice plumber Ryan aims to give a start to “people like me”

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.”

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