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.
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