Course Overview

Course Aims

Our Domestic Gas Foundation course is designed for ACS Category 2 and 3 candidates wanting to enter the gas industry.

Benefits of Attending

On completion of the training, portfolio and successful recommendation, candidates are issued with a BPEC Gas Foundation certificate.
Upon receipt of the Gas Foundation certificate candidates can then apply to undertake the relevant ACS assessments and become qualified gas engineers.

Also included on successful completion of the qualification is the CCN1 training and assessment plus up to 3 appliances. Allows candidates to apply for Gas Safe registration as a competent person.

Outline of Programme

  • Gas safety legislation
  • Installing and fitting of pipework
  • Identifying unsafe practices
  • Chimney standards, ventilation and testing
  • Fan assisted flue assembly installation
  • Combustion
  • Emergency Isolation Controls
  • Emergency procedures relating to gas
  • Use and setting of regulators
  • Re-establishing a gas supply / relight procedures   

 

Entry Requirements

Category 3 applicants are new to the gas industry and will need more intense training. No previous experience is required.

Exam

  • Portfolio
  • Work Placement Assessment

Course Duration

The course requires 35 days in college plus ‘on the job’ training with candidates providing work-based evidence under the supervision of a Gas Safe registered installer. Normally 35 weeks in duration, 1 day per week.

Minimum Numbers to Run

This course requires a minimum of 8 participants to run. If this number isn’t reached then you will be contacted to offer you the next available date

Price

Individual and group pricing are available - just ask!

How to Apply

Contact Peter McCormick on Peter.mccormick@wcs.ac.uk 

My application

Find out more and Apply

To apply to this course or find out how we can best meet your specific needs, including by delivering tailor-made courses, please contact Peter McCormick on Peter.mccormick@wcs.ac.uk 

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