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  • Description
  • Course Structure
  • Achievement Upon Completion
  • Description
  • Advance 4 Training offers this Training Programme to New Entrant Candidates, which has been developed to address the needs of the gas industry and in compliance with IGEM/IG/1 Edition 2 "Standards of Training in Gas Work and the Gas Training Specification." 

    This training programme is structured to ensure adequate learning is undertaken in a classroom environment before the learner begins collecting work-based evidence.
    The classroom-based activity will include structured learning, which will include both relevant practical and written assessments to demonstrate both understanding and application of knowledge in each key area of gas safety and/or related activities such as safe isolation, basic health, and safety etc.

    After successful completion of Fundamental Gas Training Course, the learner is eligible to enrol for Initial ACS assessment. Upon completion of the ACS assessment, candidates are eligible to apply for Gas Safe Registration. 

    Category 2 Candidates: Please see our Category 2 course for details. Plumbing, heating, Gas or related industry qualification equivalent to Category 2 candidates as listed in current Guidance Note 8 appendix 1 is required for experienced (Cat2) route.
    Duration: The Minimum Guided Learning Hours of this Course is 266 GLH for Core Competencies 

  • Course Structure
  • Step1: Domestic Gas Training-Managed Learning Programme (IGEM/IG/1)

    Topics Covered in this Course:

    • Safety, Legislation and Standards
    • Gas Emergency Actions and Procedures
    • Products and Characteristics of Combustion
    • Ventilation for Domestic Gas Burning Appliances
    • Installation of Pipework and Fittings
    • Tightness Testing and Purging
    • Checking and/or Setting Meter Regulators
    • Unsafe Situations, Emergency Notices and Warning Labels
    • Operation and Positioning of Emergency Isolation Controls and Valves
    • Checking and Setting Appliance Burner Pressures and Heat Inputs
    • Operation and Checking of Appliance Gas Safety Devices and Controls
    • Chimney and Flues
    • Chimney Installation, Inspection and Testing
    • Re-establish Existing Gas Supply and Re-light Appliances
    • Basic Electrical Safety
    • MLP Formative and Summative assessments (Theory and Practical)

    Step 2: “On-site” training (Portfolio Building)

    On-site training should be a minimum of 18 weeks under direct supervision of gas safe registered engineer(s). Supporting evidence (such as photographs, job sheets, copies of commissioning sheets and safety records etc) must be of sufficient breadth and quality for this to be achieved. Upon successful completion of in-centre training, as part of the managed learning programme and prior to sitting the ACS assessment you require to complete an 'On-site’ Portfolio of Evidence. if you encounter any difficulty with your own arrangements for Portfolio service, we may recommend a mentor. (Gas engineer may charge for this service, price on application, if any).  

    NOTE: NO FEE IS PAYABLE TO ADVANCE 4 TRAINING FOR ON-SITE TRAINING PORTFOLIO.  

    Upon successful completion of on-site portfolio (and approved by one of our assessors), you need to complete a Summative assessment for Domestic Gas Training MLP.  

    Upon successful completion of on-site portfolio (and approved by one of our assessors), you need to complete a Summative Assessment for Domestic Gas Training MLP. Now you are eligible to apply for (Step 3) ACS Domestic core gas safety Initial assessment.

    Step 3: Domestic Gas Training MLP Summative Assessment 

    Duration: 4 Days: You are assessed on theory (Open book exam with multiple choice questions) and practical knowledge. Summative Assessment fee (Step 3) payable at the time of summative assessment booking, upon completion of on-site training portfolio.

    Upon successful completion of Summative assessments and on-site portfolio (and approved by one of our assessors), learner will be issued a Domestic Gas Training Certificate, by Adskills certification.  Now you are eligible to apply for (Step 4) ACS Domestic core gas safety Initial assessment.

     Step 4: ACS Domestic Gas Safety (CCN1) Assessment (Initial)

    Duration: 4 Days: You are assessed on theory (Open book exam with multiple choice questions) and practical knowledge. ACS Assessment fee (Step 4) payable at the time of ACS assessment booking, On successful completion of assessment, learner will be issued a certificate for core domestic Gas Safety CCN1 and related appliance(s), i.e. (subject to your training certificate). Candidates are now eligible to apply for Gas Safe Registration.

    Pre-requisite

    For "New Entrant" Candidates: Candidates will normally have gained a minimum of 2 GCSEs (grade C) or equivalent, preferably English, Mathematics or relevant/appropriate experience or an entry assessment is required, and learners have the potential to achieve the qualification and Centres should ensure that the applicant should first of all be satisfied they have at least the following skills and attributes: -

    • Be able to demonstrate experience in related areas (mechanical engineering, construction industry related trades.
    • Be reasonably able in respect of basic numeracy and literacy
    • Have a good level of manual skill and safe use of basic tools such as: - Screwdrivers, Spanner, Various types of grips/wrenches, Hacksaw etc.
    • Be able to accurately measure with rulers and tape measures etc.
    • Be able to quickly assimilate information and demonstrate understanding
    • Be able to complete short reports accurately
    • Have good attention to detail
  • Achievement Upon Completion
  •  Upon successful completion of the Assessment, the candidate will receive a Fundamental Domestic Gas Training (MLP) certificate and core domestic Gas Safety CCN1 and related appliance(s), i.e. (subject to your training certificate) from AdSkills Certification. Candidates are now eligible to apply for Gas Safe Registration.