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Four steps to your future

Get gas safe qualified in four simple stages.

We offer two paths to success, depending on your experience. If you have previous experience in the plumbing and heating industry, you could potentially join us in week 3 of the course. However, if you’re completely new to the plumbing world, you can follow these 4 steps to becoming a Gas Safe engineer:

Stage 1

Gas Introduction, including Pipe-skills

Duration - 2 weeks

Includes:

  • Professional standard soldering techniques using copper pipe “end-feed” fittings
  • Pipework fabrication – copper, plastic & steel jointing, TracPipe & Press fittings
  • Compression jointing principles
  • Fitting & pressure testing 15mm & 22mm plastic & copper pipework & joints
  • Fitting outside taps – including backflow prevention valve
  • Fitting isolation valves
  • Indirect and Direct hot & cold water systems
  • Fault-finding & repair: hot & cold taps & valves
  • Hot water cylinder commission
  • Sanitation theory, above ground waste
  • Central Heating condensate connections
  • Bathroom 2nd Fix commissioning
  • Basic Power tool training
  • How to use various wall fixings: rawl, dry wall, breeze block/brick plug
  • How to quote & price for jobs

Stage 2

Brookhouse’s Gas Foundation Training including Central Heating

Duration - 6 weeks

Part 1: Core Gas Safety (4 weeks)

  • Common basic gas processes
  • Maintaining safety in natural gas
  • Applying core gas safety measures
  • Electrical supply & earth continuity
  • Inspection & testing of cookers
  • Inspection & testing of Ducted Air Heaters
  • Inspection & testing of Space Heaters (Fires)
  • Landlord Certifications (CP12s) on Fires & Cookers
  • Safe removal of Domestic meters & installation
  • Installing, servicing & maintaining pipework
  • GIUSP (unsafe situations) and RIDDOR Proceedures
  • Ventilation
  • Chimneys/Flues
  • Gas Safety Controls
  • Pipework
  • Gas Regulations
  • Combustion Analysis (flue gas analyser use)
  • CO awareness & effects of CO

Part 2: Central Heating (CH) Diagnostics & Repairs (2 weeks)

  • Component recognition & testing
  • Fault-finding – diagnosis & repair on domestic appliances
  • Electrical multi-meter use
  • Fault-finding of ‘S plan’ & ‘Y plan’ heating systems
  • CP12s on Boilers and Water Heaters
  • Stripping of pumps & repair
  • Specialist manufacturer combi-boiler training
  • CH system design (theory & install)
  • ‘S Plan’, ‘Y plan’ & combi-boiler installation/conversion
  • Radiator & system sizing
  • Chronological 6 bay CH fault-finding & tasks
  • BPEC Level 3 Part L Energy Efficiency
  • You also receive a “Qualified ‘TracPipe’ Trained Installer” Certificate

Stage 3

Work-based Competence and Gas Portfolio of Evidence Building

Duration - Minimum 40 Days

The most important part of the gas training process is building up a portfolio of evidence. You cannot sit your final ACS assessments without a portfolio of evidence and this can only be gathered by working alongside a Gas Safe registered engineer. Here at Brookhouse Training Centre we provide every single student that we train, with a 100% written guarantee of a work placement, with an immediate start, in the student’s local area.

  • Guaranteed Work Placement
  • Portfolio of Evidence
  • Professional On-Site Experience
  • Local to You
  • Minimum of 40 Days

Stage 4

High Intensity Training and ACS Assessments

Duration - 2 weeks

Once your portfolio has been completed to a sufficient standard required by Brookhouse Training’s Gas Assessors, you will then be required to undertake a mandatory theoretical and practical assessment. This assessment will simulate the final CCN1 assessment (plus one appliance) to prepare you for the CCN1.

This will be followed by the ACS Assessments: Core Gas Safety (CCN1) including Combustion Performance Analysis (CPA1)

Plus appliances from the following:

  • Central Heating Boilers / Instantaneous Water Heaters (CENWAT)
  • Gas Fires (HTR1)
  • Cookers (CKR1)
  • Meters (MET1)
  • Ducted Air Heaters (DAH1)

On successful completion of the ACS assessments, students will be in a position to either seek employment with a domestic gas company or to register with Gas Safe in their own right as self-employed gas engineers.

Brookhouse Training (trading as BTC Training Centre Ltd) is an approved training provider through the BPEC awarding body.