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Multi-Skilled Gas Engineer – Evenings (for new entrants)

Can’t join us during the day? Our 1st class training is available in the evening too!

For those wanting to train for a new career but struggling to make time available during the day we offer our Domestic Gas course in the evening or on weekends. All in-centre training, theory and practical, running Tuesday and Thursday or Saturday and Sunday. Places are popular and limited so please register your interest without delay.

Part-time Gas Engineering Courses

This comprehensive training programme has been designed for candidates with no previous experience in the plumbing and heating industry. It covers all aspects of domestic gas work and gas safety and will take students from learning about combustion and CO detectors, all the way through to being a competent and employable Gas Engineer.

S1 Stage 1

Stage 1 – Gas Introduction including Pipe-skills

  • 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 tap – 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
  • Common basic gas processes
S2 Stage 2

Stage 2 – LCL Awards DNGA3 Gas Foundation Training including Central Heating


Part 1: Core Gas Safety (21 weeks)

  • 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 Procedures
  • 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 (10 weeks)

  • Component recognition & testing
  • Fault-finding – diagnosis & repair on domestic appliances
  • Electrical multi-meter use
  • Fault-finding on ‘S plan’ heating systems
  • LCL Awards Electrical Safe Isolation
  • 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
S3 Stage 3

Stage 3: Work-based Competence & Gas Portfolio of Evidence Building

18 Weeks
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, a 100% written guarantee of a work placement, with an immediate start, in the student’s local area.
  • Guaranteed Work Placement
  • Portfolio of Evidence
  • Gain On-Site Experience
  • Local to You
  • Minimum of 18 Weeks
S4 Stage 4

Stage 4 – High Intensity Training & ACS Assessments


Once your portfolio has been completed to a sufficient standard required by Brookhouse’s Gas Assessors, you will then be required to undertake a mandatory theoretical and practical assessment to achieve the LCL Awards Certificate of Training, which is compliant with IGEM/IG/1 (The Standards of Training in Gas Work). This certificate will enable candidates to sit the relevant ACS assessments and will be preceded by high-intensity-training to prepare candidates for the final ACS assessments.

ACS Assessments – Core Gas Safety (CCN1) including Combustion Performance Analysis (CPA1)

Plus 1 appliance from the following*:


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

*Providing the student has sufficient time on-site and portfolio evidence for additional appliances, these can be added-on via a ‘bridging course’ at an additional cost per appliance.

On successful completion of the ACS assessments, students will then be able to either seek employment with a domestic gas company or to register with Gas Safe in their own right.


BTC Training Centre Ltd (trading as Brookhouse) is an approved training provider through the Awarding Body LCL Awards. Successful candidates will receive their certification for their CCN1 and additional appliances from LCL Awards.

Places are very limited for those looking to train part-time as we only run two courses each year, so please get in touch early if part-time training is right for you.

Next Weekend Start Date:
7th January 2023 (Gas Only) Plumbing elements to be completed full-time

Next Evening Start Date:

February 21st (Gas Only) – Plumbing elements to be completed full-time

Following Weekend Start Date:

September 2023 Date TBC

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