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Initial Gas – ACS +1

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  • Is this course for you?

    If you need to undertake assessment for your core gas (CCN1) and/or appliances either for the first time or if your existing ACS expired over 12 months ago, any assessment you undertake will be categorised as INITIAL.

  • Required qualifications

    You will need to have a level 2 plumbing qualification.

  • What skills will I develop?

    Undertaking your ACS is more about assessment than it is about learning. Most individuals undertaking Initial ACS will be doing so for the first time, having undertaken a comprehensive programme of learning and work placement.

    In some circumstances, existing Engineers will undertake Initial ACS Assessment – this arises when existing certificates have expired more than 12 months ago.

    Initial ACS is a mixture of assessing both your practical skills and theory knowledge. You can undertake assessment for:

    CCN 1/CPA1: Core Gas Safety

    CENWAT 1: Central Heating Boilers

    CPA 1: Combustion Performance Analysis

    CKR 1: Domestic Cookers

    HTR 1: Gas Fires and Wall Heaters

    MET 1: Meters

    DAH 1: Warm Air Heating Appliances

  • Careers

    Gas engineers do far more than install and fix boilers – with the right training, they can work with a whole range of gas appliances in both domestic and commercial settings, opening the door to a rich and rewarding career where no one day is like the next. For most people, a gas engineer is a helpful expert who makes sure domestic gas systems are correctly installed and running smoothly. In more troubled times, they’re even the hero who comes in at inconvenient times, ready to fix a boiler on the blink in the bitter cold of midwinter.

    However, that’s not all a gas engineer does. This is a role that will have you wearing many different hats – and one where you’ll never be bored with routine, as every job and every day bring new challenges. As a gas engineer, your job is to solve gas-related problems in domestic and commercial settings, and often with constraints.

    It’s also a role that’s suited for people who enjoy working with other people and helping them. You’ll spend a lot of time in other people’s homes and workplaces, typically installing, servicing, and repairing various gas appliances and central heating systems.

    Being a gas engineer is sometimes seen as a hard job. It can certainly be challenging. Despite this, figuring out solutions to complex gas and heating problems can be incredibly satisfying, while the excellent salary and prospects for career advancement make this an attractive career for ambitious people.

  • Other important information

    Initial Assessment applies to anyone who is looking to be assessed on an appliance of any kind for the very first time or where 12 months has elapsed since certificate expiry.

    You will be required to provide us with:

    • Your National Insurance number
    • 2 recent colour photographs

    If you come under the category of someone who has held ACS but this has expired more than 12 months ago, please be aware that training is not a requirement prior to assessment.

  • Is this course for you?

    If you need to undertake assessment for your core gas (CCN1) and/or appliances either for the first time or if your existing ACS expired over 12 months ago, any assessment you undertake will be categorised as INITIAL.

  • Required qualifications

    You will need to have a level 2 plumbing qualification.

  • What skills will I develop?

    Undertaking your ACS is more about assessment than it is about learning. Most individuals undertaking Initial ACS will be doing so for the first time, having undertaken a comprehensive programme of learning and work placement.

    In some circumstances, existing Engineers will undertake Initial ACS Assessment – this arises when existing certificates have expired more than 12 months ago.

    Initial ACS is a mixture of assessing both your practical skills and theory knowledge. You can undertake assessment for:

    CCN 1/CPA1: Core Gas Safety

    CENWAT 1: Central Heating Boilers

    CPA 1: Combustion Performance Analysis

    CKR 1: Domestic Cookers

    HTR 1: Gas Fires and Wall Heaters

    MET 1: Meters

    DAH 1: Warm Air Heating Appliances

  • Careers

    Gas engineers do far more than install and fix boilers – with the right training, they can work with a whole range of gas appliances in both domestic and commercial settings, opening the door to a rich and rewarding career where no one day is like the next. For most people, a gas engineer is a helpful expert who makes sure domestic gas systems are correctly installed and running smoothly. In more troubled times, they’re even the hero who comes in at inconvenient times, ready to fix a boiler on the blink in the bitter cold of midwinter.

    However, that’s not all a gas engineer does. This is a role that will have you wearing many different hats – and one where you’ll never be bored with routine, as every job and every day bring new challenges. As a gas engineer, your job is to solve gas-related problems in domestic and commercial settings, and often with constraints.

    It’s also a role that’s suited for people who enjoy working with other people and helping them. You’ll spend a lot of time in other people’s homes and workplaces, typically installing, servicing, and repairing various gas appliances and central heating systems.

    Being a gas engineer is sometimes seen as a hard job. It can certainly be challenging. Despite this, figuring out solutions to complex gas and heating problems can be incredibly satisfying, while the excellent salary and prospects for career advancement make this an attractive career for ambitious people.

  • Other important information

    Initial Assessment applies to anyone who is looking to be assessed on an appliance of any kind for the very first time or where 12 months has elapsed since certificate expiry.

    You will be required to provide us with:

    • Your National Insurance number
    • 2 recent colour photographs

    If you come under the category of someone who has held ACS but this has expired more than 12 months ago, please be aware that training is not a requirement prior to assessment.

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