ACS gas training courses cover all the essential knowledge and skills needed for a successful career in domestic plumbing and heating. All qualifications are carried out in the plumbing and heating centre at PM Training, Hanley. The state of the art centre, in partnership with Vaillant, provides a dedicated learning environment and support network to become a qualified gas and plumbing engineer.

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“We have been working in Partnership with PM Training since 1988. During this time we have helped over 40 local apprentices achieve their goals and work placements. Many of which have been via the Plumbing and Gas Programme. Our apprentices undergo the necessary training within the training centre environment alongside real-world experience in daily work activities.

Associating ourselves with PM Training has enabled us to work in conjunction with each other to ensure the best possible outcome for our apprentices. We look forward to many more years working with PM Training.”

Alec Fern, Managing Director
Brenden Fern Limited

Gas Industry Accredited Certification Scheme (ACS) courses in Stoke on Trent

There is a requirement within the gas industry that every gas engineer has to be gas safe registered to legally work with gas. Read our blog about ‘How do I become Gas Safe Registered?’

To be on the register the engineer must hold units of competency. These units are valid for 5 years after that time they must be reassessed to be renewed.

The majority of engineers hold core safety CCN1 and 3 appliances, usually cookers, boilers and fires. They will usually renew the same after 5 years, this would be the Reassessment + 3. They may in the meantime take up additional units i.e. meters MET1, this unit would be reassessed individually and would remain valid for up to 5 years as long as the core CCN1 is still valid.

Some supervisors just hold the core safety CCN1 with no appliances. This only shows competence of the core gas safety and pipe work. This would be reassessment core only.
Reassessment rules: Competency units can be reassessed up to 6 months before expiry with the expiry date being 5 years from the date of expiry (like the car MOT). Engineers who have allowed their competency units to expire for 12 months + or operatives who are entering the gas industry through a managed learning programme will need to take the initial assessment.

UnitCostTotalDuration
Initial assessment core + 3£1050 + vat + Cert£1260 + £706 days
Re-assessment core + 3£700 + vat + Cert£840 + £704 days
Re-assessment core only£500 + vat + Cert£600 + £353.5 days
Appliances initial and re-assessment
CENWAT£100 + vat + Cert£120 + £351 day
CPA1£100 + vat + Cert£120 + £351 day
HTR1£100 + vat + Cert£120 + £351 day
CKR1£100 + vat + Cert£120 + £351 day
MET1£100 + vat + Cert£120 + £351 day
APPLIANCES OFFER - ANY 3£190 + vat + Cert£228 + £352 days

Water systems and service courses in Stoke on Trent

This course is aimed at primarily operatives working in the plumbing industry serving commercial premises such as hospitals, care homes, service stations, schools etc. This course covers legionella risk assessing in a building and disinfecting the water supply. This course is also suitable for private landlords, as there is now a requirement that a risk assessment must be carried out on private tenanted properties.

Course cost
£120 +vat
£65 cert

Course duration
1 day

This course covers the installation and maintenance of vented and unvented hot water systems. This qualification is a mandatory requirement to work on unvented hot water systems. This course is suited to gas/plumbing operatives already working in the industry who will be involved in the installation or maintenance of these systems. The course involves a delivery session, a short written exam, a practical training session and practical assessment.

Course cost
£120 + vat
CERT £48.50

Course duration
1 day

This course is aimed at plumbing operatives and also candidates looking to do the hot water storage systems course. The course covers varied topics within the water regulations, a theory delivery session followed by a short written exam. The operative may then work on behalf of local water authorities.

Course cost
£120 + vat
CERT £54.50

Course duration
1 day

This course covers energy efficiency within the gas industry, how it is applied and calculated and the different terms used. The successful completion of this course allows the operative to sign off certain applicable installations within the requirements of the building regulations. The course involves a delivery session and an exam.

Course cost
£120 + vat
CERT £48.50

Course duration
1 day

This course allows the operative to gain a comprehensive understanding of these systems and the correct installation of these systems. This course is suited to operatives already working within the plumbing industry who are involved in laying drains and installing rainwater systems.

Course cost
£120 + vat
CERT £35

Course duration
1 day

bpec ACS scheme rules

Scheme Rules for the Nationally Accredited Certification Scheme for Individual Gas Fitting Operatives

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