Applicants who are experienced gas-fitting operatives who hold ACS, ACoPs, S/NVQ or City & Guilds Gas Qualifications and who is either seeking:
Initial ACS assessment
Re-assessment on initial ACS assessment
Extension of certification to include additional work range
Application conditions require that this applicant obtains employment with a gas registered business that is willing to provide an extended period of company “in house” gas training and organisational support prior to taking the ACS assessment.
Applicants must provide evidence that they hold qualifications demonstrating competence in work activities associated with fossil fuelled appliances/equipment and/or pipe work installation. Examples of appropriate qualifications include:
Plumbing craft qualification or S/NVQ
Pipe fitter/welder craft qualification or S/NVQ
Heating and Ventilating craft qualification or S/NVQ
Refrigeration Engineer craft qualification or S/NVQ
Category 3 applicants are new entrants to the gas industry and have no relevant qualifications or experience.
Application conditions require that this applicant obtains employment with a gas registered business that is willing to provide an auditable extended period of company “in house” gas training and organisational support prior to taking the ACS assessment. (The alternative route for this category of applicant is to seek training and experience that will result in the attainment of an N/SVQ in Gas Services Installation and Maintenance at level II or III).
GASCOMP LTD operates a BPEC Gas Foundation training programme for new entrants that is suitable to support a Category 2 or Category 3 applicant. Please contact us for details.
The duration and content of the training programme will be determined by the scope of gas work to be undertaken. Evidence in the form of a portfolio of the completion of such training must be presented to the Assessment Centre prior to the operative taking assessments.
Alternatively an N/SVQ within the Mechanical Engineering Sector with related ‘on the job’ gas training and experience in the intended areas of gas work to be carried out will also support a future application.
All Individuals should declare to the Assessment Centre any situation in the past where: they have been deemed incompetent in matters of gas safety; they have had a gas competency certificate or qualification or gas registration withdrawn or they have been dismissed from employment on the grounds of gas safety incompetence. A failure to declare any such issues may invalidate any Certification awarded.
To enquire about any of our training or assessment courses, or to book your place for a session please message us using this contact form. Alternatively you can speak to one of our experts by calling 01323 486034.