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TRAINING AND ASSESSMENT

In a relaxed, professional environment with our gas engineering experts

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OUTSTANDING SUPPORT

Our gas engineers and tutors provide outstanding support, guidance and advice.

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FLEXIBLE DELIVERY

Our teams offer flexible delivery of training sessions to support the ongoing development of staff and apprentices.

WHO IS THIS FOR?

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

INDUSTRY REQUIREMENT

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.

View bpec ACS scheme rules for the Nationally Accredited Certification Scheme for Individual Gas Fitting Operatives

 

LEGIONELLA GAIN A QUALIFICATION

Landlords have a responsibility to assess the risk of exposure to Legionella ensuring the safety of their tenants.

This course/qualification will enable you to carry out Legionella risk assessment in a variety of premises.

WATER SYSTEMS AND SERVICE COURSES AVAILABLE

  • Service Courses (Legionella risk assessment and disinfection)
  • Hot water storage systems (Unvented hot water)
  • WRAS (Water Regulations Advisory Scheme)
  • Part L
  • Above Ground Drainage and Rainwater Systems

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