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The Nationally Accredited Certification Scheme (ACS) for Individual Gas Fitting Operatives. This element covers Core Gas Safety (CCN1).
The Scheme will assess an individual's competence to carry out gas work safely. Employers, employees and self-employed individuals should recognise the responsibilities and duties they have under all legislation that encompasses their full range of work. Candidates applying for the first time under this scheme will undertake an initial assessment. Candidates who are renewing their assessments under this scheme may be eligible to take a re-assessment. The Scheme comprises a number of gas-safety related Assessments; Each Assessment is subdivided into elements that reflect the competence that an individual is required to demonstrate in accordance with the Assessment Criteria. The Assessment(s) require and Individual to complete practical and/or written assessments dependent on the modules selected. Where necessary, individuals may be asked oral questions by an Assessor.
Applicants who are experienced gas-fitting operatives who hold ACS, S/NVQ or City & Guilds Gas Qualifications and who are 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
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incompetent in matters of gas safety; they have had a gas competency certificate or qualification or registration withdrawn or they have been dismissed from employment on the grounds of gas safety incompetence.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.
All candidates should complete a satisfactory interview.
Students must complete practical and/or written assessments dependent on the modules selected. Where necessary, individuals may be asked oral questions by an assessor.
Refresher training will be available dependent on individual requirements.
These may be taken prior to assessment.
If you are aged 19 or over:
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Fee : £725.00
The fee quoted is for the academic year 21/22.
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