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Mode of study Part-time
Duration 30 Weeks
Campus London Road Campus
Start date Please ring Course Advice on 01743 342333 to find out when this course next runs
Tuition Fee £3,000
Exam/Reg Fee £70
Material Fee £150
Course code PLR3DGF001 (2021)
  • Who is it for?

    Our Domestic Gas Foundation course is designed for ACS Category 2 and 3 candidates wanting to enter the gas industry. When you have successfully completed the course and completed the on-site evidence you will be able to attend any ACS gas centre to undergo an Initial ACS assessment. If successful you can then be registered on the Gas Safe Register and work as a Gas Engineer

  • Entry Requirements

    Category 2 trainees will hold a recognised qualification in the mechanical services engineering sector (e.g. plumbing) but lack gas training and experience, while Category 3 applicants are new to the gas industry and will need more intense training.

  • What does the course involve?

    Assessments normally consist of a combination of practical and theory examinations.

    The course requires 35 days in a college environment (with the schedule decided by the training provider) plus ‘on the job’ training with candidates providing work-based evidence under the supervision of a Gas Safe registered installer.

    Subjects covered include: - Tightness testing, meters, pipework installation, Gas regulations, ventilation, flues, controls, combustion, appliances servicing and installation, unsafe situations and guidance on how to complete the on-site evidence logbook.

    Your Gas Foundation Certificate will allow you to undertake the ACS gas assessments, providing entry at category 2.

  • How is the course assessed?

    The Gas Foundation Candidate Portfolio: This allows candidates to record all the training they undertake as evidence of the necessary knowledge and experience to undertake the ACS assessments.


  • How much does it cost?

    Course costs are £ 3000

  • Additional Notes

    You must be able to work with a gas safe engineer to provide the evidence for the on-site evidence portfolio.

  • What do I do next?

    To book a place on this course please ring Course Information on 01743 342333.

    If after reading this fact sheet, you are still undecided about the programme most suitable for you, please ring our Course Information on 01743 342333 who will be able to offer information about other programmes available. Alternatively email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.