Core Domestic Natural Gas Safety and Appliances (CCN1)

ACS

Core Domestic Natural Gas Safety & Appliances (CCN1)

Valid

5 Years

Fees

Re-Assessment £450 Initial Assessment £700 Appliances by Code £130

Guided Learning Hour

Re-Assessment ( 2-3 days ) Initial Assessment ( 5 days )

Background

CCN1 (or a suitable changeover) is required for any operative wishing to work on domestic gas installations and appliances.

The operative must also hold the relevant appliance element relating to the work they wish to undertake.

Assessment Overview

The candidate will be assessed in the following areas:-

  • Gas safety legislation and standards
  • Gas emergency actions and procedures
  • Products and characteristics of combustion (inc. combustion performance analysis)
  • Ventilation
  • Installation of pipework and fittings
  • Tightness testing and purging
  • Checking and/or setting meter regulators.
  • Unsafe situations, emergency notices and warning labels
  • Operation and positioning of emergency isolation controls and valves
  • Checking and setting appliance burner pressures and gas rates
  • Operation and checking of appliance gas safety devices and controls
  • Chimney Standards
  • Chimney inspection and testing
  • Installation of open, balanced and fan assisted chimneys
  • Re-establish existing gas supply and relight appliances
  • Inspect, test, commission and maintain gas appliances (Re-assessment only)

Entry Requirements

Initial CCN1 Assessment candidates must meet the entry requirements as laid out in guidance note 8 for category 1, 2, and 3 entrants (see ACS scheme rules).

Re-Assessment candidates must have held the element previously – if this has expired by more than 12 months of the assessment date the initial assessment must be undertaken.

The CCN1 core domestic gas safety certificate is equivalent to Level 3 QCF qualification in the gas utilisation sector (which is also aligned to ACS) and satisfies the same gas safety criteria leading to a certificate of competence recognised by the Gas Safe Register.

Assessment Method

Variety of assessment methods:-

  • multiple choice
  • short written response
  • scenario questions
  • observed practical assessment

How to apply

Apply online using the form below and our team will be in touch to confirm a convenient date and time for your course. You can also give us a call on 0161 123 4567.





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    Unvented hot water

    HWSS

    Unvented hot water

    Valid

    5 Years

    Fees

    £185

    Guided Learning Hour

    1-2 Days

    Background

    The hot water systems and safety course is aimed at experienced plumbing and heating operatives who require a qualification in the installation, servicing and maintenance of domestic hot water systems. HWSS has been developed to ensure operatives comply with Approved Document G (ADG) 2010 when carrying out work on hot water systems. Training includes requirements for the installation of G3 Unvented Hot Water Systems.

    The Hot Water Systems and Safety certificate is recognised by those Competent Person Schemes (CPS) approved to offer a self-certification scheme under ADG, enabling installers of hot water systems (including Unvented HWS) to self-certify the installation. A certificate in Hot Water Systems and Safety is also required by the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) registration bodies for those looking to be recognised for the installation of Solar Thermal Hot Water Systems.

     

     

    Assessment Overview

    Candidates will be trained and assessed in the following areas:

    • Regulations, standards and guidelines
    • Theory of understanding of expansion of hot water (HW)
    • Principles of HW storage
    • Design considerations
    • Components and function
    • Safety controls, discharge and integration
    • Installation of HW systems
    • Maintenance and servicing of HW systems including
    • Unvented HWS
    • Health and safety considerations

    Entry Requirements

    It is essential that HWSS candidates will be experienced in the installation of domestic cold and hot water systems. It is also essential that they hold one DCLG recognised competency in a conventional fuel i.e. gas, oil or solid fuel; or for those in the plumbing field an NVQ level 2 or equivalent plumbing qualification or experience.

    A basic knowledge of the WRAS Water (fittings) Regulations is desirable although this course is available separately. Candidates undertaking the course should also be conversant with the new Part G document which can be downloaded from the following link: Part G Building Document 2010

    Assessment Method

    Assessment is carried out using a variety of methods:-

    • including multiple choice
    • short written response
    • scenario question
    • observed practical tasks

    A re-assessment route is available for those candidates returning to renew their qualification.

    How to apply





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      WRAS (Water Regulations Advisory Scheme)

      WRAS

      WRAS (Water Regulations Advisory Scheme)

      Valid

      Fees

      £185

      Guided Learning Hour

      1- 2 days

      Background

      These courses cover the Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations 1999 (England and Wales) and the Water Byelaws 2014 (Scotland) and meet the requirements of WRAS (the Water Regulations Advisory Scheme) of which the majority of the UK water companies are members. There are two distinct manuals, one for England/Wales and one for Scotland, as some regulations differ.

      The manual for England/Wales covers the Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations 1999, while the one for Scotland references the Water Byelaws 2014.

      Assessment Overview

      Training and Assessment is carried out in centre which usually lasts one day. However some independent studying prior to attending will be required.

      Certification of this course will go towards some of the entry requirements of meeting the criteria to join a competent person scheme e.g. (APHC) where a recognised plumbing qualification may be needed.

      Entry Requirements

      Trainees will need to have some knowledge of plumbing and the water industry.

      Assessment Method

      Assessment is carried out using a variety of methods:-

      • including multiple choice
      • short written response
      • scenario question
      • observed practical tasks

      A re-assessment route is available for those candidates returning to renew their qualification.

      How to apply

      Apply online using the form below and our team will be in touch to confirm a convenient date and time for your course. You can also give us a call on 0161 123 4567.





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        Half and one day training

        Half and one day training

        Valid

        Fees

        £150 / £300

        Guided Learning Hour

        Half and one day training

        How to apply

        Apply online using the form below and our team will be in touch to confirm a convenient date and time for your course.





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          Legionella awareness

          Legionella awareness

          Valid

          Fees

          £185

          Guided Learning Hour

          1-2 Days

          How to apply

          Apply online using the form below and our team will be in touch to confirm a convenient date and time for your course.





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            Bespoke Training

            Bespoke Training

            Valid

            Fees

            Price on request

            Guided Learning Hour

            1-2 Days

            How to apply

            Apply online using the form below and our team will be in touch to confirm a convenient date and time for your course.





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              Managed learning programme for gas

              Managed learning programme for gas

              Valid

              Fees

              The course costs £4,000.00 inc vat including ACS and certification

              Guided Learning Hour

              Block release: 6 x 1 week blocks Day release: 30 days = 30 weeks

              Background

              The course is aimed at:

              • People without a comprehensive background in pipe-work
              • People who can’t demonstrate they have dealt with copper pipe and low carbon steel in detail
              • And people who don’t have a plumbing or related qualification

              This course covers all of the stages required in order to get the candidate to the point of registering with Gas Safe.

              Assessment Overview

              The candidate will be assessed in the following areas:

              • Cutting and measuring copper tube accurately
              • Pipe-work preparation for soldering
              • Soldering techniques / Practicing soldering / soldering assessments
              • X and Z dimension calculations
              • Cutting assembling and soldering practice frames to specific dimensions
              • How to assemble compression fittings / compression fitting assessments
              • The use of different types of jointing pastes for compression jointing
              • Cutting assembling and jointing compression fittings frames to specific dimensions
              • Cutting and treading low carbon steel pipe
              • Jointing steel pipe
              • The use of different fittings on steel pipe
              • All pipe-work is tested to 3 bar for 3 minutes
              • Hot and cold water theory
              • Heating Controls – theory
              • Different types of heating systems
              • Different types of heating controls and their functions
              • Fixing a simulated combination boiler jig
              • Fixing all necessary pipework
              • Running pipework under floors
              • Marking out and fixing radiators simulating ground and upper floors
              • Water testing
              • Positioning an indirect cylinder in an airing cupboard
              • Connecting cold water supplies to a cylinder
              • Hot water pipework from the cylinder
              • Cold water distribution from a simulated loft area
              • Legislation
              • Tightness Testing
              • Pipework requirements
              • Pipe sizing
              • Gas rates / Heat inputs
              • Flueing
              • Appliance installation and servicing
              • Ventilation
              • Unsafe situations

              Assessment Method

              The programme consists of 280 guided learning hours. Students are also required to complete a portfolio of work experience and must provide evidence of a range or work experience representative of a minimum of 420 hours (12 weeks).

              The assessment consists of written exams, practical assessments and the production of on-site evidence throughout the course duration.

              How to apply

              Apply online using the form below and our team will be in touch to confirm a convenient date and time for your course. You can also give us a call on 0161 123 4567.





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