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Managed learning programme for gas

Managed learning programme for gas



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


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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