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Domestic Gas Installer Course for Practicing Plumbers

(NICEIC Elementary Gas Certificate)
Course Overview
Our Domestic Gas Installer Course is specifically designed for plumbers and heating engineers with little or no prior experience of working in the gas industry. Access Training's certified centre offers this structured training package as a route into the gas industry. Developed with Gas Safe (formally CORGI), our Elementary Gas Certificate award is the natural route into the Domestic Gas industry via the Accredited Certification Scheme (ACS), which upon successful completion, with the appropriate experience, can lead to Gas Safe registration.

In August 2003, the HSE made changes to the category of entrants that are acceptable for CORGI (Gas Safe) registration. Without previous gas experience, you will not be eligible for the ACS, which is the accepted route to demonstrate your competence. Therefore, if you are a new entrant to the gas industry and you don't have the required qualifications or experience you must undertake a suitable structured training programme such as Access Training's Domestic Gas Installer course, to be eligible to join Gas Safe and work legally.
Who is this qualification for?
This course is available to everyone. Our dedicated advisors will establish, through consultation with every candidate, their previous experience, their level of practical skill and technical ability. A typical student could be someone already working as a 'mate' within the gas/plumbing related industries, or as is often the case, someone looking for a career change without any previous experience. Rest assured, we guarantee that all our students are capable of completing the course which in no doubt contributes to our exceptional pass rates.
Our training courses are delivered through a combination of Home Study and Onsite
Specialist Training at one of our Certified Training Centres. Home Study is completed to correspond with modules of Onsite Specialist Training that you will undertake at a pace to suit both your ability and your current circumstances. Our qualified staff are here to answer your questions and help you every step of the way - in person, over the phone or via email. During your Onsite Specialist Training you will undergo both practical work and classroom based learning. A number of exams and practical assessments will be required for you to pass along with your submission of an acceptable portfolio of evidence.
You will gain the highest standard of achievement
NICEIC Certification, offers a structured training package as an alternative to NVQ as a route into the gas industry. The course is based on modules of Onsite Specialist Training at our gas centre, followed by the candidate working under the supervision of an existing Gas Safe registered engineer to create a portfolio of evidence on various areas of work. During collation of your practical evidence, sufficient support and guidance will be given to ensure completion. Once your portfolio is complete you will receive a certificate of achievement, which allows you to go forward to undertake ACS Core Gas Safety (CCN1). Whilst our Careers Advisors can offer help and advice, responsibility for arranging work placement a with a Gas Safe Registered Gas Installer rests with the student.
Units covered
(NICEIC Elementary Gas Certificate)
  • Tightness tests with and without appliances
  • Tightness test (medium pressure)
  • Appliance Service
  • Appliance breakdowns
  • Appliance gas rates (imperial and metric)
  • Working pressure at meter checks
  • Standing pressure checks
  • Spillage tests
  • Trace and repair gas leaks
  • Flue flow tests
  • Identify correct ventilation
  • Visual flue inspections
  • Appliance re-lights
  • ACS Assessment - CCN1 plus 4 Appliances
Guided Learning: 4 Weeks + Onsite evidence
Progress routes
After this course some students also undertake the EAL Part P Domestic Installers qualification and go further with their training. If this is the case than we recommend that completing both as complete package ensuring that the student has practical experience as well as theoretical knowledge of electrical work. This provides students who successfully complete both courses with a good grounding and the ability to carry our domestic installations safely and within the regulations.
Progress routes
Completing both the NVQ2 in plumbing together with this course ensures that you as a student will have the practical experience as well as theoretical knowledge of plumbing. This provides students who successfully complete the course with a good grounding for a long and prosperous career in the plumbing sector. However, we consider it essential that the plumbing career is considered to be ‘progressional’ in that every student should add more skills and qualifications as they gain experience to further their career.

Our plumbing courses also provide this clear progression route, helping learners to achieve the career goals they aspire to. Successful candidates also attend some of the following courses to increase their earning potential and to meet the demands of the industry:
  • Unvented Hot Water Storage Systems
  • WRAS Water Regulations
  • Part L Energy Efficiency
  • Solar Domestic Hot Water Heating
  • EAL Part P – Domestic Electrical Installer
  • Electrical Inspection and Testing
Support for students
One of the benefits of training with Access Training is that the individuals who run our courses have experience of working in the industry and are only too keen to pass on their knowledge. They can guide you in the right direction for either gaining employment with reputable firms or becoming self-employed. Access Training is committed to the highest standards of customer focus and technical expertise, with a host of benefits including:
  • Specialist, professionally qualified teaching staff with a wealth of industry experience.
  • Enhanced Online Assessments, allowing students to sit exams with flexibility to fit around their speed of learning.
  • 24hr online support for all student questions and queries when studying away from the training centre.
We train students from anywhere in the UK
The main areas include:
  • South Wales
    (Cardiff, Swansea, Newport, Bridgend)
  • South of England
    (Bristol, Gloucester, Bath, Swindon, Oxford, Reading, Slough, London)
  • The Midlands
    (Birmingham, Hereford, Worcester, Derby, Nottingham, Leicester)
  • The South West
    (Devon, Cornwall, Exeter, Plymouth, Taunton)
Further information
Information regarding our Gas Installer Course, just chat with one of our experienced career advisors and we'll do the rest.
Full time and part time courses are available
At Access Training we believe in providing the flexibility to all our customers as every individual’s lifestyles are different. Therefore we offer part-time as well as full-time courses where you can complete your training at a pace that suits you. Either as a fulltime intensive program or part-time attended over a longer period. Leave your details or call one of our course advisors and they’ll pass on further details.
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