Essential Gas Fitters Course: What Will I Learn?

The key theory and principles of gas work
Important safety measures
Practical skills that can be turned into a career

If you’re ready to take the first step towards becoming a successful gas engineer, contact Access Training to book your place on our essential gas fitters course.

Who is this course for?

Our Gas Essentials course is suitable for absolute beginners with no prior gas experience whatsoever, but we also welcome more experienced learners who need to refresh their skills and expertise.

In order to receive your qualification at the end of the Essential Gas Course, you’ll need a work placement that will allow you to complete a portfolio of gas work. For this reason, this programme is ideal for candidates who – for instance – already work within a plumbing company that will be able to provide suitable jobs.


ACS CertificateOnce you have completed the Essential Gas Course, you will need to complete a work placement – see What comes next below – before you can take undertake your ACS assessment. Passing this assessment will allow you to join the Gas Safe Register and work as a domestic gas fitter.

Units covered

Our gas essentials course covers many areas, including:
Gas safety legislation/standards
Gas emergency actions/procedures
Combustion and flue gas analysis
Tightness testing/purging
Checking/setting regulators
What to do in an unsafe situation
Gas rate/heat output
Safety devices/controls
Flueing/chimney standards
Re-establishing gas supplies

What comes next?

As stated above, you will need to secure your own work placement and complete a portfolio of domestic gas work before you can undertake the ACS assessment and join the Gas Safe Register.

Why choose Access Training Academies?

We are among the UK’s leading trade training providers, helping students from all over the UK (and beyond) to achieve accredited qualifications in their chosen trade.

What do we offer?

  • Small class sizes, which ensures plenty of contact time with our experienced tutors
  • A great combination of theoretical and hands-on learning
  • Flexible courses with flexible dates (part time, full time, weekdays and weekends)
Contact us to learn more about our Gas Essentials course and the other gas courses we offer here at Access Training Academies.