Halesfield 23, Telford, Shropshire, TF7 4NY
Teach a Trades' Access Gas package combines all the relevant qualifications you will need to become a domestic gas engineer in one efficient package.

What You Will Learn

Teach A Trades’ Access Gas course will provide you with all the training to gain the qualifications required to be considered for registration with Gas Safe.

The Access Gas course is split into 3 phases-

Phase 1 – Duration 8 Weeks

The initial phase of the Access Gas course is based in Teach A Trades’ brand new training facility. This phase is a combination of theory and hands on practical training, you will cover –

  • Training on aspects of health and safety relevant within the gas industry, including asbestos awareness
  • Training to work safely around electrical systems
  • Training in the use of copper and low carbon steel so that your pipe skills are established at an acceptable standard.
  • Training on heating controls, Airing cupboard and radiator installation practices
  • Training in all areas of domestic gas safety

Examples of what will be taught across this 7 week training course are:

  • 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 min
  • 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

Phase 2 – Workplace Portfolio of Jobs, Approximately 3 Months

Once you have successfully completed the 8 weeks of training in the centre then you are deemed competent to undertake supervised gas work alongside a qualified Gas Safe Registered Engineer in the workplace. During this time you will be required to build a portfolio of 30 gas jobs, for example –

  • Gas appliance service
  • Gas appliance installation
  • Gas appliance repairs

*gas appliances include boiler, cooker, hob, fire, water heater.

Teach A Trade offer advice and guidance where necessary to help you with documenting your portfolio. Teach A Trade will do all we possibly can to support you in finding a placement. However, we cannot guarantee it.

Phase 3 – ACS (Approved Certification Scheme) Core Gas Safety and Appliance Assessments.

This phase of your training will see you return to Teach A Trades’ training centre to complete your CCN1 before you are eligible for Gas Safe registration. This is a requirement for all operatives involved in the installation, maintenance and servicing of domestic gas appliances and pipe-work installations.

Initial assessment for CCN1 will require 5 days and will cover:

  • Gas Safety Regulations, British Standards and Manufacturers’ Instructions
  • Emergency Procedures, Labels and Warning Notices
  • Unsafe Situations, and Related Documentation
  • Combustion, Gas Rates, Burner/Installation Pressures
  • Testing for Tightness, Purging and Relighting Appliances
  • Pipework and Fittings
  • Operation of Appliance Gas Safety Devices and Controls
  • Ventilation
  • Flueing Standards, Installation and Testing.

CCN1 is a prerequisite for the various appliances available:

CENWAT1: Central Heating Boilers & Water Heaters

  • MET1: Meters
  • CKR1: Domestic Cookers
  • HTR1: Gas Fires & Wall Heaters
  • CPA1: Combustion Performance Analysis

*If candidates fail to achieve the required level of competency in either the practical or theory assessment, it may be necessary for them to re-sit the sections which they have failed. If this situation arises an additional cost will be incurred.