ACS Accredited Certification Scheme for Gas Operatives CCN1 + 4 appliances

  • New candidates: £1,765 + VAT (with NVQ) / £2,065 + VAT (without NVQ). Reassessment: £965 + VAT

  • 20 weeks, Friday 9 am – 4.30 pm (Reassessment, 1 week Monday – Friday 9 am – 4.30 pm)

  • Courses run throughout the year. Please enquire for the next start date

The Accredited Certification Scheme (ACS) consists of a range of work categories within the UK gas industry. You would normally undertake a ‘core’ assessment followed by one or more appliances or specialised assessments.

ACS Work categories are grouped into general work sectors, comprising:

  • Domestic Natural Gas*
  • Commercial Heating
  • Liquefied Petroleum Gas*
  • Commercial Catering
  • Emergency Service Provider & Meter installer

Note, for those working in two or more of the above sectors, changeover assessments are available to avoid being reassessed in common areas where competence has already been proven.

* Offered by Bridgend College

Assessments usually consists of a combination of practical and theory examinations. The Gas Safe Register will be notified of all certification results.

Please view the attached sheet for further information.

Expiry information

ACS certificates are normally valid for 5 years. You can undertake re-assessment up to 6 months prior to the expiry date of your initial certificate. Previous certificates must be presented to the assessment centre as evidence.

If you wish to renew an expiring certificate, you must have previously been certificated in the work category – a shorter re-assessment is available in some categories but this must be taken within 12 months of the certificate expiry date. If not, it will be necessary to retake the full initial assessment.

ACS Work categories are grouped into general work sectors, comprising:

  • Domestic Natural Gas*
  • Commercial Heating
  • Liquefied Petroleum Gas*
  • Commercial Catering
  • Emergency Service Provider & Meter installer

Note, for those working in two or more of the above sectors, changeover assessments are available to avoid being reassessed in common areas where competence has already been proven.

* Offered by Bridgend College

Assessments usually consists of a combination of practical and theory examinations. The Gas Safe Register will be notified of all certification results.

Please view the attached sheet for further information.

Expiry information

ACS certificates are normally valid for 5 years. You can undertake re-assessment up to 6 months prior to the expiry date of your initial certificate. Previous certificates must be presented to the assessment centre as evidence.

If you wish to renew an expiring certificate, you must have previously been certificated in the work category – a shorter re-assessment is available in some categories but this must be taken within 12 months of the certificate expiry date. If not, it will be necessary to retake the full initial assessment.

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