Personal Learning Account

Are you aged over 19 and earning under £26,000? Or, has your employment been negatively impacted by Covid-19? Then this course could be available for free through the Personal Learning Account.

How to apply: To apply through the Personal Learning Account, visit this information page.

Is this course right for me?

Candidates that are working in the plumbing /gas industries, but do not hold the required qualifications to become Gas Safe registered.

Entry requirements:

Proven experience in the gas industry and/or Plumbing/Heating NVQ Level 2 or 3. You must be able to produce a portfolio of evidence of a range of gas work, countersigned by a current Gas Safe Registered operative.


40 days in the classroom/workshop in conjunction with onsite experience (candidates to arrange for themselves).


Completion of a portfolio of evidence of gas work carried out in the workplace. BPEC set assessments to be carried out in College.


ACS assessment (practical and theory). This will allow candidates to apply for Gas Safe registration, CCN1 (pipework) + 1 appliance. After six months on the Gas Safe register, progression to further gas appliance training and assessment, if additional elements are required.