Gas Training Courses

Energy Training Hub, a one-stop shop for all your gas training needs. Whether starting a career or looking to update individual or employees’ skills, you can choose from a wide range of recognised courses.

Here we will help you gain the necessary skills, experience and qualifications to join the ‘gas safe’ register and do your job in both domestic or commercial gas.  We are a registered NICEIC centre offering all aspects of Gas Safe Registration re-assessment courses.

For qualified gas engineers, we offer courses to supplement your current skills, including  renewables courses such as heat pump systems, power flushing and Solar Thermal.

Our range of courses also include solar panel installation and rainwater harvesting.

Those in the plumbing field, existing plumbers and heating engineers are offered courses that include Energy Efficiency, Water Regulations and Unvented Hot Water.

The Energy Training Hub stands out as one of the best private Gas training centres in the UK, delivering quality courses and assessment at the highest level to address the ever-widening skills gap in the gas industry. Courses are run regularly throughout the year and at times to fit around you and your work.

Elementary Gas Certificate

20 days block course (Stage 1 = 10 days, Stage 2 = 10 days, with 10 days gap between

This training course has been designed to teach candidates the practical skills, knowledge and understanding to work safely in the installation, commissioning and servicing of domestic gas appliances and pipework.

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Who is this course for?

Specifically designed for mature candidates who are able to demonstrate that they have a reasonable level of practical skill and understanding, for example someone changing career or someone already working as a ‘mate’ within the gas/plumbing related industries.

Topics covered?

  • Gas safety legislation
  • Tightness testing & purging
  • Ventilation
  • Flues
  • Gas safety controls
  • Appliances

How long is the course?

20 days block, Stage 1 = 10 days, Stage 2 = 10 days, normally with a 10 day gap between.

What is the outcome of the course?

On completion of the training course, candidates should be at a level of competence
to undertake their Accredited Certification Scheme (ACS) Core Domestic Gas Safety
assessments and any work related appliances that may be required. The candidate will also need to access work outside of the training centre, with a Gas Safe registered Installer for the on-the-job evidence that this course requires.

Natural Gas – Domestic

Candidates must successfully complete the Domestic Core Gas Safety (ACS) qualification (CCN1), in order to undertake work with natural gas in a domestic environment and prior to any additional assessment natural gas fuelled installations and appliances.

Natural Gas – Non Domestic

Candidates must successfully complete the Non-Domestic Core Gas Safety (ACS) qualification COCN1 or CODNCO1 (Changeover) in order to undertake work with natural gas in a domestic environment and prior to any additional assessment natural gas fuelled installations and appliances.

Commercial Catering Training and Assessment

Candidates must successfully complete the Commercial Catering Core Gas Safety CCCN1 or CoDC1 (Changeover) in order to undertake work with natural gas in a commercial catering environment and prior to any additional assessment on commercial gas catering installations and appliances.

LPG

CoNGLP1 is a “fuel changeover” assessment that allows gas engineers who currently hold CCN1 (Natural Gas) qualification to work on Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) installations. The assessment only covers the fuel characteristics that are different between LPG and Natural Gas.

This assessment takes the form of both written and practical exams covering the following:
Training & Assessment for gas engineers wishing to gain qualification to work with LPG domestic installations and appliances.

Domestic Heating Systems - S+Y Plans

2 day course

The course is ideally suited for Plumbers and Heating Engineers who would like to improve their knowledge of electrical wiring and fault finding on domestic heating systems. It is aimed at engineers who wish to enhance their skills and knowledge required to maintain and repair
central heating systems.

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What are the course objectives and key benefits?

The course covers the following areas:

  • Electrical systems
  • Central heating
  • Central heating appliance components
  • Wiring of S and Y plan systems
  • Fault finding on S and Y plan systems
  • Utilising a multimeter to identify working and defective components

How am I assessed?

Theory and practical workshop

How long is the course?

2 days

Energy Efficiency

1 day course

This qualification is designed for people who offer energy advice to customers. You might be an energy or environmental engineer or technician wanting to advance your career in energy efficiency.

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What are the entry requirements?

There are no entry/pre-requisite requirements to undertake this course, although it would be beneficial to have a good understanding of heating controls and systems. However, most candidates hold an ACS gas certificate in Domestic or Commercial.

What is the course content?

  • The course covers current Building Regulations Part L1A & L1B
  • SEDBUK values
  • Basic and recommended good practice on gas, oil, solar, ground source and solid fuel heating installations
  • Whole house boiler sizing method

How am I assessed?

Multiple choice test.

What are the course objectives and key benefits?

This training programme will help candidates to understand energy efficiency in relation to Building Regulations and how these will impact on a day-to-day business. The course will ensure you are qualified to certify gas installations such as boilers, fires etc.

How long is the course?

1 day course plus directed study at home prior to attending the course.

What is the outcome of the course?

Candidates who successfully complete the assessment will receive a NICEIC Energy Efficiency certificate which is mandatory to register with Gas Safe.

What do I need to bring?

  • Completed pre course reading which will be provided
  • National Insurance Number
  • Two passport size photographs

All course costs include initial examination entry fees and certification. Where a resit examination is being taken, a fee is payable at the time of registration.

Unvented Hot Water Systems

1 day course

This level is suitable if you are working in industry and are making complex decisions on a daily basis in line with your work requirements.

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What are the entry requirements?

  • Experience in the installation of domestic cold and hot water systems
  • Hold one recognised competency in a conventional fuel i.e. gas, oil or solid fuel
  • For those in the plumbing field an NVQ level 2 or equivalent plumbing qualification or experience
  • A basic knowledge of the Water (fittings) Regulations is also desirable

What is the course content?

  • System design
  • Installation, commissioning and servicing unvented hot water cylinders
  • Fault finding on unvented hot water cylinders
  • Understanding legislation surrounding unvented hot water cylinder installations
  • How to become registered as an unvented hot water operative

How am I assessed?

There will be written and practical assessments.

What are the course objectives and key benefits?

On successful completion of this course candidates will have a clear understanding of and will be able to legally install and maintain, unvented hot water systems.

How long is the course?

1 day course.

What is the outcome of the course?

Successful candidates will receive an NICEIC certificate to prove their competence in Unvented Hot Water Storage Systems.

What do I need to bring?

  • Pre course reading notes (which will be supplied)
  • National Insurance Number
  • Two passport size photographs

All course costs include initial examination entry fees and certification. Where a resit examination is being taken, a fee is payable at the time of registration.

Water Regulations

1 day course

This course is suitable for those already employed within these industries and who wish to update their knowledge of the Water Regulations in line with UK Building Regulations for CPD purposes.

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What are the entry requirements?

Experience within the industry and/or are studying towards City & Guilds level 3 plumbing.

What is the course content?

  • Introduction
  • Background & legislation
  • The regulations
  • Materials and substances in contact with water
  • Requirements for water fittings
  • Water system design and installation
  • Commissioning
  • Prevention of cross connection of unwholesome water
  • Backflow prevention
  • Cold & hot water services
  • WC’s flushing devices and urinals
  • Sanitary appliances
  • Water for outside use

How am I assessed?

Formal written examination.

What are the course objectives and key benefits?

The course aims provide an up-to-date knowledge and understanding of the Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations 1999, which is used to control the installation and use of water supply systems, certified the individual as competent in this field.

How long is the course?

1 day course.

What is the outcome of the course?

Successful completion of the assessment is part of the criteria which enables candidates to be able to join the Water Industry Approved Plumbers Scheme (WIAPS).

What can I do after this course?

On successful completion of this course candidates may want to take unvented hot water and energy efficiency courses.

What do I need to bring?

  • Pre course learning (which will be sent)
  • National Insurance Number
  • Two passport size photographs

All course costs include initial examination entry fees and certification. Where a resit examination is being taken, a fee is payable at the time of registration.

*Course durations may differ slightly based on the experience and prior qualifications of candidates.

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