Refresher Training and Initial Assessment

What's included?

CCN1 and up to 4 appliances
Duration: up to 2 weeks
Cost: £1500+VAT

Pre-requisites

This course is specially designed for Engineers who have prior plumbing and heating experience/qualifications and want to gain the Gas ACS.

Proof of initial qualifications must be provided in order to undertake this course.

CCN1 - core gas safety

CCN1, Domestic Gas Safety, is the core qualification and is normally a pre-requisite to have before attaining other additional qualifications. There are some exceptions to this, but generally most candidates must complete CCN1, or already be in possession of this qualification before adding others. In broad terms CCN1 contains the following core modules.

  • Gas Safety Regulations
  • Emergency Actions
  • Combustion
  • Ventilation
  • Flueing
  • Gas pipework
  • Let-by & tightness testing
  • Re-establishing gas supplies
  • Pressure regulators
  • Gas rates & pressures
  • Gas controls
  • Emergency valves
  • Unsafe situations

As you can see CCN1 contains several modules and therefore training takes a number of days to complete. You must also allow time to undertake and successfully pass the associated theory and practical assessments associated with CCN1. These can also take a day or more to complete, again dependant upon the time you as an individual might need.

CENWAT1 - central heating, boilers and water heaters

CENWAT1, Domestic Gas Fired central heating, water & heaters, covers what you’ll need to know in order to safely install, service and repair this particular category of appliances. Broadly, the course covers the following knowledge areas.

  • Checking the Heating requirements & appliance outputs
  • Checking the intended installation site.
  • The gas connection and supply pipes
  • Securing the appliance correctly
  • Ventilation requirements
  • Flueing requirements, including condensate outflow
  • Tightness testing
  • Operating pressures
  • Flushing, commissioning and testing the appliance / system
  • Other ‘site specific’ checks and tests

CENWAT1 training is normally completed within a day, plus additional time to sit the theory & practical assessments. Please also note that since April 2012 CPA1, Flue gas analysers, are also a mandatory requirement, linked in with CENWAT training & assessment.

CKR1 - domestic cookers

CKR1, Domestic Gas Cooking Appliances, covers what you’ll need to know in order to safely install, service and repair domestic gas cooking appliances. Broadly, the course covers the following knowledge areas.

  • Checking the intended installation site.
  • The gas connection and supply pipes
  • Securing the appliance correctly
  • Ventilation requirements
  • Tightness testing
  • Operating pressures
  • Commissioning and testing the appliance
  • Other ‘site specific’ checks and tests

CKR1 training is normally completed within half a day, plus additional time to sit the theory & practical assessments.

HTR1 - gas fires and wall heaters

HTR1, Domestic Gas Fires & Wall Heaters, covers what you’ll need to know in order to safely install, service and repair domestic gas fires & wall heaters. Broadly, the course covers the following knowledge areas.

  • Checking the intending installation site.
  • The gas connection and supply pipes
  • Securing the appliance correctly
  • Ventilation requirements
  • Flueing requirements
  • Tightness testing
  • Operating pressures
  • Commissioning and testing the appliance
  • Other ‘site specific’ checks and tests

HTR1 training is normally completed within half a day, plus additional time to sit the theory & practical assessments.  Please also note that since April 2012 CPA1, Flue gas analysers, are also a mandatory requirement, linked in with HTR1 training & assessment.

CPA1 - combustion performance analysis

CPA1, Flue Gas Analysers, covers what you’ll need to know in order to use a flue gas analyser.  Broadly, the course covers the following knowledge areas.

  • Overview of flue gas analysis
  • The detection and measurement of gaseous particles in the air / flue-ways
  • The dangers of carbon monoxide and it’s affect on health / life
  • Measuring % oxygen levels present
  • The use of analysers to check correct combustion and gas rates
  • Testing operational efficiency of appliances
  • Assisting to determine whether appliances require further maintenance
  • Safe actions to undertake, based upon measurements detected
  • Other ‘site specific’ checks and tests

CPA1 training is normally completed within half a day, plus additional time to sit the theory & practical assessments. Please also note that since April 2012 CPA1, Flue gas analysers, are also a mandatory requirement. If you currently hold CCN1 and are not planning to retake you should complete CPA1 as an isolated assessment. If you are retaking your CCN1 or taking it for the first time it will be included within the CCN1 core assessment.

If you hold the commercial core, COCN1, and will be working on under 70kw boilers, then you will need to complete CENWAT1 and CPA1.

MET2 - formerly MET1, domestic gas meters

MET2, Domestic Gas Meters (up to U6 sizes), covers what you’ll need to know in order to safely install, exchange, remove & commission domestic gas meters. Broadly, the course covers the following knowledge areas.

  • Checking the intended installation site.
  • Types of meter boxes and housings
  • The gas connection and meter outlet
  • Securing the meter correctly
  • Ventilation requirements (if any)
  • Tightness testing
  • Inlet & operating pressures
  • Commissioning and testing operation of the meter
  • Labelling the meter and recording installation details
  • Other ‘site specific’ checks and tests

MET2 training is normally completed within half a day, plus additional time to sit the theory & practical assessments.