Solid Fuel to Gas Fire Changeover Course

What's included?

CCN1 and HTR1
Duration:  Up to 19 weeks (15 weeks distance learning, 3 weeks centre-based practical workshops, 1 week assessments)
Cost: £3250+VAT

Introduction to the Course

This qualification is aimed at existing solid fuel installers or chimney sweeps wishing to expand their portfolio of work to include installation, service, maintenance and decommissioning of gas fires.

Course Structure

The course has been designed as an 18-week distance-learning programme.

sf2gf schedule

The Distance Learning element of the programme will involve us uploading your learning weekly along with activities to complete.

As part of the programme you will also be required to attend three 5-day practical workshops within our County Durham Centre allowing you to consolidate your prior distance learning.

What is not included, but must be undertaken, is supervised workplace experience alongside a qualified Gas Safe engineer. This must be equivalent to 30 days.

Upon successful completion of the Managed Learning Programme you will then undertake a 5-day assessment programme which, on successful completion, will qualify you for the installation, service, maintenance and decommissioning of gas fires and enable you to become a member of Gas Safe.

Course cost and payment options

The cost of the qualification is £3000 + VAT. This includes all assessments (and re-assessment’s if needed), all training material, free Logic Domestic Gas Safety Training Manual and tailored learning support by our expert training team throughout the learning programme.

£1000+VAT deposit is required to secure your place. Robinsons UK can also offer a payment structure to allow you to pay the remainder throughout the programme.

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

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 module 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

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