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Whether you're a beginner or have experience in the trades industry, our gas courses can be tailored to suit you. We take you right up from initial training and portfolio building with a mentor to your ACS qualifications. We also offer ACS Gas Renewals for registered gas engineers.

Options Skills offers a domestic gas course that incorporates foundation training and assessments and ACS assessments, both initial and renewal. All certified by LCL Awards. You can undertake one of our gas courses in our Birmingham, London or Manchester training centres.

Our gas courses are aimed at beginner with very little, or no experience. However, training options can be tailored for experienced gas installers looking to obtain new qualifications, or learn further skills.

For the step-by-step process of becoming a gas engineer, visit: How To Become A Gas Engineer

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Stage 1: Centre Led Training

Step one of the gas course is a mixture of practical and theoretical learning. Initial training takes place at one of our fully-equipped training centres. Delivered in small groups over eight weeks, you will learn all the skills you need to move onto step two with confidence.

Stage 2: Portfolio Building

Trainees must then gain real-life work experience while supervised by a registered gas engineer. Students will build a portfolio of work as evidence of the work undertaken and skills learned during this step. At Options Skills, we can guarantee to find you a placement to help you build your on-site portfolio. We can do this because our many years of industry experience means that we have an established network of experienced gas mentors – something that not many training providers can promise. The time taken to complete the portfolio will vary for each student. However, the minimum duration to do this is 100 days, with the maximum duration being two years.

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Stage 3: ACS Qualifications

Once you have completed your portfolio, you will be invited to return to the training centre to assess your ACS Gas Qualifications. This includes practical, written and verbal examination. Initial ACS Assessment at Options Skills includes core gas safety, central heating and boilers, gas fires and cookers and flue gas analyser – otherwise known as the domestic suite of gas qualifications. ACS gas qualifications must be renewed every 5-years, with the process involving reassessment for existing registered gas engineers.

Up to 31st December 2020 Regulated qualifications and UKAS Accredited certificates of competence issued in the UK were widely recognised by other EU member states. However since the UK’s withdrawal from the EU, individual member states that previously recognised a UK qualification may now no longer do so. Learners undertaking qualifications on the basis that it is recognised by an EU member state should in the first instance make enquiries with the relevant bodies in that Country to confirm its recognition status.



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