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ACS Renewal


ACS Renewal at Options Skills provides existing gas engineers with the ability to renew their ACS qualifications at our training centres in BirminghamLondon and Manchester

ACS qualifications must be renewed every five years to ensure gas engineers can continue working safely, legally and remain on the gas safe register.

Our ACS Renewal is for category 1 candidates, those with existing gas engineering skills, knowledge and experience. This also includes those looking to expand on their skills and scope of work by adding more appliances.

To be eligible for ACS renewal, your ACS qualifications must have expired within the last 12 months or be due to expire.

Options Skills also offer refresher and update training which can be undertaken prior to ACS renewal. Otherwise, you can opt for our assessment only package.

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ACS Renewal Assessment

For your ACS Renewal exam, you will undertake written and practical assessments against the Domestic Suite of ACS Gas qualifications that include:

  • CCN1 Core Gas Safety (Includes CPA1 Flue Gas Analyser)
  • CENWAT Central Heating and Water Heater
  • CKR1 Gas Cookers
  • HTR1 Gas Fires

For more information, call today to request a full course syllabus at 0800 802 1306.

Assessment Information

  • Course Duration: Minimum 5 Days – Maximum 10 Days
  • Qualifications: ACS Gas Qualifications listed above
  • Accredited by:  LCL Awards

If you are a brand new entrant to the Plumbing and Gas Industry, you will need to undertake an approved managed gas training programme such as the Options Skills ACS Gas Training Course before you can be assessed for ACS Qualifications via Initial ACS Assessment.


* – if you have previously held ACS Gas Qualifications and were gas safe, you will need to go through a renewal process. In the situation that your qualifications expired more than 12-months ago, you will need to undertake Initial ACS Assessment. You will not be able to undertake reassessment.

Before acceptance onto an ACS Renewal Course, the following documentation must be provided:

  • Evidence of existing or previous gas qualifications and/ or most recent gas safe card
  • National Insurance number
  • 2 recent colour photographs

ACS gas training qualifications must be renewed every 5-years. This ensures that all practising gas safe engineers are always aware of current legislation and best practice within the industry. There are no exceptions to this rule regardless of the number of years’ experience that a person has gained.

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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Amy KeayAmy Keay
17:49 14 Jan 22
Option Skills - BirminghamI’m not usually a person who will write feedback on Google, but I am someone who will give credit where credit is due.I found myself in a position where I had been made redundant, and id had a conversation with someone who’d decided to go on a gas course and do this through Option Skills. After speaking with the individual, I decided that id give this a go myself to give myself a trade.I can honestly say that it is better than anything that id ever expected. Iv always been someone who had worked in finance, so doing this was new to me and I was a bit apprehensive with how it would go.I have nothing but praise to the employees at Option Skills, and I feel that they are a credit to the company.Andrew, Leanne and Shaun have been the people taking the training sessions, and what incredible people they are.They are extremely knowledgeable and helpful in every way possible with an extra desire to wanting to see you achieve.I have done the course for 8 weeks, and the knowledge I have picked up already is immense.If you are someone looking to get into the gas trade, I would highly recommend Option Skills as you will not be disappointed.Carl Evans
Samuel LauSamuel Lau
19:46 05 Jan 22
Although this course is intense and you will find yourself picking up a lot of information in a short space of time, Options Skills are the best way to get into the trades if you are a fast learner and are willing to work hard. The trainers are excellent (John, Steve, Thomas) and they will help you wherever they can, however be prepared to put in the work yourself in the evenings and weekends to revise and pass exams. Josh and James from the recruitment team were a joy to work with, they work tirelessly to find us all placements to start working in the industry while you complete the portfolio part of the course. I just finished the Electrical 6 week course and the lads found me a job in Birmingham city centre. With a number of exams left to do and portfolio to complete after you finish the 6 weeks in-centre, you can expect the total time to reach being qualified to be around 1-2 years.
beau clarkebeau clarke
08:12 24 Nov 21
Really recommend this training centre. Just finished a 6 week electrical installation course. Tutors Colin and John were great, they were knowledgeable professional and very supportive throughout. Josh and his recruitment team managed to find me a job in the industry starting the Monday after I finished the training. 5 stars all round from me. Thank you to everybody at option skills and keep up the good work!!!
Tom McdonaldTom Mcdonald
17:52 03 Nov 21
Great service from start to finish. Course is very well run & enjoyable. Prepares you for the world of electrics, with constant support from trainers Colin or John when needed. After the course is finished Josh and his team work around the clock to help you get a foot in the door at an electrical company. Constant support & updates, giving you confidence in what can be a hard process. Making it very smooth and simple
Kiril IvanovKiril Ivanov
07:37 14 Oct 21
John, I would like to express how much I enjoyed your classes. Thank you for making your classes special and interesting and enjoying with your innovative teaching.Thank you, for all the fun activities you included in the class to enhance learning, proving the fact that learning can indeed be fun.Great Teachers never try to be the best teachers. They simply bring out the best in their students. You definitely are one and I want you to know this. Thank you for everything.

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