Gas Foundation Course

Would you like to become a professional gas engineer? If the answer is YES, then our Gas Foundation Course is perfect for you. Whether you’re a beginner or have some gas experience, North West Business Training Domestic Gas Qualification is an ideal way to start your career in the gas industry.

Our gas course is aimed at those who wish to undertake approved training prior to seeking a career in the gas industry. Successful completion of the course will enable you to qualify for the ACS assessments, which are required to become Gas Safe registered. In order to complete the on the job aspects of the course, you need to obtain a work placement with a Gas Safe registered business that is willing to provide an extended period of the company’s ‘in house’ gas training and organisational support prior to taking the ACS assessment.

Cost of CCNI Foundation Gas Course


Price includes portfolio, training manual, registration, and CCN1 initial assessment.

Payment plans are available.

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Skills you will be taught during Gas Foundation Course

  • Cutting and measuring copper tube accurately
  • Pipe-work preparation for soldering
  • Soldering techniques / Practicing soldering/soldering assessments
  • X and Z dimension calculations
  • Cutting assembling and soldering practice frames to specific dimensions
  • How to assemble compression fittings/compression fitting assessments
  • The use of different types of jointing pastes for compression jointing
  • Cutting assembling and jointing compression fittings frames to specific dimensions
  • Cutting and treading low carbon steel pipe
  • Jointing steel pipe
  • The use of different fittings on steel pipe
  • All pipe-work is tested to 3 bar for 3 min
  • Hot and cold water theory
  • Heating Controls – theory
  • Different types of heating systems
  • Different types of heating controls and their functions
  • Fixing a simulated combination boiler jig
  • Fixing all necessary pipework
  • Running pipework under floors
  • Marking out and fixing radiators simulating ground and upper floors
  • Water testing
  • Positioning an indirect cylinder in an airing cupboard
  • Connecting cold water supplies to a cylinder
  • Hot water pipework from the cylinder
  • Coldwater distribution from a simulated loft area
  • Legislation
  • Tightness Testing
  • Pipework requirements
  • Pipe sizing
  • Gas rates / Heat inputs
  • Flueing
  • Appliance installation and servicing
  • Ventilation
  • Unsafe situations

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Gas Course FAQ

If you would like to work as a domestic gas installer then you must hold Domestic Gas Safety CCN1 Qualification, plus certification for the appliances you have worked on.

Gas Safe Register membership is a legal requirement for carrying out any gas work in the UK.

CCN1 Gas Course is aimed at Category 3 operatives who have little or no prior experience in the plumbing and gas industry. Trainees who lack gas training and experience will need to hold a recognised qualification in the mechanical services engineering sector (e.g. plumbing) or successful interview with a member of the Building Services Team.

The key thing about any course or qualification is to learn the skills that are required to fulfil your job role in the future. This is exactly what our CCN1 gas course will provide.

Themis have devised this course to help you learn in a well-structured step by step process. You’ll be taught all the essential skills to equip you to become a safe and competent Gas Engineer.

  • Gas pipework and fittings
  • Gas safety legislation
  • Characteristics of combustion
  • Standing, operating pressure and gas rates
  • The positioning of emergency controls and procedures
  • Tightness testing and purging
  • Checking and setting meter regulates
  • Ventilation requirements
  • Flues
  • Gas safety devices and controls
  • Unsafe situations and notices
  • Re-establishing gas supplies
  • Domestic fires
  • Boilers
  • Cookers
  • Water heaters

Assessment will consist of.

  • 6 Multiple choice exam papers.
  • 6 Practical assessments within the workshop environment.

Additionally a portfolio of practical evidence must be completed whilst in employment or work placement with a registered Gas Safe Engineer.

Expected attendance on programme is one day per week at college and a minimum of one day per week with a Gas Safe Engineer.

Accreditation of North West Business Training Domestic Gas Course

North West Business Training Gas Course is fully accredited by BPEC.

BPEC is a specialised provider of industry-recognised qualifications, assessments, short courses, and learning materials.

Start Dates and Duration of CCNI Foundation Gas Course

As this is a bespoke course, we have courses available to start in January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December; dates can be arranged around your working schedule/commitments. Contact us now to arrange your start date.

On average this course will take 12 months to complete, this will vary depending on your experience and the amount of time you as a candidate take to complete your portfolio of evidence.

Progression Routes after completing CCN1 Gas Course

After completing our professional gas course, you will be able to progress onto a variety of additional courses. These courses will help you achieve other advance qualifications and further your career as a professional gas engineer. The following are some of the qualifications that candidates work towards after completing CCN1 gas course.

Why choose North West Business Training?

  • Supported by the established excellence of Burnley College, the Number 1 College in England*
  • Specialist, highly-qualified Tutors with extensive professional experience and knowledge
  • Fully-equipped training suites and workshops with the latest, industry-standard tools, equipment, IT and materials
  • Bespoke training opportunities and individual attention to ensure training needs are met
  • Ample, free on-site car parking and easy access to public transport
  • Ongoing support from knowledgeable and experienced staff.

    *In the latest official Government league tables for student attainment

Success Stories

When Gregory Price’s employers decided to relocate their company abroad, Greg decided to have a change in career path from electrical engineering. He took advantage of this opportunity and re-trained as a Gas Engineer. After successfully completing this programme Greg set up as a self-employed Gas Engineer GRC Plumbing and now employs other Gas Engineers. Feedback from previously qualified engineers who are running successful gas businesses

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Book a guided tour of our facilities. You will be taken around the facilities, where the staff will explain how the course works and how can you become a qualified gas engineer.

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How to get to North West Business Training, Burnley?

We are centrally located, single campus in Burnley, with easy access to the motorway network, and close to all the local amenities and transport links. We have ample and secure parking available for those that choose to travel by car, please use the postcode BB12 0AN for Satellite Navigation. If you prefer to use public transport we are short distance from the following:


    Burnley Central Station (5 minutes)

    Manchester Road Train Station (15 minutes)

  • BUS

    We are a short distance from Burnley Central Bus Station, average travel time from all major towns shown below:

    • Colne Central (33 minutes)
    • Barnoldswick (48 minutes)
    • Rossendale (42 minutes)
    • Blackburn (31 minutes)
    • Accrington (30 minutes)
    • Hyndburn (47 minutes)

    More information and an interactive map is available on our website