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ACS Initial – what you need when your qualifications have expired

Gas Engineer Courses - ACS Initial – what you need when your qualifications have expired
Gas Engineer Courses - ACS Initial – what you need when your qualifications have expiredGas Engineer Courses - ACS Initial – what you need when your qualifications have expired

Cost - £600.00 + vat + certificate

Duration - 7 days – 3 days refresher training and 4 days in assessment
Location - North Tyneside
Numbers - Min : 2 Max : 4

If you ever held gas qualifications in the past, or yours have run out over 12 months ago this is the course for you! Essentially the same course as the Re-acs, the refresher training & assessment process has more content to remind you of, delves a little deeper into your knowledge and is different assessment paperwork which means it takes a little bit longer to sit. The course is 2.5 days refresher training followed by 2.5 days written & practical assessment. This assessment is aimed at those that previously held relevant ACS Gas CCN1 qualification (plus relevant appliances CENWAT1, HTR1, CKR1, MET1) For Re-assessment all candidates must be able to provide appropriate certificates Candidates must bring with them:

  • All previous original certification
  • 2 passport size photographs
  • National Insurance Number
  • Photographic ID e.g driving licence or Passport
Please note policy on re-sits: there is no charge to re-sit any part of your assessment should you fail. Limited to one assessment per person.

The 5 day ACS re-assessment includes: 2.5 days refresher training to include: Topics covered include:

  • Installation procedures
  • Tightness training
  • Combustion of natural gas
  • Combustion Performance Analysis
  • Ventilation
  • Chimney systems
  • Gas rating
  • Checking & setting meter regulators
  • Gas safety controls
  • Unsafe situations
  • Technical updates
2.5 days ACS re-assessment
  • Open and Closed book written assessments
  • Practical assessment on core gas and relevant appliances
  • CCN1 Gas Safety re-assessment including CPA1 element
  • CCN1 Flues/Chimney re-assessment
  • CENWAT1 re-assessment
  • HTR1 re-assessment
  • CKR1 re-assessment

Start dateDuration StatusLocation Action
20-4-177 days 1 space leftNorth TynesideAdd to Basket

  • CCN1, CPA1 plus whatever appliances you take

Bill Walton Name: William (Bill) Walton Position: Trainer, Assessor Experience: Bill has worked in the gas industry for over 37 years having started with Northern Gas in 1977. Qualified in both domestic and commercial gas, Bill has worked in the North East for Truscott Engineering, Initial Property Maintenance, North Tyneside Council and most recently Kier. With experience in taking gas apprentices under his wing and being one of the most experienced ‘go to’ men in the gas team, the natural progression for Bill was to start teaching it and his effortless and instinctive training ability meant he was the obvious choice for the team. Bill enjoys meeting new people, sharing his knowledge and experience in a fun and humorous way, with plenty of real life examples. He has served with the TA, is interested in all things military and enjoys socialising with family and friends. Bill is also the First Aider and Fire Marshall for the training centre in Killingworth, Newcastle Upon Tyne.


darren Name: Darren McNestry Position: Trainer, Assessor, IV Experience: Darren has worked in the gas industry for almost 30 years having started with IG Clements in 1986. Qualified in both domestic, commercial gas & catering, Darren is also the centre Internal Verifier. Darren has worked for Trolhurst, British Gas and Trade Training and we were thrilled to have Darren join the team in the summer of 2015. Darren made the jump from being on the tools, to training with British Gas in 2003 having been one of the team responsible for the setting up the British Gas ACS centre in Killingworth – which is now our current training and assessment centre. Darren enjoys time with his family, sharing his dry sense of humour with the team and learners and outdoor activities.