As you are probably aware, qualifying for entrance into the gas ACS scheme has been tightened considerably over the last 12 months, requiring candidates to prove that they are currently working, under supervision, on gas installations and appliances.

At EDS, and in conjunction with ERS, a managed learning programme has been developed to give companies and candidates a route into ACS. It focuses on, and is suitable for, candidates with no formal qualifications to enable them to enter ACS i.e. working as an apprentice or plumber for a Gas Safe Registered company.

In essence this course consists of 4 weeks, both practical and theory based training, at our centre and ‘on the job’ training with the candidates employer. During this ‘on the job’ training, the candidate will gather evidence in the form of a portfolio (supplied by EDS Ltd). The time scale for this evidence is not fixed, although there are recommendations, as it will depend on the diversity of work carried out by the company/candidate and the existing qualifications held by the candidate which will determine whether he/she is a category 2 or 3 entrant (contact the centre for explanation of different categories)

Once all the required evidence is gathered and the portfolio has been validated by the training centre and ERS, the candidate, upon completion of the end tests, will be eligible to take his/her ACS although this will be at the discretion of the training provider depending on the quality of evidence within the portfolio.

With this in mind the candidate must be employed by or have access to a Gas Safe Registered company/engineer, and would ideally suit someone who would like to progress from apprentice/plumber status within a company to fully qualified engineer.

We feel this provides an excellent route into ACS for the right candidate, so if you feel this course would benefit you or your company, or would like more information, please do not hesitate to contact us, a visit to our centre to see the facilities could also be arranged.

NEXT START DATE – Monday 15th February 2021

Additional Start Dates - Tuesday 13th April 2021


Course Costs:

GGFO (Inc CCN1) – £4200.00   including Publications/Registration

Saturday GGFO (Inc CCN1) - £4,750.00 including Publications/Registration

Please note the above costs do not include VAT