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Dates are available upon request, please contact 01254 292451 or email for further information.

Category three applicants are people who want to enter into the gas industry but do not hold any relevant qualifications relating to gas. It is also for those who want to take a career change. For this you are required to carry out ‘on & off the job' training.

What will I study?

The course consists of 4 weeks full-time ‘off the job' study at Blackburn College and also collection of on the job evidence required by the ACS scheme.

Training covers aspects of Gas Safety such as:

  • Ventilation
  • Tightness Testing
  • Flues & Flue Testing
  • Installation of Pipework
  • Combustion

Entry requirements

In order to qualify for entrance to the ACS assessments, candidates not already in possession of an ACS certificate or Gas Safe registration, need to complete a relevant NVQ qualification in Gas or complete the Gas Utilisation Course.

How will I be assessed?

The course will be delivered through both practical and theory assessments.

What can I do next?

We offer a wide range of Gas courses. Contact the Gas team on 01254 292451/01254 292500 or email

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