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ACS Gas Changes 2018 – What you need to know?

September 25, 2018 featured image

The Nationally Accredited Certification Scheme (ACS) is being updated* to ensure installers are experienced before they add to their existing training.

From the 1st October 2018, candidates will have to prove that they have been on the Gas Safety Register for at least six months in order to:

  • Extend Scope: Moving from one sector to another e.g. Domestic to Commercial, Catering or LPG changeover.
  • Extend Range: Remaining within the sector but adding additional appliances or modules e.g. holding CCN1 & CENWAT and adding Fires (HTR1) or Cookers (CKR1).

Candidates will have to provide evidence to prove this at the time of booking. Evidence can be provided by supplying copies of old cards or certificates.

Re-assessments WILL NOT be affected by these changes.

In a nutshell, the scheme expects engineers to gain some experience in what they’ve been trained initially before extending the scope of their work.

Please note: These changes are nationwide and are not coming from Logic4training. All training centres in the UK will have to adhere to the new requirements.

We are embracing these changes for the better and will continue to improve our training programme to deliver what the industry is looking for.

Which courses does this affect?

New Entrants

Domestic Gas Heating Installer – New Entrants Package

Domestic Gas Heating Installer – Experienced Trades MLP

Changeover Packages

Domestic to Commercial Changeover

Commercial Heating Changeover Gas Safety Package

Commercial Heating Gas Safety Upskill Package

Domestic to Commercial Catering Changeover

Catering Changeover Gas Safety Package

Domestic to LPG Changeover

LPG Changeover & Categories course

Increasing Scope to existing registrations

Domestic ACS

Gas Safety Domestic Appliances Course (initial)

Commercial ACS

Commercial ACS Gas Safety (Modules)

Note: Adding appliances or modules to majority of Core competencies for the first time will be affected by these changes.

Call our customer services team on 0208 845 7222 or email to to find out more.

*as per the new Guidance Note 8 (V6 – Aug’18) issued by the Scheme Management Committee

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