The New Entrant Commercial Heating Approved Prior Learning (APL) course is an in-depth training programme covering all aspects of core commercial gas safety. The course is recognised under the Nationally Accredited Certification Scheme for Gas Fitting Operatives (ACS).
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The New Entrant Commercial Heating Approved Prior Learning (APL) course is an in-depth training programme covering all aspects of core commercial gas safety. The course is recognised under the Nationally Accredited Certification Scheme for Gas Fitting Operatives (ACS) as a pre-requisite Managed Learning programme, prior to assessment and application to be accepted on the Gas Safe Register.
The cost of the course includes training, a training manual, APL assessment, the certification fee and the Candidate Workbook for recording on-site experience.
Acceptance on to the course is subject to an informal induction interview and proof of existing commercial heating experience in order to meet the ACS Scheme entry requirements. The format and content of the Candidate Workbook, in which the operative’s on-site work experience will be documented, is covered during the induction interview.
The Commercial Heating Approved Prior Learning course is for operatives who are looking to become Gas Safe Registered but do not currently have the skills to undertake the ACS Scheme qualifications. Following successful completion of the Approved Prior Learning course, operatives will then complete their portfolio of on-site work experience as required by the ACS Scheme. Following that, operatives will undertake the 6 Day Core Commercial course which includes 2 days of revision followed by assessment in Commercial Core Gas Safety (COCN1), Pipework Installation (ICPN1) and Indirect Fired Boilers (CIGA1). The cost of this course is £995.00 + vat. Upon sucessful completion of the ACS assessments, operatives will then be able to apply to join the Gas Safe Register.
The course includes training on the following: –
- Gas Safety ( Installation & Use ) Regulations
- Gas Industry Unsafe Situations Procedure
- Installation requirements for Commercial Pipework
- Commercial Chimney requirements and Clean Air Act
- Ventilation requirements for Commercial appliances
- Operation of forced draught burners
- Commission, service, repair and breakdown of Indirect fired boilers and Warm Air heaters
- Commercial appliance and Pipework controls
- Combustion analysis of Commercial appliances
Operatives may also wish to review the following guidance document for more information regarding the course.
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