Gas Foundation Courses (CAT 3)
Accredited Certification Scheme (ACS)
CCN1 (Core gas safety)
CPA1 (Combustion analysis)
CENWAT (Boilers & Water Heaters)
HTR1 (Gas Fires)
DAH (Warm Air Units)
OFT 50 - Full training for new entrants to the industry without experience
OFT 101 - Single stage pressure jet servicing and commissioning
OFT 105 - Installation of oil-fired combustion appliances
OFT 600A - Installation of oil fuel storage and supply systems
OFT 201 - Commercial Oil (Over 45k)
(CoNGLP1) LPG Changeover (from natural gas)
PD (Permanent Dwellings / Residental homes)
RPH (Residential Park Homes)
LAV (Leisure Accomodation Vehicles / Touring Caravans & Motorhomes/ Static Caravans)
HTRLP (Closed Flue Gas Fires)
Legionella Awareness training
Disinfection & Risk Assessment
Unvented Hot Water Systems
Combi Boiler Fault-Finding
Electricity for Plumbers
Renewable Energy Awareness Course
(Single-day refresher training provided)
18th Edition - Full training
18th Edition - Update course
Part P Full Scope (A,B,C.)
Part P (Defined scope B,C.)
Periodic Inspection Testing & Cert.
City & Guilds 2396
Safe Electrical Isolation
At FlixTAC we have experience tailoring and delivering specific courses to meet individual requirements. E.G. your company specific guidelines delivered to your staff to ensure they are trained accordingly and are working safe. We may even be prepared to travel to your site(s) with our learning aids to deliver training and assessments in your workplace environment.
Most individuals will study their chosen trade whilst at sixth-form college and hold their trade qualification(s) from an early age. For the others amongst you who are looking to re-train there is an alternative route to gain your accreditation that we can offer.
The routes candidates were permitted to take to gain entry into the gas
gas industry have now permanently changed as of October 1st 2018. As such the only option available for new entrants who wish to train and work as gas engineers is via a Managed learning Program or 'MLP'. The MLP mirrors the previous standard apprenticeship route and offers a far broader range of learning compared to any 'fast-track' routes that have now been deleted.
Candidates will be required to source an exisiting qualified gas engineer who can mentor them throughout this process. On-site training and experience is key to the learning process, and works in-hand with the training you will recieve from us at our training centre in Scunthorpe. Most of the learning you will recieve will be directly from your currently qualifield engineer/mentor, though there are approx 40 tutor-led training days at Flixtac (including any distance learning methods) to cover additional required theory and practical elements.
Candidates will build a portfolio of evidence covering various essentail work modules during their MLP. The portfolio needs to detail the work they have carried out on site accompanied by photographic evidence where possible. After the portfolio is completed and we are satisfied that no further training from ourselves is required, dates will be arranged for the candidate to attend their gas foundation exams. Following on from these are the main ACS assessments.
Once the ACS assessments have been completed successfully, the candidate (now a Domestic Gas Engineer!) will then be eligible to apply for Gas Safe Registration (following receipt of their new certificate of competence sent from our awarding body.
The timescales for completion of the portfolio vary. This is according to each individual (some are keener than others at theory) and the opportunities for gaining relevant experiences will also vary from different employers (e.g. some companies may purely service/repair without carrying out installation work).
Our MLP routes are as follows
The dates for next gas diploma courses will start in February 2019 and the total cost is £4400.00
(The cost of your portfolio is included in this price, as are your workbooks, certification charges, aftercare and vat.)
We shall be holding short meetings in February for all interested candidates so we can explain the portfolio building and training/assessment process in a relaxed manner.
This course includes approx forty days training at our centre (one day per week) which is combined with distance learning and constant support provided by us throughout so if you are committed to your own work on any particular date we can tailor some guided 'home work' for you.
The qualification process:
There will be a four days gas foundation assessment process following the finalised training/portfolio completion. When successful you will then hold a recognised gas foundation diploma qualification. Shortly after your diploma has been achieved you will then be ready to sit your main assessments which is know as your ACS. When your ACS has been achieved, you are a fully qualified gas engineer ready to work on gas installation pipework, central heating boilers, and gas fired water heaters.
We also offer any technical support and guidance you may need following your course with us for as long as you need, as it's sometimes beneficial to gain some reassurance when you're new to a trade or simply want to enforce your decision on the job with some reference to gas regulations in the interest of safety etc.
The 18th Edition of the IET Wiring Regulations (BS 7671) was released on the 1st July 2018: don't panic though as engineers have a six month period before the new requirements come into effect on 01/01/2019.
(It should be noted that any new installations should be designed in accordance with the ‘new version’ before that date.)
The qualification covers the full content of BS7671:2018 IET Wiring Regulations, 18th Edition.
3 days course including EAL assessments. This course contains a live EAL on-screen examination. The online multiple-choice examination comprises of 60 questions (120 minutes) and is an open-book exam. Candidates sitting the exam are permitted the use of the BS 7671 literature only, any other reference materials including the IET on-site guide are not permitted.
Upon successful completion of the course/update the learner will have displayed an understanding of the new IET Wiring Regulations, 18th Edition. For individuals working in the electrotechnical sector to develop and/or enhance their knowledge of the 'Requirements for Electrical Installations' this update wil be mandatory. (The Regulations apply to the design, erection and verification of electrical installations, also additions and alterations to existing installations.)
-Existing installations that have been installed in accordance with earlier editions of the Regulations may not comply wholey with this newly revised edition.
Please use the link below to be re-directed to the IET website:
For available course dates please contact us to secure your seat.
1 Day update courses: £195
3 Days initial entrant/further training: £405
For further information on the new changes in your industry and to order any literature in advance of making a booking, please use the link below to visit the Niceic website.