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Gas Safety CCN1 and Appliance Course (Initial)​

Gas Safety Core and Appliances (Initial)

The initial CCN1 course is for gas engineers who have let their existing certificate expire for more than 12 months. If you are a qualified plumber with the relevant experience then you may be able to do this course but please contact us so we are able to confirm that you are suitable. –
Course Duration – 7 / 10 Days (depending on experience)


CoursePrice (ex VAT)
CKR1 – Cookers£120
CENWAT – Central Heating Boilers and Water Heaters£120
HTR1 – Space Heaters (Gas Fires)£120
DAH1 – Warm Air Units£120
HWB1 – Swimming Pool Boilers£120

This course is valid for up to 5 years.

Previous certificates must be produced at the time of assessment as evidence.

The candidate will be assessed in the following areas:-

  • Gas safety legislation and standards
  • Gas emergency actions and procedures
  • Products and characteristics of combustion (inc. combustion performance analysis)
  • Ventilation
  • Installation of pipework and fittings
  • Tightness testing and purging
  • Checking and/or setting meter regulators
  • Unsafe situations, emergency notices and warning labels
  • Operation and positioning of emergency isolation controls and valves
  • Checking and setting appliance burner pressures and gas rates
  • Operation and checking of appliance gas safety devices and controls
  • Chimney Standards
  • Chimney inspection and testing
  • Installation of open, balanced and fan assisted chimneys
  • Re-establish existing gas supply and relight appliances

For the initial CCN1 assessment candidates must meet the entry requirements, of which details provided upon request as there are many routes into CCN1

For re-assessment candidates must have held the element previously – if this has expired within 12 months of the assessment date the initial assessment must be undertaken.

The CCN1 core domestic gas safety certificate has an equivalence to a Level 3 QCF qualification in the gas utilisation sector (which is also aligned to ACS) and satisfies the same gas safety criteria leading to a certificate of competence recognised by the Gas Safe Register

Assessment is carried out using a variety of assessment methods including multiple choice, short written response and scenario questions and observed practical assessment

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