The Domestic Gas foundation course is for anyone looking to enter the Gas Industry. This gas safety course is well suited to plumbers and people with plumbing experience who want to progress into domestic gas work or anyone looking to start a new career in the domestic gas industry.


On completion of the course candidates are issued with a BPEC Gas foundation Certificate, once you have received this you can apply to take the ACS assessments (CCN1, CPA1 and CENWAT) required for Gas Safe registration.

The domestic gas foundation course training and exams are held at our bespoke Plumbing and Gas Centre; Unit 5 Chapel Road, Portslade, Brighton BN41 1PF.

The course requires 294 hours of centre-based training alongside “on the job” training with a gas registered engineer so that candidates can collect work-based evidence to compile their candidate portfolio.

The candidate portfolio allows candidates to record all the training they undertake as evidence of the necessary knowledge and experience to undertake the ACS assessment.

Candidates must secure the work with a gas registered engineer themselves prior to starting the course.

FREE refreshments are provided throughout your course.


  • 294 hours training (280 hours for the core and 14 hours for CENWAT) at the centre.
  • Combination of practical and theory training and assessments.
  • Bespoke plumbing and Gas centre for training.
  • Maximum 12 students per class (This may be less when COVID-19 restrictions are in place)
  • Stationary and reusable takeaway cup provided
  • Free Refreshments provided


Candidates must hold a recognised qualification in the mechanical services engineering sector (eg. plumbing) OR they will have gained a minimum of 2 GCSE grades at C or equivalent in English, Maths or relevant/appropriate experience or an entry assessment must be completed.