BPEC Gas Foundation


Enquiries and to book a place: Email shortcourses@dumgal.ac.uk

Designed for candidates who want a career in the gas industry – this course will allow Category 2 or 3 applicants for Gas Assessment to be eligible for assessment.

Course code



Dumfries Campus


40 days in college (Fridays): 12th January – 14th December 2024, 0900 – 1630
*excludes Easter, Summer & October holidays*



Entry Requirements

Employment or experience in the gas/plumbing industry as an operative with the ability to gather on-site experience of gas installation and maintenance

Trainees who lack gas training and experience will need to hold a recognised qualification in the mechanical services engineering sector (e.g. plumbing), or they will have gained a minimum of 2 GCSEs (Grade C) or equivalent, preferably English, Mathematics or relevant/appropriate experience or an entry assessment.

Course Content

Candidates will cover both practical and theory based work throughout the course. This course requires 40 days in a college environment plus ‘on the job’ training. Candidates must provide work based evidence under the supervision of a Gas Safe registered operative, which must be arranged by yourself.


On successful completion of this course candidates will be able to progress onto ACS gas assessment.

Career Prospects

Along with the relevant industrial experience successful candidates may gain employment as a Gas Engineer.

Additional funding information

Many of our courses are eligible for ITA funding – visit www.myworldofwork.co.uk

Course Contact Details

If you would like more information or to reserve a place on a course, please get in touch.

Telephone: 01387 734199

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Selling Points

On successful completion of the Gas Foundation Certificate will allow cadidates to undertake the ACS Gas Assessments to become a fully qualified domestic Gas Engineer.

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