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Gas Assessment and Training Centre
Posted by: Richard Firth on: 2 February 2021
Located in Halifax, Viva Training Academy is a gas assessment and training centre providing a variety of gas engineering courses. From experienced engineers to new entrants into the gas industry, Viva Training Academy can help with qualifications and certification renewals.
Skilled professionals such as gas engineers are highly sought after in the UK. This is due to the fact that gas is the leading source of energy for the United Kingdom, and serves over 20 million gas customers. With salaries listed up to £50,000 a year, gas engineers have a promising future in the career field of gas. Below are some of the jobs an individual can expect to choose from as a gas engineer.
There are a variety of course available at Viva Training Academy.
For those wanting to become a gas engineer, Viva has a certified new entrants gas course that requires no previous experience in the gas industry. Before one can begin the gas course, the training centre will carry out a short informal assessment. This is done to make sure that the prospective candidate is a good fit for the career field. Upon completing the informal assessment the entrant will then receive a training plan and support in getting started in the course.
The amount of time to complete the course depends on the entrant’s ability to adhere to the training plan. The training centre staff and teachers are dedicated to helping their students and making sure they have all of the necessary guidance and support that they need to gain their qualifications.
It is important that entrants know that their portfolio is a very important part of gaining their certification. A total of 8 weeks will be spent working on the portfolio. It allows for the opportunity to gather evidence of the work that has been completed on the job in preparation for practical exams. To qualify, students will need to showcase their portfolio containing five of types of services, five installations and five repairs. If students do not have a placement with a registered gas safe engineer, the gas training and assessment centre will aid in helping to find one that is close to the student’s area.
These modules will last 15 weeks with time split between the training centre and on the job training. Generally, Viva Training Academy follows the below schedule:
Final theory and practical exams will be conducted in the last week. The course is broken down into manageable sections and includes the following:
Gas ACS training and assessment is necessary in becoming a gas engineer, and being registered with the Gas Safety Registry. Viva Training Academy offers Gas ACS training as well as the initial assessment for engineers who have let their CCN1 lapse for more than 12 months, as well as the ACS reassessment for existing Gas Safety Registered engineers who need to renew their qualifications. It is important to note that reassessment must be done every five years in order for qualifications to remain valid.
Gas ACS Training and Initial Assessment
Gas ACS training and initial assessment takes five days to complete and covers CCN1 with four appliances along with practical and theoretical training. Upon completion, the assessment will be given.
ACS reassessment will include CCN1 plus any other appliances that an engineer currently works on. The duration of the assessment will depend on how many appliance modules will be taken, as well as any required refresher training that is needed. Generally it will take half a day per appliance for module training.
Whether initial or reassessment, Gas ACS training is done in two parts, theoretical and practical. In regards to reassessment, Viva offers optional refresher training for those that want to review the theoretical part. Refresher training is completely optional, so if an engineer wants to review they can. The theoretical section of the assessment is open book. Engineers will be able to access British Standards and the training manual. As for the practical examinations, they are completed in Viva’s ACS training bays at the training centre. The bays for practical examinations are designed and built specifically to accommodate engineers with real-life scenarios.
When arriving for the practical practical examination, all tools and materials are included. It is important to note that the ACS reassessment can be taken up to six months in advance of its expiration date. Also, engineers do not have to renew all appliances at once. Trainers at Viva Training Academy are ex-British Gas Engineers who have an abundance of knowledge and experience in the gas industry field.
At Viva Training Academy, engineers strive to provide training & assessment to students in the same way as they would like to experience it. The staff offers a friendly and supportive attitude and learning atmosphere.
Other courses offered at Viva Training Centre include:
To learn more about gas training and assessments as well as any other course, contact Viva Training Academy and let them help you take the next step on your learning path.