If you are a new entrant to the gas industry, without any relevant related qualification and/or experience, entering employment for the first time or changing career direction, you are a Category 3 entrant. We offer a comprehensive range of training for new entrants to the gas industry.

Training routes include:

  1. Attaining a regulated qualification (eg NVQ) containing recognised Gas Utilisation units or to undertaking a Managed Learning Programme (MLP) recognised and approved by the Standards Setting Body and obtaining relevant gas work experience (minimum 120 days) with a Gas Safe Register registered business which is willing to support the compilation of an auditable portfolio of gas work, prior to application to undertake ACS assessment. 
  2. Training and experience which will result in attainment of a regulated qualification within the mechanical / building services engineering sector. This shall be supported with related on the job gas training and experience as detailed above.
  3. Obtaining employment with a Gas Safe Registered business which is willing to provide an auditable extended “in house” gas training programme incorporating both on and off the job components with organisational support prior to the applicant taking ACS assessment

We are able to provide a framework to assist in providing required evidence along with guidance on typical on/off the job training durations. Where there is any doubt over the authenticity of information presented by the applicant we will decline access to ACS assessment.

We offer three pathways to qualification for new entrants to the gas industry:

GGFO Domestic Pathway New Entrant Gas Training Scheme

GGFO Commercial Pathway New Entrant Gas Training Scheme

GGFO Commercial Catering Pathway New Entrant Gas Training Scheme

  • OFTEC
  • BPEC
  • NICEIC
  • City & Guilds
  • Apprenticeships
  • CIPHE

  • Career Transition Partnership
  • ELC
  • ERS
  • Matrix