Brand new ACS Gas Centre open now!

CCN1 accreditation, Appliances, LPG, Unvented Hot Water, Water Regulations and much more available now.

Call 01235 541 111

Email: bicestercsc@abingdon-witney.ac.uk

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First class facilities...

...Expert tutors, professional environment and flexible delivery to suit you.

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The centre houses the type of industry-standard equipment that apprentices will find in the workplace, including a professional gas centre, electrical training bays for wiring regulation training and a large carpentry workshop.

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Dedicated ACS training area...

A full catalogue of courses aimed at registered gas engineers who need to renew their accreditations or returning operatives who have spent some time away from the industry.

Our reassessment courses help you maintain the assurance that you are working safely and legally, and can remain on the Gas Safe Register.

Our courses take place throughout the year, are competitively priced and easy to book.

Call us now on 01235 541111

Staff Profile: Graham Hill

Staff Profile: Graham Hill

Graham joined the teaching community thirteen years ago having previously been a gas engineer for twelve years. He also managed teams of gas engineers as well as managing a gas training and assessment centre.

Since becoming a lecturer, he has mainly trained and assessed level 3 plumbers and gas engineers, as well as trained and/or assessed qualified gas engineers returning to renew their qualifications.

"I have been very lucky to have had the opportunity to help design the new gas training and assessment centre in Bicester. I am currently installing the equipment which will support the apprentices learning experience. I am looking forward to meeting the local employers and their apprentices who will join our new centre when it opens.

We are building some of the best facilities in the area which will support the students’ learning and provide them with the widest possible experience in the industry.

The apprentices will have access to some of the latest appliances and training material thanks to direct links with manufacturers such as Worcester Bosch."

Staff Profile: Mark French - Centre Manager

Staff Profile: Mark French - Centre Manager

Mark is a qualified engineer and plumber who spent a number of years working in industry before moving into Further Education nine years ago as a Technician/ Trainer. He taught a mix of full-time students and apprentices at level two and three. He moved on to become Apprenticeship Manager at Abingdon and Witney College, covering areas including construction and engineering.

After a period as Interim Head of Apprenticeships he is now responsible for leading the innovative new Construction Skills Centre in Bicester.

"The best thing about working at the college is working closely with apprentices and employers to help them achieve their goals, whatever their backgrounds and previous experience. As a former apprentice myself I remember that so much of the knowledge I gained at college was not relevant in the workplace, so making sure that we deliver high quality training that makes a difference in the workplace is really important to me.

Particularly for apprentices who are working in SMEs, college provides the opportunity to talk to other apprentices in similar positions to get a broader understanding of how it feels to be an apprentice. For some students it can also be a really big jump into the workplace, and college provides a really important bridge between school or full-time college, and work.


Already achieved your Plumbing qualifications?

This course is ideal for those already experienced in the industry or looking to expand their skill set. As an evening course it allows tradespeople to continue to work during the day while they gain a qualification in the evening.


Need to book your re-assessment?

We offer multiple dates throughout the year to ensure you've got the certification you need to continue to work as a domestic gas engineer.

Meeting all your needs

Recruiting apprentices

Advice on legislation

Gas Safe registration

Further training

Bicester Gas Centre Courses

Foundation Gas Course

Part Time XSBS002P

This intensive course is designed to support candidates who have no previous experience in the gas industry to achieve Gas Safe registration. The course includes both practical and theory training in all areas of domestic gas installations and associ...

11th Jan 2022 - 23rd Jun 2022

Tuesday - Thursday

Construction

Bicester Construction Skills Centre

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Gas Engineering Operative Level 3 Apprenticeship

Apprenticeship XMBS050P

Gas engineering involves the safe installation, commission, decommission and the ongoing service and repair of gas appliances in either a domestic or non-domestic setting. Appliances can include central heating boilers, unvented hot water storage, co...

1st Aug 2021 - 31st Jul 2022

Various

Apprentices

Bicester Construction Skills Centre

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Core Gas Safety (CCN1): Re-assessment plus appliances

Part Time XSBT112P

This course will provide you with the certification you need to continue to work as a domestic gas engineer. Candidates must already hold the CCN1 certification to take this course.The course is 5 days in total. 2 and a half days training, and 2 and ...

4th Jul 2022 - 8th Jul 2022

Monday to Friday

Bicester Construction Skills Centre

Bicester Construction Skills Centre

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Core Gas Safety (CCN1): Re-assessment plus appliances

Part Time XSBT110P

This course will provide you with the certification you need to continue to work as a domestic gas engineer. Candidates must already hold the CCN1 certification to take this course.The course is 5 days in total. 2 and a half days training, and 2 and ...

9th May 2022 - 13th May 2022

Monday to Friday

Bicester Construction Skills Centre

Bicester Construction Skills Centre

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Core Gas Safety (CCN1): Re-assessment plus appliances

Part Time XSBT107P

This course will provide you with the certification you need to continue to work as a domestic gas engineer. Candidates must already hold the CCN1 certification to take this course.The course is 5 days in total. 2 and a half days training, and 2 and ...

7th Feb 2022 - 11th Feb 2022

Monday to Friday

Bicester Construction Skills Centre

Bicester Construction Skills Centre

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Core Gas Safety (CCN1): Re-assessment plus appliances

Part Time XSBT111P

This course will provide you with the certification you need to continue to work as a domestic gas engineer. Candidates must already hold the CCN1 certification to take this course.The course is 5 days in total. 2 and a half days training, and 2 and ...

13th Jun 2022 - 17th Jun 2022

Monday to Friday

Bicester Construction Skills Centre

Bicester Construction Skills Centre

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Core Gas Safety (CCN1): Re-assessment plus appliances

Part Time XSBR106P

This course will provide you with the certification you need to continue to work as a domestic gas engineer. Candidates must already hold the CCN1 certification to take this course.The course is 5 days in total. 2 and a half days training, and 2 and ...

10th Jan 2022 - 14th Jan 2022

Monday to Friday

Bicester Construction Skills Centre

Bicester Construction Skills Centre

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Core Gas Safety (CCN1): Re-assessment plus appliances

Part Time XSBT108P

This course will provide you with the certification you need to continue to work as a domestic gas engineer. Candidates must already hold the CCN1 certification to take this course.The course is 5 days in total. 2 and a half days training, and 2 and ...

14th Mar 2022 - 18th Mar 2022

Monday to Friday

Bicester Construction Skills Centre

Bicester Construction Skills Centre

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Core Gas Safety (CCN1): Re-assessment plus appliances

Part Time XSBT109P

This course will provide you with the certification you need to continue to work as a domestic gas engineer. Candidates must already hold the CCN1 certification to take this course.The course is 5 days in total. 2 and a half days training, and 2 and ...

4th Apr 2022 - 8th Apr 2022

Monday to Friday

Bicester Construction Skills Centre

Bicester Construction Skills Centre

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Core Gas Safety (CCN1): Re-assessment plus appliances

Part Time XSBR104P

This course will provide you with the certification you need to continue to work as a domestic gas engineer. Candidates must already hold the CCN1 certification to take this course.The course is 5 days in total. 2 and a half days training, and 2 and ...

15th Nov 2021 - 19th Nov 2021

Monday to Friday

Bicester Construction Skills Centre

Bicester Construction Skills Centre

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Core Gas Safety (CCN1): Re-assessment plus appliances

Part Time XSBR105P

This course will provide you with the certification you need to continue to work as a domestic gas engineer. Candidates must already hold the CCN1 certification to take this course.The course is 5 days in total. 2 and a half days training, and 2 and ...

6th Dec 2021 - 10th Dec 2021

Monday to Friday

Bicester Construction Skills Centre

Bicester Construction Skills Centre

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