CCN1 Core Domestic Gas Safety - Plus Specialist Appliances

What is special about this course?

At Perth College UHI we offer Domestic Gas Safety Courses under the national gas certification scheme (ACS) accredited by BPEC. These courses assess the gas safety competences of candidates by the Initial, new entrants to the industry or the Re-assessment route for existing gas engineers on all aspects of domestic gas work and domestic gas appliances. Candidates undertaking these courses must satisfy the entry requirements defined by the Assessment Scheme Rules.

Any applicants that fully meet the pre-requisite requirement to undertake ACS assessments are not required to undertake refresher training. However, any applicant may wish to undertake refresher training to better prepare themselves for the ACS assessment process.

Training is NOT a pre-requisite for assessment and most candidates do elect to undertake gas training prior to being assessed.

Entry requirements

New Entrants to the Industry

For candidates who hold a recognised qualification in the mechanical services engineering sector (e.g. plumbing) but lack gas training and experience the Gas Foundation Course certified by BPEC may be available.

Further information on this course can be found at:

You are welcome to call Lorna Matheson on (01738) 877813 or email for further information on our Gas Courses.


Areas of study include:

  • Gas emergency procedures
  • Testing for tightness
  • Properties of natural gas
  • Ventilation requirements
  • Installation of pipe work and fittings
  • Checking and setting regulators
  • Identification of unsafe situations


  • Checking and setting burner pressure and gas rates

Specialist Appliance Courses:

  • CKR1
  • HTR1
  • CPA1
  • MET1

How will I study my course?

  • Part Time
  • Short course

Face to face with practical demonstrations and explanations when applicable.

How long will my course last?

5 Days

Training is typically over 2 full days and assessments take place the following week over 3 days. Training and assessment for individual gas specialisms and for candidates following the ‘Initial Route’ are available on application.

Where can I study my course?

    • Perth College UHI

Start date

Please contact for information with regards to course dates and prices or to book a place.


Most full-time students will have their fees paid.

Students on part-time courses may also be eligible to have their course fees waived.

What can I do on completion of my course?

Our BPEC approved training courses offers an opportunity to gain industry approved skills in installation, exchange, disconnection, service and repair of domestic gas appliances.

Is there more information available online?

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Apply for CCN1 Core Domestic Gas Safety - Plus Specialist Appliances

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at Perth College UHI. Perth College UHI operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.

Please contact for information with regards to course dates and prices or to book a place.