Core Commercial Gas Safety (COCN1)

This short course is designed to update experienced gas engineers to enable them to prove their competence in the ACS assessments.

What You Study

The Core Commercial Natural Gas Safety course comprises the following core competencies:

  • Gas safety legislation and regulations
  • Gas emergency actions
  • Controls and procedures
  • Combustion standards
  • Commercial ventilation and flueing requirements
  • Pipework installation
  • Checking and setting commercial supply and meter regulators
  • Checking and setting commercial appliance pressures
  • Appliance safety devices and controls and re-establish supplies

Duration and Attendance

Core Commercial Natural Gas Safety is delivered in a classroom environment, where you will also be assessed on your knowledge of both theory and practical aspects.

The duration is 2 days training, 1 day theory assessment and 1 day practical assessment.

The awarding body for this course is BPEC.

Entry Requirements

You must be an experienced gas engineer with appropriate City & Guilds/SVQ qualifications in gas, plumbing/ventilation. Candidates wishing to be reassessed are required to provide evidence of previous ACS accreditation before the assessment can take place.

Career Paths

Supervisory role as a Quality Assurance Engineer, Managing Installation Teams or Sales.

Further Study

At a later date you may wish to extend your skills in domestic, LPG or commercial/industrial gas installations.


National Gas Training and Assessment Centre, Fife College, Halbeath Campus, Pittsburgh Road, Dunfermine KY11 8DY

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