Core Domestic Natural Gas Safety (CCN1 & CPA1)

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 Domestic Natural Gas Safety comprises of core competencies:

  • Gas Safety Regulations
  • Gas Emergency Actions and Procedures
  • Characteristics of Combustion
  • Ventilation, Installation of Pipework and Fittings
  • Test of Soundness
  • Checking and/or Setting Meter Regulators
  • Identification of Unsafe Situations and the Use of Emergency Notices and Warning Labels
  • The Operating and Checking of Appliance Gas Safety Devices and Controls
  • Flueing Standards
  • Flue Testing
  • Installation of Open
  • Balanced and Fan Assisted Flue Assemblies
  • Re-establish Existing Gas Supply and Relight Appliance
  • The Operating and Setting Appliance Burner Pressures and Gas Rates

The incorporated CPA1 element is also delivered in a classroom/workshop environment and is designed to test the gas safety competence of an operative in the work of carrying out combustion performance gas analysis on gas fired appliances. You will also be assessed on combustion performance analysis during the CCN 1 assessment.

Duration and Attendance

2½ days training, half day theory assessment and 1½ days practical assessment.

The awarding body for this course is Construction Skills.

Core Domestic Natural Gas Safety including Combustion Performance Analysis is delivered in a classroom/workshop environment. You will also be assessed in College on your knowledge of both theory and practical aspects.


Gas Assessment Centre, Halbeath Campus, Pittsburgh Road, Dunfermline, KY11 8DY

Entry Requirements

Pre-requisite requirements for this qualification are certificated evidence of current ACS CCN1 qualification.

Take some financial pressure off your training budget.

Fife College Training and Development can provide useful advice and guidance on the latest funding available to you as an individual or an employer. For more information, call 0344 248 0115 or email

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