Approved Prior Learning (APL)

The aim of the course is to ensure the candidate has the relevant basic underpinning gas safety knowledge and practical ability to work safely in the gas industry. The Approved Prior Learning (APL) programme has been recognised by GAS SAFE as meeting their entry requirements to the ACS scheme, which is the pre-requisite competence qualification required for GAS SAFE registration.

This course has been developed for candidates who have had previous work experience in trades associated with the gas industry. The candidates will have experience in areas of work which can be taken as Approved Prior Learning (APL).

Course Duration
Dependent on prior knowledge and experience; will determined by initial interview. The course will be divided between In-Centre training (NETA) and on-site training (Company).

Maximum Number
10 persons

Training Aids
Course notes, audio visual presentation and a range of domestic gas appliances, models, practical scenarios and APL Candidate Training Pack.

Ongoing assessments throughout the course leading to a summative assessment.

On successful completion of the course candidates will receive a LOGIC Certificate of Training/Attendance will be issued.

Additional Information
Candidates will be required to carry out a pre-course technical interview/assessment to determine whether or not they have the appropriate background to attend this course.

Testimonials from the candidates’ previous employers/customers will be accepted.

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On successful completion of this course learners will be able to demonstrate competence in relation to:

  • Gas Safety Legislation

  • Gas emergency actions and procedures

  • Characteristics of combustion, CO detectors and combustion performance analysis

  • Ventilation

  • Installation of pipework and fittings

  • Tightness testing and purging

  • Checking and/or setting meter regulators

  • Identifications of unsafe situations

  • The operation of and positioning of emergency isolation controls and valves

  • Emergency notices and warning labels

  • Checking and setting appliance burner pressures and gas rates

  • The operation and checking of appliance gas safety devices and controls

  • Flueing/chimney standards

  • Flue/chimney testing

  • Installation of open, balanced and fan assisted flue/chimney assemblies

  • Re-establish existing gas supply and relight appliances


  • Gas safety regulations, British Standards and manufacturer’s instructions

  • Emergency actions, procedures, labels and warning notices

  • Unsafe situations, landlord checks and related documentation

  • Combustion, gas rates, burner / installation pressures

  • CO detectors, combustion performance analysis

  • Tightness testing, purging and relighting appliances

  • Pipework and fittings

  • Operation of appliance gas safety devices and controls

  • Ventilation

  • Flueing/chimney standards, installation and testing

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