Gas and Utilities Industries Training Courses

As the commercial arm of Colchester Institute, CI Business Solutions is a leading supplier of ACS Gas Training and assessment services, as well as professional industry training for the utilities industries.

This includes Gas Safe Register ACS assessments, BPEC Water regulations, City & Guilds accredited Electrical Installation qualifications and OFTEC training courses. Use the menu buttons below to find your industry sector.

Gas Safety and ACS
Electrical Industry Training
Plumbing, Heating and RACHP

Gas and Utilities Industries and ACS

The Health and Safety Executive charged Gas Safe Register, as part of their approval for registering gas operatives, to develop the Nationally Accredited Certification Scheme (ACS). The scheme requires individual gas fitting operatives to be assessed on their competence to carry out gas work safely, and to be certified to that effect by a certification body which has demonstrated conformity with European Standards EN45013 and accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS).

The scheme as a whole is intended to promote consistency in the delivery of assessment and verification of a gas fitting operative’s competence to undertake gas work.

Appliance Training and Assessment
Carbon Monoxide (CO) Gas Safety Awareness
Changeover/ReassessmentACS Commercial Gas Safety
Commercial Appliances and PipeworkACS Commercial Gas Safety
TPCP1/1AACS Commercial Gas Safety
CoNGLP1, PD, RPH and LAVACS - Liquid Petroleum Gas
Core Domestic Natural Gas SafetyACS Domestic Natural Gas Safety
Domestic Gas FoundationManaged Learning Programme

Professional Electrical Industry Training

CI Business Solutions offers a full range of electrical training courses and qualifications including essential City and Guilds accredited Electrical training for installers, supervisors and maintenance personnel. This includes the 18th Edition IEE Wiring Regulations which is an update for the City & Guilds 2382 course for electricians providing a comprehensive review of the latest edition of the wiring regulations and the C & G 2377-22 Certificate of Competence for the Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment (PAT) Based on the IET’s Code of Practice for In-Service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment in association with City and Guilds.

Colchester Institute is now an accredited AM2 (Achievement Measurement) Centre. This J.I.B. qualification endorses the City and Guilds EMTA NVQ Level 3 Qualification.

18th Edition – Level 3 AwardBS7671: 2018 (2382-18)
Achievement Measurement 2 (AM2) J.I.B. Qualification
AM2 Pre-Assessment Refresher Training
Basic Electrical Awareness
C&G 2391 Level 3 Award in Inspection and Testing
C&G 2919-01 Level 3 AwardElectric Vehicle Charging Equipment Installation
Electrical Installations NVQ L3 C&G 2357 – Bolt-On qualification
PAT Certificate of Competence 2377-22
Portable Appliance Testing (PAT Testing) Practical Course

Plumbing and Heating – Industry Training

For adult (19+ learners) and those already working in industry, CI Business Solutions offers a range of part-time and professional Plumbing and Heating training courses for the utilities industries including:

OFTEC Assessment

OFTEC have set specific pre-requisite entry requirements for candidates wishing to enter the OFTEC training and/or assessment process. This ensures that candidates have the necessary required level of experience/knowledge before being permitted entry to the scheme.

BPEC Plumbing Qualifications

As a BPEC accredited training and assessment centre we are dedicated to offering a quality service to all who work within the Building Services Engineering sector. Our purpose built facilities allow us to offer a range of short courses that are suitable for experienced plumbing operatives seeking to expand their industry knowledge and gain an additional qualification to comply with current legislation.


Our F-gas courses provide the practical skills necessary to work on stationary refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump equipment containing fluorinated F Gas or ozone depleting substances. Courses comply with the legal requirements of EC 842 / 2006.

City & Guilds have developed these qualifications from the Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Industry Board (ACRIB) specification. The qualifications are endorsed by the Sector Skills Council (SSC) for Building Services Engineering, SummitSkills, and are approved by the Qualifications and Curriculum Development Authority (QCDA).

BPEC Plumbing QualificationsUnvented Hot Water & Water Regs
City & Guilds Award in F-Gas Regulations Level 2 (2079)
Legionella Awareness
Legionella Risk Assessment and Disinfection
National Water Hygiene (Blue Card)
OFTEC 101, 105e & 600A
Working in Medium Risk Confined Spaces in the Water Industry Award