Gas and Utilities Industries Training Courses

Colchester Institute 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 and OFTEC training courses. Use the menu buttons below to find your industry sector.

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.

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Location: Colchester
Start Date: Next available dates:
Training and Theory: 9th and 10th September 2024
Practical Assessment: 11th, 12th or 13th September 2024
Appliance Assessment: 16th, 17th or 18th September 2024
Duration: We can adapt this course to suit your requirements
Price: Reassessment: £968
Initial Assessment: £1,163
Location: Colchester
Start Date: Please contact us for availability
Duration: Half Day
Attendance: Either 8am-11am or 4pm - 7pm
Price: £79 but £50 credit will be given after attendance to be used to book onto future courses
Location: Colchester
Start Date: This course runs a number of times throughout the year. Next available dates:
Appliance Training: 16th September 2024
Appliance Assessment: 18th September 2024
Duration: We can adapt this course to suit your requirements
Location: Colchester
Start Date: 5th September 2024
Duration: Two days
Price: Only £300 instead of £540 as subsidised by Local Skills Improvement Plans
Location: Colchester
Start Date: Next available dates:
Appliance Training: 16th October 2024
Appliance Assessment: 17th, 18th or 22nd October 2024
Duration: We can adapt this course to suit your requirements.
Location: Colchester
Start Date: Next available dates:
Training and Theory: 10th and 11th October 2024
Practical Assessment: 14th or 15th October 2024
Duration: We can adapt this course to suit your requirements
Location: Colchester
Start Date: Next available dates:
TPCP1 Training: 23rd October 2024
TPCP1 Assessment: 24th or 25th October 2024
Duration: This course requires one day training and is followed by a one day assessment
Location: Colchester
Start Date: This course runs a number of times throughout the year
Next available dates:
LPG Training: 4th and 5th November 2024
LPG Assessment: 6th or 7th November 2024
Duration: We can adapt this course to suit your requirements
Location: Colchester
Start Date: Please contact us for availability
Duration: Usually between 5-7 days, but this can be tailored to suit individual employers.
Price: Please contact us for the price of the course

Plumbing and Heating – Industry Training

For adult (19+ learners) and those already working in industry, Colchester Institute offers a range of professional Electrical, 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.

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Location: Colchester
Start Date: Next available dates for Reassessment:
26th September 2024
Please contact us for availability for Initial Hot Water
Duration: 1 day or 1/2 day.
Price: Initial Training: £279.50
Re-Assessment: £223.50
Location: Colchester
Start Date: 26th September 2024
Duration: 1 and 1/2 days
Price: £278
Location: Colchester
Start Date: Next available date: 17th July
Duration: 1 Day
Price: £85
Location: Colchester
Start Date: Next available date: 24th July
Duration: 1 Day
Price: £65
Location: Colchester
Start Date: Please contact us for availability
Duration: 1 day
Attendance: 08:30 – 17:00
Price: £278.50
Location: Distance Learning – Delivered Online
Start Date: This course runs a number of times throughout the year. Please contact us for the next available dates.
Price: £114 (for virtual card)
£116 (for virtual and Blue Card)
Location: Colchester
Start Date: Next available date: 17th July
Duration: 1 Day
Price: £85
Location: Colchester
Start Date: Next available date: 24th July
Duration: 1 Day
Price: £65
Location: Colchester
Start Date: This course runs a number of times throughout the year. Next available dates:
19th - 24th September 2024
Duration: We can adapt this course to suit your requirements
Location: Colchester
Start Date: Please contact us for availability
Duration: One Day
Price: £200 + £45 exam fee
Location: Colchester
Start Date: This course runs a number of times throughout the year. Please contact us for the next available dates.
Duration: Two Hours
Price: Price on Application
Location: Colchester
Start Date: 5th September 2024
Duration: Two days
Price: Only £300 instead of £540 as subsidised by Local Skills Improvement Plans

Electrical Installations – Industry Training

Accredited Electrical Qualifications

Qualifications are available for those already working in the industry

Level: Level 3
Start Date: Please contact us for availability
Duration: 3 days
Price: £550
Level: Level 3
Location: Colchester
Start Date: Contact us for availability
Duration: Approximately 15 months
Price: £2,320

Air Source Heat Pumps – Industry Training

Air Source Heat Pumps

Training will cover Installation, commissioning and servicing of air source heat pumps.

The following courses are often required as a prerequisite for those desiring to study renewable energy courses (e.g. heat pumps).

Low-Temperature Heating System Design – City & Guilds Assured

An engaging City & Guilds Assured heating system design course for heat pumps and other low-temperature systems.

Part L (Energy Efficiency)

This course is designed for central heating installers and covers the requirements of Part L of the Building Regulations.

Water Regulations

This course is for anyone requiring a comprehensive understanding of Water Regulations/Water By-laws and in particular those wishing to become Approved Plumbing Contractors.

Location: Colchester
Start Date: September 2024 onwards
Location: Colchester
Start Date: 26th September 2024
Duration: 1 and 1/2 days
Price: £278
Location: Colchester
Start Date: 5th September 2024
Duration: Two days
Price: Only £300 instead of £540 as subsidised by Local Skills Improvement Plans
Location: Colchester
Start Date: Please contact us for availability
Duration: One Day
Price: £200 + £45 exam fee

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