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 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.

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

Electrical, 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 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.

Accredited Electrical Qualifications

Qualifications are available for those already working in the industry

18th Edition – Level 3 AwardBS7671: 2018 (2382-18)
Achievement Measurement 2 (AM2) J.I.B. Qualification – Training & Assessment
Achievement Measurement 2 (AM2s) J.I.B. Qualification – Training & Assessment
AM2/AM2s Pre-Assessment Refresher Training
BPEC Plumbing QualificationsUnvented Hot Water & Water Regs
Electrical Installations NVQ L3 C&G 2357 – Bolt-On qualification
Legionella Risk Assessment and Disinfection
National Water Hygiene (Blue Card)
National Water Hygiene Scheme e-Learning Training & Assessment
OFTEC 101, 105e & 600A
Part L (Energy Efficiency)
Part L Appreciation – Conservation of Fuel and Power (Part L V1 – Dwellings)


“CI Business Solutions is quite simply a step above every other training provider I’ve been with over the years.  The facilities are 10/10.  Andy, Steve and Chelsie have been an absolute credit to the company.  Friendly, helpful and knowledgeable in their fields.  Highly grateful and recommended.”  Chris A

“I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for all my training throughout the year including my gas safe.  Couldn’t fault the setup, the training and the friendly staff throughout my time at the college and I look forward to coming back when retraining is required.  I will be recommending you to anyone who is interested in any course you provide.” Adam B

“Instructions on attendance very good.  Steve was very clear with his teaching.  One of the few courses I’ve been on in my life were I feel I’ve learnt something valuable.”  Matthew B

“Steve had a great way of getting all information across to you and to date was the best tutor I have come across.”  Ian C

Very knowledgeable and friendly. Answered every question. A great place to train and be assessed.C Bragger

Great team! Very knowledgeable about the subjects.M Pipe

“I have been trained here for over 10 years now, and have the upmost respect for the tutors and their ability to teach”. J Hislop

“Just wanted to say a big thankyou to all the team. They are a credit to all Gas Engineers going through Gas Training.” R Sillary

“Great training and relaxed atmosphere. I feel confident to carry out checks to ensure safe operation of equipment.”  Chris M

“Great atmosphere, really nice learning environment.” Nathaniel M

“Really easy to understand and explained very clearly. Well set out course.”  Jack H

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