Gas Programs

Learn more about our Domestic and Commercial ACS Gas Training and Assessment Centre in Halewood, South Liverpool.

Did you know that you can sit your ACS renewal up to 6 months before your expiry date and not lose any time on your ticket? 

To book your ACS Renewal in plenty of time, ring Carol or Cath on

Tel: 0151 288 2135

The PFL Building in Speke

The PFL Building in Speke

Frank Gethin, one of our trainer's with one of our many operatives

Frank Gethin, one of our trainer's with one of our many operatives

With state of the art facilities and professional trainers with many years experience, North West Training Council (NWTC) Gas Centre in Halewood, Liverpool ( PfL Building) is in a prime position to support the up-skilling of gas engineers in and around the North West.  Our comprehensive portfolio of programmes includes the following:

  • ACS Commercial Gas Heating Training and Assessment: CODNCO1/COCN1, CORT1, CDGA1, CIGA1, ICPN1, TPCP1/TPCP1A (Initial and Re Assessment)

  • ACS Domestic Gas Training and Assessment: CCN1 and Appliances Initial and Re-Assessment

  • CPA1 initial and Re Assessment

  • Appliances (CKR1, CENWAT, WAT1, HTR1, MET1, DAH1) Initial and Re-Assessment

  • CONGLP1 in PD, RPH, LAV, Boats Initial and Re-Assessment

  • CCLP1 in PD, RPH, LAV, Boats Initial and Re-Assessment

  • CMDDA1 (Fumes Investigation)

NB All above are accredited by UK Certification (Ltd)

  • Unvented Hot Water Training and Assessment (NICEIC)

  • Water Regulations (NICEIC)

  • Initial Gas Qualification - for people with some experience in the gas/plumbing industry or a relevant industry, who lack the necessary qualifications to allow them access to ACS assessment (UK Certification (Ltd))

  • Electrical Testing and Fault Finding for Gas Engineers (NICEIC)

  • Gas Awareness Courses

  • Update Training

For details of these programmes, please contact a member of the gas team (Cath or Carol) on 0151 288 2135 or email:

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Do you have an Apprentice or a friend, who has some experience of working in the gas industry, but who lacks the necessary qualifications? Do they want to get qualified? Then the Initial Gas Qualification course could be the course for them.   The next course starts on Monday 3rd February 2020- please call Carol/Cath on Tel 0151 288 2135 for more details.

Are you a Manager/Supervisor, who would benefit from attending an update training forum in order to keep up to date with the latest Domestic Gas Industry legislation/standards?  If so, please call Carol/Cath on Tel: 0151 288 2135 to book your place at the next forum, scheduled for Thursday 7th November, 2019

Thanks to all, who attended our previous forums. One of the comments from a previous forum:

“The training forum was a good idea. It is good to keep pushing the safety of this industry”. The AM Group

Recent comments from some of the companies, who use our centre

We have used NWTC Gas Centre for many years now, the team are always helpful, the training is informative and professional and we look forward to continuing our working relationship in the future.Sue Harkness, HRD Officer , First Ark Group

NWTC have supported our company in an ongoing training programme for our current staff and new starters throughout the year. We have found them to be very professional and efficient when it comes to the course timetables and course administration. I would highly recommend NWTC to any business looking to partner with a training provider in the Northwest.” Maria Adams, HR Manager, Warmer Energy Services

I have asked the engineers who attended recently for their comments and received the following replies. Generally they were all impressed with the facilities at the Training Centre, in particular the competence of the tutors, the comfortable classroom environment and the extremely well equipped training bays. All made positive comments regarding the available catering services and the luncheon arrangements.  The tutorials were found to be extremely relevant and interspersed with credible anecdotal examples of  ‘real life’ problems found in their everyday exposure to the industrial gas industry. The training staff at NWTC were highly commended for their in depth technical knowledge and their ability to explain in detail, the more complex and sometimes daunting array of different British Standards and IGE Gas Regulations.  One consistent theme that was expounded being the tutorials did not just follow the format of the supplied text books, as  had been their experience with so many previous courses at other institutions. The examination assessors were all friendly and courteous and didn’t make the engineers feel uncomfortable whilst they were being assessed for their practical competence. Finally, a mention regarding the administration of the courses. The plethora of different courses and their similar sounding names, not to mention the extremely complicated requirements for certain elements to be interdependent on other qualifications,  just goes to make the administration task extremely difficult.  In the case of NWTC and their administrative  team, the whole procedure was extremely efficient and ran like clockwork. Which is most definitely a first in our organisations experience, so many thanks  

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