FAQ

GENERAL

IS THERE PARKING AVAILABLE?

Our Watford Centre is located opposite a car park which is charged at a maximum of £5 per day.

Our Stevenage Centre has ample parking bays free of charge.

IS THERE A DRESS CODE?

We ask that people come appropriately dressed for practical assessments including wearing long trousers and the right footwear.


LEVEL 3 GAS DIPLOMA

WHEN DO THE GAS DIPLOMA COURSES RUN?

Our Gas Diploma courses run from August to February and then again from February to July. Courses take place for 2 days a week over a 26 week period which includes a work placement. We also work with the Job Centres and run courses specifically for people who are unemployed. These courses run full time for 15 weeks and include a work placement.

HOW FAR IN ADVANCE DO I NEED TO ENROL FOR THE GAS DIPLOMA?

Due to the high demand we have for these courses it is advisable to register your interest as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. This can be done by contacting our main office on 01923 253866 and leaving your details which will be added to our database. You will then be contacted and invited in for an enrolment day.

WHAT FUNDING IS AVAILABLE TO HELP ME WITH MY LEVEL 3 DIPLOMA COURSE?

There is currently a Advanced Learner Loan available to cover the cost of the course if you are aged 19+ and are eligible. To find out if you are eligible or for more information please contact our main office on 01923 253866.

Apply for your loan online by clicking here, or visit us at a Barrett-Bell centre. For more information call 01923 253866.


ACCREDITED CERTIFICATION SCHEME (ACS)

WHAT IS THE ACCREDITED CERTIFICATION SCHEME?

The Nationally Accredited Certification Scheme (ACS) is the industry recognised and accepted route for operatives to gain a certificate of competence to enable Gas Safe Registration. The scheme is overseen by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS)

HOW FAR IN ADVANCE DO I NEED TO BOOK?

It is recommended that you book 3-4 weeks in advance to avoid disappointment but places can be booked as late as the day before by contacting the office on 01923 253866 provided there are spaces.

DO I NEED TO BRING MY OWN TOOLS?

No. We will provide you with all the tools and materials you will need for the practical assessment.

WHAT METHODS OF PAYMENT ARE THERE?

You can pay for your course by cash or by Bank Transfer. Call the office on 01923 253866 for more details.

DO I NEED TO PAY A DEPOSIT?

Yes. We ask for a 50% deposit to be paid at the time of booking to secure your place on the course.

WHAT TIME DOES THE TRAINING/ASSESSMENT START?

Training/Assessment starts promptly at 9am. We ask candidates to arrive at the centre at least 15 minutes in advance of the start time.

WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING WITH ME?

Once you have booked onto a course you will receive a booking confirmation detailing what you need to bring with you. You will need to bring a form of ID (passport, driving license or gas safe card). If renewing your qualifications you will also need to bring your old certificates and/or Gas Safe Registration card. You will also be asked to provide us with passport pictures.

Education Partners

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Blueflame Certification

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Gas Safe Register

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European Social Fund

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Job Centre Plus

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Danfoss

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Ideal

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City & Guilds

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matrix Standard

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EEIAS Gold Approved Provider

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Quality Heating

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Martindale

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Anton

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Trac Pipe

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