COVID-19 Response




Official Statement from the Health and Safety Executive

“We have had reports that some ACS assessment centres have closed due to COVID-19, resulting in engineers being unable to take their ACS reassessment.Engineers are expected to take all reasonable measures to maintain their ACS qualifications, including planning ahead where possible.

Maintaining gas safety competence is essential for registered gas engineers. If assessment centres have enough staff and customers to keep functioning, they should do so and follow advice on good hygiene and encouraging engineers not to attend if they should be self-isolating.

If engineers take all reasonable steps to update their expired ACS certification as soon as possible, and continue to work safely, HSE will permit registered gas engineers to remain on the Register for an additional period during the peak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) measures. Engineers may be required to demonstrate that they have taken reasonable steps to renew their qualifications. Engineers MUST maintain their Gas Safe registration during any extension of their ACS qualification period if they are carrying out gas work.

This is a temporary measure and does not remove the standing requirement for registered gas engineers to maintain their ACS certification and renew certification every 5 years.”

Gastec Training Statement

It’s impossible to escape the Coronavirus pandemic that is affecting all of our lives in one way or another. We are all responsible professionals and many of you can keep your businesses running by ensuring cleanliness and maintaining the appropriate social distancing. 

Gastec Training are confident that we can keep you safe in our training centre. In line with official advice from HSE it is recommended we stay open in order to maintain gas safety competence for registered gas engineers.

In order to do this:

  • We already have social distancing in force with Government and UK Certification guidelines for Assessments.
  • We have increased our daily cleaning routine.
  • We have all the necessary hand gels and washroom facilities you require.
  • We recommend you bring your own drinking vessel for tea and coffee etc. We will continue to supply our own if you prefer which are sanitised during the day and heat treated overnight.


What’s important is that we all work together through this unprecedented time and fight the COVID 19 spread. We at Gastec Training will remain open and will be conducting business as usual until we are told otherwise.

Remember: Please don’t come to our training centre if you or members of your household are displaying any of the COVID 19 symptoms – high temperature, dry cough and shortness of breath.

Stay Safe

The Team at Gastec

Gastec Training

Gastec Training is a leading supplier of training and assessment services to the utilities industries, providing training services at all levels for over 25 years . We offer the full portfolio of training and assessment services for the gas, oil, plumbing, electrical and solid fuel utility sectors.

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New Entrants

When considering a new career the first step should be an assessment of your training needs. Will an employer offer it on the job or do you need to plan your own training first.  If you are considering a career in the utilities industry then there are a wide range of training courses and training providers available to you.

ACS Assessments

We provide guidance and advice to experienced operatives seeking to renew and extend existing ACS qualifications. We offer the full range of ACS Assessment and Re-Assessments for gas operatives


Widen Your Skill Set

Gastec offer a range of opportunities for technicians who want to extend their expertise within the gas sector by undertaking conversion training. Gastec offer a range of courses which will enable experienced operatives to extend their current qualifications into new sectors and thus broaden the range of work they can carry out.

Booking Hotlines

ACS Assessments

01784 246247

New Entrant Information

01908 587665



01908 587665



6 Newmarket Court Kingston Milton Keynes Bucks MK10 0AQ

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About Gastec

Gastec is a leading supplier of training and assessment services to the utilities industries with gas,electrical, oil, plumbing and solid fuel courses.

Choosing a Training Provider

We offer courses for new entrants, those looking to broaden their skill-set or experienced operatives looking to update their qualifications.

Booking a Course

We have an expert team waiting for your call with specialists in new entrant training as well as assessments and re-assessments for experienced operatives.

Central Location

Gastec is located close to the centre of Milton Keynes and only 10 minutes from Junction 13 of the M1 offering easy access from the major transport routes.

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First Steps

Get an overview of the steps you need to take to forge a new career in the lucrative utilities sector.

What questions you should be asking, what training you need and how to plan your training.

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Do you want to be your own boss, work hours that suit you and do interesting, and challenging work?

If you want to make a good living the gas sector is a good first choice with many opportunities.

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There is a continuing demand for OFTEC qualified heating oil operatives within the utility sector

If you would like to work in this sector on a range of oil installations find out about our New Entrant oil courses.

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Are you considering a career move and are excited by the thought of a career as an electrician?

The New Entrant training course takes you from complete novice to accredited electrician.

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New Entrant Guide

The Gastec New Entrant Guide provides detailed information on our New Entrant courses.

It also includes further information on the full range of training courses available from Gastec

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We offer a comprehensive range of gas courses for experienced operatives wishing to develop their skills or cross train into new areas.

Our courses cover domestic, commercial, and LPG applications as well as cross training courses between industry sectors

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At Gastec we know the busy working engineer must remain compliant at all times with the current regulations and OFTEC standards

Our structured training courses for operatives in the oil sector provide training and assessments to OFTEC standard.

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We offer a range of courses for the busy working engineer who needs to remain compliant with current regulations and standards.

If you work in this sector find out more about our structured, modular training courses offering a recognised qualification.

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If you want to remain up to date with the current regulations we offer a range of training and assessments to ensure full compliance

We offer practical hands on courses for plumbers. These provide operatives with a practical skills and knowledge of the regulations.

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Solid Fuel

Our solid fuel courses provides a pathway to a career in solid fuel including the basic principles and technologies of solid fuel appliances.

If you are interested in a greater understanding of modern solid fuel, its delivery, technologies and appliances contact Gastec

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ACS Certification

A fulfilling career in the gas sector is on offer for those committed to developing their skillset by training and accreditation

ACS or Accredited Certification Scheme ensures that gas operatives are assessed to prove their competence in gas safety.

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Candidates are split into three categories. Prerequisites to attend assessment are dependent on the category an operative falls into.

The exact category will depend on a range of factors based on past experience and prior accreditation and assessments

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To work on gas installations all operatives must demonstrate that they are competent to do so. ACS Accreditation is how they do this

New operatives or experienced technicians seeking to work in new applications will need to undertake the assessment process.

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A shortened ACS Re-Assessment is available to operatives who hold an in-date ACS qualification for their application speciality.

Operatives wishing to widen their skillset to new application areas such as catering would need to take a full assessment

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Exciting Career Choices

The utilities sectors offers a range of choices in terms of specialities and qualifications for anyone leaving the armed forces seeking a new career

New Entrant Courses

If you are new to the utilities sector we can offer advice on the most cost effective way to train and get accredited for a new lucrative career

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Develop Your Training Plan

We have an expert team waiting for your call with specialists experienced in helping ex-armed forces personnel plan their training needs.

Enhanced Learning Credits

At Gastec are proud to be able to offer Service Leavers the chance to claim their ELC entitlement and use on a majority of Gastec’s Courses.

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Work at Gastec

We offer a range of employment opportunities for experienced personnel wanting to work in a training role.

Experienced Personnel

We look for personnel who combine experience of the utility sector and an understanding of the regulatory framework.

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ACS Assessors

We welcome your application if you have experience of ACS Assessment with in domestic and commercial assessments.

Does This Sound Like You ?

Contact the team at Gastec if you would like to find out more about taking your career in the utilities sector to the next level.

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Gastec is located close to the centre of Milton Keynes and only 10 minutes from Junction 13 of the M1 offering easy access from the major transport routes.

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There is a wide range of accommodation available close to our training centre in Milton Keynes. These include locations to suit all needs and budgets.

Local Restaurants

Milton Keynes has a wide range of restaurants. This includes major chains, independent venues with a choice of menus to suit all dietary needs and budgets.

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External Resources

We have listed information on a range of external sites which we think will be of interest to our customers and help them in the development of their career.