ACS Assessment and Re-Assessment
Who can take a re-assessment?
Re-assessment is only available to operatives who currently hold an in-date ACS qualification. If an operative needs to undertake a re-assessment it will be more effective in terms of cost and time if both core gas safety and appliance assessments are completed at the same time.
If your ACS qualification has not expired then you are eligible for an ACS re-assessment which is shorter in duration than the full assessment. If it has expired you will need to complete the full assessment
If you have not undertaken any ACS assessments or hold a currently valid ACS assessment then you will not be eligible for a re-assessment.
If however you have a valid aligned gas services S/NVQ certificate this will generally be accepted as a pre-requisite for re-assessments (Ask centre for details if you think this applies.)
The ACS initial assessment takes longer to complete and has more written questions in it. The ACS re-assessment tests only those key areas previously undertaken, plus any new legislation introduced over the last five years.
The re-assessment is shorter in length. ACS re-assessment is only available to operatives who have a current ACS qualification in those categories applied for.
Yes, you could take it on its own but it would reduce overall time to take both the core and any appliances you hold together, as you would not need to repeat areas which are common to both core and appliances.
No. The extra appliance/core must be taken under ACS initial assessment conditions.
Core assessments are usually pre-requisites to appliances and can be taken in domestic natural gas, commercial, catering or LPG situations prior to, or in conjunction with, relevant appliance assessments.
- Core Domestic Gas Safety – Initial Assessment
- Core Commercial Gas Safety – Initial Assessment
- Core Commercial Catering – Initial Assessment
1st Attempt in allotted time.
- If result is 100% = pass
- Less than 100% = re-assessment
Following this the options are :
- Undertake further training and then re-take assessment
- Re-take assessment immediately
2nd attempt in either case must be within 30 working days of 1st attempt
If following 2nd re-assessment competence was not demonstrated
- 1st and 2nd attempts totaled together
If result is 100% = Pass
If less than 100% at the assessor’s discretion minor parts of practical/ written may be clarified by practical/oral questions, or the student may be failed and have to re-take the whole assessment
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