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The GCS Energy Centre is a one-stop shop for all your building services training needs. Whether you are starting a career or looking to update individual or employees’ skills, you can choose from a wide range of industry-recognised courses at our fully equipped centre.

For qualified electricians, plumbers, gas engineers or those generally working within the building services engineering sector, we offer courses to supplement your current skills, including: solar photovoltaic systems, 17th Edition IET regulations, inspection and testing, PAT testing, heat pump systems, solar thermal systems, power flushing, under-floor heating and fault finding courses. Here we will help you gain the necessary skills, experience and qualifications to join the appropriate Competent Person Schemes. We can also arrange bespoke training to suit the individual and/or company requirements.  

We are also delivering energy assessor training courses including Green Deal assessments. These are available for both domestic and non-domestic buildings.

For those interested in the latest automotive technologies, we are able to deliver electrical vehicle charging courses that will enable you to be qualified to install and maintain vehicle charging units.  

GCS Training aims to look out for all your business needs, no matter where you are based. This is achieved through delivering quality courses and assessment at the highest level to address the ever-widening skills gap in the building services industry. Courses are run regularly throughout the year and at times to fit around you and your work.

We are a registered EAL, ERS, City and Guilds and BPEC centre offering most aspects of electrical, plumbing and gas safe registration. This includes domestic and commercial.

Energy Centre Training Courses

Electrical

18th IET Edition Wiring Regulations BS7671 : 2018

Up To 70% FUNDING The 18th edition course is a new course that replaces the 17th edition course from July 2018 onward. On January 1st 2019 all electrical installations are to comply with BS 7671:2018.
EAL 4337 Initial Verification and Certification of Electrical Installations and 4338 Periodic Inspection, Testing and Certification of Electrical Installations.We offer these qualifications as a combined course.   SFI funding - up to 70% available **subject to eligibility criteria**  

EAL 603/3929/9 Installation of Electric Vehicle Charging Points

This course covers all the main skills required to install, fault find and inspect and test electric vehicle charging points. This is a new sector where electricians can train to become a specialist installer. Given the high prices of petrol and diesel, more people are turning to electric vehicles.      
This course is aimed at managers, engineers, technicians, appointed individuals or persons involved in the health and safety aspects of electrical equipment.  The course is based on the IEE Code of Practice for in-service inspection and testing of electrical equipment and covers the law and the scope of legislation for the testing of electrical equipment.     

Basic Electrical Maintenance

This course is aimed at those who have limited or no experience with electrical circuits and components. It will provide the learner with the theory and practice required to undertake basic electrical maintenance within their own premises or places of work e.g. connecting a plug top, changing a light switch or fitting, checking for circuit continuity, etc. There is no formal assessment involved but we do include a knowledge assessment at the end of the course. This course would suit individuals or groups of both sex who possess limited or no knowledge of domestic electrical circuits and components.

AM2 - Assessment of Occupational Competence (AOC) & Competence Enhancement Training (CET)

This very busy test centre opened in August 2008 and provides candidates with the opportunity to undertake their AM2 Assessment of Occupational Competence 48 weeks of the year.

Basic Lighting Installation & Maintenance

This course is to provide training on the removing and replacement of lighting fittings and accessories. It will provide the learner with the theory and practice required to undertake basic electrical lighting installation and maintenance within their own premises or places of work e.g. connecting a plug top, changing a light switch or fitting, checking for circuit continuity, etc.

City & Guilds 2394-01 & 2395-01 Inspection & Testing Combined Course

2394-01 Initial Verification and Certification of Electrical Installations and 2395-01 Periodic Inspection, Testing and Certification of Electrical Installations. We offer these qualifications as a combined course. On completion and certification, the candidates will have obtained the necessary preparation to test, inspect and certify electrical installations.  
UP TO 70% FUNDING SUBJECT TO ELIGIBILITY This qualification is for learners who wish to obtain an understanding of the concepts, processes and practices involved with the design, construction management and the initial verification of electrical installations. The emphasis is on the safe and ergonomic design on an installation which complies with relevant statutes, regulations; industry standards, and sound engineering practices. Up to 70% funding subject to eligibility

Domestic Heating

This course is suitable for electricians and electrical installers with limited experience of installing heating systems. This course is designed to give you a good basic introduction to the different types of heating systems and control devices in a domestic installation. There is no formal assessment involved but we do include a knowledge assessment at the end of the course and you’ll receive a certificate of attendance.

EAL Level 3 Diploma in Electrotechnical Services

This qualification is for those who are working in the electrotechnical industry and have already passed the level 2 and level 3 academic qualifications (City & Guilds 2360, 2330 2356 or EAL level 2 and level 3) but have not been successful in gaining a full apprenticeship. They must be able to demonstrate their technical knowledge, performance and competence to the industry standards at Level 3 and in line with the current edition of the IET Wiring Regulations BS 7671. The objective is that those persons who successfully complete this qualification will be judged to have met the eligibility requirements sufficient to apply for an Installation Electrician ECS Card from the JIB.

EAL Level 3 in Electrical Installation, Experienced Worker Assessment Route

This qualification is designed  for those experienced persons who are  working in the electrotechnical industry as practicing electricians for a minimum of 5 years and who can demonstrate their technical knowledge, performance and competence to the industry standards at Level 3 and in line with the current edition of the IET Wiring Regulations BS 7671. The objective is that those persons who successfully complete this qualification will be judged to have met the eligibility requirements sufficient to apply for an Installation Electrician ECS Card from the JIB. 

Inspection & Testing Practical Training

A practical course designed to complement the City & Guilds 2394/2395 and the EAL 4337/4338 Inspection & Testing courses. It covers all the circuit types included in the practical assessment. This is an optional extra course for delegates attending the above theory training. We cover all the types of tests included in the practical assessment and you’ll gain some hands-on practice in a small group of no more than six people. 

Safe Isolation and Electrical Awareness

This course is suitable for anyone who needs a basic appreciation and awareness of how to work safely with electrical equipment (for example maintenance staff). This one-day course to provide some fundamental electrical safety training for non-electricians who need to work with electrical equipment. There’s a focus on safe isolation but we also cover other essential safety requirements like earthing and bonding.

Testing Refresher

This course is ideal if you’re preparing for NICEIC, ELECSA or NAPIT assessment, or you simply need a refresher on how to test electrical installations.  If you’re preparing for assessment (for example by the NICEIC, ELECSA or NAPIT), this could be a great way to boost your confidence with testing and refresh yourself on the skills that you maybe haven’t used for a while.
The Part P assessments are designed for installers that carry out electrical installation work in dwellings under the supervision of a Qualified Supervisor. 

Gas

ERS Commercial ACS Gas Assessment

ERS Non Domestic ACS Gas Assessment is aimed at experienced Domestic Gas Engineers looking to work with natural gas in a non-domestic environment. This course is a changeover course from Domestic ACS. It is targeting those that wish to up-skill from Domestic Gas to Commercial for the first time.

ERS Domestic ACS Gas Re-assessment Includes: CCN1, CENWAT, CKR1, HTR1 & CPA1 if on current card.

ACS Gas Certificates expire every five years. The ERS Domestic ACS Gas Re-assessment  qualification will refresh your knowledge and understanding. It is essential to maintain your registration with the competent person scheme (Gas Safe Register) to work safely on Domestic Natural Gas Pipework and listed appliances.

LPG (Liquid Petroleum Gas) Training

GCS Training’s Changeover domestic natural gas to LPG is for those holding a current CCN1 certificate or a COCN1 certificate. This course includes CoNGLP1 PD; installation servicing and repair of domestic appliances in permanent dwellings. 

Plumbing

General Plumbing Maintenance Course

The General Plumbing Maintenance course is for Caretakers and Facilities Management staff or individuals.

BPEC Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations 1999 (England and Wales)

The BPEC Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations 1999 (England and Wales) is for building services engineers who want to register with a Competent Persons Scheme such as the Water Regulations Advisory Scheme (WRAS). The qualification is predominantly theory based and relies on you having a good understanding of plumbing systems prior to undertaking this course

BPEC HWSS Domestic Vented and Unvented Hot Water Systems (Replaces Unvented Hot Water)

BPEC’s HWSS Domestic Vented and Unvented Hot Water Systems replaces the unvented hot water course and covers all hot water systems. The update is a result of the recently revised G3 Building Regulation. This course features the original content of the old unvented hot water systems training, plus the new requirements under G3 for both vented and unvented systems.

Domestic Gas Boiler Fault Finding Course

The Domestic Gas Boiler Fault Finding course provides Gas Safe Registered engineers with a detailed understanding of boiler diagnostics. Through a combination of classroom and practical activity you will learn how to rectify common faults on both Central Heating Systems and boilers.

Energy

BPEC Level 3 Award in the Installation and Maintenance of Solar Thermal Hot Water Systems

The BPEC Level 3 Award Installation and Maintenance of Solar Thermal Hot Water Systems is for practicing Plumber’s and Building Services Engineers.

BPEC Level 3 Award in the Installation and Maintenance of Heat Pump Systems (Non-refrigerant circuits)

BPEC Level 3 Award Installation and Maintenance of Heat Pump Systems is for Building Service Engineers. You will learn, develop and demonstrate the knowledge required to install, commission, inspect, service and maintain Heat Pump Systems (non-refrigerant) in a domestic scale environment.

City & Guilds Level 3 Award Installation and Maintenance of Small Scale Solar Photovoltaic Systems

BPEC Level 3 Award Installation and Maintenance of Heat Pump Systems is for Building Service Engineers. You will learn, develop and demonstrate the knowledge required to install, commission, inspect, service and maintain Heat Pump Systems (non-refrigerant) in a domestic scale environment.

 

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