We work in partnership with top quality companies such as Worcester Bosch, Grant & Sons and Anton by Crowcon to make sure our apprentices are using the latest cutting-edge products and technology when they study with us. Our facilities are second-to-none and include a professional gas centre, electrical training bays and a large carpentry workshop.
A full catalogue of courses aimed at registered gas engineers who need to renew their accreditations or returning operatives who have spent some time away from the industry.
Our reassessment courses help you maintain the assurance that you are working safely and legally, and can remain on the Gas Safe Register.
Our courses take place throughout the year, are competitively priced and easy to book.
Call us now on 01235 541111
Graham joined the teaching community thirteen years ago having previously been a gas engineer for twelve years. He also managed teams of gas engineers as well as managing a gas training and assessment centre.
Since becoming a lecturer, he has mainly trained and assessed level 3 plumbers and gas engineers, as well as trained and/or assessed qualified gas engineers returning to renew their qualifications.
"I have been very lucky to have had the opportunity to help design the new gas training and assessment centre in Bicester. I am currently installing the equipment which will support the apprentices learning experience. I am looking forward to meeting the local employers and their apprentices who will join our new centre when it opens.
We are building some of the best facilities in the area which will support the students’ learning and provide them with the widest possible experience in the industry.
The apprentices will have access to some of the latest appliances and training material thanks to direct links with manufacturers such as Worcester Bosch."
Mark is a qualified engineer and plumber who spent a number of years working in industry before moving into Further Education nine years ago as a Technician/ Trainer. He taught a mix of full-time students and apprentices at level two and three. He moved on to become Apprenticeship Manager at Abingdon and Witney College, covering areas including construction and engineering.
After a period as Interim Head of Apprenticeships he is now responsible for leading the innovative new Construction Skills Centre in Bicester.
"The best thing about working at the college is working closely with apprentices and employers to help them achieve their goals, whatever their backgrounds and previous experience. As a former apprentice myself I remember that so much of the knowledge I gained at college was not relevant in the workplace, so making sure that we deliver high quality training that makes a difference in the workplace is really important to me.
Particularly for apprentices who are working in SMEs, college provides the opportunity to talk to other apprentices in similar positions to get a broader understanding of how it feels to be an apprentice. For some students it can also be a really big jump into the workplace, and college provides a really important bridge between school or full-time college, and work.
You can add additional appliances to your registration? One day courses available, contact us for details.
Your unvented hot water qualifications also run out every 5 years.
Our students receive a 15% discount & free shipping on ViperGas publications
Our ACS Gas Centre has been Blue Flame certified.
You can talk to us about extending your qualifications with LPG.
I think the facilities here are amazing, everything is brand new and easily accessible. The bays and workstations have been really well thought out and are easy to use and practical. I’ve been learning the basics at the moment; pipe bending and joining and the principles of plumbing. But it’s not all plumbing - we’ve also been studying customer interaction and behaviour which has been very useful. It's taken me a while to get the right apprenticeship , so now I’m on the course I'm definitely going to make the most of it!
The teaching, facilities and resources are excellent! It’s all brand-new and of the highest quality. We’ve been building up our skills, learning: pipe-bending, soldering, working with steel pipe-work. We’ve also looked at solvent welds and waste management. All-in-all I’ve learnt a lot in quite a short space of time. This course was a career change for me and the possibility of a better life for me and my family is my prime motivation!