The Logic Certification Approved Prior Learning Programme (APL) is a training programme designed to meet the requirements for Category 2 and 3 entrants to the Nationally Accredited Certification Scheme (ACS) for gas, as detailed in ACS Guidance Note 8 and 8A. The APL programme consists of both centre training and ‘on the job’ work experience, gained whilst under the supervision of a registered gas installer, acting as the candidates mentor.
The APL programme is an entry route into the following industry sectors: Domestic Natural Gas, Liquefied Petroleum Gas, Non Domestic Heating and Commercial Catering.


Course content:

The course covers the following units, plus a group of optional units:

  • Legislation
  • Building regulations and standards
  • Design and installation
  • Pipework
  • Measurement of gas pressures and heat outputs
  • Health and safety
  • Flueing and the use of chimneys
  • Principles of combustion
  • Controls


Entry Requirements:

The Approved Prior Learning (APL) Training course is designed for operatives with transferable skills who are familiar with working in related areas, such as plumbing, or currently working under the supervision and training of a Gas Safe Registered company or person.


Method of assessment:

Training takes place in the centre and on-the-job, including the compilation of a portfolio, culminating in practical and written assessments.



City & Guilds Approved Prior Learning – APL


Duration of course

Up to 12 months


Attendance Options


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