Our Meter Foundation course is designed for ACS Category 2 and 3 candidates wanting to enter the gas industry.
Category 2 trainees will hold a recognised qualification in the mechanical services engineering sector (e.g. plumbing) but lack gas training and experience, while Category 3 applicants are new to the gas industry and will need more intense training.
Assessments normally consist of a combination of practical and theory examinations.
The course requires 28 days in centre environment plus ‘on the job’ training with candidates providing work-based evidence under the supervision of a Gas Safe registered installer. The Meter Foundation will consist of; 196 guided learning hours as well as the completion of the candidate portfolio of work experience and must provide evidence representative of a minimum of 420 hours (12 weeks).
No expiry date is applied. (But there is a expiry for the relevant ACS gas assessments which is five years).
On completion of the training and portfolio, candidates are issued with a BPEC Meter Foundation certificate, qualifying them to undertake the relevant ACS assessments (CMA1, MET1 and MET2).
The Meter Foundation Candidate Portfolio:
Your Meter Foundation Certificate will allow you to undertake the relevant ACS gas assessments, providing entry at category 2.