Meter Foundation (Managed Learning Programme)

Assessment Information

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.

Further Information

Assessments normally consist of a combination of practical and theory examinations.

The course requires 32 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; 240 guided learning hours as well as the completion of the candidate portfolio of work experience and must provide evidence representative of a minimum of six (6) weeks.

Expiry Information

No expiry date is applied. (But there is a expiry for the relevant ACS gas assessments which is five years).

Useful Information

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).

Training Materials

The Meter Foundation Candidate Portfolio:
This allows candidates to record all the training they undertake as evidence of the necessary knowledge and experience to eventually undertake the ACS assessments CMA1, MET1 and MET2.

See Training Manuals

Related Qualifications

Your Meter Foundation Certificate will allow you to undertake the relevant ACS gas assessments, providing entry at category 2.

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