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Domestic Gas Central Heating Boilers & Water Heaters (CENWAT) BPEC Certificate

This course is ideal if you are a gas engineer/plumber wishing to maintain this qualification. An assessment only option is available if required.

Entry requirements

To undertake the CENWAT you must hold a current in date Domestic Natural Gas CCN1 qualification. Candidates wishing to extend their range of domestic elements for the first time are advised to contact the Plumbing department to discuss further entry requirements. 

Course content

During the course you will cover topics including:

  • Installation
  • Commissioning
  • Servicing
  • Fault finding

Assessment methods

The assessment comprises of the following:

  • A practical assessment
  • A written assessment
  • Where necessary additional oral questions may be asked by the assessor.
Further study and career options

On completion of the CENWAT you can now undertake other domestic gas elements. 

Additional information

You will need to bring three passport sized photographs and your National Insurance number. Evidence of your current ACS qualification will be required. This assessment can be taken up to six months prior to the expiry of your current qualification and you can still retain the full five years from your expiry date. Upon payment for the course a training manual will be issued, preferably at least three weeks prior to attending the course. There is a £35 additional fee for BPEC awarding body certification.

Pay by instalments

The College offers an instalment plan for Further Education and Higher Education courses to students where the total amount payable at the point of enrolment is £200 or more. Within the scheme there is an ability to pay up to 6 instalments, depending on the length of the courses and the final payment must be paid at least a month before the end of the course.

Course Information & How to Apply

This course runs on multiple occasions. Choose the date most appropriate for you.

To book onto this course please contact our Business Development team on 01234 291747 or email

LengthStart DateDay(s)Time(s)FeesLocationCourse Code
2 days 26/04/2021 Mon, Tue 9.00 am - 4.30 pm £250 Gas & Plumbing Technology Centre BKC419S8
2 days 24/05/2021 Mon, Tue 9.00 am - 4.30 pm £250 Gas & Plumbing Technology Centre BKC419S9
2 days 14/06/2021 Mon, Tue 9.00 am - 4.30 pm £250 Gas & Plumbing Technology Centre BKC419S10

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Additional formats
Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on
01234 291000 to order your copy.