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Gas Competence

CITO Gas Courses are specifically designed to ensure gas engineers working within the caravan industry receive the appropriate training and accreditation for the level of gas service they work at. For most service engineers this will be at ACOPS Competence level, however for some engineers and especially those working on static caravans on holiday parks or residential parks, they must have an ACS qualification.

What is ACOPS and ACS?

  • ACOPS stands for Approved Code of Practices
  • ACS stands for Accredited Certification Scheme

Who needs which qualification level?

Where Gas Safe (formally known as CORGI) registration is not required i.e. work is only on tourers and motorhomes which are NOT hired out in the course of business, Caravan Industry Training has negotiated with the certification body UK Certification Ltd to deliver a competence based training and assessment course aimed specifically at the requirements of caravan service engineers. This is an ACoP industry qualification which is assessed by an accredited ACS centre. The course is usually based in a caravan workshop (or a Gas Training Centre), with classroom tuition and practical demonstration &  full assessments.

ACoPs should be seen as the minimum standard for anyone working on gas appliances where Gas Safe registration is not required. It can however be used as a 'stepping stone' to advance to the ACS training level. The ACoPs qualification is now required for membership of the Approved Workshop Scheme.

The ACoPs qualification is for Engineers working with LPG on Touring and/or Motorhomes – provided they are not hired out in the course of business. It is NOT sufficient for engineers working on Caravan Holiday Homes or Park Homes and it will not be recognised by Gas Safe. Please see our ACS Gas Courses for training to Gas Safe registration.


Gas training to ACS and ACoPs standard is available nationwide, however SkillsActive Caravan Industry Training can only guarantee CITO Gas Courses as covering the skills required for industry standards and legislation. Therefore only CITO Gas Courses can be verified for the purposes of the ActivePassport scheme. It is essential if you book training elsewhere to ensure you will cover the necessary elements and receive the correct ACoP and ACS units.


Further information

For a registration form/pack, course syllabus and other related information, please see the Download section at the bottom of this page.