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Core Domestic Gas Meter Installation & Commissioning training course

Course code: CMA2LS  |  View the training area

Course overview

A 2 day training course to install and commission domestic gas sized meters which are then sealed off at the meter outlet fitting, ensuring gas is not left available to installation pipework. This includes medium pressure meters not greater than 2 bar pressure.

N.B. This course combines CMA2 LS, which covers gas safety in limited scope domestic gas work, and MET3 LS, designed to test the competence of an installer wishing to install and commission domestic gas meters that are sealed off at the meter outlet fitting. CMA2 LS is a pre-requisite to MET3 LS.

Core Domestic Gas Meter Installation & Commissioning

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Pre-requisite/entry requirements

Those who wish to undertake this course must hold a nationally recognised qualification e.g. NVQ or City & Guilds craft certificate in a trade associated with gas work, e.g. plumbing. The applicant must also provide evidence of their qualification to Develop Training along with written evidence confirming that they have undertaken 'on the job' gas installation and/or maintenance training, and have experience of gas work that has been carried out under the direct supervision of a competent operative(s) employed by a Gas Safe Registered business. Develop Training will need to be satisfied that the applicant has a sufficiency and range of gas work experience relating to the application, in accordance with the requirements below.

The applicant's evidence must consist of the following:

  • Name, address and the Gas Safe Registration number of the business(es) providing the training
  • The start and end dates of the Off the Job training programme
  • The start and end dates of the On the Job training programme
  • The types and sufficiency of gas work undertaken (not plumbing or other related work activities)
  • The name(s) of the competent operative(s) of the business that has provided the On the Job training

If Develop Training doubts the authenticity of the information presented by the applicant, they will decline access to the ACS assessment.

Benefits of attending for the learner

This course teaches installers everything they need to be able to install and commission primary domestic gas meters, up to six cubic meters per hour capacity, that are sealed off at the meter outlet fitting. Training and assessment covers general gas safety competence in limited scope core domestic gas work (CMA2 LS)* and the specific gas meter appliance module, MET3 LS. MET3 LS covers the installation and commissioning of domestic gas meters, but only when they are sealed off at the meter outlet fitting, with no gas is left in the installation pipework and/or appliances.

*CMA2 LS does not cover work on altering the position of meters, meter exchange, connection of outlet pipework or commissioning on appliances or internal installation pipework other than that required for the meter installation.

Benefits of attending for the employer

  • Compliance with industry standards.

What you will learn

Course content:

  • Gas Safety (Installation & Use) Regulations 1998
  • Tightness testing and purging
  • Gas industry unsafe situations procedure
  • Scope of operatives work checking and setting regulators
  • Operation and positioning of emergency isolation and warning labels
  • Emergency procedures
  • Pipe-work and fittings installations

What qualifications will you achieve?

  • Learners will receive a short written assessment on the course content.
  • Upon successful completion learners will be issued with an ERS accredited qualification in CMA2 LS & MET3 LS.

How is this training delivered?

  • The course is delivered in the classroom followed by an assessment of key areas of learning.

What do I need to bring with me?

  • Learners will need to bring an upstream qualification with existing meter competence certificate or evidence as described in the course pre-requisites above.
  • Learners must also bring their current ACS certificates, Gas Safe card, two passport photos, PPE and tools.
  • All reference materials will be provided.

Course dates

Course code
2 day course
Price from
£378.00 + certification

No course dates are currently scheduled, call us on 0800 876 6708 to discuss the options available.

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