STGW gas training for service technicians and manufacturers

Standards of Training in Gas Work (STGW) is the framework of qualifications that replace the discontinued Approved Codes of Practice (ACoPs).

UK Regulations require all persons working with gas to either be instructed (supervised) or skilled (unsupervised and qualified to sign of gas work). An STGW gas qualification is made up of a number of mandatory core and appliance unit modules. This caravan industry approved STGW gas training programme is specifically designed for caravan service technicians to carry out a service, safety checks, minor works and issue appropriate certification in relation to the gas systems installed in privately owned touring caravan or motorhomes. This course is also suitable for those working in manufacturing of touring caravans/motorhomes.

STGW - 3 Day Course

STGW - 5 Day Course


New technicians accessing the qualification for the first time will need to take the full five-day programme. In addition, the learner will also need to provide evidence of experience in gas work: either through completion of basic gas training programme or working under supervision with their employer.

For technicians that need to renew their existing ACOP/STGW qualification, they can access the three-day refresher programme. This is an intensive assessment only programme; it is not suitable for new technicians or those requiring extra support. Technicians needing to renew their qualification can also take the full five-day programme if the dates/locations of these courses are more suitable.


An STGW gas qualification is made up of a number of mandatory core and appliance unit modules. This course is right for you or your employee if you want to be eligible to service, repair and maintain LPG gas systems on privately owned touring caravans and motorhomes. This programme meets the skills matrix for Approved Workshop Scheme

The programme includes:

  • Gas Safety Regulations
  • British Standards relating to LPG
  • Identifying, servicing, commissioning and fault finding for LPG appliances
  • LPG ventilation and flues
  • LPG soundness testing
  • Installation, pipework and hoses
  • LPG cylinders and regulators

Diagnostic and repairs to the gas systems installed in privately owned touring caravans or motorhomes does not require you to be a member of Gas Safe Register. This STGW qualification does not meet criteria to work on domestic gas, static caravans, vehicles that are hired out or used for catering purposes. For work of this type you will require a Gas Safe Register registration. You need to refer to the ACS qualification page for further information. 

The training and assessment takes place at one of our dedicated training centres specifically registered to deliver this qualification to our industry. The cost of the programme includes your training, assessment, handbooks and (if successful) your certificate which is renewable after five years. 


5 day STGW  

NCC Members - £550
AWS Members - £570
Non-NCC Members - £590

* Perthshire courses will be charged at £650+ VAT per person.

3 day STGW

NCC Members - £420
AWS Members - £450
Non-NCC Members - £470

All prices exclude vat.


  • STGW Gas competence training (formally ACOPS) specific for caravan and motorhome service technicians.
  • Tutor led full five-day initial training and three-day refresher programmes available.
  • Key skills for gas safety; service, repair and testing of the gas system and appliances; issuing appropriate documentation.
  • Meets the Approved Workshop Scheme (AWS) membership requirements.
  • Suitable for manufacturers

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