Professional gas training centres in Barnsley, Bradford and Ripon 

Are you looking for training courses to work with gas in the Barnsley, Bradford and Ripon areas?

Maybe you require the training for your current job or you could be looking for a new career, either way look no further than the training experts at ECS Gas Training.

ECS Gas Training Limited was formed in April 2008 by Graham Hawkes who has 37 years of experience in the Gas Industry as an Engineer and a Trainer/Assessor.

The huge success of ECS is mainly due to the fact that we provide exactly what the candidate requires, at a very reasonable cost. We are able to do this because unlike other larger Centres, we work with a maximum of six candidates at any one time, and therefore we provide the candidate with a very personal training programme, delivered quickly, professionally, and in a stress free environment.

If you require a place at ECS, it is advisable to book as early as possible as we are taking bookings one year in advance.

GRAHAM HAWKES (Former MD of Barnsley Industrial Training Centre BITC)

"I formed ECS after working in a large training organisation for over twelve years. I designed the original fourteen weeks Gas Training Course which was successfully delivered by my former company for many years. This training course enabled over 1000 people to enter the Gas Industry, and find employment. Due to the fact that the course was mainly classroom orientated, the candidates left with very little on-the-job experience. This resulted in some 40% of them being unable to sustain their employment status, and ultimately, they left the industry."

Real training courses by experienced professionals

"In 2008, after realising these facts, I decided to design a course which ensured that the candidate gained the necessary on-the-job experience to enable them to retain a position within the industry. It was then that I designed the NE4 Course.

To deliver this course successfully, I will only work with a maximum of four candidates at any one time, providing a standard of training that cannot be matched by any other Training Organisation. The course is very flexible and is suitable for complete new entrants, and for people who are currently working in the Gas Industry but without the necessary qualifications. A candidate can usually complete the course whilst continuing their current employment or day to day duties. It is intended that less time is spent in centre than on many other similar courses, with a great deal of the training being carried out by means of a structured on-the-job training programme. Over the past three years, the NE4 Course has proved very successful and is in high demand. I deliver no more than four or five courses per year.

I have also designed a course for people who already have associated qualifications within the industry such as NVQ Level 2 Plumbing or Pipe Fitting. The duration of this course (ECS1&2) depends on the knowledge of the candidate, but can be completed in as little as five days."

Contact us

For further information, contact us today at ECS Gas Training.


ECS Barnsley

4 Market Street,
South Yorkshire,
S74 9QR


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Graham Hawkes, Founder

Graham Hawkes, Founder