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Combustion Performance Analysis (CPA1)

Course Code: COP1

Level: 2
Subject area: Engineering, Automotive & Marine
Awarding body: ERS
Qualification: Certificate
Course type: Short course
Time of Day: Daytime
Duration: Half a day
When you'll study: Various days, 9.00am - 1.30pm

About the course

Combustion Performance Analysis training and assessment is required for all Gas Safe Registered engineers to carry out work on certain types of boilers and heaters. This Gas Safe approved course at City College Plymouth is designed to give you an understanding of combustion theory and will allow you to gain competence in using flue gas analysers, testing combustion output for services and identifying problems.

What you'll learn

You will undertake a blend of practical and theory assessments to prove your knowledge and skills. You will learn the principles of combustion, correct/incorrect combustion and their causes as well as obtaining and using readings by flue gas analyers to diagnose faults.

Entry requirements

Candidates must hold CCN1.


Assessment is based on practical activities.

What's next?

On successful completion of this course, you could benefit from increased opportunities in business and employment. You may also wish to progress onto another course at the College.

Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2021/22 (August 2021 – July 2022). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2022/23.

If you are aged 16-18, due to Government funding, tuition fees may not be applicable for your course. (Please note: this does not apply to Foundation Degrees or Access to Higher Education courses, and other courses not eligible for public funding.)

Although we’re not yet able to confirm the start date for this course, applications are now welcome, just complete an Expression of Interest form.