Courses and qualifications for Gas, Water, Oil, and Renewables professionals

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01224 708050

About Us

1st Class Gas Training and assessment

1st Class Gas was established in 2004 at 12/13 Murcar Commercial Park, Bridge of Don to provide locally based gas and oil training and assessment for registered engineers working in the Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire areas. Over the years our portfolio has grown to now include plumbing based, appliance safe isolation and renewable technology courses.


Who we are

In 2017 we moved to new premises at The Gas Skills Centre on Denmore Place, Bridge of Don which provides easy access and on-site parking at the centre for our customers.

We are a small friendly and professional team of experienced trainers and assessors who have all worked in the plumbing and/or gas industries prior to joining 1st Class Gas. Our aim is to provide stress free training and assessment in a modern and professional environment for all our customers whatever their individual background experience is.



For those of you that need accommodation there are a number of hotels near the centre as listed below. NOTE: as Aberdeen is usually quite busy during the week it is advisable to book well in advance.

The below information is offered for your convenience only and it is not an endorsement by 1st Class Gas as to the suitability of any of the listed accommodation. All information correct at time of insertion.

Premier Inn

Ellon Road, Murcar,
Bridge of Don,
Aberdeen, AB23 8BP
0871 527 8010

Holiday Inn Express

Parkway East,
Bridge of Don,
Aberdeen, AB23 8AJ
01224 227250

Hotel Ibis Aberdeen Centre

15 Shiprow,
Aberdeen, AB11 5BY
01224 398800

Aberdeen Douglas Hotel

43-45 Market St,
Aberdeen, AB11 5EL
01224 582255

Meet Some of Our Staff

With over a hundred years of experiencea at your service

Ian Turnbull

Ian Turnbull

Founder of 1st Class Gas with over 20 years of experience in the training and assessment environment and an over 40-year career in the plumbing and heating industry.

Colin Downie

Colin Downie

Joined 1st Class Gas in 2015 after a 30-year career in the gas industry, he has 10 years of experience in the training and assessment environment.

Mark Russell

Mark Russell

Joined 1st Class Gas in 2017 after a 28-year career in the plumbing and heating industry, with 8 years of experience at your service.