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It’s a real pleasure to let all my supporters know that I’ve finally crossed the finishing line and I’ve passed my ACS.
I’m just waiting on my certification to be sent by post which can take up to 28 days bt once I’ve received it I can apply to go on the Gas Register and get my gas card! And then hopefully get into full time employment.
Couldn’t have got this far without your generosity. I still have a lot to learn but it’s the first time in my life that I have real faith it’s all gonna come good 👍🏻
Not much has changed since my last update! I’m still working 2 days a week with a boiler repair company and I sit my ACS exam on the 22nd of October. I’m in the classroom for a week and if I pass I can then get onto the Gas Safe register and work with a company full-time!
Thanks for all your encouragement and support 👍
Just thought I would give you a quick update as to my progress. I am gaining experience by working 2 days a week with a plumbing company that made contact through Beam.
I’ve also been given a date for my ACS which is the 22nd of October. I thought it would be sooner than that but unfortunately that’s the nearest spot available. It's not all bad as it gives me time to get my head in the book. 📕 The theory side is my weak point, as I’m a lot better with the practical - as you can see above! 🛠️
Thank you for all your support so far, Tarquin
Just a quick update on my progress so far. I’m happy to inform you that I’ve just got my certification for my portfolio, so I’m just waiting on a date to sit my ACS which is the last hurdle in becoming a registered Gas Engineer. 🎉
I’m also working 2 days a week with a qualified Gas Engineer to gain some experience.
Thank you for all your support and encouragement 👍
I would just like to thank everyone for their generosity and encouragement and I thought I would give you all a quick update on my progress.
I’ve just completed my portfolio with a company called Boiler Medic. The last hurdle before getting my Gas Safe card is passing my ACS, hopefully sometime in March.
This requires me to go back into the classroom for 5 days for more exams - I’m a bit nervous but I’m sure if I study hard I will get through it!
I wish I could put into words just how grateful I am to everyone that donated. I couldn’t have got this far without you and I will continue to keep you in the loop and up to date.
Tarquin is referred by Kairos, one of Beam's partners
Tarquin's campaign begins to fund
Tarquin's campaign fully funds
Tarquin submits his portfolio of boiler repair work and becomes gas safety registered
Tarquin sits ACS (Accredited Certification Scheme) theory test
Tarquin sits ACS (Accredited Certification Scheme) practical test
Tarquin begins full-time work as a gas safety engineer
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