Gas Apprenticeship

There have been big changes to the Plumbing & Gas apprenticeship courses that are funded by the Government. The Level 2 & 3 NVQ Diploma courses which were known as ‘frameworks’ are no longer funded, and have been replaced by the new Standards. You can find information about this Standard on the Government website here.

Course Overview

Gas engineering involves the safe installation, commission, decommission and the ongoing service and repair of gas appliances in either a domestic or non-domestic setting. Appliances can include, but are not limited to, a range of work categories such as central heating boilers, unvented hot water storage, ducted air heaters, cookers, space heaters, meters, alternative fuel, boosters, testing and purging for industrial pipework. Roles in gas engineering will include explaining how installations and appliances work, providing energy efficiency advice and ensuring customer service excellence at all times. Gas engineering operates strictly within the requirements of health and safety legislation. Roles in gas engineering are physical in nature, and may involve lifting and moving of equipment, working at heights and working in confined spaces. All gas engineers must be registered on the Gas Safe® Register for each appliance in which they are competent to undertake work on.

What will I learn?

Mandatory Core Units

  • Understand and apply health and safety in gas utilisation
  • Understanding scientific principles in gas utilisation
  • Understanding combustion and properties of gas (natural gas and LPG)
  • Understanding buildings, services and structures
  • Understanding gas safety
  • Specific core gas safety

Mandatory Pathway Units 

  • Install and maintain domestic gas water heaters and wet central heating appliances
  • Understand and apply domestic hot water system installation, commissioning, service and maintenance techniques

Optional Units

  • Understand and apply domestic central heating system installation, commissioning, service and maintenance techniques
  • Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations and Water Byelaws in the UK

Each pathway is achieved by completing a selection of the units, we offer Pathway 2: aligned to CCN1, CENWAT, MET1, CoNGLP1PD and Unvented Hot Water consists of 8 mandatory units and two further units which are optional.

“Very good, I enjoyed applying what I learnt and that built my confidence. Very relaxed atmosphere and I found the tutor to be very knowledgeable.”

Gerard Tiernan, GTI Heating & Plumbing.

Training Materials: All training materials will be provided including gas books.

Cost and Length of Course This course is government funded for apprentices up to £22,000 including the End Point Assessment. The course typically runs for 12 – 15 months plus 3 months for the End Point Assessment. This can be extended to include optional bespoke plumbing training if required, talk to us about any plumbing training you wish to include, free of charge, for your apprentices.

Pre-requisites No prior learning is required, your apprentice will have a interview with us prior to enrolment to ensure it is the right apprenticeship for them.

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