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Course name Level Length
Gas Managed Learning Programme – Full Time - Featured Image
Full Time

Gas Managed Learning Programme – Full Time

25 Week Gas Training Programme for New Entrants Into the Domestic Gas Industry

Beginner 25 week course
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Gas Managed Learning Programme – Part Time - Featured Image
Part Time

Gas Managed Learning Programme – Part Time

46 Week Part Time Gas Training Programme for New Entrants Into the Domestic Gas Industry

Beginner 46 week course
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Domestic Gas Heating Installer Course - Featured Image
Full Time

Domestic Gas Heating Installer Course

For Plumbers or Candidates With 2 Years or More Experience Working Alongside a Gas Engineer

Intermediate 18 week course
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Why do people choose Skills Training Group?

Skills Training Group is a UK leading heating, electrical & utilities training provider. We offer intensive and incredibly comprehensive in-depth gas training courses that can be completed in just 25 weeks.

What do we offer

This new entrant course is split into five distinct stages, taking you from core gas safety processes to work placement. Qualifications gained during our gas courses include CCN1, CPA1, CENWAT, CKR1, and HTR1 giving you a vast skill set to tap into.

What is involved

Our training curriculum includes core gas safe training courses as a mandatory learning unit. Core Gas Safety is mandatory content for any gas engineer training course and covers all the elements required to pass your final ACS assessments, allowing you to join the Gas Safe Register.

How will it help me

When our students leave our Liverpool academy, they become some of the most top qualified and sought-after applicants. Employers look for our students because they know they won’t require extensive extra training in order to start taking jobs and earning a profit. The experience you’ll get while training with us gives you everything you need to start excelling from day one.

Gas Safety Course Facilities

Our gas engineer training courses in Liverpool are delivered in our high-quality facilities using both classroom and workshop studies, to ensure students receive a mix of practical and theory learning. We believe in including as much practical training as possible as this provides you with the biggest benefit when you start your work as a gas engineer.

We train students in our state-of-the-art workshops, giving us a competitive edge to deliver the highest quality training. Our facilities include the bespoke Hot Works & Fabrication Area. This area is specially designed for new entrants to gain the knowledge they need to fabricate and solder pipework. Our full system allows them to gain the understanding and practice of heating systems under real-time challenges. This area also allows our faculty to teach students how to use hot works equipment on a variety of materials.

Gas Managed Learning Programme – Full Time

What you Learn

These skills are the minimum criteria for becoming a gas engineer and form the foundations of our gas engineer training programme:

Qualifications You’ll Gain

CCN1 – This is the core gas safety certificate that all gas operatives must have to work in the domestic gas industry.

CPA1 – Characteristics of combustion and use of a flue gas analyser.

CENWAT – Installation, service repair and commission of domestic central heating boilers and water heaters.

CKR1 – Installation, exchange, disconnection, servicing and repair of domestic gas cooking appliances.

HTR1 – Installation, exchange, disconnection, servicing and repair of gas fires and wall heaters.

student being trained on gas pipe bending

Fast Track to Becoming a Gas Engineer

In the UK, there are two main routes to becoming a gas safe registered engineer – following a traditional NVQ apprenticeship or opting for a fast track Managed Learning Programme. Both options offer positives and negatives to weigh up before you decide which one to go forward with.

Traditional NVQ Apprenticeship

Apprenticeships are the traditional way to train to become a gas engineer. It blends both studying towards the qualifications you need with working within a company. It’s a long process before you’re fully qualified but it does mean that you’re being paid while you’re training.

However, there are a very limited number of apprenticeships available each year and you often face tough competition to secure a start.

Fast Track Gas Safe Courses

As the name suggests, one of the key reasons this is a growing option is the speed that you can become a gas engineer.

Choosing a fast track gas safe course puts you in control of your learning and development. Rather than having to wait for the right apprenticeship to appear and compete for a limited number of spots, you’re able to have more flexibility to find a course that better matches your circumstances and overall goals.

Gas Managed Learning Programme – Full Time

Service and Repair Workshops

We have multiple service and repair workshops at our Liverpool centre, incorporating a mixture of both old and new gas appliances. It’s equally important to be knowledgeable about the decades-old appliances as it is to be up to date with the newest technology. A good knowledge of both old and new systems will be a substantial help for students when working in our industry. We are able to simulate real-life faults and scenarios in these workshops to gradually build your experience and confidence.

trainee gas engineer

After Your Gas Engineer Training

We believe in training you to be employable as well as qualified, and this module will empower you with the skills and confidence to go out and complete jobs at the end of your course:

  • INSTALLATION, SERVICE AND REPAIR OF DOMESTIC DUCTED AIR HEATERS
  • INSTALLATION, SERVICE AND REPAIR OF DOMESTIC GAS COOKING APPLIANCES
  • INSTALLATION, SERVICE AND REPAIR OF DOMESTIC GAS FIRES
  • INSTALLATION OF DOMESTIC GAS METERS
  • LANDLORD GAS SAFETY CERTIFICATES
  • UNVENTED HOT WATER STORAGE SYSTEMS
  • WORK FOR INSURANCE COMPANIES OR HOUSING ASSOCIATIONS.
  • COMPLETE LANDLORD GAS SAFETY CERTIFICATES.
  • COMPLETE MAINTENANCE WORK FOR LETTING AGENTS.
  • PROVIDE BOILER COVER PLANS.
  • APPLY TO WORK AS A SUBCONTRACTOR FOR BRITISH GAS AND MANY OTHER COMPANIES.
  • PROVIDE OUT OF HOURS EMERGENCY CALL-OUTS AT PREMIUM RATES.
Gas Managed Learning Programme – Full Time

How will my day look, as a Gas Engineer?

You’re going to work from Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. And, if your company provides 24-hour breakdown coverage, you may be asked to be on call from time to time.

Your employer will normally be able to give you a vehicle and you’ll drive to your customers’ homes or properties doing tasks such as:

  • CARRYING OUT CHECKS ON THE EQUIPMENT TO ENSURE THE SAFETY OF THE APPLIANCES AND ORDERING NEW PARTS IF REQUIRED
  • INSTALLING THE NEW EQUIPMENT AND REMOVING THE OLD APPLIANCES FROM THE PROPERTY
  • BEING CALLED OUT TO LOOK AT GAS LEAKS; THIS WILL INVOLVE USING EQUIPMENT TO LOCATE THE FAULT AND THEN REPAIRING THE ISSUE QUICKLY AND EFFICIENTLY
  • ABILITY TO KEEP TRACK OF YOUR WORK BY WRITING UP REPORTS ON THE WORK YOU’VE DONE WITHIN THE DAY OR AT A PARTICULAR PROPERTY AND GIVE ACCURATE QUOTES OR BILLS
  • COMMUNICATING WITH THE CLIENTS TO MAKE THEM FEEL AT EASE

The secret to success is to make sure you have a lot of field experience. As a result, there will be more senior, managerial or supervisory roles available. Some firms may want you to further specialise and encourage you to acquire additional skills to do so.

Gas Managed Learning Programme – Full Time

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