Course Packages
Course name Level Length
Gas Managed Learning Programme – Full Time · Beginner 25 Weeks VIEW COURSE
Gas Managed Learning Programme – Part Time · Beginner 46 Weeks VIEW COURSE
Domestic Gas Heating Installer Course · Intermediate 18 Weeks VIEW COURSE

Overview

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 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 training courses 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.

 

During the installation process, students learn how to be fully compliant on all aspects of installing gas equipment at a very high standard.

 

 

What you Learn

 

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

 

  • Safety, Legislation and Standards
  • Gas Emergency Actions and Procedures
  • Products and Characteristics of Combustion
  • Ventilation for Domestic Gas Burning Appliances
  • Installation of Pipework and Fittings
  • Tightness Testing and Purging
  • Checking and/or Setting Meter Regulators
  • Unsafe Situations, Emergency Notices and Warning Labels
  • Operation and Positioning of Emergency Isolation Controls and Valves
  • Checking and Setting Appliance Burner Pressures and Gas Rates
  • Operation and Checking of Appliance Gas Safety Devices and Controls
  • Chimney Standards
  • Chimney Installation, Inspection and Testing
  • Re-establish Existing Gas Supply and Re-light Appliances
  • Domestic Pipework Installation
  • Gas Appliance Component Replacement
  • Specific Electrical Controls Training
  • Electrical Testing of Gas Appliances and System Controls
  • Principles and Procedures of Fault Diagnosis
  • Intelligent Heating Controls · Safe Systems of Work
  • Sequence of Operation of Gas Appliances
  • Central Heating System Design
  • Doorstep Protocol and Customer Journey
  • Basic Plumbing Skills

 


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 Managed Learning Programme

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 managed learning programme 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.

 


Qualifications You’ll Gain

 

  • CCN1 – This is the core gas safety certificate which 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.

Service and Repair Workshops

 

We have multiple service and repair workshops throughout our centres that incorporate 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 on these workshops to gradually build your experience and confidence.

After the Course

 

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.

 

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

 

Is There Any Progression In This Field?

 

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 specalise and encourage you to aquire additional skills to do so.

REPUTATION

We work with some of the UK’s most well-known and reputable heating and utilities employers who use our course as a recruitment pipeline. As a result, many of our candidates receive job offers on completion of their training.

EXTENDED CURRICULUM

We don’t just ‘hit the criteria’ when delivering accredited training. We train our students to be employable gas engineers, not just ‘Gas Safe’. We do this by adding additional training and qualifications to the course curriculum set by our accreditation body.

WORK PLACEMENT

Skills Training Course guarantees every candidate a work placement so that they can complete their gas safety course.

STAFF EXPERIENCE

All our training staff have 10 years+ experience working with some of the UK’s most accomplished gas engineering employers.

WORLD-CLASS TRAINING FACILITIES

We have invested over £250,000 to create the best possible training facilities, incorporating real-life practical scenarios to prepare you for the workplace.

BESPOKE TRAINING CURRICULUM

Our Gas Managed Learning Programme has been bespoke designed to cater for the requirements of the UK's leading gas engineering employers.

Our Training Staff

 

We have nine highly experienced and fully qualified gas trainers with a combined total of 150 years of gas engineering experience.

Our trainers hold Teaching, Assessing, & Quality Assurance Qualifications and have all previously worked for reputable heating companies such as British Gas & SSE. Our expert tutors have identified skill shortages within the industry through their years of experience. We have incorporated this knowledge into our training syllabus.

Our Accreditations

 

OUR COURSE IS ACCREDITED BY LCL AWARDS

One of the Building Services Engineering (BSE) sectors foremost certification bodies, Logic Certification offers qualifications via a network of approximately 200 approved centres located nationwide.

 

OUR COURSE IS RECOGNISED BY IGEM

IGEM has been appointed to act as the Authoriser for Recognition of Training which includes managing the governance process of recognising training delivered by training providers. This will include the management and controls that they have to apply and checking that the content of the training and the work experience is as detailed in the relevant industry specifications.