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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
These skills are the minimum criteria for becoming a gas engineer and form the foundations of our training programme:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
You’ll be working Monday to Friday, around the hours of 8am to 5pm. However, you may be asked to be on call from time-to-time, if your company offers a 24-hour breakdown cover.
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:
The key to progression is to ensure you have plenty of experience in the field. With this, there will be opportunities to move up to more senior, supervisory or management roles. Some companies may like for you to specialise further and encourage you to take further qualifications in order for you to do so.
We have nine highly experienced and fully qualified gas trainers with a combined total of 150 years 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.
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.
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.