25 Week Gas Training Programme for New Entrants Into the Domestic Gas Industry
46 Week Part Time Gas Training Programme for New Entrants Into the Domestic Gas Industry including Air Source Heat Pumps.
For Plumbers or Candidates With 2 Years or More Experience Working Alongside a Gas Engineer
Our gas engineer training courses in Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh
These skills are the minimum criteria for becoming a gas engineer and form the foundations of our training programme:
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.
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 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 Edinburgh
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’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:
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 Edinburgh
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.
Our Dalgety Bay (Edinburgh) training centre is easily commuted to by car or public transport with plenty of free on-site parking.
Block 19, Ridge Way,
Donibristle Business Park, Hillend, Dunfermline, KY11 9JN
Due to our UK-wide reputation and contacts, many of our students choose to travel from all over the UK to attend training at one of our centres. Listed below are a couple of accommodation providers you can contact. There are many hotels and B&B's local to us and some students use websites such as www.airbnb.co.uk to keep accommodation costs to a minimum.
We deliver a range of courses in gas engineering, plumbing, electrical and first aid.Learn more