Course Information

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Course type: Workshop

Estimated course length: 25 Weeks

Certificate expiration: 5 year(s)

Entry Requirements: No prior knowledge or experience is required to start this course.

Cost: £7770 inc VAT

Modules
  1. Core Gas Safety – Stage 1
  2. Core Practical Skills – Stage 2
  3. Work Placement and Portfolio – Stage 3
  4. ACS Assessment – Stage 4
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Available centres
  • Paisley Academy, 01418894516
  • Paisley Academy, 01418894516
  • Paisley Academy, 01418894516
  • Dalgety Bay Academy, 01314606511
  • Dalgety Bay Academy, 01314606511
  • Dalgety Bay Academy, 01314606511
  • Paisley Academy, 01418894516
  • Paisley Academy, 01418894516
  • COURSE OVERVIEW

     

    Our 25-week Gas Managed Learning Programme is the UK’s most comprehensive and in-depth gas training course for adults.

     

    We go the extra mile for all our students, ensuring that they’re not only fully qualified but the most employable as well. Our expert tutors have identified skill shortages within the industry through their years of experience. We have incorporated this knowledge into our training syllabus.

     

    With a blend of classroom and workshop-based learning, we believe that ‘hands-on’ learning is essential to train for a career in the gas industry.

     


    WHY BECOME A GAS ENGINEER?

    When students leave our training facilities, they enter a well-established field that offers:

     

    A Competitive Salary
    Depending on your experience level and area of expertise, typical salaries for gas engineers range from £30,000 to up to £50,000 a year. By working overtime or running your own business, these figures can increase dramatically.

     

    A Secure Career
    Because of the many regulations that require people to hire registered ‘Gas Safe’ engineers, your skills will always be in demand, offering access to a range of career prospects and opportunities. As you gain experience, new opportunities will become available. It’s so much more than just a job – it’s a lifetime career.

     

    Day-to-Day Challenges
    Working as a gas engineer is highly rewarding. Every day you will be challenged and tested, relying on your practical skills, customer service, and communication in order to solve problems and succeed. Although not easy, you’ll never be bored while on the job.

     

    Diverse Tasks
    No two days on the job are the same. You could find yourself working on small domestic boiler jobs one day, and huge commercial heating systems the next. The constant change of environment makes the career fun and exciting.

     

    Flexible Schedule
    Unlike other professions, you’ll be able to manage your own time – and you’ll never be tied to an office chair. Each day will be different, and you’re in the driver’s seat when it comes to scheduling appointments and taking jobs, especially when you own your own business.

    Core Gas Safety – Stage 1

    MODULE

    Core Gas Safety – 7 Weeks

     

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

     

    Core Gas Safety Content:

    • 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

    Core Practical Skills – Stage 2

    MODULE

    Core Practical Skills – 9 Weeks

    Our Core Practical Skills takes your training to the next level. These topics provide you with the skills and confidence to carry out practical tasks for employers – a key aspect that some training courses may skim over. 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.

     

    Core Practical Skills Content:

    • 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
    • Boiler Manufacturer Specific Training
    • 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 and Systems
    • Central Heating System Design
    • Landlord Gas Safety Certificates
    • Doorstep Protocol and Customer Journey
    • Unvented Hot Water Storage Systems
    • Basic Plumbing Skills

    Work Placement and Portfolio – Stage 3

    MODULE

    Work Placement and Portfolio – 7 Weeks

    All new entrants to the field must complete a portfolio of verified gas work. You are required to record a variety of topics in your portfolio.

     

    Your gas portfolio is your opportunity to stand out from other new engineers. A high-quality portfolio demonstrates to potential employers that you have gained the skills necessary to work in the industry and become a productive member of their team, whilst working safely and effectively. We can’t give you years and years of experience, but we can offer you the best foundation knowledge and practical skills required to build a great career as a gas engineer.

     

    A completed portfolio is your access to your final ACS assessments.

     

    YOUR GUARANTEED GAS WORK PLACEMENT:

    As part of your course, we will guarantee you a work placement with a Gas Safe registered company. We are one of the few companies in the UK who can offer this to our students. You cannot complete any new entrant gas course without a work placement.

     

    One of the major benefits of the work placement companies we use is that many of them lead to our candidates being offered full-time employment after training.

    ACS Assessment – Stage 4

    MODULE

    ACS Assessment – 2 Weeks

    The final part of your gas training course involves sitting your ACS assessments. On successful completion of your ACS assessments, you will be eligible to work under the Gas Safe Registration, either for yourself or for an employer.

     

    The first week will focus on making sure your portfolio has been completed along with revision for your ACS assessment. The second week will be your final ACS assessment, which takes around five days to complete and contains a mixture of multiple choice theory papers and practical tasks covering core gas safety.

     

    We have a 98% first-time pass rate for these assessments. If a resit is required, we will identify where you require extra training and provide a re-assessment free of charge.

    Some of the National Gas Engineering Employers our Students Have Been Employed By...

    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.

     

    QUALIFICATIONS & TRAINING ATTAINED ON YOUR COURSE

     

    • 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.
    • Unvented Hot Water Storage Systems – Installation, servicing and maintenance of unvented hot water systems from 15 to 500 litres.
    • System Design and Fault Finding – Our own system design and fault-finding course aimed at giving you a better understanding of how central heating systems and boilers work.
    • Basic Plumbing
    • Basic Electrical Appreciation
    • Electrical Safe Isolation

    WHAT YOU CAN DO NEXT

     

    Once qualified you could:

    • Install, service and repair gas central heating boilers, water heaters, fires, cookers and meters.
    • Work for insurance companies, housing associations and much more.
    • Complete Landlord Gas Safety Certificates.
    • Complete maintenance work for letting agents.
    • Provide boiler cover plans.
    • Apply to work as a sub-contractor for British Gas and many other companies.
    • Provide out of hours emergency call-outs at premium rates.

    WHY WE ARE THE UK'S LEADING GAS TRAINER PROVIDER

    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. We have also increased the amount of time that learners spend in the training centre to give them a much better understanding of core employability skills.

    WORK PLACEMENT

    We guarantee every candidate a work placement so that they can complete their 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 bespokely designed to cater for the requirements of the UK's leading gas engineering employers.