The duration of our gas courses range from 8 weeks to 52 weeks, part, full or flexi time. The syllabus includes, where selected, all the training modules listed below
Entry Skills & Gas Engineer Training Plumbing & Heating
Students Without Plumbing Skills | PSC1 Students with no pipe or plumbing skills will need to undertake a pre entry skills course on basic pipe skills, plumbing and heating before joining the gas course. We can arrange this and include it within your course fees.
Students With No Previous or Trade Related Experience | PAP1 Students who join from entirely different professions and have no transferable life skills will need to complete our Cat 3 to Cat 2 Up-Skill and plumbing course so that your first steps into the gas industry provide solid foundations upon which to develop the necessary skills and competence.
Training You Will Be Receiving
Appx 200 hours of 'Off the Job' Blended Training - Completed one day a month in centre and supported on our open university for homework and course work completion in your own time. Appx 120 to 200 hours of 'On the Job' Work Experience and Portfolio Development - Completed on site under the supervision of one of our senior gas engineers / contractors to transfer theory into practice. Appx 24 to 32 hours ACS Assessment - Completed at our Academy or a local centre if its too far to travel, you will complete your CCN1 (CPA1), CENWAT, and CKR1 Assessments so that you are able to join the gas register Appx 12 Months Probation(Optional) - On Graduation you will be able to join our kick start program to develop solo experience, employer references. You will be provided a gas licence and the necessary support to transfer training into a career or employment, Students with prior experience can make their own application to the gas safe register
Level 3 - Domestic Gas Utilisation
Course Syllabus | IGCT1 Gas legislation Gas Rates and Heat Input Standing and Operating Gas Pressures Characteristics of Gas Characteristics of Combustion Ventilation Standards Flue and Chimney Standards Flue and Chimney Testing Gas Tightness Testing & Purging Pipework Sizing Pipework Installation and Faults Installation/Commissioning of Gas Appliances Servicing and Landlord Gas Safety Inspections Gas Controls and Safety Devices Gas Safety Regulations CPA1 Training - Combustion Performance CENWAT Training – Installation and Maintenance of Gas Boilers and Water Heaters CKR1 Training – Installation and Maintenance of Gas Cookers HTR1 Training – Installation and Maintenance of Gas Fires and Space Heaters MET1 Training – Installation of Gas Meters GSE1 Training – Gas Service Engineer
ACS (Accredited Certification Scheme for Gas Fitting Operatives) Required for Employment, Gas Registration & Working Legally on Gas
CCN1 - CPA1 | Core Domestic Gas Safety (Initial & Re-Assessment) Required to work on gas installation pipework - and needed to apply for any other gas competences A series of written / multiple choice examinations and practical assessments comprising 15 Core Assessments. CPA1 (is now included in CCN1)
CENWAT | The now combined CEN1 and WAT1 certifying you to work on gas boilers and water heaters, including installation, servicing and maintenance.
CKR1 | Installation of gas cookers, ranges, stoves and hobs. This Module as with CENWAT come within the course price.
HTR1 | Optional Gas Fires and Space Heaters Competence Assessment. Required to install, service, and maintain these type of appiances
MET1 | Optional metering, especially necessary for engineer looking to seek a carrer in Smart Meter Installation
Other modules are available (Warm Air Heaters, Tumble Dryers) plus LPG Domestic Gas Assessments.
Essential Trades Training Essential Professional Certificates
Asbestos Safety Awareness | GASA1 Specifically for gas and heating engineers, to understand the dangers of asbestos, requirements for removal and identification in Gas and Heating Installations
PART L Energy Efficiency | GPPE1 Gas and Heating Engineers are required by law to notify the new installation of gas appliances, heating upgrades and certain heating components. These are required under Part P of the Building regulations in England and Wales. This certificate comes as standard with this training program
Gas Service Engineer VRQ 3 | GSE1 Visual Inspections Strip Service Procedures Safety Testing Incl: Boiler, Water Heater, Gas Fire, Space Heater, DFE, ILFE, Gas Cooker, Hotplate and Grill
Boiler Repair Engineer VRQ3 | GBWH1 14 Key Training Modules covering Boilers repairs, Water Heater repairs, and Heating Repairs