This Managed Learning Programme is a mixture of classroom based theory and practical training in our state of the art centre, plus an on-site mentored work placement where you will hone your skills.
Who should take this course?
Those wishing to become a Gas Safe registered engineer working in domestic property on Central Heating Boilers, Cookers, Gas Fires & Wall Heaters. Whether you are brand new to gas work, or have been working in a related industry for a while, this course will provide the practical and theory training you need to become a competent gas engineer.
Why should I take this course?
The “Gas Safe Decade Review” has highlighted the ageing workforce in this industry, with half of gas engineers reaching retirement age in the next 10 years. This huge gap forecasted in the workforce will not be met by apprenticeships alone, and the apprenticeship route is not suitable for everyone. Clearly, gas central heating systems are not going to be replaced by a viable alternative any time soon, meaning that a career as a gas engineer looks like being “a job for life”. There are few industries that can claim this in the current climate. This route is the shortest possible approved route to gas qualification. The course is approved under the new IGEM Standards of Training in Gas Work (IGE/IG/1) through NICEIC, which has laid down nationally specific criteria for gas training.
What do I need to take this course?
You don’t need any prior qualifications, although we would expect a reasonable level of Maths and English. We will invite you in for an initial assessment prior to you booking on this course, this will allow us to assess your suitability, and allow us to ensure you fully understand the requirements of the programme. There is no charge for this initial assessment, so please contact us to arrange an appointment if you think that this might be the route for you.
This package consists of 8 weeks centre based guided learning and 6 months ‘on the job’ gas work experience, gained whilst under the supervision of a registered gas installer. It includes training towards the Domestic Core (CCN1), Central Heating Boilers & Water Heaters (CENWAT) and Domestic Cookers (CKR1). Once complete, you will return to the centre for a final week for assessments.
- Safety, Legislation and Standards
- Gas Emergency Actions and Procedures
- Products and Characteristics of Combustion
- Ventilation for Domestic Gas Burning Appliances
- Installation of Domestic 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 Operating Pressures and Heat Inputs
- 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
- Electrical Testing for Gas Engineers (ETFGE)
- Central Heating Boilers, Systems and Controls
The training can be delivered as a block or as a day release. As well as the centre based training, you will build a portfolio of work during your work placement. This is used as part of your final assessments, along with written and practical assessments in your final week in the centre. Once you have successfully completed these, you will be eligible to take the ACS Initial Assessments in CCN1 (Core Domestic Gas Safety), CENWAT (Domestic Central Heating Boilers and Water Heaters) & CKR1 (Domestic Cooking Appliances). These ACS qualifications will allow registration with Gas Safe Register.
Additional appliances can be added, please contact us for further information on pricing and duration for extra elements.