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What career opportunities can this lead to?

Advanced level apprentices, with support and opportunities in the workplace, can progress onto further gas training in relation to additional Gas Safe Register competence categories, or onto a relevant Level 4/5 qualification, or onto a Foundation degree in an engineering discipline. With additional training, advanced level apprentices may also be able to progress in their careers to roles such as Technician, System Designer, Estimator or Project/Contracts Manager

What are the entry requirements?

Entry is subject to interview and assessment. You will need to have relevant employment with a Gas Safe Registered employer. In addition, you will need to have 4 GCSEs at grade C / 4 or higher, including English and maths or have achieved a relevant Level 2 vocational qualification* and be able to demonstrate ability equivalent to, or exceeding Level 2 in English and maths.

*please call Eastleigh College Training Agency on 023 8091 1226 to discuss

What does this programme involve?

The Advanced Apprenticeship in Gas (Gas-fired Wet Central Heating) covers gas utilisation in relation to gas water heating and central heating appliances and also covers the skills and competencies required to install a range of plumbing and heating systems and appliances.

The Apprenticeship includes units relating to; scientific principles in gas utilisation; building services and structures; energy efficiency; plumbing, science and processes; health and safety; gas safety; combustion and properties of gas; installation, commissioning and de-commissioning of gas pipework up to 35mm in domestic and small commercial premises; installation and maintenance of domestic gas water heating and wet central heating appliances; electrical work on domestic plumbing and heating systems and hot water, cold water and central heating system installation.

You will achieve a Level 3 Diploma in Gas Utilisation Installation and Maintenance: Water Heating and Wet Central Heating. Unless exempt on entry, you will also achieve Level 2 Functional Skills qualifications in English, Maths and ICT. Completion of the Level 3 Diploma will provide evidence of competence to the Gas Safe Register in the following competence categories: CCN 1, CENWAT1, CPA 1, MET and CoNGLP 1PD.

How is the programme taught and assessed?

You will learn through a combination of on- and off-the-job training. You will attend college one day per week during term time and spend the rest of your time earning and learning in the workplace. You will be assessed on a continuous basis through a combination of knowledge and practical assessment activities, including assessment of activities in the workplace.

The Apprenticeship has a minimum duration of 36 months unless you are aged 19 or older and have undertaken relevant prior learning

Your progress will be continuously monitored and supported by an Apprenticeship Achievement Officer.

What else do I need to know?

Typical job roles associated with this apprenticeship include: Gas Heating Installation Engineer, Gas Heating Maintenance Engineer, Gas Heating Installation and Maintenance Engineer.

Apprenticeships are open to candidates of all ages above 16 years. If you are aged 19 or older, your employer will be required to co-fund the apprenticeship.

The Government are currently in the process of changing the information that you learn on this course, therefore it is likely that some of the unit information shown above will change before the course starts. All applicants will be sent the new course information as soon as it is released.

Dates for the diary

Our School Leaver open events are held each October, November, March and June. For specific dates and times please see the events section of our website or telephone 023 8091 1299.

How do I apply?

Apply by clicking on the APPLY NOW link on this page. Alternatively, you can apply by completing an application form from our printed prospectus or through our Information, Advice and Guidance team by telephone 023 8091 1299 or via email at

*Fees will apply if you are over 18. You may be eligible for fee support or a loan. To find out an accurate cost, based on your individual circumstances, please contact our Information, Advice and Guidance team.

Course Code


Session Venue Starts Days Time Weeks Fees* 24+ Fees*
GSEC3 Eastleigh College 10/9/2018 Mon 09:00 – 16:00 36 Please Enquire Apply now
GSEC3 Eastleigh College 11/9/2017 Mon 09:00 – 16:00 36 Please call 023 8091 1226 Apply now

* Please note that although this tool looks to give customers the best indication of course costs, a final cost can only be confirmed once all submitted information is verified by our information, advice and guidance team.

Need any further advice?

If you require further advice and guidance about any of our courses, the College has a dedicated Careers Advisor who can be contacted on telephone 023 8091 1014

The Equality Act

The College wishes to ensure that it complies with the requirements of the Equality Act 2010. If you are a disabled person, please ensure that we know what you need so that we can make all reasonable adjustments to help you succeed.

Please note all courses descriptions may be subject to change.

Course Notice

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