What opportunities will this course give me?
On completion and achievement of the Standard, progression routes will be provided and discussed with the individual to enable them to make informed choices about continuous professional development.
What will I be learning?
Gas engineering involves the safe installation, commission, decommission and the ongoing service and repair of gas appliances in either a domestic or non-domestic setting. Roles in gas engineering will include explaining how installations and appliances work, providing energy efficiency advice and ensuring customer service excellence at all times. Gas engineering operates strictly within the requirements of health and safety legislation.
Why is this course for me?
You will learn through a combination of on and off-the-job training. You will attend college on an agreed pattern and spend the rest of your time earning and learning in the workplace.
The apprenticeship will cover a range of core requirements to become a Gas Engineer and develop apprentices knowledge, skills and behaviours. There will be a strong focus to develop apprentices technical knowledge and skills to include:
• Electrical awareness and be able to carry out safe isolation and essential electrical safety checks
• Combustion, combustion analysis, gas properties, carbon monoxide (CO), and types of burners
• Flues and ventilation principles
• The necessary safety checks following gas work on an appliance (regulation 26/9)
• The range and suitability of appliances
• The statutory and normative documentation including building regulations, water regulations and electrical regulations
• Emergency procedures, including gas escapes, report of fumes and for unsafe situations
• A knowledge and understanding of four appliances
• System design, location, controls, flue types for appliances and smart controls
• An awareness of green technologies
• The properties of Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG)
• An awareness of fuel storage - tanks and bottles (Liquid Petroleum Gas - LPG)
• Carry out safe isolation essential electrical safety checks
• Carry out flue testing
• Undertake the necessary safety checks following gas work on an appliance (regulation 26/9)
• Work in compliance with statutory and normative documentation including building regulations, water regulations and electrical regulations
• Access and comply with technical guidance, bulletins and safety alerts e.g. Gas Industry Unsafe Situations Procedures (GIUSP)
• Demonstrate tightness testing, purging and relight procedures on gas installations
• Demonstrate pipework installations/pipework skills, pressure and flow/pipework sizing, meter installations
• Demonstrate ambient air testing/carbon monoxide/dioxide atmosphere testing
• Identify gas safety controls and prove their safe operation
• Complete records and maintain records accordingly
• Identify faults and take the appropriate action
• Undertake the installation, repair and maintenance across a range of five appliances
• Reinstate following completion of works cleaning up and making good
For successful completion of the apprenticeship in Gas Engineering, all knowledge, skills and behaviours must be suitably demonstrated during an independent end point assessment.
Successful completion will allow you to apply for Gas Safe registration. (CCN1, CENWAT)
Unless exempt on entry, apprentices will be required to achieve Level 2 Functional Skills in English & Maths prior to undertaking end point assessment.
The Apprenticeship has a minimum duration of 18 months but is likely to be delivered over 24 - 36 months to allow preparation for the end point assessment.
Your progress will be continuously monitored and supported by an Apprenticeship Officer.
What do I need to sign up?
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 & 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 Apprenticeship Services on 023 8091 1226 to discuss
Please note that all courses are subject to minimum numbers and course descriptions may be subject to change. A place on your chosen course is not confirmed until all of the necessary enrolment paperwork is signed and any relevant fees are paid. The team will be in touch to discuss this with you, once your application has been processed.
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