This is a City & Guilds qualification which has been designed for all new entrants as well as experienced engineers within the gas industry to provide them with the knowledge, skills and experience necessary for a constructive career within the gas industry. This is a license to practice and will enable you to join the Gas Safe Register.
The course is designed to provide candidates with a solid foundation within the gas industry. Candidates will learn about all aspects of
domestic natural gas work and develop a range of practical skills at an advanced level in preparation for employment within the industry.
Who is course aimed at
This course is both ideal for experienced domestic gas engineers and for those just starting out in their careers.
Entry Requirements/ Pre-requisites Although there are no prerequisite qualifications required, the candidate should be able to undertake Mathematics, English and ICT at entry level 2. Candidates will undertake a literacy and numeracy assessment as part of the interview process.
There are various appliance pathways to choose from which your tutor will discuss with you in detail at your enrolment. The pathway you
follow will depend upon a number of factors, such as whether you can meet the evidence requirements. The following mandatory units
– will be covered on the course:
– Understanding Health & Safety
– Understanding Scientific Principles In Gas Utilisation
– Understanding Combustion & Properties of Gas
– Understanding Buildings, Services & Structures
– Understanding Gas Safety
The rest of the units will depend upon the pathway chosen but will consist of the installation and maintenance of chosen gas appliances.
Once qualified the candidate could go on to a foundation degree in higher education such as a foundation degree in sustainable design and construction or Gas Transmission. They can also complete competence qualifications at the same level such as the Accredited Certification Scheme (ACS) to increase their scope of qualifications.
As a qualified gas engineer the job opportunities are endless:
– Work for a company as an installation and maintenance engineer
– Supervisory or management role
– Work for yourself as a gas engineer
– Start your own gas installation and maintenance company
– Become a lecturer and/or assessor for gas qualifications