Gas Engineering Operative (Level 3 Standard)
|Mode of study||Apprenticeship|
|Duration||Please ring for details|
|Campus||London Road Campus|
|Start date||1 August 2020|
|Course code||PLR3UGE (APPO)|
Who is it for?
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. Appliances can include, but are not limited to, a range of work categories such as central heating boilers, unvented hot water storage, ducted air heaters, cookers, space heaters, meters, alternative fuel, boosters, testing and purging for industrial pipework. 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.
Roles in gas engineering are physical in nature, and may involve lifting and moving of equipment, working at heights and working in confined spaces. All gas engineers must be registered on the Gas Safe® Register for each appliance in which they are competent to undertake work on.
Those who work within Gas engineering must have the core requirements below and demonstrate the technical requirements in one setting – domestic or non-domestic. They must be registered on the Gas Safe® Register for four appliances.
Applicants must have gained a minimum of 3-5 GCSEs (grades 9-4) or equivalent in English, maths and ideally a science. Relevant work based experience would also be considered. Individual employers may also set their own selection criteria for this Apprenticeship.
What does the course involve?
For a comprehensive understanding of this gas programme and what it entails, please click here.
How is the course assessed?
This plumbing (gas route) Apprenticeship is taught at our London Road campus on a day release basis once a week. In addition, you will be visited at your workplace regularly by your assessor, to assess your practical skills and knowledge as well as review your progress with your employer. You will be required to sit an End Point Assessment, towards the final stages of your programme, to ensure you have obtained the skills, knowledge and behaviours required to do your job effectively.
Typically, this Apprenticeship will take 2 years to complete and includes Gas Safe™.
What do I do next?
Level 2 Plumbing
Previous Institution: Church Stretton School
It’s great seeing the improvements I’ve made on the course and I’m looking forward to moving on to an Apprenticeship. This is a great trade to work in as there are lots of opportunities to specialise in different areas of plumbing.
Level 2 Plumbing
Previous school: home schooled
I chose this course as I want to follow in the family trade. I’ve had work experience with my father, so I knew that plumbing was an area I’d like to work in. This is a very enjoyable course, covering lots of skills, as well as giving you the opportunity to work with new materials. After this course I plan to go on to an Apprenticeship.
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