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Gas Managed Learning Programme – Become a Gas Engineer

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Gas Managed Learning Programme – Become a Gas Engineer

What is a Gas Managed Learning Programme?

Teach A Trade’s Domestic Gas Managed Learning Programme is a uniquely comprehensive training and support package that equips aspiring domestic gas engineers with the essential skills needed to become certified professionals. Teach A Trade offers clear pathways for candidates to understand the complexities of completing practical assessments and obtain their recognized qualifications. Throughout your training Teach A Trade will take every opportunity to utilise our extensive practical workshop, allowing you to put the theory into practice.

Teach A Trade will not just supply you with comprehensive learning materials, but it also offers lifelong access to its team of industry experts for candidate support and reassurance throughout their learning journey so that you’ll have all the resources you need to gain your qualification in a safe and cost-effective way.

Why become a domestic gas engineer?

Becoming a domestic gas engineer has several benefits. Teach a Trade offers some of the best training in the country, allowing you to become an expert in residential gas safety and appliance maintenance. As a qualified gas engineer, you will work with heating and hot water systems, meaning that you have job satisfaction in knowing you can provide efficient and reliable service with every job. Furthermore, the role carries considerable earning potential to help reach financial security faster. Consequently, becoming a domestic gas engineer is a worthwhile pursuit that can unlock both career prospects and life opportunities.

Do I require previous experience?

There is no formal prior experience needed, however if you haven’t worked within the industry previously, we would strongly recommend that you start with completing our 10-day Introduction to Plumbing.

How do I become a gas engineer with Teach A Trade?

Teach A Trades Gas Managed Learning Programme is split into three stages. The initial term of training can be completed on either a full time of part time basis.

Full Time Schedule – Monday – Friday – 9am – 4pm

Part Time – Tuesday, Thursday Evening and Saturday morning.

Stage 1 – Initial training 

Duration: 8 weeks (Full Time) 19 weeks (Part Time) 

This comprehensive 8 weeks of training provided by Teach A Trade will teach you a wide range of skills and knowledge which you will need in order to become a safe, competent, and successful heating engineer.

This package of learning has been designed to cover all the theory and practical knowledge that you will need to move you through the process of becoming Gas Safe registered such as:

  • Safety, legislation and standards
  • Gas emergency actions and procedures
  • Products and characteristics of combustion
  • Ventilation for domestic gas burning appliances
  • Installation of pipework and fittings (including copper/low carbon steel bending and jointing)
  • Tightness testing and purging
  • Checking and setting appliance burner pressures and gas rates
  • Checking and/or setting meter regulators
  • Re-establish existing gas supply and re-light appliances
  • Operation and positioning of emergency isolation controls and valves
  • Operation and checking of appliance gas safety devices and controls
  • Chimney standards, installation, inspection, and testing
  • Unsafe situations, emergency notices and warning labels
  • Cutting and measuring copper tube accurately
  • Pipe-work preparation and Soldering techniques
  • How to assemble compression fittings / compression fitting assessments
  • Cutting and treading low carbon steel pipe
  • Heating Controls – theory
  • Different types of heating systems, controls and their functions
  • Gas rates / Heat inputs
  • Gas safety controls
  • Combustion Performance Analysis
  • Flueing
  • Appliance installation and servicing

There will be written exams and practical assessments throughout the training period. Upon successful completion of this course, you will be provided with a  Candidate Workbook (Portfolio) and guidance for completion.

Stage 2 – On site Portfolio 

Duration: 6 months

Following completion of this domestic gas programme, you will be deemed competent to undertake supervised gas work and so the next step towards Gas Safe registration will be to demonstrate your competence in the workplace and you do this by working alongside a Gas Safe Registered Engineer who acts as your on-site mentor, helping you to build a portfolio of evidence and prove your competence and safety working with Gas.

The portfolio can be completed using our online portal, this will save you time and aid Teach A Trade to assess and provide feedback on your progress efficiently. The portfolio will consist of photographic and write ups that evidence your competence to installation, service and repair gas appliances and pipework.

Stage 3 – ACS Assessment (Approved Certification Scheme)

Duration 5/7 Days 

ACS (Approved Certification Scheme) – Core Domestic Gas Safety including CENWAT (Boilers/Water Heaters)

Following successful completion of the portfolio, you will return to Teach A Trade for ACS assessment covering:

  • Core Domestic Gas Safety (CCN1) and
  • Central Heating Boilers / Water Heaters (CENWAT)

ACS will need to be completed before you are eligible for Gas Safe registration, and this is a requirement for all operatives involved in the installation, maintenance and servicing of domestic gas appliances and pipe-work installations.

The purpose of this Assessment is to provide operatives with the knowledge and skills relating to safety regulations, procedures, and British Standards, which must be applied when working on Gas Installations.

Initial assessment for CCN1/CENWAT will require 5 days and will cover:

  • Gas Safety Regulations, British Standards and Manufacturers’ Instructions
  • Emergency Procedures, Labels and Warning Notices
  • Unsafe Situations, and Related Documentation
  • Combustion, Gas Rates, Burner/Installation Pressures
  • Testing for Tightness, Purging and Relighting Appliances
  • Pipework and Fittings
  • Operation of Appliance Gas Safety Devices and Controls
  • Ventilation
  • Flueing Standards, Installation and Testing

Other gas related appliances are not included in this package.  You will have to wait 12 months from completion of your ACS (and be Gas Safe registered) before being able to add appliances such as

  • CKR1 (cookers)
  • HTR1 (Fires)
  • MET1 (Meters)

*If candidates fail to achieve the required level of competency in either the practical or theory assessment, it may be necessary for them to re-sit the sections which they have failed. If this situation arises an additional cost will be incurred.

Flexible Payment Options –

There are 2 ways in which to pay for your pathway to become a domestic gas engineer.

  • Pay for your course in advance by debit card, credit card or BACS.
  • 0% personal payment plan over the term of your training – please call 01952 98 76 86 or enquire through our website to find out more.

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