This Apprenticeship is primarily aimed at individuals whose job role 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 a range of work categories such as central heating boilers, unvented hot water storage, ducted air heaters, cookers, space heaters, meters, alternative fuels, boosters, testing and purging for industrial pipework. 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.
You will ideally have Maths and English qualifications to Level 2, however it is not a requirement that you have these qualifications as your programme of study can include these elements. You will work towards L2 Functional Skills and sit the associated exams. You will be asked to undertake an Initial Assessment/interview which will ensure you are working at the correct level and that your employment situation meets the needs of the programme.
Within the Advanced Apprenticeship you will cover core knowledge and skills such as health, safety & environmental legislation. Safe gas and electrical installation, commissioning, decommissioning, service and repair. As well as safe operation of the equipment and installation in accordance with industry standards, theories and procedures. You will also cover a variety of core technical knowledge and skills such as combustion, gas properties, carbon monoxide (CO) and types of burners, flues and ventilation principles. Flue types for appliances & smart controls.
There is an online or paper based externally set exams for Functional Skills. Complete a series of Assignments to demonstrate your knowledge in gas sector. Through a portfolio of evidence and complete a work based project to demonstrate your knowledge, skills and behaviours required of the Apprenticeship Standard with the support of your assessor and employer
Gas Engineering Apprenticeship Level 3 Functional Skills English L2 Functional Skills Maths L2
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Your employer will need to ensure candidates have a current Criminal Record Bureau/Disclosure and Barring Service (CRB/DBS) Certificate. Roles in gas engineering are physical in nature, and my involve lifting and moving equipment, working at heights and working in confined spaces.
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