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 London Gas Training Centre 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
Successful completion will allow you to apply for Gas Safe registration. (CCN1, CPA1, CENWAT ,MET1, HTR1).