Our new Gas course runs every other weekend on both Saturday & Sunday and covers the same guided learning hours as our full-time course but over 6 months.
Becoming a Gas engineer if your new to the industry
From October 2017 as mentioned previously, to become a Gas engineer you have to complete a training programme with a recognised training provider authorised by the certification body.
Becoming a Gas engineer involves attending the training centre for 6 months Saturday & Sunday 9-4 where you will complete a training programme which involves a lot of practical skills covering all aspects of work that a Gas engineer would do in his/her day to day job.
The advantage you have with us is our trainer was a former Gas inspector so knows exactly what you need to know to be very good at your job.
During the training we will teach you about pipework and soldering skills and how to bend those pipes over other pipes including some tricky bends.
You will understand how the inside of a boiler works with full hands on examination of all parts along with demonstration on testing them using a multi-meter where applicable.
You will cover Gas regulations, Flues, Unsafe situations, Gas controls, Pipe sizing, Purging & Installation volumes, different meters and acceptable drops, fault finding, working safely electrically training all our new engineers on safe isolation as required from July 2020, conventional heating systems, pre-cast flue blocks, brick chimneys, lined chimneys, room stat wiring, programmer wiring to just name a few!
The course is delivered with a mixture of delivery stimulus utilising white board, projector, hands on training in bays, group discussions, part identification, various books and frequent testing to monitor your progress giving you constant feedback during your time with us.
The trainer will also create a WhatsApp group for sharing any issues you encounter on site where he/she will provide technical support after your training if required.
So you do 6 months with us in the training centre, then you will go with a Gas engineer on placement (chosen by yourself). You will stay with this mentor until he is comfortable you are competent at various tasks over a period of around 4 months. These tasks include as a minimum 5 boiler installations, 5 boiler services, 5 tightness tests & 5 different pipework scenarios across the range of jobs.
Please note that the above details are NOT 5 jobs and then you’re finished but a minimum number of jobs that you’ve completed ON YOUR OWN unaided by the mentor.
Note with the weekend course, it is possible to be ready for your ACS assessment by thend of your training should you be working alongside an engineer during your training period.
This means you may have completed many more documented jobs in your portfolio as evidence.
You will frequently attend the training centre afterwards having your portfolio reviewed with feedback given, then eventually signed off – meaning you can then book with us for your initial ACS assessment.
Following this you may then register with Gas safe and obtain your Gas license and card within around 2-3 weeks.