Gas Installation and Maintenance (Domestic) Advanced Apprenticeship


Course at a glance

Subject Area:

Gas (ACS)

Attendance:

Apprenticeship

Qualification:

Level 3 NVQ Diploma

Course Start:

Flexible

Course Length:

3 years

Location:

North Street Campus

Cost:

Your employer will pay the costs associated with an Apprenticeship.


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Course overview

This Gas Installation and Maintenance Apprenticeship is available to anyone aged over 16.

Gas engineers specialise in the installation and repair of gas appliances including, central heating boilers and systems, cookers, fires and water heaters.

The work is safety critical and you will need to learn how to implement statutory requirements such as the gas safety regulations.


What skills and qualities do apprentices need?

Good communication skills, a careful, methodical and accurate approach to your work, the ability to use your initiative.


Entry requirements

It is desirable that you have 4 GCSEs at grade A*-C (9-4) including English, maths and science.

All applicants will be required to pass an assessment and be aged 16 or over, already be employed or have secured a work placement.

To search and apply for apprenticeship vacancies visit the apprenticeship vacancy website.

If you are aged 16-18 and unable to find an apprenticeship, you can apply for a study programme and switch over at any point when you do find one.


What would apprentices learn at College?

  • How to install, maintain and service gas appliances such as boilers and fires
  • How gas burns safely and how to identify unsafe situations
  • How to install pipework for central heating hot and cold water systems
  • How to implement gas safety regulations and requirements
  • How to install and test flues for new and existing gas appliances
  • How to check and calculate air vent requirements

No matter what level you are currently working at, you will be expected to further your skills in English and maths.


Next steps

After completing this course there are a number of options available, depending on your final grade you could move onto a level 3 apprenticeship, into higher education or seek permanent employment.

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