Level 3 Gas Engineering Apprenticeship


Course at a glance

Subject Area:

Gas (ACS)

Attendance:

Apprenticeship

Qualification:

Level 3 NVQ Diploma

Course Start:

Flexible

Course Length:

2 years

Location:

South Bank Campus

Cost:

Band 12 (£18000)
Non-levy payers will contribute 5%.


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Course overview

This Level 3 Gas Engineering Apprenticeship is available to anyone aged over 16, who is currently working or want to work within the Gas Sector as a gas engineer.

It allows students to develop the knowledge and practise the skills required for employment in the gas engineering industry.

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 would apprentices learn at College?

  • Current Health, Safety and Environmental legislation and regulations applicable to work in the gas industry
  • Safe gas and electrical installation, commissioning, decommissioning and/or ongoing service and repair procedures of gas installations and appliances
  • Gas and electrical theories and procedures involved in the practical installation, commissioning, decommissioning and/or ongoing service and repair of gas installations, appliances and associated equipment
  • Relevant electrical/mechanical principles and how they are applied in work processes and procedure
  • Up to date energy efficiency advice and guidance to be given to the customer
  • Product knowledge to be able to discuss and advise the customer
  • Current regulatory compliance, current Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations and the current Electricity at Work Regulations

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


What skills and qualities do apprentices need?

  • Practical skills
  • Methodical approach
  • Ability to follow technical drawings
  • Attention to detail
  • Comfortable working at heights
  • Numeracy skills
  • Customer service

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 plumbing study programme and switch over at any point when you do find one.


Information for employers

If you are considering taking on an apprentice and would like to find out more about the Level 3 Gas Engineering Apprenticeship please get in touch with the apprenticeship team.

They will be able to advise you on the course content, offer advice for levy and non-levy payers and provide details on the end point assessment (EPA).

Call:
0113 222 6023

Email:
wbl@lcb.ac.uk

To enable the Apprentices to access the End Point Assessment they must complete the Level 3 Diploma in Gas Engineering (9074) with the on onsite portfolio, be gas safe registered and have or achieved: 

  • Maths qualification at Level 2
  • English qualification at Level 2

Next steps

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

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