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Gas Engineering Apprenticeship

This apprenticeship is for anyone wishing to qualify as a Gas Engineer. The role of a Gas Engineer involves installing and maintaining gas appliances, advising customers on how appliances work and how to use energy more efficiently.
3 years
Greater Manchester SkillCentre, Trafford Park

Gas engineering involves the safe installation, commission, decommission and ongoing service and repair of gas appliances.

Appliances can include but are not limited to, a range of work categories such as central heating boilers, unvented hot water storage, cookers, space heaters, meters, alternative fuel and boosters.

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When does the course start?

Please get in touch with us to find out when the next course will start.

What does the course cover?

On-programme is the learning phase where you will pick up the skills, knowledge and behaviours set in each standard. You will need to complete 20% off-the-job training during the on-programme phase of your apprenticeship. 

There are three stages in this on-programme:

  • Induction and Core Skills Training Stage 1 – to teach safe working and includes demonstrating and carrying out health and safety practices in gas utilisation as well as building services and structures.
  • Knowledge Training Stage 2 – at a workplace or training centre and includes written or practical assignments and knowledge assessments. These are graded against specific module/options. You can then choose an optional pathway.
  • Workplace Training Stage 3 – a work log of practical activities, skills and competencies, and a practical observation of work activity in terms of quality and behaviour.

Gateway - To move on to EPA you must complete the three-stage Induction and Core Skills Training, Knowledge Training, Workplace Training as well as maths and English Level 2. This lets you build the full range of skills, knowledge and behaviours needed for EPA.

End-point assessment (EPA)- is the final stage that you will through to complete your apprenticeship. You must show your learning to an independent end-point assessor and the grades available are distinction, pass or fail.

You will submit a portfolio with a Gas Safe® registration certificate, competency test and work log review. The portfolio shows the skills, knowledge and behaviours for the core and specific requirements of the standard. The overall grading available is pass or distinction. Assessment events for this standard are:

  • Work log interview/review - during the last three months of your apprenticeship, a technical expert will review your portfolio and undertake a summative assessment of competence against the skills, knowledge and behaviours. Completing the work log and assessments lead to eligibility for Gas Safe® registration.
  • Gas Safe registrations - you must legally achieve Gas Safe® registration as you need to prove competence in using appliances that contain Natural Gas or Liquid Petroleum.
    The Nationally Accredited Certification Scheme for Individual Gas Fitting Operatives (ACS) is the industry recognised and accepted route to gain a certificate of competence needed to become a member of the Gas Safe® Register.
  • Competency test - a practical assessment known as a ‘competency test’ after achieving Gas Safe® registration. You must show core and specific skills, knowledge and behaviours in a real-world environment. It may take place over a number of days and must cover four appliances in different, realistic working environments.


What will I achieve?

On successful completion, you will achieve a Level 3 diploma Gas Engineering Operative.

If you complete the apprenticeship standard with a pass or a distinction, you will be eligible to apply for membership with the Institution of Gas Engineers & Managers (IGEM) professional registration as an Engineering Technician (EngTech).

What are the entry requirements?

You must have GCSE grades A*-C/4-9 in English and maths.


Where will I study?

Greater Manchester SkillCentre
Unit B Ashburton Point
Wheelforge Way
Trafford Park
M17 1EH

How much does the course cost?

There is no fee for the learner. For information on costs to the employer, please contact us.

T. 0161 876 3300