IGEM and EU Skills have changed the way people train to qualify as gas engineers. These changes have been implemented to ensure that training is consistently thorough, and also that this career opportunity is available to a wider range of individuals.
The two main routes now available:
- NVQ Level 3 in Plumbing with Gas Pathway –offered by Colleges of Further Education (3-4yrs)
- A Managed Learning Programme (MLP) – offered by commercial Training Providers (9 months)
Our MLP is called the Gas Diploma and is awarded by Cert-ain.
Candidates don’t need to have an NVQ or apprenticeship plumbing to access the Gas Diploma, but it is useful to have related experience. If you don’t have any on-site experience we can organise a work placement with one of our associated organisations that will help you build up a portfolio of experience ready to apply for the Gas Diploma training course.
Entry onto the course is subject to an initial interview in which we will assess your suitability.
Once on the course, you can choose a pathway that will lead you to specialise in the field you would like to work in, for example, boilers.
How long does it take to train as a gas engineer?
Candidates take on average 9 months to complete the course. Once you have passed the Gas Diploma you are eligible to take the CCN1 Domestic Gas Safety course which leads to joining the Gas Safe Register.
Here is a list of qualifications and certification schemes suitable for accessing ACS assessments. For further guidance on pre-requisites please contact Kiwa Training.
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