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What's covered?

Apprenticeship standards are employer-led, meaning that employers can specify exactly what's required from an apprentice in each specific role. They outline the skills, knowledge and behaviours required to carry out your job role which are delivered and carried out both in the workplace, through teaching & learning and independent learning. All the skills, knowledge and behaviours must be met in full for you to achieve your Apprenticeship. Some standards involve additional qualifications. Gas engineering involves the safe installation, commission, decommission and the ongoing service and repair of gas appliances in either a domestic or non-domestic setting. This standard will cover the following;

  • 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 needed to establish the safe operation of the equipment and installation in accordance with industry standards.
  • 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 procedures
  • Current regulatory compliance, current Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations and the current Electricity at Work Regulations. Role Profile - Roles in gas engineering are physical in nature, and may involve lifting and moving of equipment, working at heights and working in confined spaces. All gas engineers must be registered on the Gas Safe® Register for each appliance in which they are competent to undertake work on.

What do you need?

Entry requirements - Apprentices without level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to completion of their apprenticeship through functional skills.

How you are assessed

Assessment overview - Skills, knowledge and behaviours are assessed by competencies being displayed in the workplace, observations, employer feedback, assessor progress reviews, evidence collating and the employer enabling you to fulfil the requirements of your Apprenticeship. On programme assessment will include various coaching and mentoring assessment methods. These assessments are deigned to review the behaviours, knowledge and skills against set gateway criteria. In addition you, your employer and the college are required to maintain an off the job training log evidencing new skills and knowledge being learnt over the duration of the apprenticeship. The final grading of the apprenticeship will be carried out through an End Point Assessment, by an independent assessor.

How Long?

18 Months (plus 3 months for EPA)

What course next?

L4 (HNC) Site Supervision or L5 (HND) Construction Management and Building Service Engineering

What could this lead to?

Registration with Gas Safe® Register for four appliances. In achieving a pass or a distinction in this apprenticeship, the successful apprentice will be eligible to apply for membership with the Institution of Gas Engineers & Managers (IGEM) professional registration as an Engineering Technician (EngTech)

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