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This course is created for people who have no previous experience in gas engineering.  The course is a combination of home study and practical training at an accredited ACS training centre.

At the end of the course you will have the skills, knowledge and qualifications to work as an accredited domestic gas engineer.

This course is created for people who have no previous experience in gas engineering.  The course is a combination of home study and practical training at an accredited ACS training centre.

At the end of the course you will have the skills, knowledge and qualifications to work as an accredited domestic gas engineer.

Course Content

  • Installing central heating systems
  • Installing water heaters
  • Installing domestic appliances like gas cookers
  • Installation of pipework & fittings
  • Health & Safety
  • Energy Efficiency & building regulations

Successful completion of this course can lead to a recognised qualification:

  • BPEC Energy Efficiency (Part L)
  • BPEC - Part P Defined Scope Electrical Qualification
  • ACS – Core Gas Safety
  • ACS – Central Heating Boilers and Water Heaters
  • ACS – Cookers and Hobs
  • ACS – Space Heaters – Fires
  • ACS – Flue Gas Analysers

Installing central heating systems Installing water heaters Installing domestic appliances like gas cookers Installation of pipework & fittings Health & Safety Energy Efficiency & building regulations Successful completion of this course can lead to a recognised...

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Additional Information

Why become a Gas Engineer?

Salary: The starting salary of a newly qualified gas engineer is around £17,000 per year. With experience the average salary can rise to £32,500, but can be as high as £40,000+ (Totaljobs 2014 and British Gas). If you work for yourself and work overtime then this can rise to £60,000+.

Shortage: In the UK there is currently a shortage of ‘gas safe’ engineers on both the domestic and commercial side. Indeed currently have 12,000 Gas Engineer job vacancies, which proves there is a constant need for qualified people to join this industry.

Exciting & Active Career: Gas engineers will work in different environments and actively solve problems and provide a safe environment for domestic and commercial buildings.

If you wish to change the direction of your career and retrain, or if you are starting your career path - then qualifying to become a domestic gas engineer with one of our selected training providers could lead you to a great salary and job satisfaction.

Why Choose Trades Courses?

  • Trades Courses is one of the largest training portals for the Building and Construction Industry having helped to train over 125,000 people.
  • The training providers we put you in touch with help you to gain nationally recognised qualifications such as City & Guilds, NVQ and ACS, to help you to become qualified as a plumber, electrician, gas engineer, welder or renewable energy engineer.
  • Train in state-of-the-art training centres.
  • All their tutors are experienced, professional and friendly.
  • They offer easy payment options to help you spread the cost of the course and to start your course straight away.
  • If you are unsure of which career path to take then our training providers will help you choose the trades career most suited to you.

Who do we train?

  • School leavers who wish to start their careers by learning a trade and by gaining recognised qualifications that employers require
  • People who wish to change from their current job and start a new career by learning trade skills
  • Armed forces personnel who have left the military and wish to re-train to allow them to gain entry and employment in the trades sector
  • People who have been made redundant from their previous job and see a career as a trades professional as a new start
  • Unemployed people who wish to start a career in the trades sector

Role

The overall role of a gas engineer is to install, fix and service household or commercial heating systems and appliances and adhere to safety procedures.

The main areas are:

  • Installing appliances and heating systems
  • Servicing and maintenance checks on equipment and systems
  • Finding and repairing gas leaks
  • Repairing and replacing faulty or old parts
  • Customer advice regarding gas safety and keeping records

A trades training specialist will help you to decide if this is the right course for you.

Work Hours & Environment

The normal working week is 40 hours Monday to Friday. Due to the nature of the job there are always opportunities to work overtime – which many gas engineers do to increase their salary. Work hours and salary can also be increased during unsociable hours if you are working ‘on-call’ and are called out for an emergency call, which many companies do with a Rota system between the employees.

Most of the work will be carried out in customer’s homes, so gas engineers will be working in different environments and must be able to communicate to the customer.

Opportunities

There are many opportunities for people considering a career as a gas engineer. Once qualified you can go on to register on the Gas Safe Register and perform a wide range of gas work.

  • You can earn continuous income from servicing gas appliances, as everyone needs these to be regularly serviced
  • For rented property, gas appliances should be serviced annually and landlords issue a safety certificate – which is a legal requirement for landlords and can be an excellent source of income
  • Emergency call outs for gas leaks and other emergencies which are charged at premium rates
  • As well as full-time employment for domestic gas engineers there are opportunities to be a permanent gas engineer in hospitals, factories or large offices.
  • You can become self-employed so you can control where and when you work and be your own boss.
  • There is always opportunity to work in another country (once you complete any additional courses/qualifications that are required for your chosen country).                              

    Training Program

    Training is by blended learning. Our training providers will provide you with the course materials that will aid you throughout the course. For the theory part of the course experienced and friendly tutors will guide you through your program and help with any questions via the phone, email and intranet.

    The practical part of your training program will be held in one of the nationwide training centres - which are fully equipped to the highest standards.

    Training programs start every month and are fully flexible to fit around your circumstances, whether you wish to take the course full-time or part-time to fit around your work or family. The course can also be taken in blocks which allows you to take a certain amount of time away from the course.

    The City & Guilds and ACS qualification can lead directly to employment where you will further develop your skills and knowledge within the working environment.

                                                                    

Why become a Gas Engineer? Salary: The starting salary of a newly qualified gas engineer is around £17,000 per year. With experience the average salary can rise to £32,500, but can be as high as £40,000+ (Totaljobs 2014 and British Gas). If you work for yourself and work overtime then this can rise to...

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