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Course Length

18 months.

Role Profile

Installing and maintaining gas appliances in a domestic or non-domestic setting, advising customers on how appliances work and how to use energy more efficiently. This involves the safe installation, commission, decommission and the ongoing service and repair of gas appliances in either a domestic or non-domestic setting. Appliances can include, but are not limited to, a range of work categories such as central heating boilers, unvented hot water storage, ducted air heaters, cookers, space heaters, meters, alternative fuel, boosters, testing and purging for industrial pipework.

Typical Job roles

These include:
Plumbing and Heating engineers
Gas Maintenance Engineer
LPG Engineer

Entry Requirements

You will have GCSE English and Maths at grade 4/C or above or have achieved Functional Skills in these subjects at Level 2 and will also have already achieved a Level 2 qualification in Plumbing and Heating. To start this apprenticeship you must be employed in a relevant role for a minimum of 30 hours per week.


Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard Gas Engineering Technician which will include Gas Safe® registration for four appliances.

Method of Delivery

This is delivered on a day release basis – one day per week in College during term time – and then the rest of the time will be with your employer.

End Point Assessment

This will be in the last 3 months of the apprenticeship and will comprise of:

Portfolio assessment

The apprentice will submit a portfolio consisting of a Gas Safe® registration certificate, competency test and a work log review.

Knowledge assessment

The assessment will enable apprentices to demonstrate knowledge across the Gas engineering standard and will be a one hour electronic or paper-based scenario based 40 question multiple choice paper and taken by the apprentice under examination conditions

Career Progression

Registration with Gas Safe® Register for four appliances. 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). Apprentices will progress to a wide range of employment opportunities in the workplace. Self-employment or starting a business may also be an option


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