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Gas Engineering Apprenticeship Level 3 Standard

  • 3

    Level
    Level 3

  • Duration
    2 years

  • Start Date
    October 2024

  • Venue
    CCN-Main Campus

  • Course Code
    E0827

Start Date

  • October 2024, Apprenticeship

Summary

Gas Engineering Operatives will carry out 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 central heating boilers, unvented hot water storage, ducted air heaters, cookers, space heaters, meters, alternative fuel, boosters, and testing and purging for industrial pipework. Roles in Gas Engineering are physical in nature, and may involve lifting and moving equipment, working at heights and working in confined spaces. All Gas Engineers must be registered on the Gas Safe® Register for each appliance upon which they are competent to undertake work.

Course content includes:

  • Understanding how installations/ appliances work
  • Providing energy efficiency advice
  • Ensuring excellent customer service
  • Understanding regulations and legislation
  • Safe installation, commissioning, decommissioning and ongoing services
  • Undertaking risk assessments
  • Appropriate tool/ equipment safety and maintenance

You will complete the Level 3 Gas Engineering Operative Apprenticeship Standard.

This apprenticeship will involve college attendance and off the job training.

  • You will also develop your knowledge, skills and behaviours.
  • You need to have an employer to support your apprenticeship and be employed in a relevant job role.
  • The typical length of this apprenticeship is 24 months.
  • The next intake is in October 2024.

Contact our Apprenticeships Team to find out when our next course start date is. If you already have an employer for your apprenticeship, or would like more information on how to find an apprenticeship, please click Apply Now. If you are an employer who is looking to recruit an apprentice or already have someone you would like to enrol onto the apprenticeship course, please contact our Apprenticeships Team on 01603 773365 or email Apprenticeships@ccn.ac.uk to discuss the next steps.

Why Our College?

Specialist workshops

All construction and building services students learn in our specialist workshops using the latest tech and equipment.

Expert teaching staff

Our teaching staff are industry experts with real life experience working within their sector

Real work experience

You'll gain hands-on experience working with local and national employers

Entry Requirements

  • GCSE Grade 4/ C in English (Language or Literature) and Science, and GCSE grade 5/ B in Maths, or Level 2 Functional Skills in Maths and English
    In order to enrol onto an apprenticeship, you need to be employed in a relevant job role and undertake a range of tasks which would enable you to complete the apprenticeship qualification.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, learners will achieve the Level 3 Gas Engineering Operative Apprenticeship Standard, which includes the following:

  • Gas Engineering (9074)
  • Gas Safe registration

Assessment

Training and assessments are delivered in the workplace and in college. Apprentices will be required to attend college-based sessions as part of their training, whilst also completing off-the-job training in the workplace. You will also complete assessments and observations in the workplace.

At the end of the apprenticeship you will complete an End Point Assessment (EPA) which will consist of a portfolio assessment containing different stages:

  • Stage 1: Gas Safe registration- apprentices cannot receive an overall pass without registering for at least 4 appliances
  • Stage 2: Competency test- a practical assessment on 4 appliances
  • Stage 3: 60- minute interview with an independent assessor to review the portfolio of evidence

The apprentice must have the below requirements to complete their EPA:

  • Portfolio including Gas Safe registration, competency test and work log review (70%)
  • Knowledge assessment (30%)

Progression

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) and professional registration as an Engineering Technician (EngTech).

Career Progression

On completion of this standard, an apprentice can progress to a wide range of employment opportunities (including promotion or creating their own business), or move onto full or part-time further education.

Fees

Apprenticeship course fees are subject to the age of the apprentice, and the size of the company.

For employers with less than 50 employees who do not pay the apprenticeship levy and who take on an apprentice who is aged between 16-21 at the start of their apprenticeship, there will be no direct cost and the full training costs will be covered by Government funding. If the apprentice is aged 22+ the government partially subsides the training costs and the employer will need to pay 5% of the costs. In the case of this course, the fee would be £1,150.

For an employer with more than 50 employees a 5% charge will be implemented regardless of the age of the apprentice which in this case would be £1,150.

A levy paying company will pay the full cost of the apprenticeship from their levy account which in this case would be £23,000.

Please note that course fees are to be paid by the employer and apprentices must not be asked to make a financial contribution toward their training.

To discuss apprenticeship course fees in more detail or for more information on recruiting an apprentice, please contact 01603 773365 or Apprenticeships@ccn.ac.uk.

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Why Our College?

Specialist workshops

All construction and building services students learn in our specialist workshops using the latest tech and equipment.

Expert teaching staff

Our teaching staff are industry experts with real life experience working within their sector

Real work experience

You'll gain hands-on experience working with local and national employers