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Gas – Domestic Gas Foundation (FC)

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Martin Akins and Shaun Davison with Gas Centre Manager Kevin Tildesley 730x425
Courses Code
QDXCOGSDGF
Study method
Part Time
Cost from
£4500
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  • Is this course for you?

    Our Domestic Gas Foundation / Managed Learning Programme (MLP) training course is designed for candidates wanting to enter the gas industry.

    We prefer to keep classes small to ensure students receive quality training. There is a maximum of 5 students per group.

    Cost: £4,500.  We accept several different payment methods and finance options are also available.

  • Required qualifications

    Trainees who lack gas training and experience will need to hold a recognised qualification in the mechanical services engineering sector (e.g. plumbing), or they will have gained a minimum of 2 GCSE’s (grade C) or equivalent, preferably English, mathematics or relevant / appropriate experience or an entry assessment.
  • What skills will I develop?

    The course requires 280 learning hours in a centre environment and additional learning hours are also required depending on the appliances being studied.

    In addition, ‘on the job’ training with candidates providing work-based evidence, gathered under the supervision of a Gas Safe Registered Engineer, and recorded in a Candidate Portfolio is also required. Assessments normally consist of a combination of practical and theory.

    On successful completion of the training, assessments and portfolio of work-based evidence, candidates are recommended for the issue of a Gas Foundation Certificate. Upon receipt of the Gas Foundation certificate, candidates can then apply to undertake the relevant ACS assessments.

    On successful completion of the ACS assessments candidates can then apply to the gas safe register. Only persons on the gas safe register (Gas Safe Registered Engineers) are permitted to work on gas.

  • Careers

    Gas engineers do far more than install and fix boilers – with the right training, they can work with a whole range of gas appliances in both domestic and commercial settings, opening the door to a rich and rewarding career where no one day is like the next. For most people, a gas engineer is a helpful expert who makes sure domestic gas systems are correctly installed and running smoothly. In more troubled times, they’re even the hero who comes in at inconvenient times, ready to fix a boiler on the blink in the bitter cold of midwinter. However, that’s not all a gas engineer does.

    This is a role that will have you wearing many different hats – and one where you’ll never be bored with routine, as every job and every day bring new challenges. As a gas engineer, your job is to solve gas-related problems in domestic and commercial settings, and often with constraints.

    It’s also a role that’s suited for people who enjoy working with other people and helping them. You’ll spend a lot of time in other people’s homes and workplaces, typically installing, servicing, and repairing various gas appliances and central heating systems.

    Being a gas engineer is sometimes seen as a hard job. It can certainly be challenging. Despite this, figuring out solutions to complex gas and heating problems can be incredibly satisfying, while the excellent salary and prospects for career advancement make this an attractive career for ambitious people.

  • English and maths

    A good level of maths and English is preferred.

  • Other important information

    You will attend site at Rodbaston College one day a week.

    You will need to wear protective shoes or boots; full-length trousers and a t-shirt or polo is a typical example of what students wear.

    You are welcome to bring your own tools, but we will provide all the tools and equipment required to complete training in the centre.

  • Is this course for you?

    Our Domestic Gas Foundation / Managed Learning Programme (MLP) training course is designed for candidates wanting to enter the gas industry.

    We prefer to keep classes small to ensure students receive quality training. There is a maximum of 5 students per group.

    Cost: £4,500.  We accept several different payment methods and finance options are also available.

  • Required qualifications

    Trainees who lack gas training and experience will need to hold a recognised qualification in the mechanical services engineering sector (e.g. plumbing), or they will have gained a minimum of 2 GCSE’s (grade C) or equivalent, preferably English, mathematics or relevant / appropriate experience or an entry assessment.
  • What skills will I develop?

    The course requires 280 learning hours in a centre environment and additional learning hours are also required depending on the appliances being studied.

    In addition, ‘on the job’ training with candidates providing work-based evidence, gathered under the supervision of a Gas Safe Registered Engineer, and recorded in a Candidate Portfolio is also required. Assessments normally consist of a combination of practical and theory.

    On successful completion of the training, assessments and portfolio of work-based evidence, candidates are recommended for the issue of a Gas Foundation Certificate. Upon receipt of the Gas Foundation certificate, candidates can then apply to undertake the relevant ACS assessments.

    On successful completion of the ACS assessments candidates can then apply to the gas safe register. Only persons on the gas safe register (Gas Safe Registered Engineers) are permitted to work on gas.

  • Careers

    Gas engineers do far more than install and fix boilers – with the right training, they can work with a whole range of gas appliances in both domestic and commercial settings, opening the door to a rich and rewarding career where no one day is like the next. For most people, a gas engineer is a helpful expert who makes sure domestic gas systems are correctly installed and running smoothly. In more troubled times, they’re even the hero who comes in at inconvenient times, ready to fix a boiler on the blink in the bitter cold of midwinter. However, that’s not all a gas engineer does.

    This is a role that will have you wearing many different hats – and one where you’ll never be bored with routine, as every job and every day bring new challenges. As a gas engineer, your job is to solve gas-related problems in domestic and commercial settings, and often with constraints.

    It’s also a role that’s suited for people who enjoy working with other people and helping them. You’ll spend a lot of time in other people’s homes and workplaces, typically installing, servicing, and repairing various gas appliances and central heating systems.

    Being a gas engineer is sometimes seen as a hard job. It can certainly be challenging. Despite this, figuring out solutions to complex gas and heating problems can be incredibly satisfying, while the excellent salary and prospects for career advancement make this an attractive career for ambitious people.

  • English and maths

    A good level of maths and English is preferred.

  • Other important information

    You will attend site at Rodbaston College one day a week.

    You will need to wear protective shoes or boots; full-length trousers and a t-shirt or polo is a typical example of what students wear.

    You are welcome to bring your own tools, but we will provide all the tools and equipment required to complete training in the centre.

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  • Gas – Domestic Gas Foundation (FC)

    Rodbaston College

    Start Date: 1st August 2023

    Code: QRDXCOGSDGF

    Cost: £4500

    Part Time: 35 Weeks