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Gas Engineering Apprenticeship Standard Level 3

Practical Vs Theory


Course overview

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. 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.


What Does The Programme Include

You will be employed as an apprentice for at least 30 hours a week. You will have a workplace mentor or supervisor who will be responsible for your training and welfare at work. You will attend the Gas Centre at college for one day a week.

Entry Requirements

Individual employers set their own entry requirements. However, you will typically require 5 GCSEs at grades 4/?C or above, preferable including English, maths and science. 

You may also be required to undertake a recognised background check, equivalent to Criminal Record Bureau/​Disclosure and Barring Service (CRB/​DBS).

How The Course Will Be Assessed

An assessor will visit you in the workplace to assess your progress against standards and set SMART objectives.

Potential Future Career

In achieving a pass or a distinction in this apprenticeship, you will be eligible to apply for membership with the Institution of Gas Engineers and Managers (IGEM) professional registration as an Engineering Technician (EngTech)

Course Content

You will gain the following knowledge:

  • 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.




The brand new facilities at the college allow you access to tools used in the industry so I have everything I need to kick start my career!

Louis Flaherty



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