How To Become A Gas Engineer
Available for those who are complete beginners, as well as those with existing industry experience, initial training to become a gas engineer will be tailored to suit your needs. Stage one is your initial training and includes centre led tuition under the supervision of experienced gas industry trainers. This stage of your qualification is available for you to attend on either a full time ‘intensive’ or on a part time basis, and the workshops you attend are dependent upon your current level of experience. However, all trainees are required to attend the full gas foundation training programme.
For everyone wanting to become a gas engineer, stage two is a mandatory legal requirement. Trainees must gain real life work experience while supervised by a registered gas engineer and build evidence portfolio of an acceptable quality before being able to progress to the next stage. At Options Skills, we can guarantee to find you a placement to help you build your on-site portfolio. We are able to do this because our many years of industry experience means that we have an established network of experienced gas mentors – something that not many training providers can promise.
Once you have completed your portfolio, you will be invited to return to the training centre to undertake an assessment for your ACS Gas Qualifications. This includes practical, written and verbal examination. Initial ACS Assessment at Options Skills includes Core Gas Safety, Central Heating and Boilers, Gas Fires, Gas Cookers and Flue Gas Analyser – otherwise known as the domestic suite of gas qualifications. ACS gas qualifications must be renewed every 5-years, although the process just involves reassessment for existing registered gas engineers.
Once you have successfully passed your ACS Gas Assessment, you may now apply to the Gas Safe Register for membership in your own right. Membership of the Gas Safe Register is renewable annually and fees are payable directly to the Gas Safe Register.
YOU ARE NOW A FULLY QUALIFIED GAS ENGINEER
You will now have the skills, confidence and experience to take on your day-to-day duties that might include:
- Installing appliances and systems
- Carrying out planned maintenance checks on systems and equipment
- Testing controls and safety devices to make sure they’re working properly
- Finding and repairing gas leaks using computerised fault-finding equipment
- Replacing or repairing faulty or old parts
- Ordering new parts
- Keeping records of work you’ve carried out
- Giving customers advice about gas safety and energy efficiency
- You’ll also give customers quotes for jobs, sell additional company services and deal with complaints.
Training to become a gas engineer with Options Skills has never been more straightforward. With training facilities in Birmingham, London and Manchester, we provide high quality training courses to get you through your Accredited Certificate Scheme (ACS) qualification in domestic or commercial gas.
Our onsite teams provide a friendly and professional environment for candidates who wish to train, re-qualify, or are members of the armed forces looking to resettle - enabling you to get the skills and qualifications you need to do your job.
Options Skills are the UK's leading provider gas training with years of experience, and 100's of successful trainees we believe with this kind of backing you can be assured to receive the highest quality training and support.
Read on for a full breakdown of our Gas Engineer Training Courses or call us.
The industry is largely characterised by poor service and unreliability. Some tradesmen exploit their customers and rogue practice is regularly publicised. Consumers are therefore wary of who they appoint and often find it difficult to find reliable and trustworthy plumbers. When they do they use them again and again, and tell their friends, colleagues and relations too! The size and maturity of the plumbing and heating sector combined with the failure of the general competition to meet customer expectations represents the real opportunity to profit from a professional and customer-focused local service.
Gas Training Courses has devised its heating and gas training programme based on years of industry experience, creating a professional course and business support package that will help you capitalise on the huge opportunities that exist within the market.
If you make the decision to retrain for a new career as a qualified gas engineer you must ensure that your chosen provider will be able to meet your needs and deliver a quality service that will provide you with the perfect platform from which to launch your new career.
Gas Training Courses will offer you a great service in order to provide you with the best opportunity to start your new career as a qualified gas engineer. We will continue to offer you ongoing support even after you’ve qualified. Below are a number of reasons we believe Gas Training Courses is the right for you!
Gas safety legislation and standards
Combustion and flue gas analysis
Tightness testing and purging
Procedures for unsafe situations
Checking and setting regulators
Gas rate and heat output
Safety devices and controls
Flueing and chimney standards
Re-establishing gas supplies
Emergency service provider operative
Carbon monoxide/dioxide atmosphere sampling
You will be taught how to work with the following appliances:
Central heating boilers
Part P & 17th Edition
Unvented Hot Water Storage Systems
ACS Initial Assessment
Liquid Petroleum Gas Training
OPTIONS SKILLS OFFERS A PROFESSIONAL GAS TRAINING COURSE
Training follows a logical 3-step approach designed to ensure you receive the best possible training and preparation for your new role as a gas engineer.
The Gas Training Courses package has been developed to provide you with the most comprehensive training available. We have combined this with marketing support to help you benefit from the potential offered by owning your own plumbing and gas business.
Gas Training Courses delivers centre led training and assessments that combine with mandatory on-site work experience that is known as portfolio building.
For your initial training you will attend one of our fully equipped gas training facilities where you will join a small group of like-minded people. We adopt a blended learning approach that combines essential theory and regulations with practical skills. You will learn from experienced professionals who have many years experience under their belts. Your initial training is followed by portfolio building before your return to the centre for assessment.
Gas Training Courses provides you with a seamless, logical and legal training pathway for you to follow to enable you to prepare you for your new role as a Gas Safe Registered engineer.
We are extremely confident that we can help you gain new customers. So much so, that we are offering the service completely FREE of charge for 12 months.
NiceAndLocal.com are offering you a fantastic opportunity to promote your business with a fully managed personal website and multiple profile pages across the internet with sophisticated tracking tools so you can measure your own success and grow your business.
GIVING YOU THE TECHNOLOGY TO HELP YOUR BUSINESS BE GREAT.
A mobile responsive website, completely free of charge. We will not ask you for a single penny up front to cover: • Server hosting and setup fees • Search Engine Optimisation • Google Maps & Google Business Directory. • Link Building and Integration with Social Media
Advanced call tracking that will allow you to monitor call volumes and performance for FREE.
• Local call forwarding number direct to your mobile • Access to our call tracking platform • Call whispering, allowing you to identify leads • Call recordings, for complete peace of mind • Comprehensive call stats and reporting
Collect customer reviews, helping you to grow and gather new customers through testimonials and word of mouth.
• Rating system allowing customers to provide feedback via your website • Send us updates, pictures of completed work and content to impress visitors and we’ll distribute to promote your website.
Want To Know More?
Options Skills can help you start your new career as a fully qualified Heating Engineer. Call Today 0808 301 496