• Train to Be a Gas Engineer with Options Skills

    'We provide the most comprehensive training programme in the industry. Our Adult Apprenticeships combine Practical Skills Training and Qualifications. We then build your confidence and experience with a local mentor and give you the opportunity to get paid work via our own Trades Network. Read on to find out more..'

How to Train & Become a Gas Engineer with Options Skills

Knowing how to become a gas engineer can be a little difficult at first. Initial training at stage one will include centre led tuition under the supervision of experienced gas industry trainers. Training is available for operatives that have some industry experience as well as for complete beginners. Initial training is tailored to meet your needs. You can attend on either a full time ‘intensive’ or a part time basis. Which workshops you attend are dependent upon your current level of experience however all trainees must attend the full gas foundation training programme. If you want to know how to become a gas engineer, we can help you.

Stage Two

This is a mandatory legal requirement for all new entrants to the gas industry and will involve the trainee gaining real life work experience under the supervision of registered gas engineer. You cannot bypass this stage as you must build an acceptable evidence portfolio before you can progress to assessment. At Options Skills we know that learning how to train to be a gas engineer can be daunting for many trainees. However, 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.

Stage Three

ACS Assessment. Once you have completed your portfolio to an acceptable standard you will be invited to return to the training centre to undertake Assessment for your ACS Gas Qualifications. Assessment 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 are not evergreen and must be renewed every 5-years although the process just involves reassessment for existing registered gas engineers.

Stage Four

Apply to Gas Safe. 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.

If you want to know how to become as gas engineer and would like to find out more please call today or request further information from one of our friendly, knowledgeable advisors.