Throughout the UK there is a skills shortage, and there has been for some time. Gas engineers are in demand more than ever, with existing engineers being offered more work than they can accept. This means that it’s a better time than ever to learn a trade. Whether you’re a complete beginner to the industry or you’re currently working in a different trade, becoming a gas engineering is a great step to take. Not only is being a gas engineer rewarding, but it’s also a profitable career.
When considering a new career, there are plenty of questions you should ask, including “how long does it take to become a gas engineer?” The idea of leaving your current role behind you and embarking on a new one can be daunting. However, it won’t be long before you’re out there working as a qualified gas engineer.
What Are Your Options?
In order to become a qualified and legal gas engineer, you must gain your ACS gas qualification. Once you have done that, you must join the gas safe register. An apprenticeship is a route you can take to becoming a gas engineer, but not the only one. Apprenticeships generally take a number of years to complete, however, there is also the option of an adult training course.
ACS Gas Training
At Options Skills, we can offer students looking to become gas engineers, our ACS gas training course. This gas course can be undertaken in any one of our training centres in Birmingham, London or Manchester. It has been developed and designed to be made up of three simple steps. During the course, you will receive training from experienced tutors in our training centre, before going onto work alongside a gas engineer on-site.
Step One – Centre Led Training – 300 Guided Learning Hours
Step Two – Portfolio Building – 100 Days*
Step Three -ACS Initial Training – 80 Guided Learning Hours
The duration of step two varies from person to person. The length of time it takes you to complete your portfolio depends on you and how hard you work. To successfully complete step two, must meet the portfolio criteria set
Gas Safe Register
Replacing CORGI in 2009, Gas Safe Register became the gas registration body. Gas Safe Register is the official list of businesses and engineers who are registered to work legally on gas appliances. It is a legal requirement that all gas engineers must be on the register.
How Long Does It Take To Become A Gas Engineer?
To become a gas engineer, hard work, motivation and dedication are essential. Being committed to the training course and meeting the requirements of each stage should mean you could be qualified in under a year,