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Welcome to Student Resources, a dedicated space designed to support and empower students pursuing studies in the fields of gas and electrical engineering. This category serves as a valuable resource hub, providing you with a wealth of information, educational materials, and guidance to enhance your learning experience and prepare you for a successful career in these specialized fields.

Within this category, you will find educational articles, tutorials, study guides, and practical tips that cover a wide range of topics, including gas systems, electrical circuits, energy distribution, safety protocols, codes and standards, and emerging technologies. Our goal is to supplement your academic curriculum and provide you with additional insights and perspectives that go beyond the classroom.

Thank you for joining us. We are excited to be a part of your educational and professional development, and we look forward to helping you thrive in the exciting and ever-evolving fields of gas and electrical engineering.

How Long Does It Take To Become A Qualified Gas Engineer?

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There is a skills shortage throughout the UK, and there has been for some time. Subsequently, a qualified gas engineer is in demand more than ever before. Existing engineers are overwhelmed with work and offered more than they can accept, meaning there is a waiting list of work to complete. As a result, there has never been a better time to learn a trade and become a gas engineer. Whether you’re a beginner in the industry or

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City & Guilds, LCL, EAL – What’s The Difference?

City & Guilds, EAL, LCL logos

When looking into training courses, it’s essential to find the perfect one for you. So researching the different options available is vital. From City & Guilds to EAL, apprenticeships to training courses, with so much information, it can be challenging to understand it all.  You may find different accreditation schemes available depending on your chosen course type, budget and location, so the question you’ll ask is, “Which is the best choice?” Common QuestionsComparisonC&GLCLEALBest Option? City & Guilds,

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10 Tips For An Apprentice/Trainee

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The job market can seem daunting for a school leaver, graduate or career changer. Thankfully, there are plenty of ways to get your foot in the door – and becoming an apprentice or trainee can be the first step toward a new career. Depending on your chosen path, you may have the opportunity to earn as you learn. Although the average apprenticeship pays £4.30 per hour (Source: Gov.UK), training courses can deliver much more. Through our NVQ Level

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What Is The ECS Gold Card?

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If you work in the trades industry, are on your way to doing so, or are even just considering it, you may ask yourself, “what is an ECS Gold Card?”. (Before 2002, the common name for the card was ‘the JIB card’, which is still sometimes used today.) Several cards, qualifications, and certifications are available to people in the electrical industry, but with so many, things can get a little confusing. What Is JIB? JIB stands for

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What Do Plumbers Really Think Of The Trade?

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We recently found out that plumbers are the happiest workers, so we’re now delving a little deeper, discovering what makes them tick and what plumbers really think of the trade. A recent survey carried out by Wavin has uncovered a wide range of things about the modern-day plumber. It’s clear that some things never change, but the survey unearthed a few surprising facts. We already know that plumbers are the happiest workers in Britain. Because of this, it

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How Much Can I Earn As A Gas Engineer?

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When considering a career in the gas industry, one of the first questions you’re likely to ask yourself is, “How much can I earn as a gas engineer?” As someone entering the trade as a beginner, realistically, you won’t be at the top of the pay range straight away. However, with hard work, your pay will increase over time. In addition, as a gas engineer, you have the choice of working for a company or going self-employed.

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How Long Does It Take To Become A Qualified Electrician?

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How Long Does It Take To Become A Qualified Electrician? Entering the trades is a significant step, whether you’re soon leaving school or stuck in a job you don’t love. And becoming a qualified electrician is an excellent career choice. With a massive demand for skilled workers, it’s not only a rewarding job but a profitable one as well. However, you may be unsure of the best way to get there, wondering ‘how long does it take to

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How Much Can I Earn As An Electrician?

How Much Can I earn As An Electrician - Electrical workshop board

What’s one of the first questions you’ll ask yourself when considering electrical training? It’s most likely ‘how much can I earn as an electrician?’ As well as wanting a job you’ll enjoy, earning enough to support yourself and your family is a vital aspect. As a beginner in any career, you won’t go in at the top of a pay range straight away. However, retraining as an electrician means having skills to take you into various employed

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How To Become A Gas Safe Engineer

Gas Safe Engineer

  Since it’s Gas Safety Week, we thought we’d clear up some misconceptions about gas courses and becoming a Gas Safe engineer. To undertake plumbing and heating jobs where you’re dealing with gas you have to be on the Gas Safe Register. Beware of any bogus training centres out there who are happy to take your money in return for inadequate training that do not qualify you for Gas Safe registration. How do you become Gas Safe?

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Things To Consider While Choosing A Plumbing Course

NPG gas and plumbing course

When considering a career as a plumber, there are several things to consider when it comes to choosing the plumbing course that’s right for you. This article will discuss in depth at least five critical tips to consider while choosing a plumbing course. Type of training Before getting started, you must first determine what type of plumbing training you are looking for. Doing online research or even speaking with plumbers you may know or who work in your

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