Gas Courses For New Entrants & Existing Heating Engineers

We deliver a range of gas courses to assist beginners entering the industry and experienced engineers looking to update qualifications or upskill. These courses are central to modern heating systems and form the backbone of all residential projects.

As the industry evolves, so does Options Skills, and we’re proud to be at the forefront of it. Offering a full domestic gas training course as well as several add-on renewables courses and gas-safe courses, we’re helping our students to future-proof their careers.

Take a look at what our gas courses entail below or contact our team to get started.

Gas Courses For New Entrants

ACS Domestic Heating
& Gas Training MLP

Learn the fundamental skills of domestic gas engineering in our training centre before working on-site with a qualified mentor to build your portfolio.

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Flexible Part-Time
ACS Gas Course

You can now access a part-time gas training programme without the hefty upfront financial or time commitments. We’ve designed a flexible approach that tailors training to your schedule.


ACS Initial

Gain your ACS qualifications (gas safe course) and become eligible to join the Gas Safe Register with our ACS Initial Assessment.

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Gas Courses For Qualified Engineers

ACS Renewal
& Reassessment

ACS Renewal is required every five years to allow engineers to remain on the Gas Safe Register. These processes ensure that accredited engineers can practise with the complete trust of the public.

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Water Regulations

Water Regulations (WRAS) certification is required to join a ‘Water Industry Approved Plumber Scheme’. It is also a prerequisite to other renewables courses, opening new doors for work and services.

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Ground & Air Source
Heat Pump Courses

Upskill and learn ground-source (IMHPS21) and air-source (IMASHPS) heat pump installation and maintenance. These pumps are growing in popularity and look set to become a mainstay of the industry.


Unvented Hot Water

Through Unvented Hot Water (G3) training, you will demonstrate understanding and ability to install, service, and maintain domestic hot water systems. From updating boilers to refitting fitting homes, this course will teach you how to work in a domestic environment.

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Energy Efficiency
(Part L)

Understand and gain competence in designing heating systems in accordance with Energy Efficiency (Part L). This is a key component of the government’s net zero goals and there is no time like the present to update your knowledge and add more strings to your bow.

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Low Temperature System Design (LTHWS)

Learn to design, specify, install and maintain low temperature heating systems with Low Temperature System Design (LTHWS) training. These systems can save time and money and present an attractive option to home and business owners.

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See What Trainees Say About Our Gas Training Courses

As a testament to our heating and gas training approach, Options Skills are immensely proud of the positive reviews and feedback we consistently receive from our students and existing gas engineers renewing or upskilling their regs and qualifications.

The success stories of our gas trainees speak volumes about the transformative impact of our gas training programs on their lives and new heating and plumbing careers. Your success is our success, and we look forward to accompanying you on your path to greatness in the world of gas engineering!

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The Future of the Gas Industry

There is no denying that we are producing a significant volume of greenhouse gases, which we need to reduce. As a result, the industry has begun developing alternatives to gas heating.

A wide range of alternatives has been introduced, from Hydrogen-powered and electric boilers to solar panels and ground and air source heat pumps. Unfortunately, it’s not as simple as replacing a gas boiler with one of these. Each alternative comes with restrictions, and they aren’t suitable for every home, so gas boilers aren’t going anywhere any time soon.

With 23 million gas boilers across the UK, gas engineers will be working for a long time to come. This is because not only do homeowners continue to replace their boilers with like-for-like appliances, but all those currently installed still require servicing and maintenance.

Gas engineering will remain a lucrative career option for at least a decade or two before we phase out gas boilers. In the meantime, many engineers are taking this opportunity to upskill in the renewables sector to offer more services such as alternative heat sources.

There is no time like the present to make the change and develop your skills with our gas engineer and gas safe courses.

Career Opportunities for Gas Engineers

The Options Skills team offer several routes within the gas industry for new entrants and existing engineers to grow their skills. This along with considerable gaps in the number of tradespeople entering the market means there is plenty of work to go around.

This demand provides engineers with numerous new, exciting challenges and higher salaries than ever before.

Career paths for gas engineers include:

  • Boiler Installer
  • Gas & Plumbing Engineer
  • Heating & Renewables Engineer
  • Renewables Specialist
  • Manager
  • Business Owner

For more information about becoming a heating and renewables engineer, visit our Heat Pump Courses page.

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Full-time & Part-time Gas Engineer Training Courses

We offer full-time and part-time gas courses to fit in with your lifestyle. This means that whether you’re a school leaver interested in learning a trade or currently employed and looking for change, we can help you make the move as smooth as possible.

Training part-time is ideal for many trainees as it allows them to fit their gas coursework around work or family commitments. As such, we offer part-time training options for our Domestic Gas training course students.

Stage one consists of centre-led training where you’ll learn essential installation and maintenance skills. Typically, we deliver stage one in an eight-week block. However, we realise that not everyone can commit to two months in one go. As a result, we’re happy to tailor your training plan and split it into smaller training blocks that fit in with your schedule.

During stage two of the course, students work on-site with a mentor. Whether you do this full-time or part-time is down to you and your mentor. Many mentors are happy to work with trainees a few days a week or evenings and weekends, depending on their schedule.

Working part-time will increase the duration of your training, but it’s all about finding a way into the gas industry that works best for you. 

Why Are Gas Engineers Important?

Since the late 1800s, gas engineers have played a significant role in keeping homes light, powered and warm. 

And, as it is a role that comes with risks, gas-safe engineers undergo extensive training to start their careers and continue to hone their skills. From ensuring our homes are heated correctly and efficiently during routine checks, gas engineers are also critical in emergencies.

On top of this, as the industry evolves, gas engineers keep up with the ever-changing technology. As homes and communities develop and grow, engineers are under more demand to service gas appliances across homes, update heating systems and ultimately ensure people are comfortable, warm and safe.

Heating homes and businesses are developing quicker than ever before with the introduction of new technologies and a greener outlook on energy usage. As a result, engineers must know how to install and service a broader range of appliances than ever before.

In addition to this, many people are adding renewable alternatives to their skills to future-proof their careers and offer a broader range of services to their customers, such as the installation and maintenance of ground and air source heat pumps.

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Who Can Enrol On A Gas Course?

Options Skills welcomes students from all backgrounds to enrol on our gas courses, and we don’t require students to have previous experience in the trades industry. 

However, if you have experience in the plumbing or gas industry, we may be able to offer accelerated training options.

Enrolling on our gas courses couldn’t be easier.

You can request a callback from our advisors by filling in our contact form, and they’ll be in touch as soon as possible. Alternatively, you can call them directly at 0800 802 1306.

They’re on hand to answer all your questions and explain our courses in detail. You’re also welcome to arrange a centre visit to look around and see the workshops for yourself.

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