Level 3 Gas Engineering Operative Apprenticeship Standard

Course Code: P271778

Key Information

  • Course type


  • Campus:

    North Harbour Campus

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  • Attendance:

    One day a week

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Level 3 Gas Engineering Operative Apprenticeship Standard

For those looking to enter the highly health and safety-focused world of gas engineering, involving the safe installation, commissioning, decommissioning and ongoing service and repair of gas appliances in either a domestic or non-domestic setting.

Units include:

  • gas and electrical theories and procedures involved in the practical installation, commissioning, decommissioning and/or ongoing service and repair of gas installations, appliances and associated equipment
  • current health, safety and environmental legislation and regulations applicable to work in the gas industry
  • safe gas and electrical installation, commissioning, decommissioning and/or ongoing service and repair procedures of gas installations and appliances needed to establish the safe operation of the equipment and installation in accordance with industry standards
  • up-to-date energy efficiency advice and guidance to be given to the customer.

Working with our highly skilled and qualified gas team, you will learn all the latest knowledge, skills and behaviours of a standout gas engineer. You will also have the opportunity to learn new clean growth techniques within our Net Zero Training Hub, the first of its kind in the UK.

To successfully complete the apprenticeship, you will need both maths and English at grade 4 or above, or Functional Skills Level 2. If necessary, these can be studied at College alongside your apprenticeship.

The programme is co-ordinated through our North Harbour Campus over a period of 15 months and consists of classroom learning together with developing your skills and knowledge in the workplace.

You will build a portfolio of work and work-place assessors will be in regular contact to provide support, and to arrange on-site visits to observe your ability and skills in your daily role. It is important for you to take ownership of your own learning by seeking out opportunities to gain new skills on the job with your employer.

You and your employer will be enrolled on our award-winning e-Portfolio system OneFile to enable both parties to upload evidence of learning and to track progression through the programme.

School Leavers under the age of 19 do not have to pay fees on any full time courses, though may have to pay for their second year if turning 19 during their studies. If you’re aged 19 or over you might qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan. It’s easy to apply for and you won’t have to pay anything back until you’re earning over £25,000. If you are studying a part-time course and you receive one of the following benefits, or you depend financially on someone who does, you may be entitled to have your tuition fees waived: Job Seekers Allowance, Income Support. You will, however, have to pay any awarding body/assessment fees (unless you are on a first full level 2 course). * If you are in receipt of Working Tax Credit or receive other allowances, you may be eligible to claim concessionary rates. If you are entitled to a fee concession you will be asked to provide proof of your entitlement. It is essential that you inform us if your entitlement changes at any time during your course.

You can apply for your Gas Safe certificate, learn and qualify in the use of specific gas appliances or venture into commercial gas properties, LPG and metering.

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