Gas Engineer Course

Skilled Gas Engineers are in high demand, so start training today!

Gas Engineer repairing domestic heating boilerThe Domestic Gas Engineer Course is a uniquely structured training programme that combines theory and hands-on practical skills. The theory training has been designed to fit around your existing lifestyle, allowing you to study at home and in your own time.

The course teaches you competency in domestic gas engineering work and demonstrates gas safety competence by successfully completing nationally recognised assessments, carried out at ACS approved training assessment centres.

Gas Engineer Course - syllabus topics

  • Inside a gas furnaceHealth & Safety CD
  • Soft Soldering Techniques
  • Copper Tube Bending
  • Electrical Training
  • Hot & Cold Water System Check
  • Central Heating Design
  • Core Gas Safety
  • Condensing Combi Boilers
  • Defned Scope Part P

Gas Engineer Qualifications

The course follows the syllabus of the NICEIC Basic Gas Utilisation course and leads to:

  • Accredited Certifcation Scheme (ACS)
  • Gas Safe registration and recognition
  • Opportunity to progress onto commercial gas related work, heating & ventilation and environmental technologies (e.g. solar hot water)

Your job prospects as a Gas Engineer

As a fully qualified gas engineer with requisite work experience, there are no better recognised qualifications in the industry and offer great job prospects. Average salaries for qualified gas engineers range from £25,000 - £40,000.

» Gas Engineer Course - Introduction to the Course

This multiple certification programme is a uniquely structured gas engineering course, combining home-study theory and workshop-attended practical skills that will equip and prepare you for your new career as a Domestic Gas Engineer. This course will give you all you need to approach your new career with confidence and to attain the
qualifications that will prove your competence to the world at large. Successful completion of the whole course will see you attain the essential qualifications needed by domestic gas engineers, plus some valuable additional qualifications too.

You will receive a set of industry standard manuals along with a study matrix to guide you through the gas engineer course syllabus. You will be supported throughout your learning programme by experienced instructors, who are available by telephone and email to deal with your questions or any difficulties you encounter.

In order to complete your ACS Assessments, you will need to spend some time gaining experience with a gas engineering company, building a portfolio of evidence to demonstrate knowledge and experienced gained. Responsibility for arranging this work experience rests with you although we may be able to direct you to companies we know are providing such opportunities. You will also get support and guidance from us in compiling your portfolio. The amount of work experience you need can vary dependent upon the amount and type of gas related work encountered and your ability. You will be advised accordingly.

The objective of the course is for you to become a qualified Domestic Gas Engineer, regardless of your current level of ability. The gas engineer training has been specifically designed using techniques developed over the last 50 years to allow you to train according to your lifestyle and to fit your studies around an already busy schedule. The gas engineer course is divided into sections to help you easily absorb the knowledge you will need. It is also designed to present the content in a logical sequence, so you acquire your knowledge and skills progressively, building constantly on your knowledge-base. It will serve to reinforce the knowledge you have acquired gradually, yet consistently, and provided you apply a little dedication to your study your gas engineer skills-base will expand rapidly to the point where you are ready to pass with flying colours. Whether your preference is to be employed or self-employed, this is the course for you.

» Gas Engineer Course - Practical Training

With an equal split of classroom and practical activities, your first week in centre will cover the following topics and end with a multiple choice test to verify your knowledge and understanding required by the NICEIC Basic Gas Utilisation qualification.

  • Completing log books and recording essential site based evidence required to meet the ACS application
    for assessment criteria
  • Combustion, products of incomplete combustion and gas safety measures
  • Domestic gas meters, installation, positioning and safe removal
  • Gas pipe work installation, connection and in-service protection, as well as new technology advancement
    (track-pipe etc)
  • Tightness testing and purging
  • An introduction to ventilation

You will have demonstrated your ability to operate in a safe and responsible manner with regard to gas pipework
installation and its supply, enabling you to approach a gas registered company for work experience under the direct
supervision of one of their gas engineers.

Incorporating a balanced mix of classroom and practical hands-on tasks, candidates will be build upon the knowledge and skills gained in week 1 and develop additional skills in line with the topics covered in week 2 theory elements. The week will end with a multiple-choice assessment required by the NICEIC Basic Gas Utilisation qualification.

  • Re-cap of week 1 competencies
  • Log book entries / evidence gathered
  • Ventilation, types of appliances and how to meet their
  • Checking and setting of different types of regulators on
  • Flueing and chimney standards, open flued, room sealed
    appliances etc
  • Copper and low carbon steel pipework