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Frequently asked questions about gas engineers at VIVA Training Academy and our gas engineer courses.

Frequently Asked Questions about Gas Engineer Courses

What qualifications do I need to be a gas engineer?

The nationally recognised qualifications are Core Gas Safety (CCN1) Appliances – Gas Boilers and Water Heaters (CENWAT) Cookers (CKR1) Fires (HTR1)

Is there a shortage of gas engineers?

There is without doubt a shortage of gas engineers and further more a shortage of gas engineers who perform quality workmanship and deliver good customer service.

How much do commercial gas engineers earn?

Employed Commercial Gas Engineer earn from £35,000 – £75,000 – Self Employed Commercial Gas Engineers Earn can earn up to £150,000 per annum.

How many Gas Safe engineers are there in the UK?

There are near to 125,000 registered gas engineers in the United Kingdom.

How much do gas engineers make UK?

Employed Domestic gas engineers From £27,500 – £65,000 – Employed Commercial Gas Engineer earn from £35,000 – £75,000 – Self Employed Gas Engineers earn up to £120k per annum.

Is a gas engineer a plumber?

Plumbers used to carry out both wet work and gas work. In recent times Plumbing (Wet Work) and Gas Engineering (Gas Work) have been split and are now two separate trades. To be a plumber no formal qualification is required however for Gas Work a formal gas engineering qualification and gas safe registration are compulsory before carry out gas work. Most Gas Engineers are capable and experienced to carry out plumbing work.

Can I repair my own gas boiler?

Only if you can prove you are competent to do so, you could prove you are competent to do so by being registered with an approved scheme, the gas safe register is a suitable approved scheme.

What is the difference between a gas engineer and a plumber?

Plumbers used to carry out both wet work and gas work. In recent times Plumbing (Wet Work) and Gas Engineering (Gas Work) have been split and are now two separate trades. To be a plumber no formal qualification is required however for Gas Work a formal gas engineering qualification and gas safe registration are compulsory before carry out gas work. Most Gas Engineers are capable and experienced to carry out plumbing work.

What GCSE Do you need to be a gas engineer?

To be accepted for a gas engineering apprenticeship a minimum of 4 GCSE’s are required Grade 5 or above. The required subjects are Maths & English and two relevant subjects such as Science, Engineering or Design and Technology

How much does it cost to become a gas safe engineer?

The cost to become a gas engineer varies from training centre to training centre. What is included within the course can also vary dramatically likewise the quality. Viva Training Academy offer a fare price and ensure an end to end service is delivered with no hidden costs. We include everything required to become a gas engineer and support our learners all along there journeys’ and we keep the door open for a life long relationship once each learner successfully qualifies to become a gas engineer.

What qualifications do you need to be a British Gas engineer?

British Gas engineer hold the nationally recognised qualifications the same as all gas engineers in the UK. Core Gas Safety (CCN1), Gas Boilers and Water Heaters (CENWAT) as a minimum and other appliances such as Gas Fires (HTR1) and Cookers (CKR1).

How long does it take to qualify as a gas engineer?

With the correct recognised prior leaning it is possible to train and qualify to become a gas engineer in 100 days.

How hard is it to become a gas engineer?

While the course to become a gas engineer can be challenging, the process to become a gas engineer is relatively straight forward.

 

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