New Entrant Gas Training Course

Our LCL Awards Managed Learning Programme (MLP) offers a route to becoming Gas Safe Registered for new entrants and trades people with transferable skills. We will carry out a short, informal assessment before you start to determine your suitability for this programme.

You do not need any previous gas experience to undertake this training.

What does the gas training course entail?

The new entrants gas course combines classroom and practical learning, along with the completion of a portfolio on live installations. The length of time it takes to complete the programme very much depends on previous experience and your ability to stick to the training plan. We will do everything we can to make sure that you have all of the necessary support and guidance needed to gain the qualifications.

Training is broken down into manageable chunks and delivered by ex-British Gas Engineers, covering the following areas:

  • Introduction to plumbing, gas and heating theory and principles
  • Health and Safety including safe use of tools, asbestos, legionella awareness, manual handling and fire safety precautions
  • Pipework installation and practical skills
  • Gas legislation, Building Regulations and British Standards
  • Industry unsafe situations procedures
  • Tightness testing of domestic natural gas installations
  • Measuring and interpretation of gas pressures and the calculation of heat inputs
  • Gas appliance functions and the operation of gas safety controls
  • Principles of flueing, chimneys and combustion
  • Safe isolation of electrical installations
  • Energy Efficiency for Domestic Heating
  • Approved Prior Learning (APL) Programme for Domestic Natural Gas
  • Water Regulations (WRAS), Hot Water Systems, Safety (Inc. Unvented hot water systems)
  • ACS refresher training and assessment for Core Domestic Gas Safety (CCN1) and Gas fired boilers and water heaters (CENWAT)

 

What is a portfolio?

Your portfolio forms a very important part of your certification. It involves gathering evidence of installation, repair and servicing work in real environments under the supervision of a Gas Safe registered engineer.  

Don’t worry if you haven’t got a suitable placement, we can find one for you close to where you are based.

How long will the gas training course take?

This course usually takes around 15 weeks, with your time split between the centre and on-site placement:

  • 3 weeks in the centre (Monday – Thursday)
  • 4 weeks doing your portfolio
  • 2 weeks in the centre (Monday – Thursday)
  • 4 weeks doing your portfolio
  • 1 week in the centre for intensive revision (Monday – Thursday)
  • Final theory & practical exams

 

Usual hours 8:30 am – 4 pm

Book your free place on an open day! Or contact us to find out more.

Take the first step today and call 0800 6123177 or 07399 031533

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