Level 3

Gas Safety Engineer


18 months


Rush Green


Flexible dates


Adult 19+



Gas engineering involves the safe installation, commission, decommission and the ongoing service and repair of gas appliances. This can be in either a domestic or non-domestic setting.

Appliances can include - but are not limited to - central heating boilers, unvented hot water storage, ducted air heaters, cookers, space heaters, meters, boosters and purging for industrial pipework.

Responsibilities of gas engineers will include explaining how installations and appliances work, providing energy efficiency advice, and ensuring customer service excellence at all times. Gas engineering operates strictly within the requirements of health and safety legislation.

You'll usually need to have gained a minimum of three GCSEs at grade 4 (C) above - or equivalent. GCSEs would preferably include English, Maths and a Science (or relevant/appropriate experience).

Individual employers will set the selection criteria for their apprenticeship and will include a recognised background check, equivalent to Criminal Record Bureau/Disclosure and Barring Service (CRB/DBS).

If you haven't achieved Level 2 English & Maths, you'll need to study Level 2 Functional Skills as part of your apprenticeship.

Successful completion of this apprenticeship means you'll be eligible to apply for membership with the Institution of Gas Engineers & Managers (IGEM) for professional registration as an Engineering Technician (EngTech).

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