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Domestic Gas: Managed Learning Programme - Beginner

Course information

Course Summary

The programme is for people who want to work as a gas engineer but have no qualifications in the gas industry. There are no formal entry requirements, but part of the course requires students to complete a portfolio of gas work with a registered gas safe engineer. We strongly recommend finding and starting your work placement before you sign up for the course to ensure you are well prepared to succeed on the course.

Course Code:N9163
Study Type:Part Time
Academic Level:
Award:Guild of Gas Foundation Certificate
Awarded by:ERS
Course Length

The programme duration is a minimum of 6 months, which will include on and off the job training.

Courses run throughout the year

Places are usually available. However, please contact our office for dates and bookings. Call: 020 8394 3280 or e-mail gascentre@nescot.ac.uk or visit www.tradesatnescot.com

Course Detail

The course will offer you the theory and practical skills to cover the knowledge and understanding to work safely in the commissioning, servicing and installation of domestic pipe work and appliances. The academy will conduct both theory and practical assessments at regular intervals throughout the course to assess the needs of the individual student and adjust teaching, if required, to suit the student.

Managed Learning Programme Route -

  • Safety, Legislation and Standards
  • Gas Emergency Actions and Procedures
  • Products and Characteristics of Combustion
  • Ventilation for Domestic Gas Burning Appliances
  • Installation of Pipework and Fittings
  • Tightness Testing and Purging
  • Checking and/or Setting Meter Regulators
  • Unsafe Situations & Emergency Notices
  • Emergency Isolation Controls and Valves
  • Appliance Burner Pressures and Gas Rates
  • Appliance Gas Safety Devices & Controls
  • Chimney Standards
  • Chimney Installation, Inspection and Testing
  • Re-establish Gas Supply & Re-light Appliances
  • Domestic Cooker Installation & Servicing
  • Domestic Fire Installation & Servicing
  • Domestic Boiler Installation & Servicing
  • Domestic Air Heater Installation & Servicing
  • Central Heating Systems and Controls
  • Guild of Gas Assessments
  • Preparation for ACS assessment process
Course Fees


* The price includes training, assessment and certification fee.

Concession: NO
Government Subsidised: NO
Student Loan Available: NO

Please note: Fees are for 2021/22 entry and are for home and EU students of all ages. For more information about financial support for students, please click here.

Entry Requirements

Before being accepted on the Managed Learning Programme, applicants are required to undertake a short interview which includes a basic numeric and literacy test to establish suitability for the program.

Your Next Steps

Upon completion of the Managed Learning Programme (MLP) as well as the on-site gas work portfolio, successful students will receive a Guild of Gas Foundation Certificate from ERS. ERS is an accredited certification body registered under the ACS scheme. The Guild of Gas certificate will allow students to access the ACS gas training and assessment programme.

Other Information

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Contact Telephone:

For further information call the Academy team on: 020 8394 3280 or visit www.tradesatnescot.com

Please note that Learning Support staff are not routinely allocated to part time courses.


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Last updated - 03/11/2021