Become a fully qualified gas engineer with The Energy Training Academy.
Start your journey to becoming a Gas Engineer with the team at The Energy Training Academy.
On completion of this 27 week MLP, candidates will be able to undertake Gas ACS training and assessment – a pre-requisite of joining the Gas Safe register.
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At The Energy Training Academy, we offer the Domestic Gas Heating Installer (DGHI) New Entrants course for candidates who want to become a fully qualified Gas Safe Registered Engineer, but do not have the necessary recognised skills and knowledge to undertake the Accredited Certification Scheme (ACS) gas assessments.
Our Managed Learning Programme (MLP) starts with the basic principles of gas central heating/ hot water safety. We then move on to heating design, installation, commissioning, service and fault diagnostics. All of the course topics are broken down into easy-to-digest sections.
The domestic heating industry is undergoing significant changes as we move toward net zero 2050, and there is a long-term shortage of skilled heating installers to achieve net zero ambitions. Training as a gas engineer is an excellent starting point for a varied and successful career in this fast paced and progressive sector. As a qualified gas engineer, you will enjoy the opportunity to work installing, servicing, and repairing some of the 23 million gas boilers in homes across the UK. You will also be part of the journey toward a more sustainable energy sector with a Level 3 qualification in Air Source Heat Pumps inclusive to our bespoke MLP package.
By choosing to become a domestic gas installer, you are choosing a trade and career that will not only be in demand, but offers a diverse, challenging and ultimately rewarding work life.
At The Energy Training Academy, all our Domestic Gas Heating Installer (DGHI) New Entrants courses start with a steady, purposeful progression through the fundamental principles of gas central heating/hot water safety, leading to advanced areas such as heating design, installation, commissioning, maintenance and fault finding.
You will also be tutored and qualified in electrical safe working practices and renewable technologies.
Over your time with our experienced team of Technical Trainers you will follow a curriculum geared toward giving you the best foundation knowledge, skills and expertise required to be a success.
Our Managed Learning Programme ensures that all course topics are broken down into easy-to-digest sections. Our Technical Trainers are fully qualified to mentor, support and bring out the very best in you.
We understand that becoming a gas engineer can seem daunting, but with our team and comprehensive course content, you can be confident in your ability to succeed in your journey within this exciting industry sector.
In Short: 27 Weeks
Your course is designed to give you a comprehensive and hands-on approach to becoming a domestic gas installer. The Energy Training Academy’s DGHI New Entrants course includes thirteen weeks of in-centre training.
The thirteen weeks in-centre training consists of two-week blocks spread over twenty-seven weeks, between each two-week block you will work out with the Academy under the supervision of a Gas Safe Registered Mentor to build your on-site portfolio (record of experience). Each two week in-centre block aims to develop the learner in a structured, purposeful direction thus allowing you to consolidate those skills developed in a real-world work placement supported by your Mentor.
Upon completion of the Managed Learning Programme (MLP), you will receive competence certificates for the different technical elements and an industry recognised MLP training certificate from LCL Awards.
Upon completion of the twenty-seven-week training, work placement and after your portfolio has been verified as complete, you will return to the Academy to undertake refresher training and ACS gas assessments for Domestic Core Gas Safety (CCN1) and Domestic Central Heating and Water Appliances (CENWAT).
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At The Energy Training Academy, our comprehensive gas training course is ideal for beginners and covers all the core skills and knowledge modules needed to become a domestic gas engineer. Upon completion of the programme, you will have a competent understanding in the following aspects of gas safety:
- SAFETY, LEGISLATION AND STANDARDS
- HEALTH & SAFETY, RISK ASSESSMENTS AND SAFE WORKING PRACTICES
- WORKING AT HEIGHTS, MANUAL HANDLING
- 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 AND WARNING LABELS
- OPERATION AND POSITIONING OF EMERGENCY ISOLATION VALVES
- APPLIANCE BURNER PRESSURES AND GAS RATES
- OPERATION AND CHECKING OF APPLIANCE GAS SAFETY DEVICES AND CONTROLS
- CHIMNEY FOR DOMESTIC GAS BURNING APPLIANCES
- CHIMNEY INSTALLATION, INSPECTION AND TESTING
- RE-ESTABLISH EXISTING GAS SUPPLY AND RE-LIGHT APPLIANCES
- DOMESTIC PIPEWORK INSTALLATION
- CENTRAL HEATING AND WATER HEATER APPLIANCE INSTALLATION, COMMISSIONING, SERVICE AND MAINTENANCE
- COMBUSTION ANALYSIS
- FAULT FINDING AND SYSTEM DIAGNOSTICS
There are no specific entry requirements for this new entrants course. This course is ideal for those with minimal or no experience.
When you attend our Managed Learning Programme, we’ll provide you with all the necessary reading materials, including workbooks and supported learning self-study materials. You will also receive your LCL Awards Domestic Gas Safety Training Manual when you attend your first block of training.
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