Installing and maintaining gas appliances in a domestic or non-domestic setting, advising customers on how appliances work and how to use energy more efficiently.
3 (equivalent to A levels at grades A to E)
- Typical length
- 18 months
- Current funding band
Up to £27,000 per apprentice.
More information about funding
- Entry requirements
Set by employer.
Candidates will usually have 1 of the following:
- at least 3 GCSEs at grades A to C (or equivalent), including English, maths and a science
- relevant experience Employers will carry out a recognised background check.
- What apprentices will learn
- theory of combustion and types of burners
- flues and ventilation principles
- safety checks following gas work on an appliance
- range and suitability of appliances and awareness of green technologies
- building regulations, water regulations and electrical regulations
- emergency procedures
- system design, location, controls and flue types for appliances and smart controls
Before taking their end-point assessment, apprentices must achieve level 2 English and maths (equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C).
- Professional registration
Apprentices must apply to get on the Gas Safe Register for four appliances. Successful apprentices can apply to register as an engineering technician (Eng Tech) with the Institution of Gas Engineers and Managers (IGEM).