The Gas foundation course is 1 day a week for 20 consecutive weeks
The gas foundation course is aimed at candidates who do not have an NVQ level 2 or NVQ level 3 in gas, but would like to get into the gas industry. The course involves classroom delivery of various related topics and practical training. The candidate will be involved in work based training and assessments and will be required to produce a portfolio of work based evidence while working with a gas safe registered installer. The course involves practical exercises and theory exams.
PM Training centre learning
The training here at PM will cover various topics within the gas industry including gas safety regulations, gas safety legislation and appliance testing. There are also a number of practical exercises including servicing, installation, commissioning and maintenance on a range of fires, cookers, boilers and water heaters.
Work based training
Candidates are required to produce a portfolio containing verified photographic evidence of their involvement in relevant occupational activities, these will be signed off by the gas registered engineer with whom they are obtaining work based experience.
Successful candidates will be eligible to attempt ACS assessments covering the units learned, these are: CORE SAFETY CCN1, FIRES HTR1, CENTRAL HEATING CENWAT, METER MET1, COOKERS CKR1 and COMBUSTION PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS CPA1. (From week 20 onwards; candidates can only take assessments on appliances if a minimum number of jobs for that appliance are achieved). After successful completion a BPEC foundation certificate will be issued.
Where could this lead
On successful completion of the Gas Foundation course the candidate will have the status of a qualified gas engineer and then be able to apply for Gas safe registration. The engineer will then be able to legally work on gas either as a sole trader under their own registration number or employed directly by a company working under a company registration number.
PM Training centre will assist with driving the portfolio forward by helping with any difficulties on going through the training.
We operate a first come first served basis. £200 will secure your placement. Flexible payment terms are available over the duration of the course.
There is an option for candidates who are not from a plumbing background to up their pipework skills. The candidate can attend the short duration course covering copper soldering, bending, plastic, hot and cold, push fit, solvent weld waste. This is at an additional cost to the foundation course.
Options for further training from this course are:
• Above ground sanitary pipework and rainwater systems
• WRAS Water regulations
• Legionella risk assessment and water disinfection
• G3 unvented hot water (domestic hot water storage systems)