Domestic Natural Gas (ACS Aligned) (6012)

Last Updated: 22 Mar 2016
The NVQs in Domestic Natural Gas (ACS Aligned) prove that you have the skills and experience you need to install and maintain gas systems safely in people's homes.

These qualifications are ACS aligned and recognised by Gas Safe Register and other gas industry bodies, opening doors to a range of excellent job opportunities.

These NVQs are for people currently working in natural gas installation and maintenance or gas emergency service operations - usually for gas utilities companies. This includes gas service and installation engineers and gas emergency service engineers.

It's also a great starting point if you want to get into a career as domestic gas engineer.

Available to deliver in the following:
  • England
  • Wales
  • Scotland
  • Northern Ireland

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General Information

What Is Involved In Studying This Course?

While completing this qualification, you'll cover a range of areas, including:

  • installing gas systems and complex gas systems
  • commissioning and decommissioning gas systems
  • service maintenance for gas systems
  • safe working practices
  • planning work activities
  • maintaining a safe working environment.

To gain an NVQ, you need to show you've got a particular set of skills. You usually work with your training provider to review your current skills and find the best way to gain new ones - perhaps by trying new things at work, or by studying. NVQs are assessed at work or in a simulated workplace.

For each unit your assessor watches and asks questions as you perform a task, or looks at a portfolio of work that you've built as formal evidence of your learning. Then they confirm you've got the skills to do the job well.

For the Level 2 and 3 NVQs, you will learn on the job, working with more experienced colleagues. You'll then have to submit a portfolio of the work you've done for assessment.

Which Level is right for me?

Level 2
You already work in the gas sector or plan to begin working on gas systems in people's homes - so need a qualification to prove that you have the skills and experience to install, service and maintain gas systems.

Level 3
You are an experienced gas engineer and want to move into a specialised role, which might include designing gas systems or installing complex systems. You may be looking to set up your own business and want to prove your specialist skills in handling emergencies.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

These qualifications can help you get a job as a:

  • Fitter
  • Heating engineer
  • Gas maintenance engineer
  • Gas distribution worker
  • Gas service technician
  • Oil and gas engineer
  • Oil and gas industry technician.

What Is Involved With Delivering This Course?

To deliver these qualifications you will need suitably qualified staff to carry out training and assessment.

You will also need suitable facilities to carry out the required training to enable learners to achieve industry standards.

To find all the resource requirements, download the course handbooks from the centre documents section.

Anyone can take this qualification, but you must make sure all your learners can access the resources they need to complete it.

Level 3

Level 3 is ideal if you are an experienced gas engineer who wants to move into a specialised role, which might include designing gas systems or installing complex systems. You may be looking to set up your own business.

At this level, you choose between three options:

  • Level 3 NVQ in Domestic Natural Gas Installation
  • Level 3 NVQ in Gas Emergency Service Operations
  • Level 3 NVQ in Domestic Natural Gas Installation and Maintenance.

The Installation qualification requires that you complete nine core units, including:

  • Design natural gas systems
  • Commission and de-commission natural gas systems
  • Install complex natural gas systems and components.

For the Gas Emergency Service Operations qualification, you complete eight core units, in addition to a range of optional units. Core units include:

  • Contribute to the control, rectification and monitoring of gas emergencies.

The Installation and Maintenance qualification comprises 10 core units, including:

  • Service and maintain complex natural gas systems and components.

For a full list of units and requirements, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

Level 3 NVQ in Domestic Natural Gas Installation and Maintenance (Acs) (6012-03)

Last Registration Date: 31 Mar 2016

Level 3 NVQ in Domestic Natural Gas Installation and Maintenance (ACS)

  • Accreditation No: 100/1919/4 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: NVQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: Data unavailable This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/03/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 NVQ in Gas Emergency Service Operations (ACS excluding the LPG Unit) (6012-05)

Last Registration Date: 31 Mar 2016

Level 3 NVQ in Gas Emergency Service Operations (Renewable - ACS excluding the LPG unit)

  • Accreditation No: 500/1538/2 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: NVQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: Data unavailable This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/03/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 NVQ in Gas Emergency Service Operations (with LPG unit - ACS aligned) (6012-06)

Last Registration Date: 31 Mar 2016

Level 3 NVQ in Gas Emergency Service Operations (with LPG unit - ACS aligned)

  • Accreditation No: 500/1538/2 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: NVQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: Data unavailable This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/03/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 NVQ in Domestic Natural Gas Installation and Maintenance - Meters (6012-13)

Last Registration Date: 31 Mar 2016

Level 3 NVQ in Domestic Natural Gas Installation and Maintenance - Meters

  • Accreditation No: 100/1919/4 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: NVQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: Data unavailable This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/03/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 NVQ in Cookers and Laundry (6012-30)

Last Registration Date: 31 Mar 2016

Level 3 NVQ in Cookers and Laundry

  • Accreditation No: 100/1919/4 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: NVQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: Data unavailable This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/03/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 NVQ in Central Heating and Water Heating (6012-31)

Last Registration Date: 31 Mar 2016

Level 3 NVQ in Central Heating and Water Heating

  • Accreditation No: 100/1919/4 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: NVQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: Data unavailable This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/03/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 NVQ in Meters (6012-32)

Last Registration Date: 31 Mar 2016

Level 3 NVQ in Meters

  • Accreditation No: 100/1919/4 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: NVQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: Data unavailable This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/03/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 NVQ in Gas Emergency Service Operations (Renewable - ACS excluding the LPG unit) (6012-55)

Last Registration Date: 31 Mar 2016

Level 3 NVQ in Gas Emergency Service Operations (Renewable - ACS excluding the LPG unit)

  • Accreditation No: 500/1538/2 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: NVQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: Data unavailable This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/03/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 NVQ in Gas Emergency Service Operations (Renewable - LPG UNIT - ACS) (6012-66)

Last Registration Date: 31 Mar 2016

Level 3 NVQ in Gas Emergency Service Operations- (Renewable - LPG unit - ACS)

  • Accreditation No: 500/1538/2 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: NVQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: Data unavailable This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/03/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

SVQ 3 in Domestic Natural Gas Installation and Maintenance (6012-70)

Last Registration Date: 31 Mar 2015

SVQ 3 in Domestic Natural Gas Installation and Maintenance G95A 23

  • Accreditation No: Data unavailable This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: SVQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: Data unavailable This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/03/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

SVQ 3 in Gas Emergency Service Operations (6012-80)

Last Registration Date: 31 Mar 2015

SVQ 3 in Gas Emergency Service Operations G6PT 23

  • Accreditation No: G95D23 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: SVQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: Data unavailable This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/03/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

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