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?
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.
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.