Depending on the level you choose, you'll cover things like:
- digging holes by hand or using mechanical digging equipment
- using maps and plans to trace where you need to dig
- connecting homes and businesses to the gas network
- installing and maintaining gas pressure control equipment
- responding to emergency gas leaks
- filling in holes and repairing pavements and gardens when your work is done.
To get 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 an assignment you've completed. Then they confirm you've got the skills to do the job well.
To gain an NVQ in Gas Network Operations, you prove the skills you've learned on the job by gathering evidence that comes up naturally day-to-day. You'll be also assessed through observation of practical tasks and oral questioning by an assessor.
If it's too difficult to gather evidence in your workplace, you can demonstrate your skills in a simulated working environment.
Which Level is right for me?
You are a gas network operative or assistant.
You are a team leader in mainlaying or servicelaying.
You are a gas network operative craft person or technician.