Gas Network Operations (6029)

  • Replacement qualification (6028)
Last Updated: 28 Jun 2016
If you are a gas network operative, you can build on your skills and experience and progress in your career with an award in Gas Network Operations. A Gas Network Operations NVQ is specially designed to help you demonstrate your ongoing competence when it comes to planning, mapping, digging and laying pipes.
A Gas Network Operations NVQ is for network operatives and engineers already employed on the gas distribution networks, either directly with an asset owner or through an outsourced operations company.
Available to deliver in the following:
  • England
  • Wales
  • Scotland
  • Northern Ireland

Interested in delivering this qualification?

Find out more about how to become an approved City & Guilds centre or fill out our online customer application form

General Information

What Is Involved In Studying This Course?

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?

Level 1
You are a gas network operative or assistant.

Level 2
You are a team leader in mainlaying or servicelaying.

Level 3
You are a gas network operative craft person or technician.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

Completing each level of the qualification helps you progress in your career naturally. You could rise step-by-step from a gas networks assistant to a technician.

You may also wish to look into:

  • Streetworks Excavation and Reinstatement (6156) - the skills you need as an operative or supervisor in street excavations.
  • Awards for Working in Confined Spaces (6150) - the skills to stay safe, manage others and deal with incidents when working in a confined space.

To help you become a team leader, you could move on to one of a wide range of leadership and management qualifications offered by the ILM.

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.

The skills for these qualifications are learned in the workplace.

Assessors need to assess learners by observing them carry out practical tasks and by oral questioning.

To find all the resource requirements, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

All learners must be network operatives employed on the gas distribution networks, either directly with an asset owner or through an outsourced operations company. You must make sure they can access all the resources they need to complete the qualification.

Level 3

The Level 3 NVQ in Gas Network Operations - Craft is ideal if you are a gas network operative craft person or technician.

There are 12 core units at this level, including:

  • locate and avoid supply apparatus and sub-structures in diverse situations
  • control allocated resources to achieve requirements in diverse situations
  • replace assembly or sub assembly components in diverse situations
  • analyse and interpret the results of engineering tests in diverse situations.

You also complete five optional units from a range that includes:

  • prepare resources and segregate the area for highways works in diverse situations
  • join materials by manually controlled thermal processes in diverse situations
  • determine resource requirements to achieve objectives in diverse situations.

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

What Careers Can This Lead To?

Completing each level of the qualification helps you progress in your career naturally. You could rise step-by-step from a gas networks assistant to a technician.

You may also wish to look into:

  • Streetworks Excavation and Reinstatement (6156) - the skills you need as an operative or supervisor in street excavations.
  • Awards for Working in Confined Spaces (6150) - the skills to stay safe, manage others and deal with incidents when working in a confined space.

To help you become a team leader, you could move on to one of a wide range of leadership and management qualifications offered by the ILM.

Level 3 NVQ in Gas Network Operations (Craft) (6029-04)

Last Registration Date: 31 Mar 2016
Replacement qualification (6028)

Level 3 NVQ in Gas Network Operations (Craft)

  • Accreditation No: 100/2045/7 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

Here you can find all documents related to this suite of qualifications.

By clicking on the section headings below, you can access a variety of documents such as the qualification handbooks and assessment materials, Statements of Purpose, and recognition letters from industry and employers.

Some documents may be password protected. Passwords can be retrieved by logging in to WalledGarden.com and visiting the Administration section of the relevant qualification catalogue page.

Interested in delivering this qualification?

Find out more about how to become an approved City & Guilds centre or fill out our online customer application form

Like to offer these qualifications?

To offer this qualification please submit an application and we’ll help you get set up - you can become a City & Guilds qualification provider within 30 days.

MAKE AN APPLICATION

For Learners