Gas Certificate (6132)

Last Updated: 08 Dec 2014
The Certificates are a great way to get going as a gas technician or preparing for a NVQ in Gas Installation and Maintenance & Gas Emergency Services Operations. Combined with the NVQ, this Certificate means you're eligible for Gas Safe registration and as such support the Domestic Gas Apprenticeship.

The Level 3 Certificate is ideal if you want to advance your career as a gas emergency service provider.
The Certificates are for anyone who want to learn the underpinning knowledge required of a gas engineer. You don't need a work placement or any previous experience to take this qualification.

The Level 3 emergency service provider certificate is for anyone already employed in the gas emergency services sector.
Available to deliver in the following:
  • England
  • Wales
  • Scotland
  • Northern Ireland

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General Information

What Is Involved In Studying This Course?

You'll cover things like:

  • installing gas appliances like cookers and central heating systems
  • installing, maintaining and decommissioning meters and pipework
  • health and safety
  • dealing with customers
  • working with others
  • common processes
  • safety measures
  • installation, commissioning, decommissioning, service and maintenance of a range of appliances, meters and pipework.

To get a Vocationally Related Qualification (VRQ) you learn with your training provider - maybe through practical sessions, group discussions or assignments.

VRQs are usually assessed by your training provider using assignments, practical task, exams or online tests.

For the Certificate in Natural Gas Installation and Maintenance you will do a multiple-choice test.

Which level is right for me?

Level 2
You are just beginning your career in the gas service industry and need to learn the basic skills of the trade. You may want to gain the knowledge you need to take an NVQ in Gas Installation and Maintenance.

Level 3
You've worked in the domestic gas industry for some time - you have plenty of experience, and your work might involve supervising others or managing resources. You want to acquire more knowledge, perhaps so you can move into other sub-sectors in the gas industry - such as industrial, commercial, or heating and plumbing.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

The Level 2 Certificate could help get you a job as a gas service technician.

The Level 3 Certificate can help you get a job as a gas service technician within the domestic gas sector. With further qualifications, you could get the skills to work in other sub-sectors of the gas industry, such as:

  • Industrial and commercial gas
  • Multi-sector (water/heating/plumbing)
  • Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG)
  • Gas education and training.

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 qualification handbook 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've worked in the industry for some time - you have plenty of experience. You want to acquire more knowledge, perhaps so you can move into other sub-sectors in the gas industry - such as industrial, commercial or heating and plumbing.

There are two qualifications available at this level:

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

The Certificate in Complex Domestic Natural Gas Installation and Maintenance comprises six core units at this level, including:

  • improvement of business products and services in the gas industry
  • complex gas activities for central heating and water heating appliances
  • complex gas activities for pipework.

The Gas Emergency Service Operations qualification comprises four units, including:

  • contribute to the control, rectification and monitoring of gas emergencies
  • liquefied petroleum gas changeover for gas emergency service operations.

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

What Careers Can This Lead To?

The Level 2 Certificate could help get you a job as a gas service technician.

The Level 3 Certificate can help you get a job as a gas service technician within the domestic gas sector. With further qualifications, you could get the skills to work in other sub-sectors of the gas industry, such as:

  • Industrial and commercial gas
  • Multi-sector (water/heating/plumbing)
  • Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG)
  • Gas education and training.

Level 3 Certificate in Complex Domestic Natural Gas Installation and Maintenance (6132-33)

Last Registration Date: 31 Mar 2016

Level 3 Certificate in Complex Domestic Natural Gas Installation and Maintenance

  • Accreditation No: 100/4786/4 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ 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: 350 - 350 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 Certificate in Gas Emergency Service Operations (6132-44)

Last Registration Date: 31 Mar 2015

Level 3 Certificate in Gas Emergency Service Operations

  • Accreditation No: 100/4787/6 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ 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: 350 - 350 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: 31/03/2018 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

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