Level 3 Diploma in Gas Engineering (9074)

Last Updated: 02 Sep 2019

Product code 9074

9074-03 On Programme Live  
9074-12 EPA 
Live

This apprenticeship is designed by key employers in the Gas industry and is one of the new 'trailblazer apprenticeships'.  It provides the skills and underpinning knowledge for both basic and advanced gas systems and includes an end-test at the end of the apprenticeship which includes both a knowledge and practical skills test.

This qualification is aimed at new technicians entering the gas industry who wish to be trained in the skills and knowledge associated with basic and complex gas systems which includes the routine maintenance, reactive maintenance and commissioning and de-commissioning of gas appliances in a variety of working environments.

Available to deliver in the following: 

  • England   
  • Wales
  • Scotland
  • Northern Ireland
  • Ireland

Apprenticeship available in England only, qualification can be taken as standalone qualification.

For more information about the Gas Engineering standard, view our handy factsheet.

You can choose the pathway that demonstrates the specialist knowledge and skills you have developed. These could include:

• Gas emergencies
• Gas installation and maintenance for cookers, tumble dryers, leisure, domestic space heating, wet central heating and domestic warm air
• Safe working practices
• Planning work activities
• Maintaining a safe working environment
• Gas Safety

These qualifications can help you to progress in a wide range of domestic gas engineering roles including:

• Gas Emergency First Call Operative
• Gas Installation Engineer
• Heating Engineer
• Gas Maintenance Engineer
• Gas Service Technician

Summary of our offer
Our range of digital teaching and learning resources for Gas Engineering gives you the flexibility to choose the tools you need to support apprentices through their on-programme learning, build their confidence and competence and ensure a quality learning experience in preparation for EPA.
Our teaching and digital learning resources for the Gas Engineering will give you the flexibility to choose the tools you need to support apprentices through their on-programme learning, build their confidence and competence and ensure a quality learning experience in preparation for EPA.
We are on the register of end-point assessment organisations for the Gas Engineering. Our high-quality, rigorous end-point assessment, can be delivered at a convenient time for your apprentice. Our EPA service includes a suite of guidance documents and preparation tools to get you ready for EPA.

On-programme

City & Guilds has designed innovative and flexible delivery content that will equip apprentices with the competence and confidence to perform their best in assessment. Including:
Mandatory qualification: On-programme for this apprenticeship is a period of learning, development and assessment structured using the mandatory qualification – the City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Gas Engineering (9074-03). Learners on completion on the on-programme 9074 qualification will be eligible for Gas Safe Register. Apprentices will receive a certificate upon successful completion. We have created a supporting document to link the qualification content to the requirements in the standard, so you can feel confident that everything is covered. You’ll find this in the ‘documents’ tab.
Apprenticeship training manual: Our apprenticeship training manual (ATM) guides tutors and apprentices through a range of practical tasks mapped to the standard, allowing apprentices to track progress and record evidence of their learning as they go. Tasks are mapped to Maths & English requirements, developing knowledge and skills in a real working environment. The ATM is available in print or as a digital download, or free of charge through our e-portfolio, Learning Assistant.
Downloadable tutor materials: Tutor materials compliment apprenticeship delivery with engaging content including handouts, lesson plans and presentations, covering all learning outcomes. Materials are available for download from SmartScreen.
Induction learning content: Extensive content including handouts and e-learning modules meets the mandatory requirements for any apprenticeship programme of learning:
• Health and safety
• Safeguarding and Prevent
• Equality and diversity
• British values

Maths & English: Our Functional Skills qualifications cover the core maths and English requirements for this standard. Our support package, 'e-Functional Skills' is an online teaching and learning platform that guides learners from an initial diagnostic assessment, through to meeting the requirements for this standard.

End-point assessment

EPA product code: 9074-12

City & Guilds is open for registrations for EPA for Gas Engineering.
As one of the biggest EPAOs in England, we pride ourselves on our first rate customer service. Our EPA team is on hand to support you every step of the way, guiding you through gateway and ensuring your apprentice has all the tools they need to prepare for the assessment. Our assessment and grading is standardised and all our assessors have industry experience and receive on-going training, so you can trust that we will deliver a fair and robust assessment.

Assessment events for this standard are:
• Apprentices showcase
• Practical observation
• Professional discussion

For further guidance, please refer to our Gas Engineering handbook and end-point assessment pack. The handbook provides more detail behind the knowledge, skills and behaviours in the standard and the range of content within the standard. The end-point assessment pack includes detailed guidance on grading criteria for the EPA and the evidence you’ll need to produce for knowledge, skills and behaviours at gateway. You’ll find this in the 'documents' tab.

EPA preparation and gateway guidance for this standard:
Upon registration for EPA, you will have access to a range of support material for the Property Maintenance Operative to help prepare for end-point assessment. All the materials can be accessed through SmartScreen on one user-friendly platform.
EPA exemplar materials: available for tutors, providing real assessment examples for each assessment type, such as transcripts and examples of good practice. This will help you to prepare apprentices and ensure they feel ready for assessment.
• EPA preparation tool: Our platform guides apprentices through online content to help them feel ready for their EPA experience. User-friendly technology takes the apprentice through a series of questions, to suggest material personalised to their apprenticeship standard and their confidence levels. The content is curated from across the web and covers areas like revision and exam skills, professional discussion and interview skills. You can watch our short video to learn more.
• Recording forms: supporting you to complete key stages of EPA readiness, we have prepared forms to give you peace of mind and confidence that everything is covered. These packs include a gateway declaration form that is needed during the booking process and assessment forms, if required, that apprentices might need during assessment.
• LIEPA reports: Our lead independent end assessors (LIEPAs) produce an annual report with insight into the EPA results and findings across all centres. These reports can help you refine your apprenticeship delivery to improve success rates.
For our EPA price list, visit here.

Apprenticeship certification:
As well as receiving their Institute for Apprenticeships (IfA) apprenticeship certificate, the apprentice will receive a City & Guilds statement of achievement for end-point assessment.

How to register

If you’re an existing City & Guilds centre or interested in becoming a centre, make sure you’ve read our EPA manual and guidance. This will explain the process and all our terms and conditions. Our short ‘how-to’ guides and videos are a great start to help you get to grips with what to expect and how to stay on track when booking EPA and preparing apprentices for assessment. You’ll find these resources in our EPA document library.

To use our quality-assured on-programme materials or end-point assessment service there are three ways to either find out more or to order what you need:
1. If you’re an existing City & Guilds customer, go to Walled Garden and select the materials you need or register your apprentice for end-point assessment. (You may need to submit a request to deliver a standard if you don’t yet have approval for that.)
2. Get in touch with directsales@cityandguilds.com. Our Direct Sales Team can explain our different products and services and start getting you set up as a customer or give existing customers support on the new apprenticeship arrangements.
3. Speak to your City & Guilds Business Manager about how to access our products or how to register your apprentices with us.

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

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 apprenticeship?

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