New entrants Gas engineer course – Managed learning programme (MLP) in domestic natural gas boilers, cookers and fires
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This course is a recognised route into the gas industry without having an NVQ or apprenticeship in plumbing and/or gas. Before you can start your Accredited Certification Scheme (ACS) domestic initial assessment you will need to complete the MLP course if you do not hold any current gas qualifications. This course is approved by IGEM and is certificated by Logic certification Ltd. On completion of your MLP and ACS assessment, you will receive your ACS certificate from Logic Certification ltd. This certificate will enable you to apply to gas safe to become a gas safe registered gas engineer.
It is beneficial to have a suitable background in mechanical, plumbing or engineering for example in order to complete this course, however previous experience of working in the gas industry is not essential. We conduct a short informal interview assessment to assess whether you are suitable to join the course.
Rest assured, if we feel during the interview stage that you aren’t ready for this course you will be advised. We do not take money from candidates who aren’t suited to this course.
How does the MLP work?
Step 1: Enrol on MLP
Step 2: Complete classroom training
Step 3: Complete onsite portfolio
Step 4: Take ACS assessment
Step 5: Receive ACS certificate (if you achieve a PASS)
Step 6: Join the Gas safe register
You will complete a series of training exercises and exams. These will be theoretical and practical based training sessions at our centre. The length of training required will be individually assessed based on your previous knowledge and experience.
Alongside this you will complete an onsite gas portfolio provided by ourselves unless you have a qualified gas engineer to work alongside.
There are three ways to complete the portfolio.
- With a gas safe registered engineer that currently employs you/a fully qualified gas engineer that you know.
- We can provide a gas safe registered engineer.
- A combination of the above.
What does the gas portfolio entail?
Where required, we guarantee to find your gas work for your portfolio. There is an additional cost for this but it means that you do not need to worry that you have signed up for a course that you cannot complete on your own. You will be accompanied by the trainer who has taught you in the classroom on all portfolio days provided by us.
In order to finish your gas work portfolio you will need to complete a number of days on gas appliances (boilers, cookers, fires, water heaters) you will be accompanied by a qualified gas engineer who will guide you through the different processes of gas rating the appliances, servicing the appliances, using a flue gas analyser (provided by us) etc. You will then be expected to record the task you carried out and the results you found into your gas portfolio.
Areas that will be covered in the course include:
- Legislation, Health and Safety
- Combustion and its Control
- Pressure, Flow, Tightness Testing and Purging
- Domestic Pipework Installation
- Heating Design, Heat Loss and Comfort Conditions
- Installation and Servicing of Domestic Central Heating and Hot Water Appliances
- Installation and Servicing of Domestic Ducted Air Heaters
- Installation and Servicing of Domestic Cooking Appliances
- Installation and Servicing of Domestic Space Heating Appliances
What happens once the MLP course is completed?
Once your MLP training and your portfolio is complete and signed off by our internal quality assurance team and you’ve passed your ACS assessment, you will then be a qualified gas engineer who can apply to join the gas safe register via gas safe themselves.
It can be difficult to advertise a one size fits all price as some candidates only require boilers while others need all appliances etc so to get a tailor made quote please click here to contact us
What qualification will I receive? Is it like an NVQ?
The managed learning programme is an accredited certification scheme (ACS). This is a recognised qualification that is not an NVQ but has the same merit. Once completed, you will hold a qualification in:
CCN1, CKR1, HTR1, CENWAT, CPA1 which means you’ll be able to work legally on domestic natural gas boilers, cookers and fires.
Do you offer flexible payment options?
Payment options – 0% interest
We offer interest free payments for the managed learning programme when you take the full course option (including the onsite portfolio). We offer this option through ourselves, no third party affordability checks are used. However It is important that you are certain that your circumstances are not due to change and that you will be able to afford the full balance of the course as any payments made will not be refunded and you will not gain certification if the balance of the course is not paid.
The balance of the course must be paid in full before we can issue your certificate.