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No experience is required to enrol on any of these gas courses.

Essential Gas Course

Learn the fundamentals of safe, efficient gas work and lay the foundations for your new career.

You will learn how to…
  • Install and commission domestic gas appliances and pipe work
  • Service, repair and maintain domestic gas boilers
  • Identify and address unsafe situations with gas appliances
NOTE: You will need to find your own work placement in order to complete your portfolio and get qualified.
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Professional Gas Course

Join the Gas Safe Register and become a professional gas engineer!

Here’s a sample of what this course has to offer…
  • Learn how to service, repair and install central heating boilers
  • Work alongside a professional gas engineer to start building your portfolio of evidence
  • Guaranteed work placement, leading to your ACS certificate
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Premier Gas Course

A comprehensive gas course that also includes basic electric training.

On this course, you can…
  • Train to become a Gas Safe engineer
  • Gain industry-recognised gas qualifications
  • Learn how to install and wire in new gas appliances
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ACS Initial Assessment

All gas engineers must undergo an ACS assessment and earn their CCN1 core gas safety qualification (plus appliance-specific qualifications such as boilers, cookers, fires) before carrying out any work.

Access Training Academies offer training courses that, upon successful completion, will get you qualified to work within this industry.
  • Get your CCN1 qualification
  • Join the Gas Safe Register
  • Other ACS assessment packages available
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ACS Reassessment

ACS certificates must be renewed periodically in order for the holder to retain their Gas Safe status. We aim to make the reassessment process as quick and as hassle-free as possible.

We can help you to renew any of the following qualifications:
  • CCN1: Core Gas Safety
  • CENWAT1: Central Heating Boilers & Water Heaters
  • CKR1: Domestic Cookers
  • HTR1: Gas Fire & Wall Heaters
  • MET1: Meters
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LPG – Liquid Petroleum Gas Training

This short course is designed for individuals who already work with natural gas and wish to make the transition to LPG (Liquid Petroleum Gas).

Our intensive gas training course will equip you with the following skills:
  • Installing and maintaining LPG appliances
  • Installing LPG pipework
  • Dealing with unsafe situations involving LPG
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Gas Engineer Salary Range

Average salary for domestic gas engineers in London
Average salary for a gas engineer in London
Average salary for a senior gas engineer in London
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Considering a career as a gas engineer?

There’s already a shortage of qualified gas engineers in the UK. According to Gas Safe, 50% of all current engineers are over the age of 55.

The Gas Safe Decade Review highlighted an ageing workforce and concluded that the industry would suffer from further skills shortages in years to come. What this means is that a career as a gas engineer could very much be regarded as a ‘career for life’ going forward – something few industries can claim in the current climate.

What this information makes clear is that now is a great time to start training as a Gas Safe engineer. Not only are there plenty of opportunities in the field, you will also have a range of valuable options when it comes to your chosen career path.
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Gas engineer job description

If you enjoy technical work and you’re looking for a career where you are constantly learning, a career as a gas engineer will be a perfect fit.

Gas work can be both physically and mentally rewarding – it's a job that requires lots of energy, and you’ll have to keep an eye out for technical developments as new boilers and products are developed and released onto the market. There’s always something new to understand!
A gas engineer’s role typically includes:
  • Installing gas appliances and systems
  • Planned maintenance checks on equipment, systems and appliances
  • Testing controls and safety devices
  • Repairing and replacing faulty parts
  • Ordering new parts where necessary
  • Finding and repairing gas leaks

How to become a Gas Safe engineer

No experience is necessary to enrol to become a gas engineer and get the professional qualifications you need.

You will need the right gas training course to give you the knowledge, skills and your qualifications; that's a must. And you may, during your course, complete a short placement to compile evidence of gas jobs undertaken to prove your competence. But fear not – Access Training can provide a placement should you need it.

When you’re just starting out as a gas engineer, it’s crucial that the training programme you choose is industry recognised and meets Gas Safe requirements so that you will be able join the Gas Safe Register. We help you every step of the way from the day you enrol with us. Call Access Training on 0800 345 7492 to find out what we can do for you.
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What does the future hold for gas engineers?

Gas Safe engineers needed for future energy demands - Energy use is one of the hottest topics internationally. Global energy demand is expected to increase by 35% before 2030. Here in the UK, there are still 23 million homes on the gas grid; the current generation of gas boilers in existing homes have many decades of use left and will require maintenance and servicing for years to come, just to keep up with demand as it is now.

It's clear that a new generation of heating engineers will be needed to install and maintain the pipework and infrastructure connected to the gas grid. 85% of UK homes are heated by natural gas, and 46% of all UK energy use is attributable to heating residential dwellings.

There is no better time to get trained and qualified as a gas engineer.

Gas engineer career options

Achieving the required qualifications will enable you to go into a specialised area of the profession if you wish. These further training options mean that you can choose your own career path by what appliances you will work on, giving you the freedom and independence to build a career where you can achieve your ambitions.

Gas engineers spend most of their working hours installing, servicing, maintaining and repairing gas appliances. They often choose to specialise in the installation or service of certain appliance types, but whether it’s a gas boiler, fire or cooker in a home, it all comes under the remit of a Gas Safe Registered Engineer.

Ultimately, career progression after you’ve become a gas engineer is directly tied to the experience you gain. There will be more and more opportunities that increase over time, and there could be opportunities to get promoted to supervisory or management positions to further your career.

We will explain everything to you – whether you choose to join a company or start out as a self-employed gas engineer, we are here to help you make it happen.

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Why become a gas engineer?

  • Pays the most of all the trades
  • Technical and varied work
  • Become employed or set up your own business
  • Highly-regarded profession for life
  • Join the Gas Safe Register
Few careers can match the flexibility and benefits of being a Gas Safe engineer, making this an ideal career choice for ambitious people seeking a new challenge; alternatively, if you are already a registered Gas Safe engineer, we have several advanced gas courses that will allow you to update your qualifications and add more skills to your portfolio.

You will learn from experienced tutors who have worked in the gas fitting industry for decades. Your course will cover all the relevant theory as well as the practical skills you’ll need to work on a variety of gas installations. Call 0800 345 7492 today to speak to a training advisor!
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Flexible Gas Engineer Training

So, you want to pursue a lucrative new career as a gas engineer, but your current commitments – work, family, etc. – prevent you from enrolling on a full-time college course?

This is where Access Training Academies can help. It usually takes several years to become a gas engineer, but our intensive gas training courses can help you to achieve industry-standard certifications far more quickly.
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Why Access Training?

A gas engineer’s role typically includes:
Installing gas appliances and systems
Planned maintenance checks on equipment, systems and appliances
Testing controls and safety devices
Repairing and replacing faulty parts
Ordering new parts where necessary
Finding and repairing gas leaks

I’m Already an Experienced Gas Engineer!

We offer many courses that are specifically geared towards experienced gas workers. The trade industry is constantly evolving, and it is important for gas engineers to update their skills regularly so as to remain in line with the latest codes and standards. Give Access Training Academies a call on 0800 345 7492 to find out how we can help you.Contact Us

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