This gas maintenance and installation course requires no previous industry experience or related trade qualification. The course is suitable for you if you are considering a career change, up-skilling, or have recently been made redundant and want to get the skills needed to return to work. You will focus on developing the hand skills necessary for plumbing installation work and progress to carrying out gas safety tests on gas appliances. Theory sessions will focus on gas safety legislation and the underpinning knowledge required to operate safely as an engineer.
The course includes the following core units:
You will be taught by industry professionals in our fully equipped gas and plumbing workshops. Theory sessions will be delivered using a wide range of teaching methods and techniques.
Our qualified tutors will support and guide you in the classrooms/workshops and through tutorials as they help you to develop the skills and techniques required in industry. Learning Support is also available for those with learning difficulties/disabilities; please let us know on application if you require this service. If you need help or advice on other matters such as welfare and finance, please contact our Course Information Centres at Willesden or Wembley Park.
We offer a programme of social and sports activities to all our students; full information is available from the Student Room at your centre of study. Student rooms are available for those who want to play games, meet up with friends or just chill.
A range of snacks, hot and cold foods are available to purchase in the canteen and café facilities, as well as vending machines. Halal meat and washing facilities are available at both centres. We have Quiet Rooms for those preferring to reflect. LRCs (libraries) are available at both centres, fully equipped with a wide range of learning materials and qualified friendly staff on hand to support you.
Annually we take part in a range of national and regional competitions in a wide range of subject areas for those keen to show off the skills they have gained on their courses. Competition entry is not compulsory and does not apply to all subject areas; please ask your tutor if it applies to your course.