South Eastern Regional College (SERC) have developed a bespoke Higher Level Apprenticeship programme in Gas Safety Management in Social Housing with industry support from the Northern Ireland Master Plumbers Association and SNIPEF (Scottish and Northern Ireland Plumbing Employers Federation).
This two year Higher level Apprenticeship (Level 4) is a work-based programme which enables you to earn while you learn and gain a nationally recognised professional qualification. You will need to be employed for example in a Plumbing, Heating, Gas or Mechanical services company or an organisation managing planned maintenance. SERC will have a close relationship with your employer in mentoring you throughout your employment period.
Typically, weekly contact hours are scheduled for a minimum of 13.5 hours. Student workload will include one assignment per module, inclusive of both coursework and exams. Students are required to undertake between 15 and 20 self-study hours per week.
All staff teaching on the programme hold vocationally relevant qualification, as well as significant industry experience.
Modules may include:
- Gas Safety Management responsibilities of Landlords or their Agents
- Combustion and Carbon Monoxide
- Gas Safety Legislation
- Flueing and ventilation of domestic gas appliances
- Domestic gas appliances, meters and pipework
- Energy efficiency for gas fired and oil fired domestic heating and hot water systems