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Higher Level Apprenticeship in Gas

This course is aimed at learners who are responsible for and manage services that affect and can be affected by matters of gas safety.

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Title Campus Type Week Starting Places Available Fee
Higher Level Apprenticeship in Gas
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Part-Time 10/09/2018
Day: Friday
Time: 09:00-17:00
20+ £0.00 Apply Now

During your study, you may need financial support and SERC is here to help. Find out more information on student fees and financial support in the Student Finance section.

Course Structure

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
Contact Hours

You will be required to hold a Level 3 qualification such as an NVQ in Gas, Plumbing & Heating, Electrical, Refrigeration, Oil or equivalent Level 3 qualification, for example A Levels to gain entry onto the programme.

Applicants will also be required to attend an interview with the course tutor.

Entry Requirements

This course is aimed at developing future managers of the Gas industry.  Previous and current students are drawn from:

  • Gas Contractor Supervisors
  • NIHE Inspectors
  • Education Board Gas contract Inspectors
  • Gas Appliance manufacturers engineers
  • Gas contractors/engineers
  • Gas industry operatives

Successful completion of this course can lead to employment within management in the following areas:

  • Gas installation and Maintenance contracts
  • Gas Service contract
  • Social Housing & Gas Facilities management contract supervision
How will I be assessed and given feedback?

The course will provide you with higher level knowledge of gas systems and gas safety which can lead straight into employment.

Students will learn how the intricate nature of gas appliances, flues and their ventilation must legally be properly maintained through gas contracts.  You will learn how to manage gas safety in social housing, understand legislative requirement affecting the management of gas in social housing environments and the installation of gas appliances, meters and pipework.

Where will it take me?
Assessment will consist of a written/word processed assignment and feedback will be provided to you throughout the year.
How will it make me more employable?
There are no additional costs associated with this programme.
Additional Costs
LOGIC Certification QCF Level 4 (same level as an HNC)
Terms & Conditions

Students will be required to comply with SERC's Terms & Conditions of study.

While we endeavour to run all our courses on the advertised day, SERC reserves the right to change the day of week on which the course runs.

In addition to the above Terms & Conditions students must also adhere to the following:

Students are required to:

  • Comply with College Policies and procedures.
  • Submit all coursework and assessments by specified dates, coursework submitted without consent after the deadline shall not normally be accepted.
  • Pass all modules in each year of study in order to proceed to the next year of the programme.  Students are required to complete three core units in Year 1 and two, plus their ACS in Year 2.

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