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Apprenticeship training course

Gas network operative (level 2)

Construct, maintain and repair gas network infrastructure, to provide a reliable supply/service to domestic, commercial and industrial users.

Qualification level
Equivalent to GCSE.
Typical duration
24 months
Apprenticeship category
Engineering and manufacturing
Maximum funding
Maximum amount government will fund
for apprenticeship training.
Also known as
  • Gas Network Team Leader
  • Gas Repair Ream Leader
  • Repair & Maintenance Operative
  • Servicelayer Mainlayer
Skills an apprentice will learn
  • Identify hazards and implement controls to reduce risks
  • Interpret work instructions, engineering instructions and determine actions
  • Identify and organise resources to undertake activities
  • Comply with workplace health, safety & environmental policy and practice; including use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and safety equipment
  • Set out signing, lighting and guarding
  • Excavate holes for utility network services
  • Monitor and maintain site conditions, including good housekeeping
  • Identify, locate and avoid utility supply apparatus and sub-structures
  • Check, maintain, operate and store equipment and tools; report faults if required
  • Communicate with colleagues and/or stakeholders, for example, statutory agencies and members of the public, customers
  • Use breathing apparatus
  • Use gas detection equipment
  • Carry out trench installation for example, sheeting, lightweight and proprietary systems
  • Record information, for example job reports, time sheets
  • Construct new and replacement gas services to internal and external service termination positions using a range of techniques
  • Carry out squeeze off activities on gas services (low and medium pressure)
  • Construct new and replacement gas mains using a range of techniques
  • Carry out flow stopping on gas mains by use of squeeze off and bag stop
  • Disconnect gas meters
  • Repair gas assets including valves and fittings using a range of techniques
  • Join materials by electro-fusion
  • Join materials by butt fusion processes
  • Exchange emergency control valve
  • Test gas network assets at low and medium pressure
  • Purge, commission and decommission gas network assets
  • Apply gas network emergency procedures including the analysis of gas readings
  • Apply water extraction techniques for gas mains and services

Full information on Gas network operative (level 2) is available from the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education.

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