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Gas engineering operative (level 3)

Installing and maintaining gas appliances in a domestic or non-domestic setting, advising customers on how appliances work and how to use energy more efficiently.

Qualification level
Equivalent to A level.
Typical duration
18 months
Apprenticeship category
Construction and the built environment
Maximum funding
Maximum amount government will fund
for apprenticeship training.
Also known as
  • boiler repair man
  • Gas engineer
Skills an apprentice will learn
  • C:Undertake and document rigorous risk assessments to ensure the safety of all affected by the work activities
  • C:Take personal responsibility for maintaining safety standards and achieving job objectives
  • C:Use and maintain tools, equipment and personal protective equipment (PPE) in a safe and appropriate manner
  • C:Safe gas and electrical installation, commissioning, decommissioning and/or ongoing service and repair of gas installations and appliances needed to establish the safe operation of the equipment and installation accordance with industry standards
  • C:Work with focus and clear purpose in all conditions and locations, covering business requirements, including lone working and safely adapt working methods to reflect changes in working environments
  • C:Work on customer premises/property showing appropriate care and respect whilst focusing on safety
  • C:Use a variety of appropriate and effective communication methods to interact with customers and others to give/receive information accurately, in a timely and positive manner in order to deliver the best possible service
  • C:Identify where situations or conditions are to unsafe standards and take appropriate actions within your range of competency
  • C:Achieve individual and team tasks which align to overall work objectives, be self-motivated and disciplined in the approach to work activities
  • C:Work effectively and efficiently with people from different trades/disciplines, backgrounds and expertise to accomplish an activity in a safe manner, on time, to meet customer expectations
  • C:Identify, organise and use resources effectively and sustainably to complete the task with consideration to cost, quality, safety, security and environmental impact
  • C:Be able to read and follow technical documentation associated with equipment and installation requirements
  • T:Carry out safe isolation essential electrical safety checks
  • T:Carry out flue testing
  • T:Undertake the necessary safety checks following gas work on an appliance (regulation 26/9)
  • T:Work in compliance with statutory and normative documentation including building regulations, water regulations and electrical regulations
  • T:Access and comply with technical guidance, bulletins and safety alerts e.g. Gas Industry Unsafe Situations Procedures (GIUSP)
  • T:Demonstrate tightness testing, purging and relight procedures on gas installations
  • T:Demonstrate pipework installations/pipework skills, pressure and flow/pipework sizing, meter installations
  • T:Demonstrate ambient air testing/carbon monoxide/dioxide atmosphere testing
  • T:Identify gas safety controls and prove their safe operation
  • T:Complete records and maintain records accordingly
  • T:Identify faults and take the appropriate action
  • T:Undertake the installation and/or repair and maintenance of four appliances
  • T:Reinstate following completion of works cleaning up and making good

Full information on Gas engineering operative (level 3) is available from the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education.

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