To become a fully qualified Gas Engineer, you will need to go through various stages.
Initial training at stage one will include centre led tuition under the supervision of experienced gas industry trainers. Training is available for operatives that have some industry experience as well as for complete beginners. Initial training is tailored to meet your needs. You can attend on either a full time ‘intensive’ or a part time basis. All trainees must attend the full gas foundation training programme.
This is a mandatory legal requirement for all people that want to become a gas engineer. It will involve the trainee gaining real life work experience under the supervision of registered gas engineer. You cannot bypass this stage as you must build an acceptable evidence portfolio before you can progress to assessment.
ACS Assessment. Once you have completed your portfolio to an acceptable standard you will be invited to return to the training centre to undertake Assessment for your ACS Gas Qualifications. Assessment includes practical, written and verbal examination. Initial ACS Assessment at Options Skills includes Core Gas Safety, Central Heating and Boilers, Gas Fires, Gas Cookers and Flue gas Analyser – otherwise known as the domestic suite of gas qualifications. ACS gas qualifications are not evergreen and must be renewed every 5-years although the process just involves reassessment for existing registered gas engineers.
Apply to Gas Safe. Once you have successfully passed your ACS Gas Assessment you may now apply to the Gas Safe Register for membership in your own right. Membership of the Gas Safe Register is renewable annually and fees are payable directly to the Gas Safe Register.