Gas engineering

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  • Current Funding Band: £22,000

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.

Summary of this apprenticeship standard



Typical length

18 months

Entry requirements

Set by employer. Candidates will usually have 1 of the following: at least 3 GCSEs at grades A to C (or equivalent), including English, maths and a science relevant experience Employers will carry out a recognised background check.

Current funding band



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What apprentices will learn

  • theory of combustion and types of burners
  • flues and ventilation principles
  • safety checks following gas work on an appliance
  • range and suitability of appliances and awareness of green technologies
  • building regulations, water regulations and electrical regulations
  • emergency procedures
  • system design, location, controls and flue types for appliances and smart controls


Before taking their end-point assessment, apprentices must achieve level 2 English and maths (equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C).

Professional registration

Apprentices must apply to get on the Gas Safe Register for four appliances.
Successful apprentices can apply to register as an engineering technician (Eng Tech) with the Institution of Gas Engineers and Managers (IGEM).

More Information

The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education has more detailed information about this apprenticeship.

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