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Gas Engineering Advanced Apprenticeship Level 3

This apprenticeship is designed by key employers in the gas industry and is one of the new 'trailblazer apprenticeships'.  It provides the skills and underpinning knowledge for both basic and advanced gas systems and includes an end-test at the end of the apprenticeship which includes both a knowledge and practical skills test. This qualification is aimed at new technicians entering the industry who wish to be trained in basic and complex gas systems which includes the routine maintenance, reactive maintenance and commissioning and de-commissioning of gas appliances in a variety of working environments. The apprenticeship will allow you to be on the Gas Safe register, Water Register and the G3 Unvented Hot Water Competent Person schemes once an end point assessment has been completed

Entry requirements

Requirements: You will need a Plumbing and Heating NVQ Level 2 and Gas Safe Mentor.

Course content

During this apprenticeship you will study a range of topics, including:

  • Health and safety in gas utilisation
  • Scientific principles in gas utilisation
  • Combustion and properties of gas
  • Buildings, services and structures
  • Gas safety principles
  • Specific core installation and maintenance
  • Tightness test, purge, commission and de-commission gas pipework up to 35 mm (1¼) diameter in small gas installations
  • Install, commission and de-commission gas pipework up to 35 mm (1¼) diameter in domestic and small commercial premises
  • Install domestic gas water heaters and wet central heating appliances
  • Maintain gas water heating and wet central heating appliances
  • Install domestic gas space heating appliances
  • Maintain domestic gas space heating appliances
  • The installation, commissioning and safety aspects of hot water systems for domestic use in accordance with UK building regulations
  • Central heating systems
  • Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations and Water Byelaws in the UK 1

Assessment methods

You will be assessed via the following methods: e-assessment, written examination, practical assignment, multiple choice examination, portfolio of evidence and an end point assessment.


You will gain the following qualification:

Level 3 Diploma in Gas Engineering - Pathway D
(aligned to CCN 1, CPA 1, MET 1, CENWAT, Unvented) water regulations

Note: There is an additional one-off charge of £386 to cover the cost of the Diploma

Further study and career options

Further study: Upon successful completion of this apprenticeship you could go on to study towards a Level 4 Foundation Degree in Building Services.

Future careers: Entry to the Competent Persons Scheme in gas, water and unvented hot water and work within the industry.

Additional information

You will be required to wear PPE boots and overalls or company issue clothing.

Course Information & How to Apply

To start this Apprenticeship you will need to be employed in a relevant job role – visit the Apprenticeships section of our website, where you can view our Apprenticeship vacancies. For further information or queries you can email us or call 01234 291747.

LengthStart DateDay(s)Fees per yearLocationCourse Code
2-4 years Flexible In College – 1 day per week Apprentices do not have to pay a fee to study, however the employer may be required to pay depending on their Levy entitlement/age of the candidate. For further information call 01234 291747. Gas & Plumbing Technology Centre C1869

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We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 for more information.

Additional formats
Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on
01234 291000 to order your copy.

Next steps

To be eligible for an apprenticeship you must either be employed on a full-time contract by an employer willing to support your training or have an offer of employment as an apprentice. Bedford College can help you find a job role with an employer if you don’t already have one.

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Bedford College actively seeks to promote equality of access to education and training and to provide support where appropriate. Employers are made aware that apprentices have the same rights to protection against discrimination, harassment and victimisation under the Equality Act 2010 as employees. 

Apprentices who have disclosed a disability covered by Equality legislation have the right to request reasonable adjustments in the workplace. We will work with employers to ensure that appropriate adjustments are agreed and established to facilitate this.

At the College we provide additional support for students and apprentices who have a specific learning difficulty or disability.