Gas and Plumbing Apprenticeship Class


How much does the Level 3 Gas Engineering Apprenticeship course cost?

The course is fully funded by the government so our students do not pay anything to study with us.

Where is your college based?

Our college is in the market town of Ashbourne in Derbyshire. The town is in close proximity to major cities including: Derby, Nottingham, Birmingham, Sheffield and Stoke-on-Trent which means we are in the perfect location for you to learn.

Our full address is:

Units 3-5, Runway Business Park, Airfield Industrial Estate, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 1HD

How do I apply for the Level 3 Gas Engineering course?

We pride ourselves on our seamless sign-up process which takes the pressure off learners and employers.

The first step is to call or email us and we will get the ball rolling for your apprenticeship journey.

How do I contact you?

You can contact us by phone or email and we will be happy to answer any of your queries:

Phone: 01335 300560


I want to be a plumber, is the Level 3 Gas Engineering Apprenticeship course right for me?

Our diploma covers the fundamentals of plumbing but specialises in gas engineering, which means you will not only be acquiring key plumbing skills but will also be undertaking a wider range of jobs within the plumbing and heating industry, perfect for your future career.

Do I need prior experience in plumbing before enrolling?

No, you don’t need any prior experience before starting the Level 3 Gas Engineering Apprenticeship course with us, the course is designed to cater for all experience levels.

Is there an age limit to start the apprenticeship?

The apprenticeship is open to anyone aged over 16 who isn’t in full time education and there is no upper age limit, so if you are just starting a career or fancying a change later on in life, the Level 3 Gas Engineering Apprenticeship is perfect for you.

I haven’t got a GCSE in Maths and English, can I still take the course?

Yes, you can still enrol on our Level 3 Gas Engineering Apprenticeship.

If you don’t have a GCSE 9-4 (A*-C) in Maths and English, we will incorporate Level 2 Maths and English into your programme.

This allows you to add to your skillset and will enable you to undertake the end point assessment to pass the course.


As a parent/guardian of a student, what will they get out of the Level 3 Gas Engineering Course?

They will become Gas Safe Registered and can begin a rewarding career as a gas engineer/plumber. The average salary for a gas engineer is £37,500 per annum and the demand for engineers has never been higher.

What will a day at college be like for them?

We make each day at college as fun, enjoyable and rewarding as possible. Our award-winning, specially trained tutors will guide them through the course which includes both practical and theory-based learning.

Will they be safe attending Smart Gas Training Centre?

Yes, we have an excellent health & safety record as well as having a dedicated safeguarding team to protect all of our students at Smart Gas.

We comply with all health & safety standards and BPEC regulations, showcasing our dedication to provide a safe learning environment for all of our students.


Do I get any cash incentives for taking on an apprentice?

Yes, you can earn up to £1,000 from a government grant which you will be able to use to assist and elevate your organisation.

Want to hire an apprentice but can't find one?

If you want to hire an apprentice to boost your business operations look no further.

We receive the CVs of individuals who want to start a career in plumbing/heating regularly and they just need a gas safe registered employer to be able to enrol on the Level 3 Gas Engineering Apprenticeship.

To register your interest in hiring an apprentice, please follow this link and complete the form on our Find an Apprentice page.

How often will the apprentice be in college?

Apprentices are required to attend one day a week meaning they can spend the rest of the week working alongside you.

What paperwork is needed for an apprentice to start and is it time consuming?

We are extremely proud of our hassle-free sign-up process. We know employers are busier than ever and our ‘single point of contact’ approach means we take the bulk of the workload off you, minimising time consuming-paperwork and admin tasks that traditionally have been a major headache for employers.

How much will it cost my company to send an apprentice to you?

For apprentices aged under 19, the course is fully funded by the government.

For apprentices aged over 19, the government funds 95% of the apprentices training cost, meaning employers will be required to contribute the remaining 5%.

For a detailed breakdown of costs, contact us directly by calling us on 01335 300560 or email