Plumbing Apprenticeship Class

Level 3 Gas Engineering Apprenticeship

Course Overview

It doesn’t matter if you have just left school or fancy a career change later in life, the Level 3 Gas Engineering Apprenticeship is available to anyone who is 16 and over.

The course typically last 18 months and coincides with working with an employer where you can hone in on your skills learned at our training centre.

With classes operating five days a week, our students can develop a greater understanding in both theory and practical elements to ensure they are ready for a fruitful future within the plumbing & heating industry.

Gas engineering involves the safe installation, commission, decommission and the ongoing service and repair of gas appliances in either a domestic or non-domestic setting.

We pride ourselves in operating smaller, more personal classes which ensures our students feel valued with training that feels bespoke to them. This allows our students to achieve to their full potential in an engaging, positive and enjoyable environment.

Entry Requirements

Despite many thinking that apprenticeships are reserved for the younger generation, you can enrol onto an apprenticeship at any age over 16.

Another myth is that you need to have prior experience in plumbing before enrolling on the Level 3 Gas Engineering Apprenticeship course and this is simply not the case.

The only requirement for you to be enrolled is being employed by a gas safe registered employer.

If you can’t find an employer yourself, we will do everything we can with our contacts to help find you one so you can start your apprenticeship.

It is desirable that you have GCSEs at Grade 9-4 (A*-C) in maths and English.

However, If you don’t have these qualifications, we will offer Level 2 training and assessment in maths and English which allows you to add to your skillset and enables you to undertake the end point assessment to pass the Level 3 Gas Engineering course.

Why Choose Smart Gas Training, Assessment and Apprenticeship Centre?

We are extremely successful on tailoring individual student needs and combine maths and English into your programme if needed.

Our success rate stands at 100% with all students qualifying and this is largely down to the dedicated, enthusiastic and knowledgeable staff who will respond to any requests from students and employers alike.

Where Will You Learn?

When you are not on site with your employer, you will be attending both theory and practical classes at our college in Ashbourne, Derbyshire. The college has its very own workshop which allows you to learn and develop practical skills, whilst also having large classrooms so you can learn in complete comfort.

Information for Employers

Hiring an apprentice can be extremely beneficial for you and your business.

An apprentice studying at Smart Gas will learn a wide range of skills and will be qualified in the below, allowing them to assist your business and work on a wide selection of projects:

  • CCN1
  • MET1
  • CoNGLP1 PD
  • Unvented Hot Water

Another benefit from taking on an apprentice is that you can earn up to £1,000 from a government grant, which allows you to use the money to support your organisation.

If you’re an employer who is considering taking on apprentice and would like to find out more, please contact us so we can discuss the course, how the college operates and the benefits of collaborating with us.

Telephone: 01335 300560 or email