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Specifically for people with little or no prior gas fitting experience, this course can take you from complete beginner to certified domestic gas installer.

The course follows the syllabus of the Basic Gas Utilisation course and leads to the Accredited Certification Scheme (ACS) which provides the qualifications you need for Gas Safe registration and recognition as a qualified Domestic Gas Engineer.

Having completed the course, you have the opportunity to progress on to commercial gas related work, heating and ventilation technologies and environmental technologies e.g. solar hot water. The learning programme is self-paced so designed to fit around your experience and learning speed. It is structured to fit around your existing commitments of work and family life too. Many of our students study in the evenings or at weekends, so that they can carry on earning whilst acquiring new skills and until they have gained the confidence to earn a living from them.

Working from home at your own pace, you will first acquire the underpinning knowledge you’ll need to master your trade. Then at key points in that process, you will join us for practical training in our state of the art training centres, usually, in blocks of one or two weeks at a time (so you may need to fit this in to your holiday schedule). Here you benefit from tutors who are ‘timed served’ professionals with many years’ experience ‘on the tools’.

The centres are thought to be the very best equipped in the country and here you will put into practice the theory you have learned and be taught all you need to pass your assessments. Our first time pass rate is in excess of 97%.

We offer the only course available in the UK where you can hone your skills and solve ‘real world’ installation problems in an award winning, safe PC-based virtual reality environment, to practise again and again, until you get it right.

Bear in mind though, our students can expect to spend more time in the workshop than students studying on college apprenticeships. And by using our three-way blended learning method, using video, TV and computer screens, it’s much easier to remember what you’ve seen and practiced.

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Important Update

UNFORTUNATELY the college is full and we are not accepting further applications at this time. If you would like impartial advice to further your interest in learning a trade, if you click here you will be redirected to a website which can find you a suitable training provider.

We wish you well with your enquiry.

ATL practical Training Team


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