New Entrant Gas

What Will I Learn ?

Tailored Course Content

The Gastec courses provide a broad introduction to the knowledge and skills required to achieve the qualifications needed to operate in the gas utility sector. With many years of helping new entrants qualify Gastec understand the most effective way to provide the just the right range of training.

Gas Sector Essentials

If you are serious about entering the varied, interesting and lucrative field of gas engineering then we at Gastec are committed to ensuring your training and development will be the very best available.

We start with a broad base which gives you a detailed understanding of the gas sector and provides a strong platform for developing your career

  • Combustion of natural gas
  • Basic burner design
  • Operation of components and how they work
  • The need for ventilation and fluing
  • How flues work
  • Pipe sizing
  • Pressure and flow
  • Basic electrics
  • How appliances work
  • How to install, maintain and repair appliances

The following are only some of the minimum performance requirements you will be taught, so you can work safely and competently as a gas appliance installer.

  • Proof of Competence – Reference
  • Flues and Ventilation – BS5400 Part 1 and 2
  • Fires, Back-Boilers and Circulators – BS5871 Part 1, 2 and 3
  • Gas Safety (Installation & Use) Regulations 1998 – HSE
  • Installation of Gas Pipe-work – BS6891
  • Specification for Tightness Testing and Purging of Domestic Gas Installation – IGE/UP/1B
  • Installation of Gas Appliances – Document J Building Regulations

Practical Experience

You will be shown how to carry out certain tasks, for example exchanging a gas meter or servicing a boiler.

Simulated tasks relating to the installation, planned maintenance and breakdown of gas systems will be conducted within the centre’s training workshop.

  • Real time constraints
  • A full range of appliances and appliance sub-categories
  • A full range of flue types
  • Live gas installations
  • A variety of installation faults
  • A range of potential hazards
  • A range of realistic appliance faults that require identification and rectification
  • A range of installation conditions

    Gastec Training

    Gastec Training and Assessment Centres is a leading supplier of training and assessment services to the utilities industries. We  offer the full portfolio of training and assessment services for the entire utilities sector including the Gas Safe register.

    A New Career Direction ?

    We offer a range of courses for new entrants with no experience of the utilities sector. Courses are available in all the major utility sectors.

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    Industry Expertise ?

    If you are an experienced technician in the utilties sector but wish to broaden your skill set we have a range of conversion courses available

    Conversion Courses

    A New Career Direction ?

    We offer a range of courses for new entrants with no experience of the utilities sector. Courses are available in all the major utility sectors.

    Industry Expertise ?

    If you are an experienced technician in the utilties sector but wish to broaden your skill set we have a range of conversion courses available

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    About Gastec

    Gastec is a leading supplier of training and assessment services to the utilities industries with gas,electrical, oil, plumbing and solid fuel courses.

    Choosing a Training Provider

    We offer courses for new entrants, those looking to broaden their skill-set or experienced operatives looking to update their qualifications.

    Booking a Course

    We have an expert team waiting for your call with specialists in new entrant training as well as assessments and re-assessments for experienced operatives.

    Central Location

    Gastec is located close to the centre of Milton Keynes and only 10 minutes from Junction 13 of the M1 offering easy access from the major transport routes.


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    First Steps

    Get an overview of the steps you need to take to forge a new career in the lucrative utilities sector.

    What questions you should be asking, what training you need and how to plan your training.

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    Gas

    Do you want to be your own boss, work hours that suit you and do interesting, and challenging work?

    If you want to make a good living the gas sector is a good first choice with many opportunities.

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    Oil

    There is a continuing demand for OFTEC qualified heating oil operatives within the utility sector

    If you would like to work in this sector on a range of oil installations find out about our New Entrant oil courses.

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    Electrical

    Are you considering a career move and are excited by the thought of a career as an electrician?

    The New Entrant training course takes you from complete novice to accredited electrician.

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    New Entrant Guide

    The Gastec New Entrant Guide provides detailed information on our New Entrant courses.

    It also includes further information on the full range of training courses available from Gastec


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    Gas

    We offer a comprehensive range of gas courses for experienced operatives wishing to develop their skills or cross train into new areas.

    Our courses cover domestic, commercial, and LPG applications as well as cross training courses between industry sectors

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    Oil

    At Gastec we know the busy working engineer must remain compliant at all times with the current regulations and OFTEC standards

    Our structured training courses for operatives in the oil sector provide training and assessments to OFTEC standard.

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    Electrical

    We offer a range of courses for the busy working engineer who needs to remain compliant with current regulations and standards.

    If you work in this sector find out more about our structured, modular training courses offering a recognised qualification.

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    Plumbing

    If you want to remain up to date with the current regulations we offer a range of training and assessments to ensure full compliance

    We offer practical hands on courses for plumbers. These provide operatives with a practical skills and knowledge of the regulations.

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    Solid Fuel

    Our solid fuel courses provides a pathway to a career in solid fuel including the basic principles and technologies of solid fuel appliances.

    If you are interested in a greater understanding of modern solid fuel, its delivery, technologies and appliances contact Gastec


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    ACS Certification

    A fulfilling career in the gas sector is on offer for those committed to developing their skillset by training and accreditation

    ACS or Accredited Certification Scheme ensures that gas operatives are assessed to prove their competence in gas safety.

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    Eligibility

    Candidates are split into three categories. Prerequisites to attend assessment are dependent on the category an operative falls into.

    The exact category will depend on a range of factors based on past experience and prior accreditation and assessments

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    Assessments

    To work on gas installations all operatives must demonstrate that they are competent to do so. ACS Accreditation is how they do this

    New operatives or experienced technicians seeking to work in new applications will need to undertake the assessment process.

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    Re-Assessments

    A shortened ACS Re-Assessment is available to operatives who hold an in-date ACS qualification for their application speciality.

    Operatives wishing to widen their skillset to new application areas such as catering would need to take a full assessment


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    Exciting Career Choices

    The utilities sectors offers a range of choices in terms of specialities and qualifications for anyone leaving the armed forces seeking a new career

    New Entrant Courses

    If you are new to the utilities sector we can offer advice on the most cost effective way to train and get accredited for a new lucrative career

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    Develop Your Training Plan

    We have an expert team waiting for your call with specialists experienced in helping ex-armed forces personnel plan their training needs.

    Enhanced Learning Credits

    At Gastec are proud to be able to offer Service Leavers the chance to claim their ELC entitlement and use on a majority of Gastec’s Courses.


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    Work at Gastec

    We offer a range of employment opportunities for experienced personnel wanting to work in a training role.

    Experienced Personnel

    We look for personnel who combine experience of the utility sector and an understanding of the regulatory framework.

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    ACS Assessors

    We welcome your application if you have experience of ACS Assessment with in domestic and commercial assessments.

    Does This Sound Like You ?

    Contact the team at Gastec if you would like to find out more about taking your career in the utilities sector to the next level.


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    Directions

    Gastec is located close to the centre of Milton Keynes and only 10 minutes from Junction 13 of the M1 offering easy access from the major transport routes.

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    Accommodation

    There is a wide range of accommodation available close to our training centre in Milton Keynes. These include locations to suit all needs and budgets.

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    Local Restaurants

    Milton Keynes has a wide range of restaurants. This includes major chains, independent venues with a choice of menus to suit all dietary needs and budgets.

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    External Resources

    We have listed information on a range of external sites which we think will be of interest to our customers and help them in the development of their career.