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  • EAL Level 3 Diploma in Gas Utilisation: Core Skills & Knowledge

  • For candidates who are new entrants to Gas. This qualification, together with the new entrants course, is designed to give candidates the fundamental basic knowledge and practical skills to progress into the domestic gas engineering trade.

    What’s involved?

    Core Units:

    • Understanding health and safety in gas utilisation
    • Understanding scientific principles in gas utilisation
    • Understanding combustion and properties of gas
    • Understanding buildings, services and structures
    • Understanding gas safety


    1. Initially candidates will attend PGL Training to undertake two weeks in-house training. This will include Candidate Induction, Gas Safety (Installation and Use), Regulations, Unsafe Situation Procedures and completion of “Off the Job” task sheets.
    1. Candidates return to their employer/placement for a minimum of 5 five weeks to complete the “On the Job” task sheets, collecting evidence for their portfolios.
    1. Candidates will then return to PGL Training for a further two weeks to continue their in-house training.
    1. Candidates return to their employer/placement for a further five weeks to complete their “On the Job” task sheets and collect evidence for their portfolios.
    1. Candidates will then return to PGL Training for a further week to complete their in-house training.
    1. Following completion of the above cycle of attendance, candidates will continue to work on their portfolio of evidence (80 tasks/pieces of evidence) on site. Once the portfolio is agreed complete by PGL staff and all elements of the Dip Gas Utilisation qualification have been passed candidates book back into the centre to complete their ACS Domestic Gas Assessments comprising:
    • Core Domestic Gas Safety: CCN1 including CPA1;
    • Domestic Appliances: CENWAT – Boilers and Water Heaters, Fires* and Cookers*.

    * Fires and Cookers can only be taken if the portfolio contains evidence of working on these appliances.

    Course duration

    12 months

    Duration times will vary according to the time taken per individual to complete the workplace portfolio of evidence.

    Delivery method

    A mixture of prior home study, classroom delivery and workshop practical training and assessments.

    A cycle of centre-based delivery dates will be provided.

    Completion of a portfolio of evidence collected from a working environment.

    Assessment methods

    Practical assessments, written assignments, online exams, workplace assessments, documented evidence of ‘real life’ jobs and witness testimonials.

    Entry requirements

    Candidates must be employed or on a work placement with a qualified gas engineer to undertake this course

    How much does it cost?

    Dip Gas Utility £2400

    ACS Gas Assessments £720

    (IRTC/SLC used for the assessments)