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Updated May 2017

  • New Course Approval - CCLP/ECP1  
  • Basic Gas Course - Update to Managed Learning Programme
  • KANE 456/457/8 flue gas analyser
  • SMART Metering employment opportunities
  • Reuben Smith voted Chairman of GILG

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New Entrant (Managed Learning Programme)

Candidates wishing to work on gas, who do not hold the correct qualifications to progress straight on to the ACS assessments, may be able to undertake our Managed Learning Course.

From the 1st October 2017, all new entrants to the Gas Industry must follow an approved route.  This means that candidates who do not hold the appropriate gas NVQ must use another approved route to entry.  This is following industry wide guidance issued in IGE 1 (standards of training) and EU skills, endorsed by Gas Safe Register.  This means that any course not approved by EU skills will not allow progression onto the Gas Safe Register Database

In the last 12 months SWAT Gas has been preparing for this key industry change by expanding our training provision, this has included creating a new purpose built training centre in Unit 20 Dunlop Road (next door). It is fitted out using the latest and best equipment available for both theoretical and practical training to create a facility that is un-rivalled in the midlands.

This course is aimed at cross-training candidates who already hold relevant qualifications and / or experience in order to enable them to move on to the ACS assessments.  All candidates have to be enrolled, durng this process their training requirements can be assessed so that their training needs can be properly identified.  The course will require the completion of a porfolio of gas work  under the supervision of a Gas Safe Register certified engineer in the areas of work that the learner wishes to demonstrate competence in.

The course is a mixture of theory and practical elements with emphasis on safe gas work. 

Candidates will be required to attend the SWAT gas training centre in Redditch for a minimum of 4 x 5 day blocks (depending upon experience).

After successful completion of the Managed Learning Programme, and the portfolio to accompany it, candidates can then move on to completing the ACS assessments.


NEXT COURSE
Courses are held regularly throughout the year.

Our next course commences on Monday 20th November 2017

Candidates will be required to attend the centre, weeks commencing:

4th December, 18th December,  & 2nd January 2018


We appreciate that this is a considerable committment and encourage any prospective candidates to contact us to discuss their suitability, and come and have a look at our facilities prior to making any financial comittments.

 

Please contact us for more information.