GGFO (Guild of Gas Fitting Operatives) Commercial Gas Pathway Managed Learning programme for New Entrants


Our GGFO course is aimed at those looking to start a new career in commercial gas or with very limited knowledge of the gas industry, this course will give you a high-quality, structured route to becoming a fully qualified gas engineer.

The course provides candidates with the skills, knowledge, and experience required to become Gas Safe Registered. If you are looking for a gas qualification that is both recognised and respected in the gas industry, then this is the course for you.

Steve Willis Training Centres deliver a complete programme with a strong focus on quality training, quality facilities, quality support, and quality gas engineers. Come and see our training centres at Burgess Hill and Portchester and compare them with other providers. Please contact us to arrange a visit.

This programme is delivered “On and Off Job.” The Off-Job training takes place over a minimum of 34 days at one of our centres and includes theory and practical training. This is usually run 2 days per week over 17 weeks. Included in the centre learning are Unvented and Vented Hot Water Systems, Water Regulations and Energy Efficiency, setting you up to study for renewables qualifications in the future.

You will also need to complete a Portfolio of Evidence as you work alongside a Gas Safe Registered engineer. This On-Job work experience is an essential part of the programme and is how you’ll develop genuine knowledge and experience as you demonstrate your competency in compiling your Portfolio. You should complete this required period of up to a minimum of 150 days On-Job experience within 12 months of starting the programme. To do this, you’ll need to be flexible and if necessary be prepared to work evenings and/or weekends and not limit yourself to a small geographical area. 

Securing work experience placements with Gas Safe Registered engineers/companies is your responsibility, but we may be able to help you. Get in contact with us so we can share tips on how to find a work placement and/or a mentor.

After you have completed your Portfolio and training, your ACS assessments are planned – including both revision and the assessments. Once you have completed the Core Commercial Gas Safety Assessment (COCN1), you may progress to the Appliance Assessment categories included in the GGFO package:

  • CIGA1 (commercial heating plant)
  • or with prior agreement CIGA1 may be substituted for any other single appliance category eg CDGA1 (direct fired commercial appliances) or CORT1 (overhead radiant and tube heaters).

Details of all assessments can be found on the EU Skills website

Successful completion of the ACS Assessments will mean you can apply for registration with Gas Safe Register.

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