Our GGFO course is aimed at those looking to start a new career in domestic 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 Centre delivers a complete programme with a strong focus on quality – quality training, quality facilities, quality support, and quality gas engineers. Come and see our training centres at Burgess Hill and Portchester for yourself 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.
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 a minimum of 90 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 successfully completed the Core Domestic Gas Safety Assessment (CCN1), you may progress to the Appliance Assessment categories included in the GGFO package:
- CENWAT (boilers/water heaters)
- CPA1 (combustion analysis) and an Energy Efficiency Certificate
- With prior agreement, CENWAT may be substituted for any other single appliance category e.g., CKR1 (cookers) or HTR1 (fires)
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.