Gas New Entrants

If you are a New Entrant to the gas industry but do not have the skills and knowledge or any relevant related qualification and/or experience, are entering employment for the first time or changing career direction, you are classed as a New Entrant without Transferable Skills or Experience. We offer a comprehensive range of training for New Entrants to the gas industry.

Our Managed Learning Programme is the Guild of Gas Fitting Operative Gas Pathway (GGFO) that is available in Domestic or Commercial, which complies with the IGEM/IG/1 Standards of Training in Gas Work published by the Institute of Gas Engineers and Managers. We deliver this programme as an ERS-approved training centre. 

Training routes include:

  1. Attaining a regulated qualification (eg NVQ) containing recognised Gas Utilisation units or undertaking a Managed Learning Programme (MLP) recognised and approved by the Standards Setting Body and obtaining relevant gas work experience (minimum 90 days) with a Gas Safe Registered business which is willing to support the compilation of an auditable portfolio of gas work, before application to undertake ACS assessment.
  • Training and experience will result in the attainment of a regulated qualification within the mechanical / building services engineering sector. This shall be supported with related on-the-job gas training and experience as detailed above.
  • Obtaining employment with a Gas Safe Registered business which is willing to provide an auditable extended “in-house” gas training programme incorporating both on and off-the-job components with organisational support before the applicant takes the ACS assessment.

At Steve Willis Training Centres we can provide a framework to assist in providing the required evidence along with guidance on typical on/off-the-job training durations. Where there is any doubt over the authenticity of the information presented by the applicant, we will decline access to the ACS assessment.

We currently offer two pathways to qualification for new entrants to the gas industry:

GGFO Domestic Pathway New Entrant Gas Managed Learning Programme

GGFO Commercial Pathway New Entrant Gas Managed Learning Programme

If you are looking for a Commercial Catering pathway, please call our Sales Team to discuss options that could be available to you.

All training and entry routes to Gas Safe Register are fully compliant with the new ACS Entry Routes and Changeover Requirements – Guidance Note 8.