how do I train to be a gas engineer in 2021 - Viva Training Academy

If you feel like you’ve been through the wringer in 2020, you’re not alone. The COVID 19 Pandemic has affected many of us and if you’re anxious about the future, 2021 could be the year to think about making a positive change. Training with Viva could offer you a more secure outlook, providing you with in-demand skills and good career prospects.

Could 2021 be the year for a new start?

It’s not all doom and gloom

Certainly not!  We train people in building services trades where there’s a real need for expertise. With over 21 million gas boilers in the UK requiring an annual service, gas engineers are in high demand and next year looks good for renewables too, with the roll out of the Green Homes Grant.

Isn’t gas on the way out?

Long-term, yes, but not for a while. The UK relies heavily on natural gas as its primary heating fuel, so plans to replace it are likely to be based on hydrogen/gas mixes which will utilise our existing gas supply network and the gas boilers already in our homes.

Worcester Bosch has already released a hybrid boiler and following a simple adjustment that can be made by a qualified gas engineer, most homes can be easily switched to the hydrogen mix.

Gas also provides the perfect grounding for anyone with ambitions to move into renewables at a later date.

Ok, so how do I train to be a gas engineer?

Give us a call and we’ll talk through the options. For those with no previous experience, our Managed Learning Programme (MLP) offers new entrants the best combination of classroom and on-the-job training – we can find you a placement (and in some instances, a job!)

We use LCL Awards’ MLP, which is very comprehensive and designed to deliver everything you need to know to become a gas installer. If you’re prepared to work hard and are fully committed to the course, we can have you up and running on a new, rewarding career path in just fifteen weeks.

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What else is on offer?

Recent government commitments to tackle climate change and lower carbon emissions offer exciting potential in greener energy alternatives. You only have to look around you to see how many new houses are being built across the UK at the moment and most of them will be heated with air source or ground source heat pumps.

The recent Green Home Grant is encouraging those living in older houses to retrofit their homes with greener alternatives too, so if you’re looking to take a new career, an F-gas qualification could be a very good option.

Air source and ground source heat-pumps use refrigerants which come under the F Gas Regulations. You need F Gas certification to work with this potentially dangerous material – the newer, more environmentally gases are very flammable.

We deliver LCL Awards’ Category 1 F Gas programme, which is the only F-Gas qualification currently available to include elements at Level 3.  Please click here for more information.

Take a break and get ready for a new start in 2021

The Christmas and New Year holidays are traditionally a time for evaluating where you are and what you’re doing with your life.

If you’re stuck in a rut, we can offer you help and advice in moving forward.  Give us a call.


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