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New Entrants Training Gas Course - Halifax, Yorkshire - Viva Training Centre

New Entrants Gas Course

Course Duration:

26 weeks

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Our purpose built Gas Engineering Managed Learning Programme (MLP) offers a route to becoming Gas Safe registered for new entrants and trades people with transferable skills. Changing careers could not be simpler.

Full Time & Part Time Courses available.

 

From: £6,000.00 inc. VAT

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New Entrants Gas Training Course

The new entrants gas course combines classroom and practical learning and completing a portfolio on live installations. The time it takes to complete the programme depends on previous experience and your ability to stick to the training plan, which is designed to be completed in 26 weeks. We will do everything we can to ensure you have all the necessary support and guidance to gain the qualifications.

Our 4 step process makes becoming a Gas Safe Engineer as easy as possible.

 

Managed Learning Programme Includes

Our managed learning programme is broken down into manageable chunks and delivered by expert Gas Tutors with decades of experience at some of the UK’s leading gas institutions, covering the following areas:

  • Introduction to plumbing, gas and heating theory and principles
  • Introduction to Health and Safety including safe use of tools, asbestos, legionella awareness, manual handling and fire safety precautions.
  • Pipework installation and practical skills.
  • Gas legislation, Building Regulations and British Standards.
  • Industry unsafe situations procedures.
  • Tightness testing of domestic natural gas installations.
  • Measuring and interpretation of gas pressures and the calculation of heat inputs
  • Gas appliance functions and the operation of gas safety controls
  • Principles of flueing, chimneys and combustion
  • Safe isolation of electrical installations
  • The wiring of complete control systems for wet central heating including S&Y Plans.
  • Concepts of heating design.
  • Energy Efficiency for Domestic Heating
  • Admission onto ACS refresher training and full initial assessment suite for Core Domestic Gas Safety (CCN1) and Gas fired boilers and water heaters (CENWAT)

The programme offers a hands-on approach to learning, combining theoretical knowledge with real-world situations. The training is designed to be interactive and practical, engaging students in projects and real-life situations.

This practical approach ensures you’re not only understanding the theory, but also learning how to apply your knowledge in real-life scenarios. It equips you with practical skills that will be directly applicable in the workplace.

 

Step 1

Introduction to Gas including theory principles, hands-on workshops, and introduction to E-learning.

Step 2

Work-based competence and gas portfolio building.

Step 3

Portfolio Hand in and Assessment.

Step 4

Complete the course and get entered into the ACS Assessments.

Your Portfolio

Your portfolio forms a very important part of your certification. It involves gathering evidence of installation, repair, and servicing work in real environments under the supervision of a Gas Safe registered engineer. Don’t worry if you haven’t produced evidenced work in this way, we have in-centre support as well as guides to help you succeed.

VIVA Training conducts comprehensive workshops prior to the placement. These sessions are designed to prepare you for your upcoming experience, providing you with the necessary tools and knowledge to make the most of your placement. By attending the pre-placement workshops, you’re better equipped to navigate the challenges and opportunities that come with hands-on experience. This preparation can significantly enhance your learning during the placement and ensure a swift submission of your portfolio.

Don’t worry if you haven’t got a suitable placement, we can support you with this!

 

Course Duration

Our gas training course takes 26 weeks, with your time split between the centre, e-learning (Self Directed Study), and on-site placement. Usual hours are 8:30 am – 4 pm. Although the course is 26 weeks in total the amount of weeks actually spent in the centre will be much less.

Week 1-3 introduction in the centre (Monday – Thursday) Self Directed Study day (Friday)

Week 7 self directed study and preparation for placement

Week 8 + Portfolio Training and placement alongside a gas engineer local to our training centre.

Week 21 portfolio hand-in and certification

Week 26 admission onto ACS refresher training and Initial Assessment Suite

 

The Full-Time Course Schedule

A total of 7 weeks will be spent in the centre – spread out across the 26 week course duration. You will not be in the centre for a block of 7 weeks!

A week for revision and ACS Exams will be held as the final stage of the process, and carried out once your portfolio has been completed and certified. 

 

The Part-Time Course Schedule

Every Saturday in the centre for 26 weeks.

Revision and ACS Exams will be in addition to this.

 

The Evening Course Schedule

Every Wednesday & Thursday 5pm – 9pm in the centre for 26 weeks.

Revision and ACS Exams will be in addition to this.

 

This Managed Learning Programme meets the latest requirements of IG/1 Standard.

Benefits of the New Entrants Course

The benefits of this course to your career as well as potential income prospects are massive. Our Gas Course is an accredited Managed Learning programme or MLP and has been designed to offer hands-on training focused around building your skills and knowledge, not just teaching you how to sit an exam. Our course is a great alternative to an apprenticeship, you will gain the same skills, confidence, knowledge and qualifications at the end, however our course can be completed in 6 months, whereas a traditional apprenticeship for an engineer can take years. 

This means:

  • You could be earning in as little at 6 months.
  • You don’t need to stop working to complete your course
  • Designed for people with skills in other fields who want to retrain.
  • Full and Part-time options available with Saturday-only courses running twice a year.
  • There are no hidden costs. The one price you pay includes everything from books, portfolio help, placement hours, and exam fees.
  • There are no minimum entry qualifications to start the course.

Requirements & Qualifications

The great thing about our Gas Engineer Course is that, unlike an apprenticeship, there are no minimum qualification expectations. While no formal Maths and English qualification is required, trainees must be able to read and write as well as have an understanding of basic mathematics. We will perform an informal check before you begin your training to ensure we are happy you can undertake the course, and that’s it! 

This programme is perfect for people fresh out of the armed forces or have owned their own business and never required the minimum GCSEs so many jobs ask for.

The qualifications you will receive after completing our course is your Pathway to Gas certificate, which enables you to sit your ACS Exams upon passing the ACS assessment, you will receive your ACS Certificate, which is all you need to join the gas register.

Course Location

This Course is based in our Halifax Training centre located close to the M62 with great access from all over the country.

Our purpose built centre offers state of the art classrooms and workshops where you can see the theoretical principles you will learn about in action and get in-centre experience working on boilers, central heating and pipework.

We find our students love our facilities so much they are one of the main reasons they keep coming back for further training.

Parking:

Please note all trainees are asked to park in the free car park opposite the mill. If you have a large van with ladders, or roof rocks and won’t fit under the 2.1m barrier, please get in touch with us and we will grant you a permit to park inside the mill complex

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New Entrants Course Pricing

The complete Gas Engineering Course costs £6,000. This includes everything you will need during your journey with us over the 26 weeks, including your ACS exam fees, portfolio help, and placement.

 

Paying by deposit

We understand that as important as investing in yourself is, the full total cost can be a lot in one go, that’s why we offer a small deposit is required to secure your place on the course. The remaining balance will be split based on the payment plan you select. We will contact you via email to arrange for your start with us and arrange any specific invoicing you require.

If choosing to pay via deposit, all balance must be settled before qualifying.

If you want to discuss your payments or options, please contact us via 08006123177.

Accommodation

During your time linked with our training centre you will be expected to spend multiple periods of time here with us. If you wish to stay in the area while you learn with us, we have a number of great affordable hotels and Airbnbs in the area.

Travelodge Halifax
Gate 9, Dean Clough Industrial Park,, Halifax, HX3 5AY
Tel: 08719 846144

Premier Inn Halifax Town Centre hotel
Broad Street Plaza, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX1 1YA
Tel: 0333 321 9262

Shibden Mill Inn
The Shibden Mill Inn, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX3 7UL
Tel: 01422 365840

Holdsworth House Hotel
Holdsworth House, Holdsworth Road, Halifax, HX2 9TG
Tel: 01422 240024

For more information on the area, hotels, and support in planning your trip, visit our Plan You Visit page.

A look around the course, with Allen Hart

You may recognise Allen from YouTube. His channel has over 80K subscribers with his videos generating thousands of views. Viva Training works closely with Allen to provide our students and the wider public insights into the HVAC industry as well as tips and tricks for fellow tradesmen. This is his tour of the New Entrants Gas Course with VIVA’s Founder, Richard Firth.

For our Managed Learning Programme we don’t require any pre-requisite qualifications. Not even English & Math GCSE, all we will do is an informal assessment to judge your ability to complete the course.

 Yes, we are happy to split the remaining balance due after the £500 deposit into set payments. The remaining balance will be split into two equal payments. The first due 3 weeks before commencement of the course, the second, 3 weeks after the course start date. We will contact you via email to arrange for your start with us and invoicing for the remaining balance.

If choosing to pay via deposit, all balance must be settled before qualifying.

If you choose to pay with a deposit, your deposit of £500 is due straight away and is what secures your place on the course.

While we do not find direct employment after the course, we do provide you with all the skills and knowledge to gain employment or start up your own business.

Of course, you will just need to enter their details above or when you get in touch with us. We will require to speak to the individual trainee(s) before the course starts to complete our informal assessment.

You don’t need anything to start the course. All we recommend is you bring some steel toe-cap boots and work trousers for your practical days.

Your qualification codes dictate the devices you can work on/install. Generally speaking you will be able to work on all CENWAT devices including domestic boilers, central heating. Other qualification codes i.e CKR1 and HTR1 are available if evidenced in your portfolio. Speak to us if you are interested in specific appliances.

To become a practising gas engineer, there is no prerequisite to have any prior plumbing knowledge; however, there are many tradespeople who learn more than one area of expertise.

A portfolio is a body of evidence you produce to prove your competence in working with certain gas appliances. You must evidence the devices you wish to work on in your career to be signed off in those sectors.

Unfortunately the days in centre MUST be completed in centre as most of the work, other than exams, is practical based and the theory works best surrounded by the appliances being discussed. We do offer an online supplement module to allow students to work through the theory alongside your centre days to give you the best opportunity to succeed.

It’s never too early or too late to choose a life in the trades. With out New Entrants Managed Learning Programme for Gas Engineers, we make it as simple as possible to train/retrain. Our Course is designed for mature learners between 18 and 65 and we see a range of age groups go on to have a successful career in the gas and Heating Industry.

What our customers have said

Tommy FitzsimmonsTommy Fitzsimmons ★★★★★ Absolutely wonderful training, very informative and excellent experienceA zzz. HazardA zzz. Hazard ★★★★★ Attended ASHP training! Great training and great facilitiesHector BracamonteHector Bracamonte ★★★★★ Very good!Response from the ownerHi Hectre,Thanks for the superb five-star review on our 3-day Boiler Fault Finding Course! We're thrilled to hear that you found it very good, and we appreciate your positive feedback.As you continue to excel, remember that the VIVA Training team is always here to support and empower you. Keep up the great work, and we look forward to serving you in the future!Kind Regards,All the Team at VIVA Training Lee CollinsLee Collins ★★★★★ Excellent course, great training staff and great facilities. I’ll definitely use again for our future training needsResponse from the ownerHi Lee,Thanks for the awesome five-star review! We're delighted that our 3-day Boiler Fault Finding Course, training staff, and facilities exceeded your expectations. Your enthusiasm empowers us to keep delivering top-notch training experiences.We're excited to have you back for future training needs. Remember, we're here to support your growth and success. Keep rocking, and see you soon!Kind Regards,All the Team at VIVA Training Liam HudsonLiam Hudson ★★★★★ Would highly recommend. Lovely staff and knowledgable tutorspete hicklingpete hickling ★★★★★ ASHP course, Great 3 Days training,Pete was excellent with great knowledge.Well worth the costThanks Viva Training.👍🏻Response from the ownerThank you for taking the time to leave a 5🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟review for the Air Source Heat Pump course. It's appreciated 👍👍 Ethan GarnerEthan Garner ★★★★★ Just done the air source course, brilliant staff and resources! Fully recommend 👌🏼Response from the ownerWe appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us regarding the Air Source Heat Pump Course. It was our pleasure to have you as a participant, and we trust that the knowledge and skills you have gained will contribute significantly to your success in the renewables industry.As we continue to strive for excellence in delivering professional training, your feedback is invaluable. We are committed to fostering an environment that encourages growth and development, and your enthusiasm to embrace the world of renewable energy is truly inspiring.Thank you once again for choosing our course, and we look forward to supporting your journey in the renewables sector. Should you have any questions or require further assistance, please do not hesitate to reach out to us.Wishing you all the best in your future endeavours.Warm regards, Bradley LewisBradley Lewis ★★★★★ Studied air source course aswell as gas , both brilliant , very informative and helpful also took the water regs and unvented cylinder , this was also very informative and gave a great insight into the industryResponse from the ownerHi Bradley,Thank you for your outstanding five-star review! We're thrilled that you found both the Air Source Heat Pump and Gas courses to be brilliant, informative, and helpful. Your success is our top priority, and your kind words are a testament to our team's dedication.As you excel in the renewables and gas industries, remember that we're here to support you. If you need anything, don't hesitate to reach out.Wishing you a bright and prosperous future!Kind regardsAll the Team at VIVA Phil HarrisPhil Harris ★★★★★ Top guys and great placeAndy BattsAndy Batts ★★★★★ Well what can I say, if you need any of the training I highly recommend viva,Very knowledgeable trainers and great venue. 5*****Robert SharpRobert Sharp ★★★★★ I would just like to say a big thank you to you and all the training staff, you were all absolutely brilliant , very helpful and the facilities were excellent too. I’ll definitely be back at some point to do the boiler fault finding course and hopefully cookers and fires next year .Once again thanks for everything.Kind regards RobResponse from the ownerIt was a pleasure to put you through your ACS. Wish you all the best in your career and look forward to seeing you back in centre for the fault finding course 🔥 dave hargravedave hargrave ★★★★★ Excellent trainingResponse from the ownerThank you for taking the time to post a review for VIVA Training. It was great to have you on the Boiler Fault finding course and we are thrilled to receive your feedback! Emmerson MontgomeryEmmerson Montgomery ★★★★★ Ryan NaylorRyan Naylor ★★★★★ Completed a air source heat pump course at viva training, the staff and resources are brilliant, would highly recommend.Response from the ownerHi Adam,Thank you for taking the time to leave your fantastic five-star review! We're delighted to hear that you had a great experience during our Boiler Fault Finding course and would highly recommend it.At VIVA Training, we're passionate about providing high-quality training experiences to help our participants excel in their careers. Your positive feedback and appreciation mean a lot to us and motivate us to continue delivering top-notch training.Thank you for choosing VIVA Training, and we look forward to assisting you with any future training needs!Warm Regards,All the Team at VIVA Training mohammad ashfaqmohammad ashfaq ★★★★★ I came back to do heat pump training ,I already did my gas safe with viva training academy. They been fantastic .would recommend highly.DD ★★★★★ Well worth the journey from London! Thank you Roy you have answered many of my questions I have had for many years. Can’t thank you enough for passing on the knowledge which will massively improve me as an engineer for years to come.DavidLee DowlingLee Dowling ★★★★★ Brilliant course. Very informative. Excellent tutor.Highly recommendedLiam CaswellLiam Caswell ★★★★★ Did Ashp course, water regs and unvented hot water courses, fantastic place, very knowledgeable and friendly staff, learnt a lot, would deffo come back here for any more training in future.Response from the ownerHi Liam,Thanks for the amazing five-star review! We're delighted you had a fantastic experience in the ASHP course and appreciated our knowledgeable, friendly staff. Your enthusiasm fuels our passion for delivering top-notch training.We'd be thrilled to welcome you back for future courses. Remember, we're here to support your growth. Keep shining, and see you soon!Kind regardsAll the Team at VIVA Training Aaron HallAaron Hall ★★★★★ Completed my ASHP at viva training. Great atmosphere, trainer very knowledgeable and easy going. Would highly recommend this place. Will definitely be back for any further or on going training.M Shafait (Plumbserve)M Shafait (Plumbserve) ★★★★★ Excellent fault finding course delivered by Roy, highly recommend.Response from the ownerThank you for taking the time to post a review for VIVA Training. It was great to have you on the Boiler Fault finding course and we are thrilled to receive your feedback! Shane AbbottShane Abbott ★★★★★ Simon HelliwellSimon Helliwell ★★★★★ Humayun IshaqHumayun Ishaq ★★★★★ Best course I have attended Unlike others which are showroom based don’t touch this or you left mark there.This was actually hands on course Different makes and models were in workshop both live and dead boilers also lots of sensor switches pumps,G valves etc. Pete was excellent made sure everyone understood what were they doing and what outcome or readings they were looking from each test carried out.pete put faults on live Boilers when we were away for break to simulate real world scenarios which was really good.Excellent would really recommend it.craig biggscraig biggs ★★★★☆ Really informative, staff are friendly and helpful, I would say there is a lot to take in but would recommend viva to any one who wants to start doing the f gas and air source , as you will have a better understanding of how systems work, thankyou viva it’s been emotional 😁👌🏽👍🏽🤩Ozzie OsborneOzzie Osborne ★★★★★ Amazing course with very knowledgeable trainers. Would 100% recommend viva training & I’ll be coming back for further training myself in the near futureAndy LehanAndy Lehan ★★★★★ Training on ashpGreat course Peter has been fantastic with the training explained everything clearHighly recommendAndrew lehanMark Foy-RoseMark Foy-Rose ★★★★★ Great centre for learning and development. 👍Holly BarberHolly Barber ★★★★★ Excellent training at VIVA Training, completed the Air Source Heat Pump Training course. The trainers are brilliant, made it fun too.Response from the ownerHi Holly,Thank you for your five-star review and for sharing your positive experience with our Air Source Heat Pump Training course at VIVA Training. We are thrilled to hear that you found the training to be excellent and that our trainers were able to create a dynamic and engaging learning atmosphere.Our team is dedicated to delivering exceptional education and fostering an environment that not only supports professional growth but also encourages enjoyment throughout the learning process. Your kind words and satisfaction with the course are a testament to our trainers' expertise and commitment.As you continue your journey in the renewables industry, please know that we are here to support you every step of the way. If you have any questions or need further assistance, do not hesitate to reach out to us.We appreciate your endorsement and look forward to the opportunity to serve you in the future.Wishing you continued success in the world of renewable energy. Damon HalshawDamon Halshaw ★★★★★ I attended the course with small knowledge of breakdowns and limited use of a multi meter, by the end of the 3 days I was able to identify faults and prove failed components with relative ease.Response from the ownerHi Damon,Thank you for sharing your excellent five-star review! We're thrilled to hear that our Boiler Fault Finding course was able to significantly improve your knowledge and skills in identifying faults and failed components.At VIVA Training, we're passionate about providing high-quality training experiences to help our participants excel in their careers. Your positive feedback and appreciation are greatly valued and motivate us to continue delivering top-notch training.Thank you for choosing VIVA Training, and we look forward to assisting you with any future training needs!Warm Regards,All the Team at VIVA Training Corey RickwoodCorey Rickwood ★★★★★ Brilliant ASHP course. Excellent training.Lee DilworthLee Dilworth ★★★★★ Fantastic course just completed ASHP and water regs. Brilliant team and facilities.qasim akramqasim akram ★★★★★ Great place for training with really good facilities. Great communication from admin staff to trainers made the whole process very smooth. Recommended.Faiz ul HaqFaiz ul Haq ★★★★★ I have just pass my ACS exam at viva training academy and I really enjoyed and learn a lot because of the best training coach of the country the legend sir Roy,Sir pete and sir Russ ,thanks viva to bring me in gas industry and give me opportunity to learn about the gas ,definitely will join for future courses.Response from the ownerThank you so much for your kind words and for taking the time to share your positive experience at Viva Training Academy! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your ACS exam preparation with our esteemed trainers, Sir Roy, Sir Pete, and Sir Russ. They take great pride in sharing their knowledge and expertise to ensure your success in the gas industry.We appreciate your recommendation and are excited to welcome you back for future courses. Our team will always be here to support your professional growth and development. Once again, congratulations on passing your ACS exam, and we wish you all the best in your gas industry career!Warm regards,The Viva Training Academy Team Reece WilliamsReece Williams ★★★★★ Excellent training brilliant course highly recommend to anyone wanting to develop there skills in a professional environmentResponse from the ownerHi Reece,Thank you for your fantastic five-star review and for sharing your experience with our 3-day Boiler Fault Finding Course. We're thrilled to hear that you found the training to be excellent and the course beneficial for skill development in a professional environment.Our team at VIVA Training is dedicated to providing top-notch education and fostering a supportive atmosphere to help our participants grow and succeed. Your recommendation is a testament to our team's commitment and hard work.As you continue to excel in your career, remember that we are here to support you. If you have any questions or need further assistance, please don't hesitate to reach out.Wishing you continued success in your professional journey.Kind Regards,All the Team at VIVA Training jamie wynnjamie wynn ★★★★★ Very good course good tutor and learned more than I thought I would.BernardBernard ★★★★★ Just recently completed a fault finding course with the ever knowledgeable Roy Fugler.I honestly cannot rate this training centre and Roy highly enough!I completed my ACS training with them over two years ago and they were my number one choice when I decided to expand my knowledge around the inner workings of a boiler and how to diagnose the issues that often arise.I will have to re-sit my ACS again in a few years and there’s only one place I’ll be going. It’s VIVA all the way!John AlmondJohn Almond ★★★★★ Passed my ACS with Viva, great trainers put me at ease in a relaxed training atmosphere. Roy & Pete are down to earth, helpful and know there stuff. Lindsay was helpful with the paperwork/ portfolio side of the course, which also helped as paperwork isn't my forte.The company they use for placement are also good, made a few new friends and enjoyed the experience with Basi. Would recommend and I will be going back.michael sagarmichael sagar ★★★★★ Brilliant course, very informativejames faircloughjames fairclough ★★★★★ Response from the ownerHi James,Thank you for the outstanding five-star review! We appreciate your support and are glad to know that our training met your expectations. Feedback like yours drives us to improve and deliver exceptional courses continuously.As you continue your journey, remember that we are here to support your growth and development. If you need any assistance or have questions, feel free to reach out to us.Wishing you continued success and looking forward to serving you in the future!Kind RegardsAll the Team at VIVA Training Brendan FisherBrendan Fisher ★★★★★ ASHP course - Very good Will definitely be back for more coursesTom SewellTom Sewell ★★★★★ Did the heat pump installation course. Really good and informative. Free brews as well!john ashworthjohn ashworth ★★★★★ Warren RobinsonWarren Robinson ★★★★★ Great course, trainer clearly implemented his knowledge to the class making it clear an understandableFaz RamzanFaz Ramzan ★★★★★ Great company very informative and very detailed training on air source heat pumps. Tutor was very good and very helpful all the wayAndrew TimminsAndrew Timmins ★★★★★ Great training great experience would recommendMark ChamberlainMark Chamberlain ★★★★★ Brilliant training, I will definitely be back to do my air source heat pump courseResponse from the ownerThank you for taking the time to post a review for VIVA Training. It was great to have you on the Boiler Fault finding course and we are thrilled to receive your feedback! Peter CalvertPeter Calvert ★★★★★ Been on the air source heat pump course excellent training excellent tutors well educatedResponse from the ownerHi Peter,Thank you for taking the time to share your positive experience with our Air Source Heat Pump Course. We are delighted to receive your five-star review and to learn that you found the training and our tutors to be exceptional.Our team of dedicated professionals is committed to providing high-quality education and fostering a supportive learning environment. Your kind words and satisfaction with the course serve as a testament to their hard work and expertise.As you continue to explore and excel in the renewables industry, please remember that our team is here to support you. Should you have any questions or need further assistance, feel free to reach out to us at any time.We appreciate your endorsement and look forward to the opportunity to serve you in the future.Wishing you the best of luck in your endeavours in the world of renewable energy.Warm regards,All the Team at VIVA Training Adela Csaszar-ToganAdela Csaszar-Togan ★★★★★ Very professional team!Response from the ownerThank you for your 5🌟review, it is appreciated Adela js_loader

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