Title | The Technical Academy - East Durham College

Level 3 Diploma in Gas Utilisation

This qualification is aimed at those students wishing to progress their future careers in the gas maintenance industry. The course will provide you with the skills and experience you need to install and maintain gas systems safely in people’s homes. This qualification must be completed via the Apprenticeship route.

Entry requirements

In order to be accepted on this course candidates must have five GCSEs grades A* to C which must include Maths and English or Level 2 Functional Skills in Maths and English.

What areas are covered by the course?

  • Design natural gas systems
  • Specify programmes for working on natural gas systems and components
  • Plan the work activities for natural gas systems and components
  • Commission and decommission natural gas systems and LPG
  • Maintain a safe working environment for all natural gas related work
  • Establish, maintain and develop effective working relationships with others for all natural gas related work
  • Contribute to the improvement of business products and services for natural gas related work
  • Apply gas safety measures to domestic natural gas related work activities
  • Install complex natural gas systems and components

How is the course taught?

Students are expected to have a placement to successfully complete this course.

How is the course assessed?

The course is assessed in a variety of ways. Multiple choice online tests will assess knowledge and understanding. Time based practical activities throughout the year, as well as a number of graded assignments.

Length of course

One year.

Progression/Career opportunities

Completion of this qualification provides learners with the opportunity to progress into employment or other construction courses and training. This qualification could couold also lead onto an apprenticeship.

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