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Associated Courses

Here at the GET Training Centre we also provide additional courses to extend an operatives scope of works and for Social Housing Landlords

  • Legionella Prevention and Water Treatment for Operators & Managers
  • Essential Electrics, Safe Isolation of Electrical Equipment and Boiler Fault Finding
  • Disconnection & Relocation of Permanent Equipotential Bonding on domestic gas pipework
  • Unvented Hot Water Systems
  • WRAS - Water Regulations Certificate
  • Level 3 Award in Auditing of Gas Work
  • Level 2 Award in Gas Safety Awareness in Social Housing
  • Level 3 Award in Auditing of a Gas Business Work Management Procedures

Duration: 1 Day

The Legionella Prevention and Water Treatment course is designed to help plumbers; operators and managers comply with the guidance published in the HSE document Approved Code of Practice (ACoP) L8. The course will help learners comply with their legal duties including identifying and assessing sources of risk, preparing a scheme to prevent or control risk, implementing, managing and monitoring precautions and keeping records of control measures taken.

There are two versions of the course available, for plumbers and operators that carry out work on the water supply system and for supervisors and managers who are responsible for management of water systems in properties under their control.

Be trained and assessed on the following:

  • The background to Legionnaires Disease
  • What is the Legionella Bacteria
  • Where and how does it multiply
  • How is it spread and contracted
  • How to comply to the law
  • Duties, obligations and records
  • Assessing risk
  • Controlling and reducing risk
  • Methods of Treatment
  • Prevention and disinfection
  • Record keeping


The plumber and operator version also includes practical detail regarding how to disinfect and clean a domestic sized water system using various methods; chlorine, bleach and silver hydrogen peroxide.

The course is not designed to cover large commercial water systems, water towers or cooling systems in any depth.

Learners undertaking the plumber and operator's course must hold an N/SVQ or equivalent qualification in plumbing or have previous plumbing experience (normally a minimum of 2 years) and a valid certificate in WRAS Water Regulations.

Learners undertaking the supervisors and managers course do not require any formal qualification however they should have a good understanding of water systems and current best practice legislation.

All learners must successfully complete a written multiple choice assessment based on ACoP L8 and other relevant documents. Plumbers and operators must in addition complete a practical assessment involving cleaning and disinfection a domestic sized water system.

Learners undertaking the plumber and operator's course must hold an N/SVQ or equivalent qualification in plumbing or have previous plumbing experience (normally a minimum of 2 years) and a valid certificate in WRAS Water Regulations.

Duration: 4 Days

Trained and assessed in the following areas

  • Basic Electrical Theory and selecting the correct test instrument.
  • Domestic Heater Control Circuits Y and S plan circuits
  • Boiler Fault Finding Techniques
  • Common Electrical Component used in the Gas Industry & Fault Finding


It is essential that the candidate will be working in a related industry

Assessment is carried out using written tests and practical assessments

Duration: 0.5 Day

PEB1 is for operatives involved in the repositioning, altering or extending the Protective Equipotential Bonding (PEB) conductor when changing the position of gas meters within a dwelling and associated outbuildings and locations. Formally known as the Main Equipotential Bond (MEB).

Be trained and assessed on:

  • Legislation and Standards
  • Understanding electrical installations
  • Repositioning, alteration and extension of PEB
  • Safe Isolation and working methods
  • Correct material selection and safe use
  • Testing

PEB is of a limited scope nature; where doubt or confusion arises on site regarding the electrical installation, advice should be sought from a competent electrical engineer prior to carrying out any work.

Candidates must possess as a minimum valid CCN1, CMA1, CESP1 or CCLP1 (PD) or any of the City & Guilds N/SVQ6012 qualifications with MET1. A knowledge of basic electrical principles would be an advantage but not essential. 

Upon completion of the training candidates will be assessed by both practical and written tasks.

Duration: 1 Day

The hot water systems and safety course is aimed at experienced plumbing and heating operatives who require a qualification in the installation, servicing and maintenance of domestic hot water systems. HWSS has been developed to ensure operatives comply with Approved Document G (ADG) 2010 when carrying out work on hot water systems. Training includes requirements for the installation of G3 Unvented Hot Water Systems and covers systems up to 500 litres capacity and 45kW power input.
  
The Hot Water Systems and Safety certificate is recognised by those Competent Person Schemes (CPS) approved to offer a self-certification scheme under ADG, enabling installers of hot water systems (including Unvented HWS) to self-certify the installation. A certificate in Hot Water Systems and Safety is also required by the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) registration bodies for those looking to be recognised for the installation of Solar Thermal Hot Water Systems.

Be trained and assessed in the following areas:

  • Regulations, standards and guidelines
  • Theory of understanding of expansion of hot water (HW)
  • Principles of HW storage
  • Design considerations
  • Components and function
  • Safety controls, discharge and integration
  • Installation of HW systems
  • Maintenance and servicing of HW systems including
  • Unvented HWS
  • Health and safety considerations
     

It is essential that HWSS candidates will be experienced in the installation of domestic cold and hot water systems. It is also essential that they hold one DCLG recognised competency in a conventional fuel i.e. gas, oil or solid fuel; or for those in the plumbing field an NVQ level 2 or equivalent plumbing qualification or experience. A basic knowledge of the WRAS Water (fittings) Regulations is desirable although this course is available separately. Candidates undertaking the course should also be conversant with the new Part G document which can be downloaded from the following link: Part G Building Document 2010

Assessment is carried out using a variety of methods; including multiple choice, short written response and scenario questions and observed practical tasks

Duration: 1 day

WRAS training covers the Water Regulations (1999) and is a necessary requirement for qualified plumbers (minimum Level 2) looking to join their local water authorities Water Industry Approved Plumber Scheme, one of the plumbing competent person schemes (CPS) and Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) registration bodies. The course includes a comprehensive guide and workbook.

Be trained and assessed in the following areas:

  • Interpretation and definitions
  • Materials and substances
  • Requirements, design and installation
  • Backflow and contamination prevention
  • Hot and cold water services
  • Flushing devices
  • Sanitary appliances; both internal and external

Duration: 1 day

This regulated qualification is for learners working within the Social Housing sector that is aimed at non-technical Social Housing staff, the Level 2 Gas Safety Awareness qualification is ideally suited to anyone who works within the administration or call center function of gas safety contracts but needs a basic understanding and awareness of the technical aspects of gas to assist with enquiries they may receive from tenants or from visiting their homes and to understand terminology they may encounter in handling Landlord Gas Safety Records, repairs documentation and technical reports.


The objectives of this course is for learners to:

  • Know the types of gas used in domestic dwellings and the requirements for correct combustion
  • Understand the effects that Carbon Monoxide can have on the human body,
  • Know how Carbon Monoxide detectors should be used to reduce the risk of Carbon Monoxide poisoning,
  • Know how to identify the signs of an appliance which has combustion/flue/ventilation problems,
  • Understand the requirements for landlords under the Gas Safety Regulations,
  • Understand the requirements placed upon gas installers to work legally in domestic properties,
  • Understand the actions necessary in the event of an escape of gas or report of fumes


Pre-requisites: None

The course consists of a guided learning session followed by a written examination (multiple choice written questions) of which learners must achieve a grade of 75% to receive the Level 2 award accredited by Logic certification.

Duration: 2 days

This qualification is designed for learners undertaking auditing of gas work and consists of 2 knowledge only units

What you will learn and be assessed on:

  • Plan for an audit,
  • Conduct an audit,
  • Know the requirements for maintaining audit records and information,
  • Know how to apply audit interview techniques,
  • Know the purpose and function of an audit report,
  • Know how to provide feedback on the findings of the audit,
  • Know the technical and safety considerations in planning and conducting audits of gas work,
  • Know the legislation and standards relevant conducting audits of gas work,
  • Know how to work safely when conducting audits


Pre-requisites: Learners must hold a current and valid certificate of gas safety competence for the range and type of gas appliances and installations to be audited. 

Assessment method is an invigilated and non-invigilated open book examination

Duration: 2 days

This qualification is designed for learners undertaking gas auditing of a gas business’s work management procedures and consists of 2 knowledge only units.

What you will learn and be assessed on:

  • Plan for an audit,
  • Conduct an audit,
  • Know the requirements for maintaining audit records and information,
  • Know how to apply audit interview techniques,
  • Know the purpose and function of an audit report,
  • Know the structure and format of a written audit report,
  • Know how to provide feedback on the findings of the audit,
  • Audit a gas business’s procedures for the recruitment and selection of gas operatives and how the monitoring of their work performance is conducted,
  • Audit a gas business’s management of gas operatives training, qualifications and work allocation,
  • Audit a gas business which supervises and quality controls the work of direct employed, sub contract and agency gas operatives,
  • Audit a gas business’s procedures for maintaining gas operative work records and documentation,
  • Audit a gas business’s procedures for managing the issue and maintenance of tools, equipment and materials,
  • Audit a gas business’s procedures for managing effective customer care,
  • Audit a gas business’s procedures for managing the key support functions of the business,
  • Audit a gas business’s procedures for the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) and the Gas Industry Unsafe Situations Procedures (GIUSP)


Pre-requisites: None

Assessment method is a non-invigilated open book examination