Duration: 30 Weeks
The Managed Learning Programme (MLP) Training course is designed for operatives with transferable skills who are familiar with working in related areas, such as plumbing, or currently working under the supervision and training of a Gas Safe Registered company or person.
Training takes place in the centre and on-the-job, including the compilation of a portfolio, culminating in practical and written assessments.
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Off-the-Job Training Requirements
The performance criteria (PC), knowledge and understanding (K&U) requirements for off-the-job training are structured to be consistent with the core competencies found in the ACS domestic core unit CCN1.
The PC and K&U are based on that specified in CCN1 with additional criteria (other than matters of gas safety) to cover situations that may be encountered when working in the downstream gas industry.
Minimum Guided Learning Hours for the Domestic Cores Units is 280 hours and includes for:
- Safety, Legislation and Standards
- Gas Emergency Actions and Procedures
- Products and Characteristics of Combustion
- Ventilation for Domestic Gas Burning Appliances
- Installation of Pipework and Fittings
- Tightness Testing and Purging
- Checking and/or Setting Meter Regulators
- Unsafe Situations, Emergency Notices and Warning Labels
- Operation and Positioning of Emergency Isolation Controls and Valves
- Checking and Setting Appliance Burner Pressures and Gas Rates
- Operation and Checking of Appliance Gas Safety Devices and Controls
- Chimney Standards
- Chimney Installation, Inspection and Testing
- Re-establish Existing Gas Supply and Re-light Appliances
Minimum Guided Learning Hours for Appliances is 70 hours and includes for:
- Central Heating Boilers (Wet)
- Optional Elements for Central Heating Boilers, Systems and Controls
- Ducted Air Heaters
- Water Heaters
- Fires and Wall Heaters
- Laundry Appliances
On-the-Job Work Experience
Off-the-job training must be complemented by gaining real world experience under the supervision of a qualified Gas Safe registered engineer who will be required to provide witness testimony to the work experience entered into the candidate’s portfolio of evidence. This must include (but not be limited to) the following elements:
- Testing for tightness.
- Pipework installation.
- Checking ventilation.
- Testing safety controls.
- Inspection of flue systems.
- Testing of flue systems
- Re-establishing gas supplies and re-lighting appliances.
- Identification of appliance or pipework faults/defects.
- Working on appliances relevant to the work categories undertaken.
It is recognised that gaining real world work experience can be unpredictable and therefore its quality and range could vary greatly from one situation to another. To illustrate this 2 examples are highlighted below where work experience has been gained by being supervised by:
- A sole trader offering a limited range of services.
- A number of different engineers working for a national company offering a full range of services.
Taking this into consideration the work experience can be facilitated in one of two ways:
1. The portfolio of work experience must provide evidence representative of a minimum of 12 weeks work experience and cover the elements specified above. If after 12 weeks experience some elements have not been met, with the consent of the training provider up to 2 elements could be covered in a simulated environment.
2. Where all the elements of the specified work experience have been met on more than one occasion and this has been endorsed by a suitable quality management system the minimum time element can be reduced to 8 weeks.