Gas Apprenticeship Standards: End Point Assessment Organisation

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Gas apprenticeship standards

The Energy & Utilities Independent Assessment Service delivers end point assessment for four gas apprenticeship standards. More information about each, including the published Standard and Assessment Plan, can be read below.

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Dual Fuel Smart Meter Installation forms a key part of the Government’s smart commitment to reduce carbon emissions and improve energy management. Dual Fuel Smart Meter Installers are responsible for the safe installation, exchange, commission, decommission and on-going maintenance of Smart metering systems. This includes the explanation of how these work and giving up-to-date energy efficiency advice to the customer. 

The role is physical in nature, and may involve lifting and moving of equipment, working at heights and working in confined spaces. This occupation entails a high level of safety critical activities whilst working in customer properties. There is a rigorous requirement for a disciplined, responsible and professional approach to work that provides customer service excellence at all times. 

This apprenticeship will typically take 14 months. 

Further details can be found in the published Apprenticeship Assessment Plan. 

Gas Network Craftspersons safely build, maintain and repair components of the UK’s gas network infrastructure to provide a reliable supply of gas to domestic, commercial and industrial users. 

There are four main roles within the apprenticeship: 

  • Network Maintenance Craftsperson (Electrical & Instrumentation) – Installs, maintains and repairs either electrical or instrumentation equipment that is used for the safe and efficient operation of the United Kingdom’s gas network. 
  • Network Maintenance Craftsperson (Pressure Management) – Installs, maintains and repairs pressure control equipment that is used for the safe and efficient operation of the United Kingdom’s gas network. 
  • Network Pipelines Maintenance Craftsperson – Maintenance and protection of the gas transportation pipelines and associated connecting plant and equipment to ensure the safe operation of pipelines and prevent damage from third parties. 
  • Emergency Response Craftsperson – Gas emergency response personnel attend public reported gas emergencies, both inside and outside of property. The job title varies from Network to Network with the most recognised job titles being First Call Operative, First Call Engineer and Emergency Lead Engineer. 

This apprenticeship will typically take between 24 and 36 months for the Network Maintenance pathways and between 12 and 18 months for the Emergency Response pathway. 

Further details can be found in the published Apprenticeship Assessment Plan. 

Gas Network Operatives safely build, maintain and repair the UK’s gas network infrastructure to provide a reliable supply of gas to domestic, commercial and industrial users. 

The standard covers both Mains Layer and Service Layer roles: 

  • Service Layer– Installs, replaces and maintains gas services, which supply individual domestic and commercial premises. Their activities involve a number of technical and safety related skills to ensure gas is delivered in a safe and reliable manner. 
  • Mains Layer– Installs, replaces and maintains gas mains, which supply large numbers of domestic, commercial and industrial premises. Their activities involve a number of technical and safety related skills to ensure gas is delivered in a safe and reliable manner. 

This apprenticeship will typically take between 12 and 18 months. 

Further details can be found in the published Apprenticeship Assessment Plan. 

Gas engineers develop a range of engineering and scientific skills to provide vital services to both homes and commercial properties including installing, commissioning, servicing, repairing and testing a variety of gas appliances. These appliances range from domestic central heating systems to non-domestic ducted air heaters and hot water storage systems. 

This apprenticeship will typically take 18 months. 

Further details can be found in the published Apprenticeship Assessment Plan. 


Find Out More

To find out how the Energy & Utilities Independent Assessment Service can support end point assessment of your apprentices, please contact us on enquiries@euias.co.uk. You can also call us on 0121 713 8310 or complete our online enquiry form.