The Level 2 Award in Gas Safety Awareness is designed to give learners who complete the qualification the knowledge and confidence to identify possible signs that a gas appliance or installation is potentially dangerous, and then know what action to take under those circumstances.
The Level 2 Award in Gas Safety Awareness qualification is for learners aged 16 years and over who are engaged in employment activities which require them to attend the domestic homes of clients or service users. This could be for a variety of reasons including: completion of other trade related work, conducting surveys and routine inspections, provision of home care and tenant support services.
Learners are not required to hold any qualifications prior to undertaking this programme.
However, they are required to have a basic knowledge of numeracy and literacy.
Learners will complete one unit through which they will develop an understanding of key points relating to domestic gas safety, including:
This Level 2 qualification requires the completion of one centre-based knowledge assessment that is administered via a 30-question paper-based multi-choice examination.
No special equipment is needed.
Learners can progress to a Level 3 Award in Gas Safety Awareness for Supervisors and Managers if this is appropriate to the scope of their job role.
Derby College plumbing apprentice Tom Smith is making great progress in his apprenticeship with Derby Homes.Since starting work with the company he has taken part in the regional finals of a national heating competition and been given the opportunity to advance to a level 3 apprenticeship.
Tom, who is 20 and from Giltbrook, got good grades at A level and had planned on going to university after school.But, put off by the cost, he looked for an apprenticeship instead and is happy that he made the right choice. In February he represented Derby College in one of six regional heats of the UK Heating Apprentice of the Year, organised by HIP magazine.And, although Tom didn't make it to the national finals, he enjoyed the experience and the chance to compete against other skilled young heating apprentices.
He said: "I go to college on day release and enjoy it.
"A lot of our tutors have been there for quite a long time and they really know their subject.
I'm finding the course quite easy.
I've got a car so getting to Derby isn't a problem and I like the college building too."
Tom, who undertakes work such as installing radiators and boilers at Derby City Council's domestic properties which are managed by Derby Homes, would like to work as a gas engineer once he is fully trained