The Level 1 Award in Gas Safety Awareness is designed to give learners a basic understanding of key points relating to domestic gas safety, and how to identify devices and features associated to gas safety within domestic properties.
This qualification is for learners aged 16 years and over who are engaged in activities which require them to attend the residential homes of clients or service users as part of their day to day job role or for those who may undertake volunteer work. This could be for a variety of reasons including: trade operatives, care workers, social workers, housing officers and maintenance personnel working in or visiting properties. It could also be useful for individuals who would like to raise their own personal awareness of gas safety in the home.
Learners are not required to hold any qualifications prior to undertaking this qualification.
However, learners are required to have a basic knowledge of numeracy and literacy.
Learners will complete one unit through which they will develop a basic understanding of key points relating to domestic gas safety, including:
This Level 1 Qualification requires the completion of one centre based knowledge assessment that is administered via a 20 question paper based multi-choice examination.
This qualification does not form part of a suite of qualifications, however, learners can progress to a Level 2 Award in Gas Safety Awareness if this is appropriate to the scope of their job role or would benefit them personally.
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