BPEC Gas Foundation

Introduction

Enquiries: Email shortcourses@dumgal.ac.uk

Designed for candidates who want a career in the gas industry – this course will allow Category 2 or 3 applicants for Gas Assessment to be eligible for assessment.

Course code

SGFO

Location

Dumfries Campus

Duration

40 days in college (Fridays): 10th January – 19th December 2025, 0900 – 1630
*excludes Easter, Summer & October holidays*

Price

£2650.00

Availability

Location: Dumfries
Start Date – 10 Jan 2025 09:00
End Date – 19 Dec 2025 09:00

Entry Requirements

Employment or experience in the gas/plumbing industry as an operative with the ability to gather on-site experience of gas installation and maintenance

Trainees who lack gas training and experience will need to hold a recognised qualification in the mechanical services engineering sector (e.g. plumbing), or they will have gained a minimum of 2 GCSEs (Grade C) or equivalent, preferably English, Mathematics or relevant/appropriate experience or an entry assessment.

Course Content

Candidates will cover both practical and theory based work throughout the course. This course requires 40 days in a college environment plus ‘on the job’ training. Candidates must provide work based evidence under the supervision of a Gas Safe registered operative, which must be arranged by yourself.

Progression

On successful completion of this course candidates will be able to progress onto ACS gas assessment.

Career Prospects

Along with the relevant industrial experience successful candidates may gain employment as a Gas Engineer.

Additional funding information

No One Left Behind Training Allowance
Dumfries and Galloway Local Employability partnership (Funded by the Scottish Government) are proud to be working in partnership with DG College to offer eligible individuals funding to learn new, work-related skills and training.

You can use the money to build the skills you need for a job or get some training to take your career to the next level.

And because it’s not a loan, you don’t have to pay it back.

Check if you are eligible then follow the registration process.

Are you eligible?

You must meet all of the following criteria

  • 16 years of age or older
  • Resident in Dumfries and Galloway
  • Have the right to work and live in the UK.
  • Unemployed and looking to get back into work OR in employment and claiming an income-based benefit (i.e Universal Credit)

AND at least one of the following characteristics: (hyperlink to the definitions)

  • Parents with a child under the age of 19 (still registered in full time education)
  • Armed Forces Veteran
  • Asylum Seeker
  • Care Experienced
  • Caring responsibilities
  • Childcare needs
  • Criminal Convictions
  • Homeless or affected by housing inclusion.
  • Long Term health condition/ illness
  • No Limited work experience.
  • Refugee
  • Substance related conditions
  • Lack of Transport

If you meet the criteria, you could receive the full cost of your course fee.

Apply for your No One Left Behind Grant

To access support with the fees you must register with DG Works. Just follow the link or use the QR code. If you are already registered, please contact your Employment Key Worker for next steps.

Once you have completed the registration form and your eligibility has been checked someone from DG Works (part of Dumfries and Galloway Council) will contact you to ask you to provide the following evidence:

  • Reside in Scotland (e.g. evidence address)
  • Working Age (e.g. birth certificate)
  • Right to Live & Work in the UK (e.g. evidence of benefits)

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If you have any questions please contact 01387 260035 or email DGEmployability@dumgal.gov.uk

Course Contact Details

If you would like more information or to reserve a place on a course, please get in touch.

Telephone: 01387 734199
E-mail:shortcourses@dumgal.ac.uk

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Selling Points

On successful completion of the Gas Foundation Certificate will allow cadidates to undertake the ACS Gas Assessments to become a fully qualified domestic Gas Engineer.

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