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  1. Toncho

    Toncho New Member

    Hi all
    I am 27 years old living in London working as a painter decorator at the moment but I would like to become a gas engineer as I love doing mechanical and technical work.I know it is hard and it takes long time but I have to start somehow.
    I am looking for part time evening or weekend courses as I have to earn some money to do my living so Could someone advise me what kind of gas course will be appropriate for a man without experience in gas industry?
    Which college would be the best for this purpose and approved by the gas companies after finishing the course ?
  2. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    best to speak to your local tech collage
  3. jtsplumbing

    jtsplumbing Plumber GSR

    Unless you have any, you need to get some basic plumbing knowledge as you need to understand how systems work.
  4. Toncho

    Toncho New Member

    do you guys think it is a good idea to start as a dual fuel meter fitter at first and then to improve in gas engineer
  5. Jamie Leask

    Jamie Leask New Member

    i agree with jtsplumbing, you need plenty of plumbing knowledge before this why not aim for an nvq2 first and then nvq3 and then your gas qualification acs followed by your gas safe ticket then you'll be ready
  6. king of pipes

    king of pipes Trusted Plumber GSR

    You need some plumbing experience as the guys have said i would start doing a evening plumbing course and progress from there . cheers kops
  7. Toncho

    Toncho New Member

    Thanks for the info guys
    Its really helpful for me
    Do i have to gain a diploma in plumbing first and then to progress to nvq or I can do nvq course straight away (theory practice and assessing) because Usually I know nvq is assessing on site so i have to work as a plumber I assume
    What do you reckon
  8. king of pipes

    king of pipes Trusted Plumber GSR

    Learn the basics first would be my advice best of luck. kop
  9. Toncho

    Toncho New Member

    which college are you going to learn plumbing 'king of pipes'
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  10. British Gaz

    British Gaz New Member

    Able skills do weekend courses and payment plans if money is the issue.
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