A new apprenticeship for the gas emergency services

10 Mar 2020

LCL Awards and Develop Training Ltd. (DTL) have collaborated in developing a Managed Learning Programme (MLP) specifically for the emergency services; a key part of DTL’s new Level 3 apprenticeship.

As you’d expect, gas operatives called to deal with gas emergencies, such as gas escapes and reports of fumes, must be very proficient in a particular skills set, the training requirements of which have not been met by any Awarding Body (AB) until now. 

Filling the gap

Recent changes to training provision and access to ACS assessment and regulated qualifications highlighted the need for this sector specific learning programme and gave the project impetus. The MLP was approved by IGEM in November and the first cohort of apprentices are due to finish training with DTL in December 2020, with MLP assessments this summer. 

LCL’s Awards’ Director of Operations, Steve Mulvany, who worked with DTL in extending the scope of their MLP, said:

“We’re delighted to be supporting Develop and their learners in this important sector. On achieving their MLP, learners are able to undertake their ACS (Emergency Services Provider Assessment) and register with Gas Safe Register. This is a key requirement of the apprenticeship standard and forms part of the end point assessment”

DTL’s Senior Trainer and Assessor of Apprenticeships, Lee Morgan, said of the new apprenticeship:

“The new Level 3 Apprenticeship, is undeniably challenging, but it builds team-leaders and is second to none for professional and personal development. Learners come from a variety of backgrounds. We’re pleased to be able to offer such comprehensive training and do our bit to bridge the skills-gap.”

The joint venture, between the UK’s leading sector AB and a highly-respected training company working in the sector, represents an exciting new opportunity for both companies.

MLP for the emergency services

The new Emergency Services Managed Learning Programme (MLP) builds upon LCL Awards’ current suite of learning programmes, which are recognised by employers as being particularly comprehensive, covering core elements including:

  • Reports of Gas Escapes and Fumes
  • Domestic Gas Meters
  • Domestic Pipework Installation
  • Domestic Tightness Testing and Purging
  • Non Domestic Tightness Testing and Purging

For more information about our MLP courses, click here.