CORGI has launched a new EAL-accredited VRQ course in Gas Safety Management in social housing
CORGI Technical Services and EAL (Excellence Achievement Learning) have been working together to develop the first sector specific VRQ (Vocationally Recognised Qualification) in Gas Safety Management in Social Housing.
The Level 4 VRQ is aimed at management level expertise and is similar to an NVQ. It has been created to meet the needs of social housing organisations who wanted a recognised qualification to validate their skill and enhance their knowledge in delivering effective gas safety management.
CORGI, the leading provider of gas safety services to Social Housing organisations, developed the VRQ with EAL, the specialist employer-recognised awarding body.
EAL focuses on specific core sectors, which gives unrivalled knowledge and understanding of skills needed by employers and delivers real career benefits for learners.
Claire Heyes, Joint CEO of CORGI Technical Services, said: “The industry has been calling for this type of training and accreditation for many years and so we have responded with the development of this new VRQ.
“We have had an excellent response to the creation of the qualification from across the sector - our research has shown that there is a strong need for information about the application of gas safety standards within social housing.
“We believe that the new qualification will, over time, become a requirement for all management responsible for gas safety in their organisation.”
The VRQ in Gas Safety Management in Social Housing qualification consists of:
- A one day guided learning event followed by self-study modules
- Assessment-based distance learning
- Support from experienced CORGI tutors throughout the study period
The course is divided into five units:
- Gas Safety legislation
- Gas in Social Housing
- Carbon Monoxide
- Flues & Ventilation
- Appliances, Meters & Pipework
Start dates have been set for the course in 2012:
- Newcastle – 20 June
- Reading – 18 July
- Sheffield – 22 August
- Edinburgh – 19 September
- London – 10 October
- Maidstone – 24 October
- Leicester – 14 November
- Liverpool – 12 December
Other dates and venues will be confirmed over the next few weeks and in-house programmes can be arranged on request.