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Get a career in gas.

Our gas installation and maintenance courses get you qualified, certificated and into work.

Which course is right for me?

Advanced Learner Loans can cover the cost.

Only start repayments once you’re earning over £25,000.

Our gas installation and maintenance courses get you qualified, certificated and into work.

Over 80% of our learners go straight into jobs.

Renew your Gas Safe certification or power up your earning potential with our bolt-on ACS qualifications.

A career in the gas industry offers outstanding job prospects

A career in gas is exciting, flexible, fulfilling and well paid. The average starting salary for a gas engineer is £25,000, rising to in-excess of £40,000 with experience. Business owners often attract even higher salaries.

Which course is right for me?

Once qualified you can work for yourself or join a team and because there’s a shortage of gas engineers in the UK, you’ll find yourself in high demand.

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Barrett Bell gave me the confidence I needed to become a self-employed gas engineer. I would 100% recommend it as a career. You get a lot of job satisfaction from helping people. You also get to enjoy the freedom of working for yourself, and not having a boss. And there’s always more work that you can handle.

Self-employed gas engineer
Aftab Khan

Is a Barrett-Bell course
right for me?

How much does it cost?

Our Level 3 Diploma costs £5421.

Are you 19 or over? You can apply for an Advanced Learner Loan from the government to cover the full cost.

And you don’t have to start paying it back until you’re earning over £25,000 a year.

When and how long is the training?

The course runs for 26 weeks and requires you to attend our Watford or Stevenage centre 2 days per week, with access to our online interactive learning platform and dedicated tutors.

Join any time throughout the year - subject to availability.

What can I do once I’m qualified?

You’ll have a certificate of competence that will enable you to join the Gas Safe register.

This means you could start your own business or get a job straight away in the gas industry.

From working on domestic jobs to commercial projects - the choice will be yours.

We’re proud to be one of very few Gas Safe training providers rated as “Good” by the Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted).

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What our students are saying

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If you’re hands on and if you like interacting with people, you can make a very good living. Not just nine to five—but something you can really enjoy, with lots of job prospects.

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Luke B.

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I’ve always felt very supported at Barrett Bell, while I was learning and since I’ve moved on. Their whole ethos is about getting people into work… and it’s true.

Simon B.

I did this course with my partner. We have four kids and have never been able to earn enough to live comfortably. Before we even finished the course we both got jobs making £40,000 a year. We’ve found something we both love that sets up our family for life.

Lucy Graham
- Gas Engineer, National Grid

You'll be hard-pushed to find
a track record like ours

of our students qualify
of our students land jobs after the course
of our students complete our courses

I've had three customers in to sign today who are on the Barrett-Bell course and all three of them were raving about it. They all said there was a huge amount of information being thrown at them, but they are really enjoying it. All three of them thanked me for putting them forward for the course.

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Which course is right for you?

Getting Started in the Industry

This is a level 3 City & Guilds qualification designed for people who are new to gas, which has been designed for all new entrants as well as experienced engineers within the gas industry.

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Renewing a Gas Qualification

This course is aimed at operatives whose gas qualifications have expired within the last 12 months or are due to expire following the 5 year cycle.

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Extending Range of Certification

Appliance Training and assessment, Unvented Hot Water, Boiler and System design fault finding courses.

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The courses are set out for everyone’s needs. Everyone’s different, everyone learns differently. Some are quicker to pick things up. Some struggle in different areas. Barrett Bell adjust to your learning style, speed and language.

Gary G.

Q&A: The student experience

What was going in your life that led you to Barrett Bell?

I'd just left the army and didn't know what to do. My mum suggested gas plumbing, so I thought why not?

What's life like for you now?

I qualified in April 2017, applied for a job with EON, had an interview in May and started work in June. I went from not a great pay cheque to a very good pay cheque. From struggling each month, to being comfortable and now saving to buy my first house.

Would you recommend a career in gas to others?

Definitely. If you're hands on and if you like interacting with people, you can make a very good living. Not just nine to five - but something you can really enjoy, with lots of job prospects.

Luke Brunswick

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Barrett-Bell Graduate

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