The Non-Domestic Gas Safety programme is designed to provide the energy sector with suitably qualified labour to carry out non-domestic gas installation work in a safe and efficient manner. Individuals who successfully complete the programme you can apply for registration under the relevant category or categories of the RGII Non-Domestic Gas Works scheme.
The programme leads to a Special Purpose QQI Level 6 award in Non-Domestic Gas Safety. The content of the programme is broad ranging and includes pipework installation and testing, space heating and hot water systems, catering and laundry equipment and combined heat and power installations in non-domestic settings.
The modular breakdown of the programme is as follows:
1. Non-Domestic Gas Core Safety and Pipework (Compulsory)
2. Space Heating and Hot Water Installations (Elective)
3. Catering and Laundry Installations (Elective)
4. Power Generation and CHP Installations (Elective)
In order to qualify for the overall Special Purpose award learners must successfully complete the Non-Domestic Gas Core Safety and Pipework module and one of the other three elective modules. Programme delivery is part-time on a 2 day a week basis.
Applicants for the programme must already hold one of the following qualifications:
Level 6 Advanced Craft Certificate in Plumbing,
Level 6 Advanced Craft Certificate in Electrical,
Level 6 Advanced Craft Certificate in Pipefitting,
Level 6 Advanced Craft Certificate in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning,
Level 6 Special Purpose Domestic Gas Safety (DGS) award 6S2947
Level 6 Supplemental Domestic Gas Safety award 6U20556
Level 6 Supplemental Domestic Gas Safety 6U16018
Applicants who hold qualifications deemed to be equivalent to any of the above, or who hold other craft qualifications that include significant relevant technical content may also access the programme. Adjudications on access to the programme through this Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process will be based on the advice and recommendations of an Advisory Committee which will include the Register of Gas Installers of Ireland (RGII) and the Commission for Regulation of Utilities (CRU) membership among others.