Electrical Testing and Fault Finding for Gas Engineers (ETFGE)
Sector Building Services
Certification NICEIC Certification will issue a Certificate of Competence to learners who successfully attain the required standard of assessment.  
Expiry 5 years
Assessment Information: This course is for engineers who maintain gas appliances and Central Heating control systems and wish to further their knowledge, understanding and application, related to safely testing, diagnosing faults, and exchanging controls & components.
Learners will have the opportunity to understand how appliance and system controls work, how to safely test using earth fault loop impedance testers, multi-meters and how to interpret and action results. There is an emphasis on understanding wiring diagrams in relation to operational sequences for all appliance and control systems and how to work safely.
The package consists of 4 modules and can be completed as one course or split depending on customer needs.   
Module 1: Basic Electrical Knowledge & Understanding (Compulsory)
Module 2: How Systems Work
Module 3: Health, Safety and Safe Isolation (Compulsory)
Module 4: Fault Finding, Control & Component Exchange
Modules 1 and 3 are the core modules for engineers wishing to gain the basic knowledge and understanding of electrical circuits and systems. This includes safely isolating equipment prior to carrying out any work.
Modules 2 and 4 are optional modules that concentrate on understanding appliances, their systems, controls and components, to include fault diagnostics, repair and replacement.
Contents: Basic knowledge and understanding of electrical circuits and systems.
  • Safe Isolation of equipment.
  • Wet central heating system boilers and their internal and external control systems
  • Wet central heating combination boilers and their control systems
  • Wireless control systems
  • Gas cooking appliances, controls and components
  • Ducted air heaters, controls and components
Pre- requisites: Learners must hold appropriate ACS gas certificates.
As a minimum, learners must hold CCN1 and the appropriate appliance category certificates such as:
  •  CENWAT for wet central heating electrical control systems
  • CKR1 for gas cooking appliance electrical control systems
  • DAH1 for ducted air heater electrical control systems.
Re-Assessment Not available for this course

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