CORGI Level 1 VRQ Award in Gas Safety Awareness for Staff

A nationally recognised qualification for your Staff – demonstrate your commitment to gas safety

Do your Staff understand gas safety issues?

Do you have new starters who need to have a basic induction into gas safety issues?


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Increase gas safety levels for you and your Staff by setting up a CORGI Level 1 VRQ Award for Gas Safety Awareness for Staff course at your organisation – designed and delivered by highly experienced CORGI tutors.

A qualification designed for tenants in Social Housing  who wish to increase their awareness of gas safety and fully understand the responsibilities of their landlord to comply with current legislation.

Who is this qualification for?

This qualification builds awareness in a non-technical way and so is suitable for internal or external social housing staff. It can be taken by staff members who visit properties or interact with tenants and those who don’t but still need to understand organisational and tenant responsibilities regarding gas safety. These could include roles such as Finance, Tenant Liaison Officers or HR departments. It would be particularly useful as an induction tool for new starters to give a basic understanding of gas safety and legislation.

What is the qualification for?

This VRQ Award will enable the learner to understand the requirements of current gas legislation with regard to landlords, make them aware of signs of poor combustion spillage of combustion products back into properties, enable them to recognise the symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning and give them the confidence to act swiftly and correctly if they do come across such issues.

This qualification is also designed for those employees who wish to increase their individual awareness of gas safety and fully understand the responsibilities of their organisation to comply with current legislation. This will build stronger relationships between the organisation and the tenants which will contribute to continuous improvement within this sector.

Delegates of CORGI Level 1 VRQ Award in Gas Safety Awareness:-

“the presentation couldn’t have been better, absolutely professional”

“Informative and interesting”

“Probably the best presentation I have ever attended – anywhere”

“excellent informative course, great trainer full of knowledge, friendly and easy going would recommend, next level please”

What experience and qualifications are needed to take the course?

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification although Centres should ensure that the learners have the potential to achieve the units selected within this qualification. Learners must have the minimum levels of literacy and numeracy to comply with the health and safety aspects of the scheme, the completion of the learning outcomes and any assessment requirements.

The qualification is centre based and combines a half-day guided learning event given by CORGI Tutors followed by a summative assessment consisting of a multiple choice question paper.This qualification covers a wide range of subjects required by someone wishing to increase their awareness of gas safety:

  • Gas Industry Legislation
  • Carbon Monoxide Awareness including the Combustion Process
  • Emergency Control Valves

The qualification is assessed by

  • Internally set and marked written examination consisting of multiple choice responses
  • Pass mark – 60%

The qualification can lead to

  • CORGI Level 2 VRQ Award in Gas Safety Awareness in Social Housing

The qualification, training and associated study unit have been developed by CORGI. The accredited training and qualification have been specifically designed to raise the awareness of the delegate and then validate that learning with a formal qualification.

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