CORGI Technical Services has created a new Vocationally Related Qualification (VRQ) qualification, specifically for front-line social housing staff, to raise their awareness of gas safety issues.

The Level 2 VRQ, accredited by training provider EAL, was designed after requests by several housing associations, who wanted a recognised qualification to demonstrate the commitment of their organisation to gas safety with relevant, quality training.

The new Gas Safety Awareness in Social Housing course is suitable for housing officers, social Workers, surveyors, maintenance Operatives, call centre staff, gas admin staff and voids officers.

The course consists of a half day training programme which is delivered by an experienced gas expert from CORGI’s training team. It covers a range of issues including:

Course dates have been set for January and February 2013 at venues accross the country, and in-house courses can also be run on request.

For more information or to book the course, visit