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All of our latest news can be found in the Vocational Training Assistance Scheme Message Bulletin below and more detailed information regarding all aspects of the scheme can be found in our Downloadable documents.

You can contact us by email at however please note that we deal with all queries in order of receipt.

You can send correspondence or visit us at:

The Training Services Team

Department of Education Sport and Culture

Hamilton House

Peel Road


Isle of Man


Telephone:+44 1624 687157

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VTAS Message Bulletin - April 2021
Registered Gas Safety Engineers, IoM Update April 2021

Registration renewal of Isle of Man gas safety qualifications.

The Department can confirm that SGAS has been appointed as the new supplier for the training and accreditation on the Isle of Man and will be utilising the facility at UCM as soon as Covid-19 Border restrictions allow their travel.

Gas Safe Register confirm that any extensions are granted on an individual basis and they currently have the provision to extend I-O-M registrations to the end of July with the following caveats:

  • Any extension request after 31st March will be undertaken on an individual basis and will be passed to our inspectors that cover the I-O-M to review and approve or reject.
  • Any extension should not be no longer than a year e.g. if the original extension was granted in June 2020 then another shouldn’t exceed June 2021.
  • If an extension request exceeds six months or a poor history is identified, then the engineer will be subject to a remote technical assessment that has to have a positive outcome for the extension to be granted. 

The Department advise that any Isle of Man based workers whose qualifications have expired/are shortly due to expire contact Gas Safe Register in the first instance.

Gas Safe can be contacted by email via or by telephone on 0800 408 5566 / 0800 408 5577 or at the following address:

Gas Safe Register, PO Box 6804, Basingstoke, RG24 4NB.
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