Training Courses

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Intensive Training Courses
Intensive training courses are courses designed for you to learn a new trade and enter the Plumbing & Heating Industry. They include 'Plumbing' - 'Gas' - 'Oil' and 'Electrical' intensive courses and are a mixture of theory and hands on module work.
 
Professional Courses
Professional courses are courses run by manufacturers and some training centres and are designed for those already working in the Plumbng & Heating Industry. They include courses on boilers, combi boilers, combi boilers - fault finding, gas safety management, central heating controls, lead working, air conditioning, electrical, solar panels, heat pumps, renewable energy, unvented hot water cylinders, pumps & circulators, photovoltaic panels and much more.
 
E learning courses are becoming more popular with more and more manufacturers offering sophisticated and easy to use on line courses.
 
Professional Assessments
All who work in the Plumbing & Heating Industry know that professional standards must be met and legislation is in place to ensure all operatives are competant in their chosen area of work.
 
Gas - Domestic
Working with gas in the domestic environment requires the installer, engineer or operative to have ACS qualifications to cover the work undertaken and must always include basic gas safety CCN1.
 
Then the appropriate ACS must be taken for central heating - CEN1, gas fires -  HTR1, cookers - CKR1, laundry - LAU1, water heaters - WAT1, warm air - DAH1, meters - MET1 and so on.
 
Gas - Commercial
Working with gas in the commercial environment requires the installer, engineer or operative to have ACS qualifications to cover the work undertaken and must always include Core Commercial Gas Safety - COCN1.
 
Gas - Catering
Working with gas in the catering environment requires the installer, engineer or operative to have ACS qualifications to cover the work undertaken and must always include Core Commercial Catering Gas Safety - CCCN1.
 
Gas - LPG
Working with LPG requires the installer, engineer or operative to have ACS qualifications to cover the work undertaken and must always include Natural Gas to LPG - CONGLP1.
 
OIL - OFTEC
Working with Oil requires the installer, engineer or operative to have oil qualifications to cover the work undertaken.
 
Unvented Hot Water Cylinders
All unvented hot water cylinders over 15 litres capacity must be installed by a competant individual, that is a plumber who holds the required certificate under G3 of the building regulations or the Building Control officer must be notified.
 
Water Regulations
Plumbers who have undertaken the required training and passed the Water Regulations exam operated by WRAS are water industry approved plumbers.
 
Electrical - Part P
Central heating engineers are particulary affected by the latest building control document known as Part P. It stipulates that only competant individuals are able to do electrical work and therefore many plumbers must now be properly experienced and qualified to enable electrical control systems for appliances to be installed.
 
Energy Efficiency - Part L
Central heating engineers are particulary affected by the latest building control document known as Part L. It stipulates that only competant individuals are able to install central heating boilers and central heating systems.
 
Renewable Energy Installations
Solar panel, photovoltaic panels, ground air and water source heat pumps are subject to building control notification and to enable installers to sign off their own work there are exams of competency for those involved with renewable energy installations.
 
Solid Fuel
Soild fuel appliances are also covered by building control but where an installer or engineer has demonstrated competency  the work they do can be sigened off without the need to call in a building control officer.
 
 
 
Career as a Domestic Gas Engineer 
Information about skills, training and qualifications to enable you to achieve a career as a domestic gas engineer. [ read more ]
 
Career in the Gas Network Industry 
Information about skills,training and qualifications to enable you to achieve a career in the Gas Network Industry. [ read more ]
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