Welding

welding

This often overlooked trade is, these days, a highly specialised and very well remunerated discipline. No longer the ‘poor man’ amongst the trades, welding is vital to almost every key industrial and manufacturing sector in our economy. There is a significant skills shortage in welding and as a trained welding and fabrication engineer your skills could take you all over the world – whether your preference is to be employed or self-employed, the opportunities are considerable.

The course starts with the Weldability-Sif Foundation programme and then follows the TWI progression structure through levels 2 and 3 using EAL certificated programmes, together with options for NVQ work-based accreditation and European Code test certification.

The objective is for you to become a fully qualified welder allowing you to work almost anywhere in the engineering industry, regardless of your current level of ability or experience. Together with the EAL qualifications and the first code test you will obtain, it will equip you for the real world demands that you will face as a welder with skill and confidence.

Welding news

Unable to display feed at this time.

Plumbing

plumbing

Our course covers all you need to become a domestic plumbing and heating engineer and covers the syllabus of City & Guilds 6189-11 qualification as well as the BPEC Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations. Even with little or no prior knowledge, this course will allow you to absorb the knowledge and skills you need to succeed and will build speedily and steadily to the point where you are ready to pass your assessments.

The very best learning experience reflects a blended approach and combines book-based underpinning theory supported by multimedia interactive content and e-learning supported by PC based 3D simulations and intensive practical workshops. Our multiple certification programme will prepare you with all the essential skills required to either get a job or to be able to work legally on a self-employed basis. Many of our students are adult career changers and our courses are designed to allow study to sit alongside other work and family commitments. There is no better way to gain the trades skills the country needs and remember, this programme would allow a natural progression path into other related disciplines, such as renewable energy, gas engineering or, of course, to progress to the 6189 qualification at Level 3.

Plumbing news


Electrics

electrics

Our course covers all you need to become a fully qualified domestic electrical installer and covers an industry certification in Essential Electrics, Part-P Defined Scope and Full Scope, and three important City & Guilds qualifications, including the C&G 2382-10, 17th edition of the IEE Wiring Regulations. Even with little or no prior knowledge, this course will allow you to absorb the knowledge and skills you need to succeed and will build speedily and steadily to the point where you are ready to pass your assessments and certifications.

The very best learning experience reflects a blended approach and combines book-based underpinning theory supported by multimedia interactive content and e-learning supported by PC based 3D simulations and intensive practical workshops. Our multiple certification programme will prepare you with all the essential skills required to either get a job or to be able to work legally on a self-employed basis.

These vital skills are much in demand and there remains a significant need for skilled and properly qualified individuals to fill this gap. Equipped with all you need to enter into employment or to ‘go it alone’ on a self-employed basis, this course could be your stepping stone to a lucrative and enjoyable future.

Electrics news

Unable to display feed at this time.

Renewable Energy

renewables

Given the Government’s commitment of achieving UK & EU renewable energy targets and that there is a nationwide ‘green skills’ shortage across the country, qualifying as a renewable energy engineer could well provide you with ‘skills for life’.

The aim of this course is for you to become a Domestic Renewable Energy Engineer. The first stage of our programme provides a thorough grounding in plumbing principles and technologies such that on successful completion of Stage 1 you would be able lawfully and safely to take on work as a qualified domestic plumbing and heating engineer.

Progressing on the second stage would see you acquire eight further skills and qualifications, including BPEC’s Part P Defined Scope electrical qualification as well as awards in; Domestic Hot Water, Environmental Technology Systems, the Installation and Maintenance of Solar Hot Water Systems, the Installation and Maintenance of Heat Pumps, the Installation and Maintenance of Water Harvesting and Re-use systems as well as certification in Underfloor Heating. All in all, it would prepare you for the considerable challenges and opportunities that a career in renewable energy provides. Put simply, there is no finer renewables training in the UK for adult career changers and others looking to break into the industry.

Renewable energy news

  • Energy demand since lock down: how to get the cheapest energy
    Lockdown is having a strange effect on energy usage in the UK. You may have noticed a rise in your energy bills due to staying home more, however the opposite is happening on a wider scale. Electricity use across the country is significantly lower than it should be at this time of year, due to businesses and industries being forced to shut down. Since lockdo […]
  • Energy industry taking steps to reduce dependence on greenhouse gas sulphur hexafluoride
    If you're walking down the right path, eventually you'll make progress. – Barack Obama The former president was only half right, unfortunately, when he made his famous remark. As all of us know only too well, if you’re headed down the wrong path and you keep going, you will indeed make progress, but perhaps in the wrong direction. Maybe that goes a […]
  • Government announces plans for the future of green heat
    An eagerly awaited consultation on the decarbonisation of heat has produced proposals with significant implications for the domestic green heat sector. Ongoing until July, the consultation has produced encouraging information on the replacement of the Renewable Heat Incentive and has revealed plans of government support for installing low carbon heat technol […]
  • How do hydrogen fuel cells actually work?
    Hydrogen fuel cells have been hailed as the ‘fuel of the future’, because of their efficient and environmentally friendly potential. They can be up to 3 times more efficient than the combustion engines usually seen in cars, and only produce water and heat as waste products. KPMG’s global automotive executive survey found that the automotive industry is thoug […]
  • How to save energy whilst working from home
    As we are currently in lockdown many of us are unexpectedly settling into a new routine of working from home. Amidst juggling childcare, working long hours and feeling anxiety during a global pandemic, the last thing we need is to be worrying about bigger-than-usual energy bills. Although it is inevitable that you will be consuming more energy in your home d […]
  • Good energy news you might have missed
    In these challenging times many of us are glued to the latest headlines. We scroll and scroll through the news on our phones and laptops in a bid to feel informed, but unfortunately we end up feeling more despondent and overwhelmed than before. However here at YouGen we believe there are good stories out there than will help give us hope, but you might just […]
  • Changes to price cap in 2020
    The energy price cap, protecting customers from rising energy costs, is lowering, it has recently been announced. The changes will mean an average of £17 saving per household, with average dual-fuel bills going down from £1,179 to £1,162 over a year. The cap will affect those on prepayment meters, receiving the Warm Homes Discount or are on a default standar […]
  • 12 switches every minute in 2019
    Here at YouGen we are very heartened by UK Energy’s latest report that more people switched energy supplier in 2019 than ever before. It states that a record-breaking 6.4 million households made the switch from their energy supplier over the last year. As we are always advocating to shop around when you come to the end of a fixed term tariff, we are very hap […]
  • Are solar powered trains the future?
    A rail line in Hampshire is the world’s first to be powered by solar energy. Since last summer, around 100 solar panels at the edge of a track near Aldershot began supplying renewable electricity to power the signalling and lights on Network Rail’s Wessex route. Whilst this is only a pilot scheme, the 30KW project could pave the way for a larger project capa […]
  • Air Pollution could be as harmful as smoking a pack of cigarettes a day
    Yes smoking is bad for your health but in some places the air you breathe could be as bad for you as 20 cigarettes a day. This is according to a new study led by researchers at the University of Washington and Columbia University, where they observed over 7,000 people across North Carolina, Chicago, Winston-Salem, Baltimore, LA, St. Paul, Minnesota and New Y […]

Gas Engineering

gas

Specifically for people with little or no prior gas fitting experience this course is ideal for those who aspire to an industry career as a Certified Domestic Gas Installer. It leads to Accredited Certification Scheme (ACS) which provides the qualification needed for Gas Safe registration – a legal requirement to work on gas in the UK. It is the industry accepted route for mature candidates.

The very best learning experience reflects a blended approach and combines book-based underpinning theory supported by multimedia interactive content and e-learning supported by PC based 3D simulations and intensive practical workshops, which takes place in ACS approved assessment centres.

On successful course completion you will have gained the skills, knowledge and qualifications to gain employment and you would have the opportunity to progress into commercial gas related work and environmental technologies such as green energy and solar hot water.

Gas engineering news

Unable to display feed at this time.