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.

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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

  • Truck of the Month: A dream realized
    For the past 15 years, Steve Baker had a plan to start his own plumbing company. Last year, that dream was finally achieved with the opening of Gideon Plumbing in Duncan, British Columbia, Canada.
  • The push for greater sustainability
    For years, environmental considerations and sustainability have influenced innovation in manufacturing, and in 2021, those factors became the driving force behind new product development.
  • The case for the master mixing valve
    Hot water has been around since man first harnessed the power of fire, but when at elevated temperatures, it is dangerous and even deadly. Today’s hot water heaters offer a diverse range of technologies that perform leaps and bounds ahead of their predecessors, but what temperature should they deliver?
  • HomeServe acquires Louisville-based United Plumbing Co.
    The relationship between United Plumbing and HomeServe is not a new one. United Plumbing has been a longstanding contractor in the HomeServe network for 14 years and has won numerous accolades and awards throughout the years, including the prestigious Diamond Award, awarded annually to HomeServe’s top contractor. 
  • Uponor hires 100th employee in Hutchinson, donates to TigerPath
    This donation will help fund key initiatives aimed at helping students in Hutchinson attain meaningful experience needed to embark on their careers, all while helping to identify pathways for success in school or the workforce.
  • 3 reasons why a single-source of truth is vital to MEP contractors
    It’s no secret that MEP contractors deliver massive value on every project out there. In 2019 alone, MEP contractors generated 46.3% ($70 billion) of total revenue delivered by the ENR Top 600 Specialty Contractors.
  • Code change prompts parking garage pipe replacement
    Time savings, cleanliness and ease of installation — there were many advantages to CRW Mechanical’s use of Viega MegaPressG recently on a large project in Virginia.
  • Hilti unveils Nuron, an all-new 22V cordless platform with built-in connectivity
    Nuron is a single 22V battery platform that enables cordless tools on all kinds of jobs, from light-duty drilling to heavy-duty concrete breaking. Launching with more than 60 tools, the battery platform enables heavy-duty applications that were once restricted to corded, gas-powered or higher voltage battery systems.
  • OmegaFlex receives seismic certification
    For buildings in any seismic zone, the ICC-ES certification will simplify the requirements for pipe supports and seismic bracing of these piping systems.
  • Enaqua management buys the company from Grundfos

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.

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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.

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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

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