Logic Certification’s series of new year CPD workshops has now wrapped up. Attendees were given the opportunity to explore different topics and feedback on the support that LCL provides, at a variety of locations.
We hope you’ll be able to join us for our annual forum on Thursday 13th June.
We’re holding this year’s forum at National Conference Centre (NCC) in the West Midlands, just off the M42. The centre, which is a five-minute taxi ride from Birmingham International airport and train station, has lots of space to accommodate our growing guest list for both workshops and networking.
Following widespread concerns about the consistency and quality of gas training delivery in the UK and fears that the current minimum standards might not be fit for purpose, the Government set up a Parliamentary Inquiry last year to investigate whether a fundamental rethink was necessary, to improve the regulatory framework around training standards for gas engineers.
We are pleased to announce that Logic Certification is now a member of the Energy Utilities Alliance (EUA).
A recent survey undertaken by Crusader Vans, shows the best locations in the UK for those trading in building services. The survey compared salaries, the number of vacancies and the number of businesses in various locations. The results were interesting – and encouraging.
Logic Certification is currently running a series of CPD workshops across the country for LCL certified centres. The workshops are designed to provide useful information on industry updates and best practice. The first two workshops have now taken place and have been very well received.
At the end of 2018 there were some important updates to domestic ACS assessments covering changes to the Gas Safety Regulations and standards. In addition, the guidance to the ACS scheme rules have been amended and now stipulate that newly qualified learners need to gain at least 6 months’ experience on the Gas Safe Register before they extend or the scope of their professional work.
We have appointed Neill Ovenden as Technical Specialist/External Verifier (EV). In his new role, where he’ll chiefly be supporting LCL centres, Neill will also be involved in developing qualifications, writing assessments and examinations and working as a technical reviewer.
The 18th Edition Wiring Regulations, which were published in July 2018, came into force in January - all new electrical installations must now comply with BS7671:2018. The 18th Edition book was updated in December, including eleven corrections.
We recommend centres familiarise themselves with these changes by accessing the Corrigendum document here.
Ofqual has commissioned Pye Tait Consulting to conduct research into what learning providers and learners think about vocational qualifications, in order to help Ofqual understand how best to meet employer needs. The focus of the research is on Vocational and Technical Qualifications (VTQs) typically, but not exclusively, NVQs.