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Changes to pre-entry requirements for ACS. Are you up to speed?

In order to improve safety standards and training provision the ACS Strategic Management Board has updated the ACS entry requirements for both new entrants and experienced engineers wishing to extend their qualifications. The changes are set out in Guidance Note 8 (GN8) and came into effect on 1st October.

 

Moor Training: “Setting the standard for plumbing and heating training”

Moor Training, based in Devon, is a specialist training provider delivering plumbing and heating courses, Level 1, 2 and 3 apprenticeships, ACS gas assessments and environmental courses.

Built from the ground up by an all-female team just two years ago, the centre takes pride in its purpose-built training facilities and is committed to providing exceptional training that prepares plumbers and gas engineers for the future demands of the industry. 

 

False claims on the future of oil cause anxiety in rural areas

OFTEC and the Federation of Petroleum Suppliers (FPS) have reported that they’ve been contacted in recent months by a number of colleges and other organisations worried by promotional material from some renewable heating solution providers. The messaging encourages a switch to alternative heating methods ahead of a false deadline that states ‘oil heating will be outlawed by 2030’.

LCL National Forum: ‘Best one yet!’

July 4th was a big day this year. Independence Day in the US, certainly, but also the day after England’s spectacular win against Colombia in the World Cup and, perhaps most importantly, the day of LCL’s National Forum! 

 

Fully Funded Renewable Energy Installation and Maintenance Training Available from NAREC

LCL approved centre, Narec Distribution Energy (Narec DE), will be providing full funded accredited training to electricians, plumbers and heating engineers on Solar PV, solar thermal and heat pumps to enable installers to meet requirements set out in the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS).

Essex Trade Training: ‘Tradespeople training tradespeople’

LCL is able to support enterprises of all sizes set up and run their qualifications. From large colleges to one-man-bands, the LCL team is there to assist in the set-up and guide centres through the approval stage. Essex Trade Training is one of the most recent additions to the LCL family.

 

Feed-in Tariff Consultation and Call for Evidence

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has published the long-awaited consultation on the on the end of the Feed-in-Tariff (FiT), along with a Call for Evidence on the future of small-scale low carbon generation. 

Maximising the potential of solar PV

Ahead of the Solar Trade Association (STA) annual conference, which is to be held in Glasgow tomorrow - 31 May 2018, Lior Handelsman, Vice President and Founder of SolarEdge has written a blog for the STA spelling out the opportunities for Behind the Meter (BTM) Generation and renewable energy storage. 

GDPR – are you up to speed?

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) 2016/679 came into effect on 25th May and many people were dreading it. However, it’s not something to be feared, but a piece of legislation designed clarify data protection laws and protect individuals now the current Data Protection Act of 1998 has become obsolete.

IGEM to carry out gas training audit

The Institution of Gas Engineers and Managers (IGEM) has been selected to carry out the audit that will standardise the quality of gas industry training for new entrants.

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