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ESFA’s new Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers

For centres delivering apprenticeships and those who plan to do so, there’s news from the Education & Skills Fund Agency (ESFA) on changes to the registration process and access to funding.


Gas Safe Register: New requirements for installers

On 1st November, Gas Safe Register brought in new requirements for dealing with non-standard installations and changes to the inspection process, in the form of a Technical Bulletin.

CPD sessions for approved centres in early 2019

LCL has set up a series of CPD workshops to run across the country through January – March 2019.  Approved centres will be sent booking forms in early December.

Trades Training Edinburgh

Antony O’Neil of Trades Training in Edinburgh knows what it’s like to ride through tough times and is now reaping the rewards of his hard work and determination. He set up the training centre in 2007, just three months before the recession began. Economic downturns are always tough on the construction trade, but he began small, focusing on tiling and plastering in the early days and moving into plumbing as nearby training centres fell by the wayside and he spotted new demand.

Worcester Community Trust: Releasing Communities’ Potential

Worcester Community Trust is a charity that was set up in 2010 to manage six community centres and other community projects in the most deprived parts of Worcester. Part of the Trust, The Building Block, was created to help locals develop their DIY skills and integrate and socialise with those with similar interests. Its aim is to build confidence, help people learn new skills and even start out on a new career.

Introducing…….Nagib Farjani

Nagib Farjani joined LCL, as Quality Assurance Co-ordinator, this August. Working closely with the Tracy Harker, stake holders, EVs and technincal managers, this is a new role within the company and involves:

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! 


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