Training

  • BESA Training pauses apprentice end point assessments

    By Elizabeth Jordan on April 3, 2020
    The training arm of the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has announced, following discussions with the Education Skills Funding Agency (ESFA), that it is suspending the delivery of End Point Assessments (EPA) for apprentices during the Coronavirus pandemic. EPAs include a practical assessment of the apprentice’s work, which is not realistic during the current lockdown and with social distancing rules […]
  • Steam Systems expert “BOAS’ts” training accreditation

    By Elizabeth Jordan on March 24, 2020
    Steam systems expert and trainer at Spirax Sarco’s UK Steam Technology Centre (UKSTC) Mike Maslanka is only one of 20 people in the UK to be awarded the highly regarded Boiler Operation Accreditation Scheme (BOAS) Trainer Certification by the Combustion Engineering Association (CEA). The BOAS is a nationally recognised certification for boiler operators and helps employers demonstrate that they have […]
  • Levy not to blame for falling apprentice numbers

    By Debbie Eales on May 2, 2018
    Teething problems with the Apprenticeship Levy are not the main reason for disappointing apprenticeship numbers, according to the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA). A 25% fall in apprenticeship starts this year is a bitter blow to the government’s plans for creating three million new apprentices by 2020 and led to heavy criticism of the Apprenticeship Levy. The Department for Education […]
  • BSRIA celebrates National Apprenticeship Week

    By Debbie Eales on March 8, 2018
    BSRIA is celebrating National Apprenticeship Week 2018 (NAW 2018) – running from Monday 5th to Friday 9th March 2018 – which brings together employers and apprentices from across England to celebrate the success of apprenticeships. And has some exciting schemes that fit under this umbrella. The theme of National Apprenticeship Week 2018 is Apprenticeships Work and showcases how apprenticeships work […]
  • Scottish electrical apprenticeship numbers rise for fifth year

    By Debbie Eales on November 27, 2017
    An air of confidence in Scotland’s electrical sector has led to the fifth year-on-year increase in the number of apprentices attracted to the industry, according to SELECT, the industry’s campaigning trade body. A combination of greater employment opportunities, and increased optimism regarding future employability has meant a 6% increase in electrical apprenticeship numbers, with 750 people signed up to begin […]
  • Hamworthy launches new CIBSE-accredited CPD seminar

    By Debbie Eales on September 14, 2017
    Hamworthy Heating is expanding its offer of CIBSE-accredited Continuing Professional Development (CPD) seminars. Aimed primarily at consultants and buildings services engineers, the new course covers the topic of new boilers on old heating systems with a focus on hydraulic separation. The new seminar explores the challenges when refurbishing old heating systems by looking at open vs closed heating systems, and […]
  • Engineering firm’s top five tips for taking on apprentices for National Apprenticeship Week

    By Debbie Eales on March 6, 2017
    Midlands-based engineering firm, adi Group, is sharing the knowledge it has gained since launching the UK’s first pre-apprenticeship scheme for 14-16 year olds, with the aim of encouraging other businesses to provide more opportunities for young people. The scheme, launched in September 2016, involves 12 secondary school students attending adi Group’s Birmingham workshop for half a day each week. Running […]
  • Airflow Developments opens Air Academy training facility

    By Debbie Eales on January 17, 2017
    Ventilation solutions manufacturer Airflow Developments has opened a new Air Academy at its head office in High Wycombe. The facility showcases the benefits of effective ventilation systems in both domestic and commercial properties, the pioneering technology behind Airflow’s product portfolio and it will help to educate and train attendees on best practice installation methods. After significant investment and with the […]
  • OFTEC rolls out commercial assessment course in response to demand

    By Debbie Eales on December 15, 2016
    OFTEC’s new commercial assessment course, which covers the servicing and commissioning of multi stage burners used in many light and medium commercial heating systems, is now available at 11 training centres across the UK and Republic of Ireland. OFT 10-201 is proving popular both with technicians moving into commercial work for the first time, and those who are already working […]
  • Beckhoff Automation introduces two new CIBSE CPD Accredited training modules

    By Debbie Eales on September 19, 2016
    Huntingdon-based Beckhoff Automation has introduced two CIBSE CPD Accredited training modules focusing on aspects of networking that can help to achieve energy efficient building operation in the long-term. The first course looks at converged building controls and the Standard BS EN 15232. It is aimed at those interested in finding out how this Standard can help them achieve more efficient […]