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TRAINING & TECHNICAL JTL WANTS A CLEAR DEFINITION OF APPRENTICESHIPS, JOHN LOVE EXAMINES HEATING SYSTEMS PAST AND PRESENT AND LOGIC4TRAINING LOOKS AT THE TRAINING ROUTES FOR INSTALLERS LOOKING TO ENTER COMMERCIAL CATERING Talon Manufacturing has developed a close relationship with the Steve Willis Training Centre in West Sussex, which provides specialist training in building engineering services. Steve Willis Training has proved a particularly useful adjunct to the fast-growing apprenticeship scheme (taking pupils to Level 3) and also performs a vital function in retraining. Like all training establishments, the Centre has a permanent need for equipment to give a full, practical backing to building engineering theory and with that Talon has donated a full range of its pipe clips, accessories and trunking. Lizzie Dodson, work based learning and marketing manager at the Centre, is pleased with Talon’s supporting role and the interaction it demonstrates between established manufacturers and colleges. “Talon’s practical help has been truly appreciated,” she said. “The support given by the ‘real world’ of business for training establishments like ours is greatly encouraging, it enhances the learning experience for customers giving them access to the latest equipment.” Firebird launches its new series of training courses Having completed its 2012 training schedule, Firebird has now drawn up its programme for 2013. A newly designed series of courses will be held throughout Firebird’s national network of independent training centres in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Hastings, Wootton Bassett, Leeds and Norwich and from its dedicated training centres at its Ivybridge headquarters and in Kingsbury. These courses will cover the company’s oil and renewable ranges and will be available as product courses for installers and as technical training for Firebird appointed service engineers. The oil boiler installer courses provide hands-on diagnostics and commissioning elements in addition to product familiarisation and installation training. The course lasts a day. The renewable courses detail Firebird’s Envirosol solar collector panel systems, including the HZ heatpipe system, together with the wood gasification boiler and the Enviropel wood pellet burner. These centre based courses are also supported by training held using Firebird’s demonstration and training vehicle which tours the country throughout the year. Those interested in attending courses should consult their Firebird area sales manager or the Firebird training department at Ivybridge for full information on course dates. The Sure Fire way to refresh your HETAS training 2013 is a big year for anyone who installs solid fuel heating domestic appliances. New government legislation means that, from June 2014, any engineer who hasn’t completed a HETAS assessment or refresher course in the past five years must undertake a re-assessment or risk losing their competent person status. Changes to legislation can seem daunting, but Sure Fire Training Services, an accredited HETAS training provider, aims to make the process as time efficient and straightforward as possible. The Sure Fire Training Services HETAS Training and Refresher Courses are run at a conveniently located training centre, a few miles from junction 28 of the M1. This centre has facilities for HETAS and other practical courses on any subjects related to the solid fuel and domestic biomass industries. The centre contains specialist equipment with live appliances, chimney products and fuel displays so delegates can see and experience a wide range of equipment from different manufacturers in one location for both HETAS Training Courses and the specialist Sure Fire Training Courses such as chimney surveying and working at heights. Talon aids training centre enquiry number 128 enquiry number 129 enquiry number 127 HEATING & PLUMBING MONTHLY APRIL 2013 35


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