Training

Electrical training specialist powers ahead with growth phase

Electrical power training specialist, The Faraday Training Centre Ltd continues its growth phase with the launch of a new course.

The Faraday Training Centre Ltd has launched a new three-day Wind Farm HV Cable Termination course, which will train electrical engineers on how to correctly prepare HV cables for wind farm applicable termination.

The course will also provide insight into how a cable is constructed and the function of individual components as well as topics such as: electrical fields and stress control, electrical connections and cable testing.

Apprentice hunt for Britain's best - conducted by Berkeley Group

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The search is on for the top apprentices working in construction. The Berkeley Group has launched a call for entries at the start of its second annual Apprentice Awards campaign. With housebuilders needing tens of thousands of new recruits over the next decade, Berkeley is calling on schools and FE colleges to help champion careers in construction.

  • Right now, 98% of young people believe that more can be done in school and colleges to help students become an apprentice
  • The Berkeley Group is committed to having at least 1,500 people in apprenticeships or training by April 2018

NAPIT Training Tackles Skills Shortage

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The construction industry has recently been hit by a skills shortage which has seen pressure mount on the industry to employ and train more people than ever before.

NAPIT Training are preparing to help tackle the issue by offering high quality training services to train and qualify tradespeople, ensuring competence and compliance across a range of trades in the building services sector.

The demand for registered, skilled labourers is ever increasing in the construction industry. 

Carshalton College offers electrical courses

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Carshalton College offers fantastic state of the art facilities for their electrical courses with over 250 students on Full Time, Part Time and Apprenticeship courses.

 

Technology, Engineering and Construction (TEC) Centre

All electrical courses are held in our Technology, Engineering and Construction (TEC) Centre, opened in June 2016. 

 

The TEC Centre was the result of a large construction project to consolidate the construction, engineering and motor vehicle curriculum areas into one single central location for over 900 students. This striking modern building provides state of the art workshops to deliver the bricklaying, carpentry, electrical, motor vehicle, plastering and plumbing lessons.

 

Learn to earn with AWE

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Stuart Tickle, Managing Director of AWE discusses the opportunity that the smart home market offers electricians and explains the ways in which training can help.

A smart home has become a reality for many people. As products have become more affordable, it is no longer just for the rich and famous. Homeowners are upscaling their properties to benefit from the latest smart home systems, and they need someone to install these for them. Proactive and market conscious electricians can benefit from this upsurge in business and AWE is here to help.

Get up to speed with the 18th Edition

 

Free webinar for all electrical contractors

 

With just one year to go until the introduction of the 18th Edition NICEC and ELECSA will be giving contractors a preview of what to expect in the latest edition of its live webinar – The Wire!

Industry experts Darren Staniforth and Alan Wells will be discussing the proposals and urging contractors to have their say on the draft for public comment – which is out now until August 23.

They will also be providing an overview of the latest industry news and answering any questions contractors might have.

The next edition of The Wire will be broadcast live on Thursday 6 July at 9am - 10am.

Electrical training specialist launches new hybrid course

Middlesbrough-based electrical power training provider, The Faraday Training Group has launched a new hybrid-focused course, in response to customer demand.

The Hybrid Electrical Safety Awareness course has been launched following wide-spread demand from customers, who work with electrical hybrids, for a course which covers the principles of hybrid electrical engineering.

The one-day course will cover topics including: the hazards and effects of AC and DC power, an overview of the UK Electricity at Work Regulations 1989/HSG85, Safety in Electrical Testing at Work HSE INDG354 and the safe handling and maintenance of batteries.

Time to teach? College targets industry professionals interested in new career

Teacher training course aims to create new wave of teachers

Reports of a national teacher shortage in continuously hitting the headlines - with some experts declaring it a "crisis". 

Almost three out of four local education authorities in England have admitted to experiencing a teacher shortage in their boroughs.

You may have thought about teaching your area of expertise in a secondary school or a further education college (FE), and you may have even investigated the possibility – but, if the time it takes to train, the high entry requirements, and eye-watering fees are putting you off – perhaps it’s time to think again?

Training installers for twenty years

Triton, The Great British Shower Company, is set to celebrate twenty years of providing complimentary product training for installers in 2017. 

Since courses first started running at the manufacturer’s Nuneaton based headquarters in 1997, the business has seen thousands of plumbing engineers pass through its doors to perfect their skills and learn how to fit some of the nation’s best-selling mixer and electric showers. 

With practical hands-on sessions proving popular as ever, Triton will continue to offer a series of two day courses over the next twelve months which will be professionally delivered without any cost to the tradespeople attending. 

HOTA - The Quality Training Provider

HOTA - The Quality Training Provider

Based in Hull, East Yorkshire, HOTA, the Quality Training Provider, offers nationally approved training and tailor-made bespoke courses to meet individual and company specific training needs.

 

A Limited Company with Charity Status, all surplus funds generated are ploughed back into enhancing its training facilities at The Cullen and The Ellis Buildings - Malmo Road and its Albert Dock Site.

 

HOTA is renowned for its flexibility, professionalism and its industry experienced  highly trained team of trainers delivering courses when, where and how they are required.

 

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Why XS Training?

Why XS Training?

What makes us different - and right for you...

 

Bespoke Online Training System

These NVQs are completed online with our easy to use e-Portfolio system, OneFile. This means that you can complete the NVQ at a time of your choosing and in the comfort of your own home.

OneFile is regarded as the best e-Portfolios on the market for assessment of QCF, NVQ, SVQ and BTEC qualifications. All major awarding bodies within the UK have accredited OneFile as it is recognised as a robust and high quality resource that is of great use to both candidates and training providers.

The system is easy to use and full training will be provided during your telephone induction.

Have you considered job management software?

Have you considered job management software?

In today’s market, where customers demand speed, convenience, and the highest quality products and services, your business needs not only a highly skilled workforce but also the appropriate tools to ensure growth and longevity.

 

More and more trade service businesses are realising the necessity of job management software, and many are using it to get ahead of their competitors.

So what is job management software, and how can it help electrical contractors take back control of their business?

 

 

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UK public finding it harder to source skilled tradesmen

The construction sector is being urged to create more apprenticeships and find ways to attract workers to the sector after new research found that over half of the UK population are struggling to hire a tradesperson.

 

The study by IronmongeryDirect, surveyed 1,000 people who have required the services of a trade professional over the past year. Results showed that for one in six people (16%), it took more than three weeks to find a suitable tradesperson, while 13% said it took up to two weeks, and almost a quarter (24%) had to search for a week to get someone on board.