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.



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?





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.


NAPIT EXPO plays host to industry experts IET and CITB!

NAPIT EXPO… On The Road 2016 is just around the corner and will once again be touring England and Wales bringing expert technical advice to ten locations across the country starting with Worchester on September 7. Reaching as many installers as possible, the roadshow is taking place between September and December and promises to bring an even better standard of technical advice than last year with the announcement of two major industry experts now confirmed, The IET and CITB.

Eaton delivers knowledge for your business



Power management company Eaton has released full details of its extensive range of continuing professional development (CPD) seminars. Designed to suit a variety of professional backgrounds, the seminars provide easily transferable information which will help participants improve the safety, efficiency and reliability of electrical infrastructure in buildings.

The seminars, covering topics ranging from lighting to security, are all accredited by CPD, RIBA or CIBSE, giving participants points towards their chosen CPD scheme.

Man and Machine CAD Training Academy

Man and Machine offers a range of Autodesk® Accredited 2D and 3D CAD Training for both design professionals who are new to CAD drawing software and those who need a more advanced understanding. Autodesk have just released their 2015 product updates and from June we will be implementing the 2015 training courses.

Our standard training courses include AutoCAD®, Autodesk® Inventor® Sheet Metal Design and AutoCAD® Electrical. For all of these courses we have a substantial schedule in 2015. However, if you are unavailable to make the advertised dates or are interested in some of our specialised training, then contact us to discuss your requirements, as we can be flexible and offer other dates.