Able Skills student working on boiler

No matter how many years' worth of experience you have under your belt, there will always be opportunities for tradespeople to expand your skill set with specialist training that complements the services you already offer. 

New techniques and technologies, changing customer demands and new regulations can all quickly shift what knowledge is required of a tradesperson, meaning the learning process is never really over, even for those who have worked in the construction industry for years or even decades. 

Luckily, these add-on skills can often be learned on a schedule that fits around your existing workload, meaning you don’t have to lose out on earnings while you train. 

At Able Skills, we offer a range of specialist advanced training courses across all trades. One of these that is perhaps more valuable than ever before is the BPEC Energy Efficiency Course.

At a time when people need their central heating to be as efficient as possible, this one-day course equips installers with the vital skills and knowledge that are no doubt going to be increasingly called upon in the coming months.

Who is the course for?

The BPEC Energy Efficiency Course has been tailored to provide practising heating installers with the necessary skills and knowledge to advise customers on how to get the most from their central heating system. 

A one-day training programme, it covers system layouts, controls and components and the optimal way to install a system to comply with Part L of the Building Regulations.

Why the course is so valuable 

Given the understandable concerns surrounding the rising costs of energy bills, many people will be looking for ways to make their homes more sustainable in the long term. 

Naturally then, tradespeople these days are more likely to be asked about sustainable solutions around the home, with efficient central heating being a major consideration for many. 

What does the course cover?

The course will cover a range of important areas, all with a focus on sustainability and efficiency. This includes:

  • Environmental considerations
  • Customer benefits
  • Boiler efficiency
  • SEDBUK ratings
  • CHESS best practice
  • Combination boilers
  • Soakaways
  • Radiator sizing
  • Boiler sizing
  • Weather compensation
  • Commissioning systems

Participants will also be prepared for self-certification, and upon completion will receive a competence certificate recognised by the Energy Savings Trust, CORGI / GAS SAFE and the Heating and Hot Water Information Council (HHIC). 

What to find out more about the BPEC Energy Course? Pop into our training centre and we’d be happy to chat. Can’t make it in? Give us a call on 01322 280 202.