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Renewable Energy Takes AbleSkills To The Next Level

The last 12 months at AbleSkills have been busier then ever! After much careful preparation, planning and organisation, the opening of our fully approved and accredited 2 storey Renewable Energy Centre in November represents a significant development in creating a much needed, vital added dimension to the future direction of construction trade skills training throughout the UK, but especially here in the South East.We are all aware that a new type of 'green skill' workforce is urgently required to meet the European emission reduction targets set for the UK over the next two decades. In addition to providing established and wide ranging options in NVQ electrical courses, plumbing courses, tiling courses, gas training and plastering in their own individual classroom workshops, the opportunity is now available at AbleSkills for candidates of all levels of experience and abilities to undertake City & Guilds, BPEC and NICEIC accredited renewable energy courses comprising Solar PV, Heat Pumps, Underfloor Heating, Vented & Unvented Hot Water, Woody Biomass and Rainwater/GreyWater Harvesting.The increasing vital importance for construction trade trainees to receive the best possible renewable energy course training cannot be underestimated. A huge shortfall exists in the necessary skills required, which needs to be urgently remedied in order to meet the installation and maintenance of the rapidly emerging environmental technology systems and appliances.To this end, the National Skills Academy has been established, led by Summet Skills, to ensure that the construction industry develops and delivers the correct training in environmental technology through approved and accredited renewable energy courses. This year saw The College of North West London announce that they would be the latest institute of education to join forces with Able Skills to play a major role at the leading edge of high quality, renewable technology training providers.The story doesn't end there!Over the Xmas period, Able Skills will be putting the finishing touches to a refurbished and greatly expanded tiling centre, which will provide a greatly extended space facility to drive forward the tiling courses curriculum at a maintained high standard of training provision.From January, first time students beginning on a 5 day Introductory tiling course or on any of the NVQ tiling courses of differing durations and learning modules will immediately feel the benefit!Application for approval to deliver the CAA Diploma at level 3 in 2011 will be a significant accreditation, which will enable AbleSkills to take tiling students to the top level of knowledge and skill attainment. Obtaining a Level 3 qualification demonstrates that a candidate is able to master complex wall and floor tiling to the highest degree of competency.And of course, if you haven't noticed already, our website has been refreshed and upgraded, which we hope reflects the progressive changes that have been made at AbleSkills to make the entry and qualified career progress into the industry as clear and straightforward as possible - hopefully, you will let us know your thoughts here in 2011!Seasonal Greetings to all our regular and new readers - thanks for your continued support!