General FAQ's

Is lunch provided?

Tea and coffee are available to purchase on site and there are facilities in the locality to purchase snacks and lunches.

When will I have to pay for the course?

A deposit is payable to secure a place on a course. The balance is payable 14 days before the start of the course.

How can I pay for my course?

We accept cash, cheques, and all major credit and debit cards.

What happens if I fail any of my exams?

We offer further training. Whilst we have never charged for further training it is done at a time to suit our operational needs. When you are ready we allow you to re-attempt your exams.

Does it take a long time to get your exam results?

You will know on the day if you have passed your assessments. From there it takes about three weeks for your certificates to arrive.

What accommodation is available?

There are a variety of hotels and B&B’s in the area. We can give you the details of these establlishments if you require them

What do I need to bring with me?

We provide everything you need whilst you are being trained with the exception of safety boots and a calculator.

Do I need to Purchase any Books?

No we provide all text books required for use during the course and the exams.

What Time do the Courses Start and End?

Training time runs from 9.00am until 4:30pm

Do your courses lead to Recognised Qualifications.

Yes your course will be accredited by one of the following; NICEIC, City and Guilds, BPEC, EAL

Am I guaranteed Work once I Finish my Training Course?

Our Gas and Electrical courses are designed to equip you with the skills and recognised qualifications that show an employer that you have achieved a level not normally obtained by new entrants to the industry. We cannot, however, guarantee work once you have completed your training.

Gas & Plumbing FAQ's

Does the Gas New Entrant course lead to Gas Safe Registration?

It is the first step Towards becoming Gas Safe registered. Once you have Successfully Passed your Assessments you are able to work in the industry as a qualified engineer for a Gas Safe registered employer and will get a Gas Safe Register card in your employer’s name. You only need to be Gas Safe registered in your own right if you work as a self employed engineer or if you employ other gas operatives. We recommend that newly qualified operatives work with the support of an employer before considering self employment.

When will I be able to start working as a Gas Operative?

You can start work straight after you have finished your Assessments provided it is with an employer. If you wish to go self employed then you will need to apply to Gas Safe Register for registration with them. You will possess all the relevant qualifications to satisfy them on registration.

I am a mature candidate. Will the course suit me?

Our Gas New Entrant course is designed for mature candidates. In fact it is not available to anybody under nineteen. About half of our candidates are over forty with some in their fifties.

I am a complete Novice, is the Gas Engineer New Entrant course right for me?

Yes, this course is designed for people from all backgrounds to build your gas utilisation knowledge.

I am an existing plumber working without any qualifications; I want to get my ACS do I need to do your course?

Yes Because of the Gas Safe register criteria you will need attend a recognised training program such as ours and work with a Gas Safe registered company to develop your portfolio.

Electrics FAQ's

I need 18th edition update to maintain my gold card can you help me with this?

Yes, we deliver specific 18th edition courses for new entrants and those who hold 17th edition qualifications

How is the 18th edition update delivered?

We deliver this course for those who do not hold the 17th edition qualification over 6 evenings, one evening per week with the exam taking place on the 7th week. Those who hold the 17th edition 2015 ammendment can take a shorter course, call 0151 524 2951 for more information

Is Lunch Provided?

Tea and coffee are available to purchase on site and there are facilities in the locality to purchase snacks and lunches.

Flooring FAQ's

Do you offer flooring apprenticeships?

Yes we offer flooring level 2 apprenticeships

Do offer specialist short courses for experienced fitters?

Yes we are running short courses throughout the year led by leading manufacturers