ECN Skills Supplement 2022

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August 2022

Skills Regulations, Legislation & Training An ECN Supplement

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The construction route – what needs to change?

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SCOLMORE AFDDs now mandatory

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DON’T TRIP UP! Amendment 2 now mandates the use of AFDDs for High Risk Residential Buildings (6 Stories+), HMO, Purpose Built Student Accommodation & Care homes.

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INTRODUCTION

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ello and welcome to ECN’s Skills Supplement 2022. Earlier this year, the Skills and Post-16 Education Act was introduced to support the burgeoning green economy and help level up and drive growth across the whole country. The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (iFATE) was given the green light to create and deliver a new unified skills system, which means that schools are now required to make sure all children get to meet people who provide technical education routes such as apprenticeships, T Levels or traineeships – opening their eyes to a wide range of careers. Green skills will be prioritised so that the training on offer across the country meets the needs of the growing green economy and helps get more people into jobs, which is great news for the industry.

This Supplement focuses on Skills, Regulations, Legislation and Training, and brings you the latest from the industry leaders. Aico writes on its newly launched City & Guilds Assured qualification; Hager discusses its ongoing commitment to supporting electrical contractors; and the ECA looks at what needs to change along the construction route. Scolmore takes a look at Amendment 2 of the 18th Edition with regards to AFDDs; C-TEC writes on the new dates for its fire detection and fire alarm system compliance courses; NAPIT discusses its new Centre of Excellence for Low Carbon Technologies; and IET asks, is your company up to date, safe and compliant with BS 7671? I hope you find this supplement informative – look out for our next supplement in the October issue!

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CONTENTS… Aico launches City & Guilds 4 Assured qualification

8 Skills support construction route – 10 The what needs to change?

12 AFDDs now mandatory dates for C-TEC’s 13 New BS 5839-1 courses

14 Centre for Excellence company up to date, safe 15 Isandyour compliant with BS 7671?

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AICO

AICO LAUNCHES CITY & GUILDS ASSURED QUALIFICATION Aico has expanded its educational offering with the launch of its City & Guilds Assured qualification on Domestic Fire & Carbon Monoxide (CO) Alarm Systems.

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s the European market leader in home life safety, Aico places education at the forefront, promoting best practice and delivering a range of free training for its supply chain across the UK. To further support its customers, and assure that its products are installed to the highest standards. Aico says that it is proud to introduce its City & Guilds Assured qualification – a global quality benchmark that recognises excellence in training and learning. The qualification is a continuation of Aico’s FIA CPD-accredited Expert Installer training, which provides installers with the

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essential knowledge to correctly install Aico fire and carbon monoxide alarm systems and environmental sensors. To provide participants with a detailed understanding, this one-day course, AA2426-01, focuses on the design, installation, maintenance, interconnection, siting, and electrical connection of Aico domestic alarm systems. The qualification has a mixture of theory-based and practical sessions and concludes with a multiple-choice assessment, that must be successfully completed to earn the City & Guilds qualification. The course includes a variety of theory-based and practical sessions covering:

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•  Standards and Regulations, including BS 5839-6, Installation Building Regulations, Fire Construction Products, Carbon Monoxide BS 50292, rented regulations, Fitness for Human Habitation Act (Wales) and the Tolerable Standard (Scotland) •  System Design – grades and categories •  Fire Risk Assessment •  Sensor Types •  Alarm Siting •  Installation •  Integration •  Testing and Maintenance •  Interconnection •  Products and Technology

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Duncan Orr, Regional Specification Manager for NI & IOM and Supply Chain Education Lead comments, “At Aico we are passionate about education. It is a cornerstone of our business, with tens of thousands of participants having received our award-winning, FIA-accredited, Expert Installer training. In an ever changing and fast-moving landscape, the City & Guilds assured AA2426-01 course builds on this foundation and takes our educational offering to the next level. It is our privilege to bring this City and Guilds Assured qualification to the market and continue to promote the raising of standards, knowledge, and competence in the life safety industry.”

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AA2426-01 officially launched on Friday 6 May, with the first session taking place at Aico’s Centre of Excellence in Oswestry and delivered by a member of its expert Technical Team. Indre Meskauskaite, one of the Technical Advisors leading the training, comments, “Delivering this course is a great way to engage with our Expert Installers while sharing our knowledge and experience within the industry. We have built this day to be informative and interactive as much as possible, while keeping everyone up to date with the changing Standards, Legislations and products available.” Out of all the attendees so far who have completed Aico’s online survey about the City & Guilds assured qualification, 100% said that they found the training useful and that they would recommend it to a colleague. To be eligible for the City & Guilds Assured qualification, participants must have completed Aico’s Expert Installer training and be a member of the Aico Installer Community – a connected online platform built to support Expert Installers. The free Expert Installer training scheme from Aico is designed to make sure electrical contractors have all the information they need to install domestic fire and carbon monoxide alarm systems. Providing effective protection through having the best alarms correctly installed, the FIA CPD accredited training allows individuals to earn one hour of CPD time.

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Modules include: •  Core Module – 60 minutes CPD •  Siting •  Sensor Types •  Installation •  AudioLINK+ •  Testing and Maintenance •  RadioLINK, RadioLINK+, SmartLINK •  Integration •  Standards and Regulations •  SmartLINK Gateway and Portal Once an Expert Installer, individuals will be invited to join the Aico Installer Community, of which there are already over 2,500 members. The online community allows Expert Installers to connect with fellow professionals to share knowledge and best practice, learn new skills and continue Expert Installer training with an array of different modules available. Completing challenges allows installers to earn points that can be exchanged for rewards and there are monthly prize draws for members. Aico, aico.co.uk

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The European Market Leader in Home Life Safety

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BECOME AN AICO EXPERT INSTALLER Aico’s free, award-winning Expert Installer training scheme is FIA CPD accredited and is designed to make sure installers have all the information they need to correctly install domestic home life safety systems, including Fire and Carbon Monoxide alarms and Environmental Sensors.

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All Expert Installers are invited to join the Aico Installer Community – a connected online platform that allows Expert Installers to connect with fellow professionals to share knowledge and best practice, learn new skills and earn points that can be exchanged for rewards.

www.aico.co.uk | 01691 664100 | enquiries@aico.co.uk

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DOMESTIC FIRE & CO ALARM SYSTEMS

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Our brand-new course on Domestic Fire and Carbon Monoxide Alarm Systems is a City & Guilds Assured qualification – a global quality benchmark that recognises excellence in training and learning. Gain a detailed understanding of the design, installation, maintenance, interconnection, siting, and electrical connection of Aico domestic alarm systems. Are you eligible? To be eligible to participate in the course you must be: • •

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HAGER

SKILLS SUPPORT A comprehensive CPD certified Amendment 2 webinar and newly acquired Training Partner status with NAPIT are some of the latest examples of Hager’s ongoing commitment to supporting the professional learning and development needs of electrical contractors.

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he recent changes outlined in Amendment 2 of the 18th Edition, which become mandatory from September 2022, are another timely reminder that the electrical industry continues to evolve. And it is vital that all stakeholders, including electrical contractors, manufacturers and regulators, work together to ensure standards covering safety improvements and better outcomes across the sector are enhanced. As change occurs, the role of ongoing training, upskilling, and continued professional development is critical. Hager understands this and is committed to investing in resources and support to enable electrical contractors to keep abreast of the new regulatory landscape and remain compliant. This translates into a wide-ranging suite of training opportunities that cover what electricians need to know and provide a flexible pathway to constant skills improvement that enables the trade to deliver service excellence. With Amendment 2 recently introduced, now is the time for the industry to take advantage of the flexible training options that manufacturers, such as Hager, are committed to providing.

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The first of these has seen the development of a comprehensive one-hour webinar that covers all of the key Amendment 2 topics. The webinar is CPD certified, supporting electrical contractors with their continued professional development. On completion, contractors will receive a personalised CPD certificate that recognises personal training investment.

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With expert advice on existing installations, RCD protection of socket outlets, AFDDs, surge protection, inspection and testing, Hager’s CPD-accredited Amendment 2 webinar comprehensively covers all the key topics.

Amendment 2 webinar: what’s covered? RCD protection of socket outlets: One of the key areas of change within Amendment 2 relates to RCD protection. Regulation 411.3.3 – referring to RCD protection of socket outlets up to 32A – has been redrafted and now has three indents for the requirements of RCD protection not exceeding 30mA. In the webinar, electrical contractors can learn more about what this important change means, and which AC systems do and do not require additional RCD protection. AFDDs: The webinar also offers in-depth support on one of the biggest changes in Amendment 2 – AFDDs. The changes have seen them move from being recommended to mandatory in certain types of installations. The webinar looks at the four types of premises where AFDDs shall be provided for single-phase AC final circuits supplying socket outlets with a rated current not exceeding 32A. In addition, the course offers advice and guidance on how electrical contractors can achieve the same levels of protection in premises where AFDDs are not mandated.

Surge protection

Amendment 2 has removed the option to do a risk assessment to ascertain if surge protection is required: 443.4.1 Transient over voltages due to the effects of indirect lightning strokes. Protection against transient over voltages shall be provided where the consequence caused by the over voltage could result in: (i) Serious injury to, or loss of, human life (ii) Failure of a safety service, as defined in Part 2 (iii) Significant financial or data loss

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For all other cases, protection against transient over voltages shall be provided unless the owner of the installation declares it is not required due to any loss or damage being tolerable and they accept the risk of damage to equipment and any consequential loss. The webinar will cover this important area in depth.

Inspection and testing

The one-hour session examines the major changes to insulation resistance, and what contractors should do in the situation where equipment is likely to influence the result or be damaged. As well as addressing changes to RCD testing and how this may differ depending on the type of RCD which is used. Finally, the interactive webinar provides electrical contractors with the opportunity to access expert technical insight via a Q&A section.

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What’s more, Hager’s training commitment has gone one step further, with the recent announcement that NAPIT has confirmed its industry-leading training courses are now available in partnership with Hager. The innovative move sees Hager become a NAPIT Training Partner. It is the first partnership Hager has committed to with a government training body and will see sessions held at Hager’s state-of-the-art training facility, the Hager Academy in Telford. NAPIT members and the wider industry will be able to use the Telford facilities to access a range of exclusive training courses. With more than 16,500 NAPIT registered installers across the UK, this opens an additional opportunity for in-depth training and development. With the exciting addition of NAPIT courses now available at the Hager Academy, electrical contractors can feel reassured that their current and ongoing training and development needs are in safe hands. For more information on the courses available from Hager, or to register a place on an Amendment 2 webinar, visit hager.link/webinar/ book-your-place Hager, hager.com

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ECA

THE CONSTRUCTION ROUTE —­ WHAT NEEDS TO CHANGE? The ongoing growth of new technology across the electrical contracting industry, teamed with the challenges of meeting the green agenda, means that electrical skills are leading the low carbon, hi-tech, building services revolution. This brings with it great opportunities to attract new recruits into the industry, and to upskill those already in the workforce, writes Andrew Eldred, ECA Director of Workforce & Public Affairs.

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CA plays a leading role in industry skills developments and is involved in many projects to help support Members and ensure they are prepared for what’s ahead.

Review of the Installation Electrician apprenticeship

Apprenticeships remain at the heart of electrical industry training

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Apprenticeships remain at the heart of electrical industry training. The four-year electrotechnical apprenticeship has weathered the COVID-19 storm well, with intake numbers holding up throughout the pandemic and even an increase in new recruits this year. Even with these encouraging figures, we need to be mindful that the number of applicants always greatly exceeds the number of opportunities available, so we really do need more employers to get involved in apprenticeship recruitment. To ensure that industry training remains fit for purpose and relevant to employer needs, it’s important that the content of the apprenticeship and the accompanying industry assessment of competence, the AM2, continue to reflect workplace requirements. A review of the Installation Electrician apprenticeship standard in England is now underway and ECA is encouraging Members and other businesses to get involved in the online consultation process in the coming months. In addition to looking at industry-specific technical needs, the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (IfATE) now also requires consideration of wider-reaching aspects, such as mental health, diversity, sustainability and modern working methods. The new Domestic Electrician apprenticeship, now approved for delivery in England, introduces an

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industry-recognised standard, along with a rigorous assessment route, that has long been called for within the domestic market. Since it follows all the latest IfATE specifications and requirements, ECA says it may be able to use some of the learning from the Domestic Electrician development process to inform the Installation Electrician review.

Recognising prior learning

For those already working in the industry, the parallel Experienced Worker Assessment (EWA) route for the Installation Electrician will also be revised to reflect the new apprenticeship requirements. In addition, a new Domestic Electrician EWA is already under development by an industry working group. Both EWAs will build on experience to date. For example, whilst many training providers are operating as intended, ECA says it sees some who refuse to give adequate recognition to prior learning (RPL) and others who are overly generous and fail to acknowledge the EWA entry requirement for five years’ post-training experience. Action is taken wherever issues are identified, but these incidents clearly highlight the need for more prescriptive governance frameworks. ECA, through TESP, is therefore working with awarding organisations to put these frameworks in place. To help ensure it can have a wider picture of any training providers who do not have adequate RPL processes in place, the organisation says it is keen to hear of any ECA Member experiences of the problem.

Upskilling and wider career progression

These two core foundations – apprenticeships and EWAs – are also the starting point for ECA’s ‘Electrician Plus’ model for progression and qualification in new technologies. ECA has worked with

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City & Guilds on its new qualifications for electrical vehicle charging and says it is pleased to see that learners must hold a recognised electrical qualification to register for an EV charger qualification. ECA is now working with MCS to embed similar requirements for other relevant technologies. To help ECA Members offer clearer career progression routes and identify available support, ECA is currently working on a guide to apprenticeships which may support progression into managerial, business, commercial or higher technical roles. Higher-level apprenticeships such as these can be an excellent opportunity for further development. Employers can benefit, either by using their apprenticeship levy or drawing down funding to upskill via an apprenticeship programme.

Offsite techniques and systems integration

In terms of technical skills, work is ongoing to explore the impact of new methods such as offsite construction and the increasing need for skilled personnel to ensure smart and intelligent systems are properly integrated with each other. ECA has identified Member support for a structured training route for this specialist ‘Systems Integrator’ role, and, importantly, that it should be developed via upskilling of qualified electricians. Clearly, there is much in the pipeline and exciting, if challenging, times ahead. ECA is at the forefront of driving change to ensure industry needs are met. As ever, ECA welcomes Member views on what is and isn’t working and asks you to keep in touch via educationandtraining@eca.co.uk and give your valuable input. ECA, eca.co.uk

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SCOLMORE

AFDDs NOW MANDATORY Among the significant changes included in Amendment 2 to BS 7671:2018 (18th Edition of the IET Wiring Regulations) is a new requirement for Arc Fault Detection Devices (AFDDs) in AC final circuits supplying socket outlets in some types of higher risk residential buildings.

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egulation 421.1.7 now requires that AFDDs conforming to BS EN 62606 shall be provided for single phase AC final circuits supplying socket outlets with rated current not exceeding 32A in the following:

•  Higher Risk Residential Buildings (HRRB) •  Houses of multiple occupancy (HMO) •  Purpose-built student accommodation •  Care homes

Scolmore is offering contractors a comprehensive range of AFDDs

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HRRBs are assumed to be residential buildings over 18m in height or in excess of six storeys, whichever is met first. For all other premises, the use of AFDDs conforming to BS EN 62606 is recommended for single phase AC final circuits supplying socket outlets not exceeding 32A. Where used, AFDDs shall be placed at the origin of the circuit to be protected. Amendment 2 was published on 28 March 2022 and comes into full force on 28 September 2022. By introducing AFDDs to its Elucian by Click consumer unit and protective devices collection, Scolmore is offering contractors a comprehensive range of AFDDs to help them satisfy the new requirements. The Elucian AFDDs range comprises Type A 1 Pole + Neutral True 6kA B Curve and C Curve 30mA Trip AFDDs with integral RCBOs, which are available in 6A, 10A, 16A, 20A, 32A and 40A, complete with 450mm neutral out tails.

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Key features and benefits of the Elucian AFDDs with integral RCBOs are as follows: •  Arc fault detection – providing a form of protection that pre-existing devices that are mandatory as part of the 18th Edition Wiring regulations cannot provide. •  Fault reporting – reports five different types of fault conditions. Each fault condition has its own unique LED flashing sequence pattern that signifies the reason why the AFDD has tripped. • Self-test – inbuilt self-test function to ensure the device is fully operational. •  Green LED indication – for a clear, visual representation of the flashing sequence to determine fault condition. •  BS EN 62606 & BS EN 61009-1 compliant – to cover the general rules and requirements for Arc Fault Detection Devices and residual current operated circuit breakers with integral overcurrent protection.

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• R ange available – 6A, 10A, 16A, 20A, 32A and 40A to completely harmonise with the existing range of Elucian RCBOs. B and C trip curves available – to cover •  both short circuit trip times. • 1 8mm single width size – to harmonise with the existing range of Elucian RCBOs and circuit breakers, only taking up a single din rail space to fit seamlessly into the Elucian range or any existing Elucian installation. • N eutral out tails – 450mm length supplied as standard. Full details of the Elucian by Click consumer units’ range can be viewed on the Scolmore website – scolmore.com/products/elucian. The Elucian brochure can be downloaded at scolmore.com/_pdfs/ elucian-brochure.pdf. Scolmore, scolmore.com

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C-TEC

NEW DATES FOR C-TEC’S BS 5839-1 COURSES New dates are now available for C-TEC’s BS 5839-1 fire detection and fire alarm system compliance courses.

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elivered at C-TEC’s state-of-the-art training centre in Wigan, the courses include both theoretical and practical activities. Covering BS 5839-1 Foundation, Design, Installation & Commissioning and Maintenance, the courses can culminate in a regulated qualification in BS 5839-1 through FireQual, the specialist awarding body for the fire protection sector in the UK. Brian Foster, C-TEC’s UK Sales Manager, says: “We’re on a mission to lift industry standards and the quality of fire installations across the UK. We’ve always provided free educational CPD-certified seminars and product training to promote best practice and raise awareness but our BS 5839-1 ‘TRAIN-TO-GAIN’ courses take this to a completely new level. “The courses are attracting a high level of interest as they’re reasonably-priced,

centrally-located and specifically designed to encourage people working in the fire industry to embark on a journey to boost their competency, expertise and professional performance – and achieve an industry-recognised qualification in the process.” Each course is delivered by highly experienced and qualified trainers in line with the technical requirements of the awarding body. Delegates undergo hands-on practical assessments to ensure they understand the subject matter and display the necessary competence to attain the regulated qualification. Successful delegates will be issued with CPD Certificates for each module and those who pass a final exam will be awarded a regulated qualification certificate from FireQual. Adds Brian: “High quality training is vital in the fire industry. Whether you’re an industry newcomer or an established company looking to educate

new personnel, our courses are designed to equip delegates with the knowledge, expertise and confidence they need to be among the best in the business.” Bookable over multiple weeks or as an intensive week-long cluster, the courses prepare delegates for the FireQual regulated qualification examination to allow them to design, install, commission and maintain fire detection and alarm systems to BS 5839-1 and confidently sign fire certificates where necessary. C-TEC is one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of world-class life-safety systems. The company’s latest innovations include its new CAST protocol fire detection and fire alarm systems, Hush, a revolutionary new BS 5839-6 Grade C domestic fire alarm system and EVAC-ALERT, a new evacuation alert system to BS 8629. C-TEC, c-tec.store

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NAPIT

CENTRE FOR EXCELLENCE Brett Forster, Head of Training at NAPIT, discusses the company’s new Centre of Excellence for Low Carbon Technologies in Mansfield.

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APIT’s new Centre of Excellence for Low Carbon Technologies, located at its Mansfield headquarters, opened its doors to learners this year, including those who wish to enhance their skills in low carbon cutting-edge technologies. The centre offers a variety of low carbon training courses, including solar PV, heat pumps, energy storage and electric vehicles. Located inside the historic Mansfield Mills, dating back to 1847, the facility features a learning environment where low carbon technologies can be explored and learned. Learners will have access to excellent training facilities that provide real-life work scenarios, including the use of all the required training rigs and components, as well as an outdoor roofing structure simulating real-life conditions for solar PV installations. Following the completion of their course, participants will be able to earn industry-recognised credentials. NAPIT has, for more than a decade, been offering a range of courses with a team of professional trainers who each have several years’ experience. The company has traditional training centres throughout the country, which allows learners to take classes at convenient locations. This new centre, however, will serve as a centralised location for learning that will bring together a wide range of disciplines. Since NAPIT is a Microgeneration Certification Scheme provider, having a centralised place to offer tradespeople training, certification and assessment for low carbon technologies, further enhances its offerings. The new facility is also in line with NAPIT’s aim to support the government’s Net Zero Strategy for reducing carbon emissions from homes. As a result of this decarbonising strategy, it is expected that more people will want to install low carbon elements in their homes, thus creating a need for installers with the necessary knowledge and skills to successfully complete these installations. There is a pressing need for the creation of a skilled and competent workforce capable of delivering the installations necessary to meet the net zero goals. NAPIT’s hubs will ensure this level of competency is available across the country.

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Course Range LCL Awards •  Level 3 Award in the Installation and Maintenance of Small-Scale Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Systems •  Level 3 Award in the Installation and Maintenance of Heat Pump Systems (non-refrigerant circuits) •  Level 3 Award in the Installation and Maintenance of Ground Source Heat Pump Systems (non-refrigerant circuits) •  Level 3 Award in the Installation and Maintenance of Air Source Heat Pump Systems (non-refrigerant circuits) •  Level 3 Award in Low Temperature Heating and Hot Water Systems in Dwellings •  Level 3 Award in the Design, Installation and Commissioning of Electrical Energy Storage Systems (Battery Storage)

As a result of the decarbonising strategy, it is expected that more people will wish to install low carbon elements in their homes, creating a demand for installers with the knowledge and skills required to complete such installations. Frank adds, “There is a pressing need to create a strong and competent workforce that can be relied upon to deliver the installations needed to meet the net zero targets. Our hubs will help support the training needed to develop competency across the country”. To view NAPIT’s low carbon training offering and to book a course, visit napittraining.co.uk or call 0345 543 0330. NAPIT, napittraining.co.uk

City & Guilds •  Level 3 Award in the Installation, Service and Commissioning of Electric Vehicle Charging Equipment in Domestic, Commercial and Industrial locations And more – such as Solar PV for Roofers and bespoke learning solutions. Frank Bertie, NAPIT Chief Technical Officer, adds, “Despite uncertainty about the future, it seems clear that the government is committed to decarbonising homes and that heat pumps are at the forefront of their approach.”

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IET

IS YOUR COMPANY UP TO DATE, SAFE AND COMPLIANT WITH BS 7671? If you’re carrying out work on electrical installations, it is your legal obligation to ensure electrical safety and to meet the requirements of the Electricity at Work Regulations (1989).

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taying up to date with BS 7671 is the best way to ensure that your company’s electrical installations are safe and compliant. BS 7671 also provides guidance on the new technologies and installation types, helping you expand into new areas and grow your business. Amendment 2:2022 to BS 7671:2018 18th Edition IET Wiring Regulations, the popular On Site Guide and Guidance Note 3: Inspection & Testing, launched on 28 March 2022. If you haven’t yet purchased your copy of the books, or a digital subscription, these are all available on the IET Bookshop, along with our full range of expert guidance publications. Visit theiet.org/order-amendment2-ECN.

If you missed the launch webinar on 28 March 2022, this is now available to watch on demand at theiet.org/amendment2launch-ECN. The IET Academy is the IET’s dedicated e-learning platform. It provides in-depth training across a variety of technical engineering and professional development topics, through fully online courses that can be accessed at any time. The Academy e-learning provides learners with the perfect opportunity to upskill and develop their knowledge with courses in key electrical topic areas such as requirements for electrical installations, electrical safety management, earthing and bonding and more. The IET Academy has recently launched its new City & Guilds and EAL Full and Update courses and exam packages for BS 7671:2018+A2:2022. As joint publisher

of the BS 7671 18th Edition IET Wiring Regulations, the IET is perfectly placed to help keep you up to date. So, whether you are looking to start your learning from scratch with a Full course or simply looking to keep your knowledge up to date with an Update course, the IET Academy provides a range of endorsed training options. The IET Academy is also an official City & Guilds Online Examination Centre for the 2382:22 qualification, so arranging an online examination, following successful completion of the City & Guilds IET Academy course, is easy. Find out more at theiet.org/ac-amendment2-ECN. To find out more about a solution for your company, including books, digital subscriptions, training and exams, visit theiet.org/amendment2-ECN. IET, theiet.org

Is your company up to date with BS 7671? Your installations must meet the latest requirements of the IET Wiring Regulations - BS 7671:2018+A2:2022. Ensure you are up to date, safe and compliant by ordering your copy of the books, digital subscriptions, training and exams today! Why the IET? As joint publishers of BS 7671, we are perfectly placed to help your company with everything you need to keep up to date with the IET Wiring Regulations. Flexible online training Our City & Guilds and EAL Full and Update courses and exam packages are available from the IET Academy. Find out more at theiet.org/ac-amendment2-ECN. To find out more about a solution for your company visit theiet.org/amendment2-ECN. The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) is registered as a Charity in England and Wales (No. 211014) and Scotland (No. SC038698). The Institution of Engineering and Technology, Futures Place, Kings Way, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, SG1 2UA, United Kingdom.

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