Why you should look at upskilling in above ground drainage systems

When was the last time you booked yourself on to a training course to refresh your skills?

Ongoing training is a fantastic way to keep up with the ever-evolving industry and to ensure you stay ahead of the game. Constantly changing technology and legislations mean it is difficult to find a plumber with nothing left to learn; therefore, regular training updates are the best way to go.

So it goes without saying that keeping any qualifications up-to-date is essential, especially when it comes to areas such as above ground drainage systems. Why? This is an area that is often overlooked as many incorrectly assume it to be a low-level skill, and that once you’ve learnt it, you know all there is to know. The reality is quite the opposite.

Not only can this field be particularly complex, but issues surrounding drainage problems and misconnections are becoming increasingly relevant in the plumbing world. In fact, latest estimates indicate that over a quarter of a million homes within the UK are likely to have drainage misconnection issues.

Training in this area is perfect for plumbers looking to refresh and update their knowledge on the design and installation of above ground sanitary and rainwater systems to tackle these rising issues and meet current Building Regulations.

This is why ‘back to basics’ training on the knowledge and skills required to carry out basic plumbing applications on plastic waste pipe and rainwater guttering should never be overlooked. Learning shouldn’t stop the minute an installer becomes qualified, after all. Continually changing – and challenging – sector and business legislation, along with rapidly evolving technology, all demand installers keep up to speed.

Our training courses, such as the Sanitary and Above Ground Drainage Course, are designed to help applicants stay one step ahead. The course can be booked via a digital booking form and the training materials are delivered electronically and can either be printed off at home or viewed on a second computer screen or via a tablet. The end assessment is carried out using Adobe Acrobat Reader, which can be downloaded free of charge from the Adobe website.

In response to the challenges of offering training and assessment in a safe, COVID-secure environment we have worked closely with BPEC to ensure that we are able to deliver training and assessment remotely.

Using Microsoft Teams, delegates can log on using a PC or laptop and go through the training over 2 hours per day for up to 4 days. Upon successful completion of the training course, delegates can then undertake an online assessment using a blend of long answer and multiple-choice questions and visual exercises.

Further information on all of our training courses can be accessed at www.aphc.co.uk/training-courses.