APHC Announces £150 Training Rewards and 2022 Online Courses

The Association of Plumbing & Heating Contractors (APHC) has published its 2022 programme of one day courses which include: Legionella Cold Water Risk Assessment & Disinfection, Domestic Hot Water Storage Systems (Unvented) and Sanitary & Above Ground Drainage.

The courses are for experienced plumbers who ideally hold a relevant NVQ Level 2 or have equivalent practical experience of plumbing and the water industry.

APHC’s CEO John Thompson commented: “Keeping up-to-date and developing existing skills is important to help ensure you are working compliantly and safely.”

The 2022 programme of courses are delivered using Microsoft Teams so delegates can use a PC or laptop device to log on and complete their training over 2 hours per day for up to 4 days. Once the initial training course is complete, delegates will then take an online assessment in order to obtain a course completion certificate.

Accessing COVID-secure training environments has been a challenge for businesses in recent years and in a bid to tackle this APHC has worked closely with training provider BPEC in order to ensure that training and assessments can be delivered remotely.

In addition to the courses, APHC is giving away 100 training rewards worth £150 each to plumbing and heating companies throughout 2022*

Plumbing and heating companies can claim the £150 reward and use it towards the cost of a certificated course with a recognised training provider such as APHC, BPEC, City & Guilds and all UKAS-approved ACS providers.

In 2021, APHC saw the most successful year for the scheme and handed out a record number of training rewards to companies across England and Wales.

The plumbing and heating industry requires contractors to acquire new skills and regularly refresh their knowledge, the training reward scheme operated each year by APHC (Training) Ltd is an incentive to safeguard the long-term professional development of the industry and ensure training is undertaken.

Graeme Dryden, Deputy CEO & Technical Services Manager at APHC commented: “Keeping up-to-date and developing existing skills is important to help ensure you are working compliantly and safely. Our courses can not only help with this, but also help plumbers gain skills to access new markets such as legionella risk assessing.

“The £150 training reward is available to all plumbing and heating companies in England and Wales regardless of whether they are members of APHC. In order to receive the reward companies are required to send a copy of the training course invoice along with the successful course completion certificate to APHC who will then pay for the cost of the course, up to £150, straight into the employer’s business bank account”.

Further information on the Training Reward can be found at www.aphc.co.uk/training-reward.

A full list of APHC training course dates for 2022 can be found at www.aphc.co.uk/training-courses.

*limited to one reward per company for one member of staff