The government has set out proposals to end the installation of fossil fuel heating in homes off the gas grid from 2026. In most cases, households would be expected to switch to a heat pump, however, we know this is not always a possibility due to costs and the work required. So what is the alternative […]
COMCAT1 is one qualification that is attached to a core gas competency for commercial catering qualification such as CODC1 or CCCN1 that allows you to work with a multitude of appliances. The training and assessments for COMCAT1 are designed to test gas safety competence in the work of installing, commissioning, exchanging, disconnecting, servicing, repairing, and
Kieran McDonald has been using Gastec training since the age of 17. Fast-forward to 2023 Kieran now has quite the success story to tell. Plumbing courses were a more common thing back then, Kieran started with plumbing at college and then came to Gastec training at the old Hanwell centre very early in his career.
The ACS process can be daunting for some. However, our managed learning program (MLP) ensures all new entrant gas engineers have the knowledge to get them through the process. ACS assessment passed, and Stuart (pictured left) had this to say. Did the managed learning program MLP meet expectations? Very much so. Tough when needed, but
A new step forward for Stephen Roots Being an electrician for thirty-plus years, and a commercial catering and laundry engineer for the last five Stephen has decided to take the plunge and get qualified in domestic gas, commercial gas, and LPG! Now that’s a big plunge in one go! But this wasn’t enough! Stephen also undertook training on
-A WORD WITH MARIA JENKINS CENTRE MANAGER AND HEAD OF ALL THINGS MILITARY RESETTLEMENT It’s a bit of a paperwork minefield, not one I am used to. What is the ELC claiming process? You are correct it can seem like a minefield, but we hopefully can guide you through the confusion. Before being eligible to
An air source heat pump (ASHP) works by transferring heat absorbed from the outside air to an indoor space. This works via the wet central heating systems to heat underfloor circuits or radiators, it also provides domestic hot water. Heat pumps work similarly to a refrigerator, they absorb heat and transfer it to another medium.
Making a career change can be a challenging and daunting experience, but it can also be one of the most rewarding decisions you will ever make. Imagine waking up each day, eager to start work and passionate about what you do. Imagine having a career that aligns with your values, provides you with a sense
IS A CAREER IN THE OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY REWARDING? THE FUTURE OF MY CAREER, AIR SOURCE HEAT PUMPS AND HYDROGEN… WHERE TO BEGIN Natural gas has long been a popular fossil fuel for generating electricity and powering industrial processes. It is abundant, relatively cheap, and emits fewer pollutants than coal or oil. However, as
Solid fuel, particularly coal and wood, has been popular in the United Kingdom for centuries due to its affordability, accessibility, and ease of use. However, in recent years, the popularity of solid fuel has experienced a resurgence, driven by a combination of factors. One of the main reasons for the renewed popularity of solid fuels