Installer SHOW is the UK’s biggest heating, plumbing and electrical trade show. Installer SHOW is hosted at the NEC Birmingham with a huge amount of special features on the show floor, as well as welcoming over 300 leading manufacturers and trade bodies. Here, thousands of installers have the opportunity to speak with leading manufacturers and […]
ELC exists to provide the opportunity to claim up to 6000 towards retraining into a new career. The ELC scheme contributes up to 80% towards courses. Funding is only available for training towards higher level learning/nationally recognised qualifications at Level 3 or above such as one of Gastec’s Managed Learning Programmes. You can gain all
Air source heat pumps (ASHPs) and natural gas boilers are two common heating systems used in residential and commercial buildings around the United Kingdom, Each has its own set of benefits and considerations. Here are some advantages of air-source heat pumps compared to gas boilers that consumers are taking into consideration with great interest. Energy
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.