Funded Training for CITB Employers with CDC

Designed for construction employers up to 250 staff registered on the PAYE, this exceptional funding opportunity offers a robust solution for advancing employee training and achieving NVQ qualifications. Retrain and retain your workforce by accessing up to £50,000 in funding support per year.

Reinforce your company’s commitment to continuous development and competitive edge in the industry, secure funding for your training and NVQs!

CITB Levy registered companies can apply for funding twice in 12 months but can only have 1 live funding project at a time, as soon as the training has been evidenced employers can then apply for a second round of funding. These funds support the delivery of skills and training interventions.

The Skills & Training Fund has been designed to cover the difference in cost between your eligible CITB Grants and the costs with your training provider.

The amount of funding you can apply for depends on the number of PAYE staff in the business, see a breakdown below:

Small and micro-sized businesses;

Employers with CIS only (no PAYE) can receive up to £2,500.00 (twice a year, one project at the time)

01 – 49 PAYE staff can receive up to £5,000.00 (twice a year, one project at the time)

50 – 74 PAYE staff can receive up to £7,500.00 (twice a year, one project at the time)

75 – 99 PAYE staff can receive up to £10,000.00 (twice a year, one project at the time)

Medium-sized businesses;

​100 – 149 PAYE staff can receive up to £15,000.00 (twice a year, one project at the time)

150 – 199 PAYE staff can receive up to £20,000.00 (twice a year, one project at the time)

200 – 250 PAYE staff can receive up to £25,000.00​ (twice a year, one project at the time)

As a CITB Approved Training Organisation (ATO), we work closely with local CITB Construction Groups and Advisors, who will be on hand to help you create your Skills and Training fund application.

We can incorporate a strategy to effectively bring all your training requirements for your staff to cost-neutral!

For further information please call one of our advisors on 020 8191 9090 or email info@cdc.org.uk 

Introducing our Air Source Heat Pumps (ASHP) Training Courses

Introducing our Air Source Heat Pumps (ASHP) Training Courses

We’re extremely delighted to announce the launch of our new renewables training academy here at CDC Group. As the world moves towards more sustainable energy solutions, the demand for professionals trained in renewable technologies is steadily increasing.

In line with this, CDC is proud to announce the launch of our approved Air Source Heat Pumps (ASHP) training courses at our Training Centre in Hemel Hempstead. These courses are designed to equip individuals with the knowledge and skills necessary to excel in the rapidly expanding field of renewable energy.

With the escalating concerns over climate change, there has been a growing emphasis on reducing carbon emissions and transitioning towards cleaner green energy sources. Air Source Heat Pumps have emerged as a key technology in this transition, offering efficient heating and cooling solutions while significantly lowering carbon footprints. However, to fully harness the potential of ASHP systems, there is a critical need for trained professionals who can design, install, and maintain these systems effectively.

Our Comprehensive Training Courses

At CDC Group, we understand the importance of providing high-quality training to meet the demands of the renewable energy sector. Our ASHP training courses are meticulously crafted by industry experts to offer comprehensive coverage of all aspects of Air Source Heat Pump technology. Whether you are a new-comer to the field or an experienced professional looking to enhance your skills, our courses cater to individuals at all levels.

Key Features of Our Training Courses:

  • Hands-on Practical Training: Participants will have the opportunity to gain practical experience through hands-on training sessions, allowing them to familiarize themselves with ASHP systems and installation procedures.
  • Expert-Led Instruction: Our courses are led by seasoned professionals with extensive experience in the renewable energy industry. Participants will benefit from their wealth of knowledge and practical insights.
  • Certification: Upon successful completion of their course, participants will receive an accredited NICEIC Certification qualification, demonstrating their proficiency in Air Source Heat Pump technology, allowing them to further progress towards MCS (Microgeneration Certification Scheme) Registration
  • Compliance with Industry Standards: We’re approved by NICEIC Certification, one of the leading certification bodies in the Renewables & Electrical sectors. Our courses are designed to align with industry standards and regulations, ensuring that participants are well-equipped to meet the requirements of the job market.

Why Choose CDC Group?

  • Reputation for Excellence: With years of experience in providing training and consultancy services in the renewable energy sector, CDC Group has earned a reputation for excellence, quality, flexibility and affordability.
  • State-of-the-Art Facilities: Our training facilities in Hemel Hempstead are equipped with the latest tools and equipment, providing an optimal learning environment for participants, from modern classrooms and welfare facilities, to brand new workshops for practical training.
  • Commitment to Sustainability: As advocates for sustainable development, we are dedicated to empowering individuals with the skills they need to contribute to a greener future.

The launch of our approved Air Source Heat Pumps training courses at CDC Group represents a significant milestone in our commitment to promoting sustainability and fostering the growth of renewable energy technologies.

We invite individuals who are passionate about making a positive impact on the environment to join us on this journey towards a more sustainable future.

Join our ASHP training courses today and become a part of the renewable energy revolution: Level 3 Award in the Installation & Maintenance of Air Source Heat Pumps Course

Unlocking Mental Wellness: What to Expect from Our Level 3 Mental Health First Aid Courses

What to expect from our Level 3 Mental Health First Aid Courses

In today’s fast-paced world, mental health awareness has become more critical than ever. As society embraces the significance of mental well-being, CDC Group steps forward to equip individuals with the tools and knowledge needed to support themselves and others effectively.

When choosing to train with us, candidates take control of their learning and bring meaningful contributions from their personal and professional experiences which leads to a greater understanding of the world around them. Therefore the mental health sessions are always bespoke and tailored around their experiences.

Our Qualsafe Level 3 Mental Health First Aid Courses are meticulously designed to empower participants with invaluable insights and skills, fostering a culture of compassion and understanding. Here’s a glimpse into what you can anticipate from our transformative Level 3 Mental Health First Aid Courses:

Interactive Learning Experience

At CDC, we believe in the power of interactive learning. Our Level 3 Mental Health First Aid Courses blend theoretical knowledge with practical exercises and engaging discussions. Participants actively participate in role-plays, case studies, and group activities, honing their skills in real-life scenarios.

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Holistic Approach to Mental Health

Beyond crisis intervention, our courses emphasise a holistic approach to mental health wellness. Participants learn about self-care strategies, stress management techniques, and the importance of fostering a supportive work environment. By nurturing their own well-being, they become better equipped to support others effectively.

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Enhanced Confidence

Attending a mental health first aid course with CDC, it can help boost your confidence in addressing any mental health issues. Participants learn to approach sensitive conversations with empathy and non-judgment, knowing they have the knowledge and skills to offer appropriate support and guidance from our expert team of Trainers.

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Personal Growth

Beyond acquiring practical skills, attending a mental health first aid course fosters personal growth and self-awareness. Participants gain a deeper understanding of their own mental health and learn self-care strategies to maintain their well-being while supporting others.

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Private, Fun & Extremely Pleasant Environment to Learn & Grow

Here at CDC, we pride ourselves with providing you access to the best of facilities. From disabled access, to modern classrooms and toilet facilities, to free coffee and parking. Find out more by contacting us today.

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Community Impact

Our Mental Health First Aid Courses empower individuals to make a meaningful difference in their communities. Whether in schools, workplaces, or local communities, trained mental health first aiders play a vital role in promoting mental wellness and supporting those in need.

At CDC Group, our Level 3 Mental Health First Aid Courses are more than just running training sessions—they’re transformative experiences that empower individuals to make a meaningful difference in the lives of others. From comprehensive curriculum to accredited instructors and ongoing support, we’re committed to equipping you with the skills and knowledge needed to promote mental health wellness in your personal and professional life.

Join us on today on this journey towards a mentally healthier future.

Find out more or book your next training adventure with us today or find out more about our range of Construction Training Courses we offer via our Live Training Calendar at https://cdc.org.uk/training

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Elevate Your Skills with our IPAF MEWP Operator Evening Courses

Elevate Your Skills with our IPAF MEWP Operator Evening Courses!

Are you ready to reach new heights in your career? Are you seeking to enhance your skill set and unlock exciting opportunities in the construction and industrial sectors?

Look no further than CDC Group’s IPAF MEWP Operator Evening Courses! Our comprehensive training courses are designed to equip aspiring professionals with the knowledge and expertise needed to operate Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs) safely and efficiently.

Join us on this exhilarating journey as we dive into the world of aerial work platforms, all while optimizing your chances of finding success through Google Search Engine Optimization (SEO).

Unleashing the Power of MEWPs and Powered Access

  • Introduce the significance of MEWPs in various industries, highlighting the need for skilled operators.
  • Explain the range of tasks that MEWPs can accomplish, emphasizing the versatility and efficiency they offer.
  • Discuss the importance of safety and compliance in MEWP operations, underscoring the need for proper training.

CDC Group Training Centre’s Cutting-Edge Approach

  • Highlight CDC Group Training Centre’s reputation as a leading authority in the training industry.
  • Describe the state-of-the-art facilities and equipment available at the training centre.
  • Emphasize the expertise of the instructors, who are experienced industry professionals.
  • Showcase the comprehensive curriculum of the IPAF MEWP Operator Evening Courses, detailing the modules and hands-on training sessions.

Unveiling the Benefits of Evening Courses

  • Address the needs of working professionals and individuals with busy schedules.
  • Highlight the flexibility of evening courses, allowing participants to pursue training while maintaining their current commitments.
  • Emphasize the advantages of a focused and interactive learning environment during evening sessions.
  • Mention the benefits of networking opportunities and sharing experiences with like-minded individuals.

Amplifying Your Success with SEO

  • Introduce the importance of SEO in today’s digital landscape.
  • Highlight CDC Group Training Centre’s commitment to optimizing online visibility through SEO techniques.
  • Provide examples of specific SEO strategies implemented, such as keyword optimization, meta tags, and high-quality content.
  • Discuss the potential impact of SEO on increasing organic traffic and attracting potential participants.

Are you ready to elevate your career to new heights? CDC Group Training Centre’s IPAF MEWP Operator Evening Courses offer the perfect opportunity to gain the skills and knowledge necessary to become a proficient MEWP operator.

With a focus on safety, practical training, and flexible scheduling, our courses are tailored to meet the needs of ambitious professionals like you.

Don’t miss out on this chance to soar above the competition and unlock exciting career prospects. Enroll today and experience the transformative power of CDC Group Training Centre’s IPAF MEWP Operator Evening Courses.

Remember, by optimizing our training courses for success, we ensure that you’ll be one step closer to reaching your professional pinnacle.

Find out more or book your next training adventure with us today or find out more about our range of Construction Training Courses we offer via our Live Training Calendar at https://cdc.org.uk/training

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Building a Stronger Future: Leading Training Providers

Building a Stronger Future: Leading Training Providers

The UK’s construction industry is booming, with an increasing demand for skilled professionals than never. However, with this growth comes a need for highly trained and competent workers who can ensure the safety and quality of our buildings and infrastructure.

That’s where CDC Group comes in. We offer a wide range of on-site and off-site courses & training programmes to help individuals achieve the skills and knowledge they need to excel in the built environment. From basic Level 1 in H&S courses for Green Labourers’ CSCS Card, to highly specialised courses in areas such as gas engineering, plumbing or working at height, our courses are designed to meet the needs of both experienced workers and employers across the industry.

But Who Are We?

CDC Group is a multi-accredited training centre, founded in 2015 by Andrei Muntean, BSc (Hons), MCIOB, which is recognised for quality and affordability in construction training. By supporting not only the most important Tier 1 construction names in the UK, our brand is now one of the most important names in the UK’s construction training industry, built over 8 years of providing state-of-the-art courses to over 30,000 individuals to date.

All our approved NVQ programmes and courses are accredited and recognised by over 10 different Awarding Organisations, such as City & Guilds, EAL, IPAF, PASMA, NICEIC Certification, Gas Safe, ProQual, Pearson, CITB and Qualsafe. We deliver a wide-range of Working at Height, Construction, Health & Safety, Plumbing, Gas and CSCS Courses.

Find out more about the us by clicking here.

Adaptability & Flexibility

But training isn’t just about acquiring new skills. It’s also about staying up to date with the industry, latest technologies and innovation. Training it’s about ensuring that workers are best equipped with current and relevant knowledge which meets the ever-changing demands of our industry. With our state-of-the-art training facilities in Hemel Hempstead and highly experienced and qualified Instructors, Trainers & NVQ Assessors, we provide the hands-on, practical training that is vital for success in today’s construction industry.

Here at CDC Group, we believe that adaptability and flexibility are key. It’s simple: we adapt and we’re flexible to suit your requirements. Our comprehensive solutions of delivering training can include:

  • Delivering our courses to our premises
  • Delivering our courses to your premises, or on your live construction site
  • Delivering our courses entirely remotely, online
  • Hybrid delivery of our courses (theory part of our course completed online in advance, practical at our training centre)
  • Mobile delivery of our courses (we arrange for our training to be delivered at your premises, with our own equipment)

But we don’t just stop at training. By choosing to work with CDC Group, we offer a range of support services, such as job placement and mentoring, to help our candidates to succeed in their chosen careers.

Contact Us Today

So why wait? Invest in yourself and your future by enrolling on one of our training courses or NVQ programmes today. Whether you’re just starting out or looking to take your career to the next level, we have something for everyone. We’re here to assist in any way we can – give our friendly Customer Services Team a call today on 020 8191 9090 or drop us an email via info@cdc.org.uk we we will look forward to training you!

With CDC Group, you’ll be on your way to building a stronger future for yourself and the UK.

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Fast-track Route to MCIOB with our NVQ Level 7 Course

Fast-track Route to MCIOB with our NVQ Level 7 Course

Introducing our Fast-Track Route to MCIOB with our NVQ Level 7 Diploma in Construction Senior Management Course! Take the opportunity to become a CIOB Member via the shortened route by achieving your NVQ Level 7 with CDC Group today.

You’ll be assessed by our expert team of NVQ Assessors (MCIOB or FCIOB) so you can use your qualification to get you Chartered.

How does it work?

This course is aimed at experienced Construction Project Managers, Company Directors, or Senior Site Managers with experience in construction industry.  The whole programme will be delivered in a form of on-site and online assessments of your expertise.

Find out more about the Course Details by clicking here.

What is CIOB?

CIOB stands for the Chartered Institute of Building, a worldwide professional association which exists to promote and advance for the public benefit the science and practice of building and construction. It’s the ‘stop’ place for all managers and leaders in construction.

The CIOB is the most influential professional body for construction management and leadership, with around 50,000 members in more than 100 countries. Chartered Membership is comparable to a Bachelor’s degree and is recognised internationally. It brings many benefits, including the right to use MCIOB as a post nominal designation.

As a Chartered Member, your dedication to the industry, as well as your capabilities and experience can clearly be recognised by others.

Potential applicants for CIOB Membership will have to undertake a robust Professional Review process of their experience and expertise in construction management, through different several routes available. Levels of Membership include:

  • Applicant Member – ACIOB
  • Chartered Member – MCIOB
  • Fellow Member – FCIOB

What are the benefits?

Joining CIOB will boost your career. Chartered Membership gives you the right to add MCIOB after your name, which is respected by employers and organisations worldwide. You’ll be able to call yourself either a Chartered Construction Manager or Chartered Builder. And by doing so, clients and colleagues will know your dedication to our industry and recognise that your skills meet the highest international standards.

Not only that, but you will gain access to a range of services and benefits from the CIOB, that will support you.

Major Tier 1 Employers are looking for on the lookout for expert personnel all the time. Becoming MCIOB will boost your career and enhance your employability to such Employers – not only that, but you can take pride in your work and network with some 50,000 members across the world in the global construction industry.

Why CDC?

We pride ourselves on having highly ethical values by hiring the best industry professionals when assessing our accredited NVQs.

As a prospective NVQ Level 7 delegate with us, you will be assessed by a F/MCIOB NVQ Assessor, meaning that you can use your qualification to apply for your MCIOB via the shortened Professional Review. Despite other providers offering the same NVQ Level 7 qualifications, we are within very few Training Companies in the UK to employ NVQ Assessors which are also MCIOB or FCIOB with the Institute.

Please note that you won’t be able to use your NVQ Level 7 qualifications for using the CIOB shortened Professional Review if your Assessor is not at least MCIOB.

Fast-Track Route to MCIOB with our NVQ Level 7 Additional Information

Is the information about our Fast-track Route to MCIOB with our NVQ Level 7 Course not sufficient?

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Your Complete Guide to Achieve a CSCS Card

 

Your Complete Guide to Achieve a CSCS Card

CSCS is the Construction Skills Certification Skills Ltd, the UK’s certification body for providing proof of skills via cards within the construction industry.

Probably one of the biggest misconception around CSCS Cards is that, holding a CSCS Card, it’s a legal requirement – it isn’t. CSCS Cards are being used by construction workers, companies and contractors to provide and check proof that individuals working on live construction sites have the appropriate training, qualifications (NVQs) and expertise for the role they carry out on site. Essentially, CSCS Cards are the preferred method of checking an individual’s training, skills and qualifications.

You also must be aware that there are several ‘CSCS Partner Card Schemes’ affiliated to CSCS, however, these are not CSCS Cards. These 38 separate card schemes represent different sectors of our construction industry such as Electrical (ECS), Plumbing & Heating (JIB), Glazing (GQA), Asbestos (ACAD) etc.

Right, so how do you start your journey on achieving a CSCS Card?

All applicants must meet the strict 2-element criteria to be eligible to apply for a CSCS Card: Pass your CITB HS&E Test, which are usually valid for 2 years, and achieve a Construction-Related Qualification (NVQ).

You must know that there are a variety of CSCS Card Types available, depending on your role you carry on a live construction site:

  1. Green Labourer CSCS Card – specifically designed for people carrying out labouring duties on site, especially the first time ‘entrants’ to the construction industry. This card is valid for 5 years.
  2. Red Apprentice CSCS Card – available to people registered on a recognised apprenticeship, this card is currently free to apply for and valid for 4 years and 6 months.
  3. Red Experienced Technical, Supervisor or Manager CSCS Card – available to Supervisors, Managers and Technical Workers with on-the-job experience whom are registered to an NVQ or SVQ at Level 3 or higher. This card is valid for 3 years and cannot be renewed.
  4. Red Experienced Workers CSCS Card – available to Experienced Workers currently registered to complete a construction-related NVQ or SVQ Level 2 or higher. This card is valid for 1 year and cannot be renewed.
  5. Red Trainee CSCS Card – available for trainees registered to complete a construction-related vocational, academic or professional qualification, acceptable for a Skilled CSCS Card. This card is valid for 1 year and cannot be renewed.
  6. Blue Skilled Worker CSCS Card – available for skilled workers which have completed an NVQ Level 2 or a CSCS Approved Trailblazer. This card is valid for 5 years.
  7. Gold Advanced Craft CSCS Card – available for those tradespeople which have completed a construction-related NVQ or SVQ Level 3, or an approved indentured apprenticeship. This card is valid for 5 years.
  8. Gold Supervisors CSCS Card – available for trade supervisors which have completed an Occupational Work Supervision NVQ or SVQ Level 3. This card is valid for 5 years.
  9. Black Managers CSCS Card – available for technical site managers which have completed a relevant Construction Management NVQ/SVQ levels 5, 6 or 7. This card is valid for 5 years.
  10. White Academically Qualified Persons (AQP) CSCS Card – available for individuals who have completed certain construction related degrees eg. CIOB Certificates, NEBOSH Diplomas, HNDs or HNCs. This card is valid for 5 years.
  11. White Professionally Qualified Persons (PQP) CSCS Card – available for competent assessed members of Professional Bodies. This card is valid for 5 years.

What is the CITB Health, Safety & Environment Test (HS&E) and its relation to a CSCS Card?

To apply for a CSCS card you are required to pass the appropriate level of CITB Health, safety and environment (HS&E) test within the last two years, in addition to achieving the relevant qualification (NVQ/SVQ) related to your occupation. CITB stands for the Construction Industry Training Board, whom we are an Approved Training Organisation (ATO) by.

The HS&E Test is a robust way for construction workers to show the industry employers that they are able to carry out a job safely. The scope of the touchscreen test is to examine knowledge across a variety of safety topics to improve health, safety and productivity when working on a construction site.

All tests are PC-based, taking place at our dedicated PearsonVUE CITB Test Centre in Hemel Hempstead.

If you are unsure which HS&E test to take, use the CSCS Card Finder. Simply enter your occupation or qualification into Card Finder and follow the steps on the screen. Card Finder will show you which card you are eligible for and which CITB HS&E test you need to take. The appropriate test for you will depend on your occupation and the qualifications you hold. Please make sure that you sit the correct test as completing the wrong one will delay your CSCS card application

Achieve your CSCS Card with CDC Group

Trading in the industry for over 7 years, we have been first-hand through the various developments and changes around CITB and CSCS Cards over the years, therefore you can rest assured you’re in the right hands. We have designed tailored training packages to suit your needs, whether you are just considering a career in construction or you’re a Senior Project Manager, we can assist.

Book your next training adventure with us today or find out more about our range of Construction, Electrical, Plumbing & Gas Training Courses at https://cdc.org.uk/training

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Introducing the new City & Guilds 2382-22 18th Edition Update (BS 7671:2018+A2:2022)

Introducing City & Guilds 2382-22 18th Edition Update (BS 7671:2018+A2:2022) Regulations Update eLearning Training Course

We’re delighted to introduce you the new City & Guilds 18th Edition Course (Amendment 2 Update), now available via e-Learning from the comfort of your home.

This City & Guilds course will enable you to demonstrate a detailed knowledge of the IET Wiring Regulations 18th Edition known as BS 7671:2018 (Amendment 2 2022) Requirements for Electrical Installations.

Who is this Course for?

This course is aimed at Electricians’ involved with the design, installation or testing of electrical installations in accordance with the 18th Edition of the IET Wiring Regulations.

Find out more about the Course Details by clicking here.

Amendment 2 – What are the changes?

The IET and BSI have confirmed that the new regulations will come into effect immediately upon publishing on March 28, 2022, with the previous version, BS 7671:2018+A1:2020, to be withdrawn six months later.

Amendment 2 introduces a new requirement for Arc Fault Detection Devices (AFDDs), updated requirements for the fire safety design for buildings and a new chapter on Prosumer’s Low Voltage Electrical Installations. This essential update to the IET Wiring Regulations will form the national standard to which all new electrical installations and additions, and alterations to existing electrical installations in the UK are to comply. The IET and BSI are now urging all electrical professionals to ensure they become familiar with the changes.

There’s been a lot of discussion around the 18th Edition BS 7671 regulations update, with significant changes introduced under Amendment 2 below:

  • There are proposals for the removal of the RCD risk assessment used in non-dwelling installations and new requirements for mandatory installation of AFDDs.
  • Chapter 42 has been rewritten to take account of fire engineering guidance and a new Appendix 13 has been produced to help electricians understand fire engineering terms, escape routes and fire protection.
  • Chapter 44 regarding the transient overvoltages has been revised on the bullet points where the protection is required.
  • Changes within Part 6 regarding the insulation resistance where circuits are vulnerable to damage but ensuring the cables are subject to full testing.
  • Throughout Part 7 there are several changes to the sections although the majority are minor changes.
  • The new Part 8 for Chapter 82 within BS 7671 covers energy efficiency measures, the interface with the smart grid, the management of electricity consumption, the management of renewable sources of electricity, and energy storage. Chapter 82 provides additional requirements, measures and recommendations for the design, erection and verification of all types of low-voltage (LV) electrical installations.
  • The model forms in Appendix 6 have major changes which will reduce the amount of form filling.

Please note that this only gives an overview of draft proposals which may or may not be included in Amendment 2 of the 18th edition (BS 7671:2018+A2:2022), depending on the decision of the national committee, JPEL/64.

What to do if I already have the 2382-18 18th Edition?

You can simply upgrade your training by booking one of our available ‘Update Courses’ to bring you up to date with the regulations changes by clicking here.

Alternatively if you have any questions, you can contact our Customer Support Team at info@cdc.org.uk or 020 8191 9090.

Progression Opportunities

Once you’ve brought yourself up to speed with the City & Guilds 2382-22 18th Edition Update (BS 7671:2018+A2:2022) you can look at further developing your career as electrician by booking one of our available Inspection & Testing Courses.

Book your next training adventure with us today or find out more about our range of Electrical, Plumbing & Gas Training Courses we offer via our Live Training Calendar at https://cdc.org.uk/training

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How to Become a Plumber in the UK | FREE Guide

How to Become a Plumber in the UK. Where do I start if I want to become a Plumber?

There is no doubt this is ne of the most commonly asked questions. Considering a career in Plumbing could be highly rewarding, especially considering that the job demand remains consistently high and there are plenty of progression opportunities which can enhance earning potential with the right training and experience.

Plumbing is a trade for individuals which enjoy problem-solving and challenging themselves at work but also looking with an element of creativity which is often required on more complex tasks.

Why is Plumbing a good career?

In short: there are fewer young plumbers and there is limited availability of training. The average salary for a Plumbers in the UK currently stands at approximately £35,000.00 per annum, according to Reed – which is well above the UK’s average full-time salary which is around at £31,461.00.

Qualified Plumbers are often able to take advantage of the on-going skill shortages and earn premium rates due to their services being in such high demand.

Like most trades, earning potential can significantly increase with the very achievable possibility of setting up your own Plumbing business, once qualified and experienced.

You can start by browsing a wide range of Plumbing accredited training courses offered by CDC Group by clicking here.

What does a Plumber do?

Plumbers are primarily responsible of installing, repairing and maintaining water supplies, heating systems, sanitation units and other related fixtures in both residential/domestic and commercial settings. They may also assess, design and produce plumbing systems in order to ensure they follow all codes and regulations. Plumbers typically work alone and may travel long or short distances on a regular basis to complete their tasks.

They also install toilets, sinks, bath tubs, radiators, central heating systems, towel rails and other related appliances. Tips on starting a successful career can vary from opening your own business after you’ve completed your training and gained some experience, to make connections in the industry, maintaining your knowledge on regulation changes and prioritise safety. You can also considering in further enhancing your knowledge by becoming a qualified Gas Safe Engineer.

Fast-Track Plumbing Courses

Once you’ve got the grips with the basics, you can being to seek professional recognition. So how can you start your journey to becoming a Plumber?

  1. Our City & Guilds Level 2 Technical Certificate is an essential formal trade qualification and the perfect starting point for anyone looking to begin their career as a professional Plumber.
  2. As soon as you’ve completed your Level 2 Technical Certificate at our purpose-built Plumbing & Heating Training Centre in Hemel Hempstead, you can then look into a variety of options available, including considering an Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Plumbing & Heating full qualification with us.
  3. Excellent add-ons to your training can include Water Regulations Courses and Unvented Hot Water Systems Courses, all available with CDC Group.

Progression Opportunities

Once you’ve qualified as a Plumber and gained some experience in the trade, you can consider registering for our full-time Manage Learning Programme (MLP) and start your journey towards your ACS Assessment to become a certified Gas Safe Engineer for Domestic Natural Gas.

Doing a Gas Safety Training Course and becoming a member of the Gas Safe Register is a common progression route taken by plumbers, as it will significantly increase your earnings and scope of work and you are essentially legally able to carry out gas works.

Need a little more information about How to Become a Plumber in the UK? Call our specialist customer service advisors for a friendly chat on 020 8191 9090 or request a brochure, or even visit us in the training centre for a chat.

Book your next training adventure with us today or find out more about our range of Plumbing & Gas Training Courses we offer via our Live Training Calendar at https://cdc.org.uk/training

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