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come into effect immediately upon publishing on March 28, 2022, with the previous version, BS 7671:2018+A1:2020, to be withdrawn six months later.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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Introducing Our IPAF and PASMA Training Centre

We are absolutely delighted to introduce you to our COVID-19 safe, brand new, state of the art, IPAF & PASMA Training Centre which includes an indoor practical training facility.

Following another very challenging year in 2021, our team’s exceptional hard work and dedication have managed to finalise this project.

We’re pleased to say we can now accommodate any IPAF and PASMA training requirements you may have.

Our highly experienced Instructors will be able to provide theory, practical and e-Learning courses both at our training centre in Hemel Hempstead and anywhere in the UK, on site.

We are now pleased to announce that we are now taking bookings for IPAF and PASMA Training Courses, with immediate effect at our COVID19 Safe Training Centre in Hemel Hempstead.

Book your adventure with us today or find out more about our range of courses at our Live Online Training Calendar at https://cdc.org.uk/training

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Check out our  IPAF and PASMA Courses.

CITB Approved Test Centre for CSCS Cards

CITB Approved Test Centre for CSCS Cards

CDC Group are delighted to introduce our brand new Internet Test Centre (ITC), approved by the CITB for the delivery of CSCS touchscreen tests.

CDC Group is an CITB Approved Training Organisation (ATO) and a Test Centre for HS&E Tests.

You will need to make sure that you prepare for the right HS&E Test via one of the official CITB approved available preparation materials (App, DVD, Download or Book).

If you are taking the CITB Health, safety and environment test to gain a card for access to construction sites please ensure you have checked the scheme requirements to ensure you are booking the correct level of test. 

1. Operatives Test at CITB Approved Test Centre for CSCS Cards

The operatives test examines HS&E awareness, helping to raise standards across the industry by ensuring all workers meet a minimum level of health, safety, and environmental awareness.

It lasts 45 minutes and is comprised of 50 questions made up of both behavioural case studies and knowledge questions.

A minimum mark of 45 out of 50 is required to pass. 

Voiceover Available (for candidates with English as second language)

For the HS&E Operatives test, voice-overs are available in the following languages:

• Bulgarian

• Czech

• French

• German

• Hungarian

• Lithuanian

• Polish

• Portuguese

• Punjabi

• Romanian

• Russian

• Spanish

2. Specialist Test at CITB Approved Test Centre for CSCS Cards

Specialist tests are taken in a variety of fields. They include questions surrounding the five core knowledge areas in addition to additional questions relevant to the specialist area(s) chosen and require a 45 out of 50 marks to pass.

The Specialists test is available in each of the following topics:

  • Supervisory (SUP)
  • Demolition (DEM)
  • Plumbing or gas (PLUM)
  • Highway works (HIW)
  • Specialist work at height (WAH)
  • Lifts and escalators (LAEE)
  • Tunnelling (TUNN)
  • HVACR – Heating and plumbing services (HAPS)
  • HVACR – Pipefitting and welding (PFW)
  • HVACR – Ductwork (DUCT)
  • HVACR – Refrigeration and air conditioning (RAAC)
  • HVACR – Services and facilities maintenance (SAF)

3. Managers and Professionals (MAP) Test 

The test must be completed in 45 minutes and requires 46 out of 50 for a pass.

Please note a valid form of Photo ID (UK Driving Licence or Passport) is required at your test admission – we won’t be able to test without an original form of ID

(A list with Acceptable Form of ID’s is automatically being emailed once your booking has been confirmed).

Book your CITB HS&E Test today by simply clicking here giving us a call on 020 8191 9090 or drop us an email at info@cdc.org.uk

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Demand in ACS qualifications Re-Assessments Likely to Surge in Early 2021

As an accredited ACS Assessment Centre for Gas Safe Engineers, we are aware that the Gas Safe Register 6-month extension will soon be coming to an end – this means that we are expecting a sharp surge in registrations for our re-assessment courses.

The Gas Safe Register ® offered a 6-month extension for any gas engineers whose ACS Certification would be expiring during the COVID-19 pandemic, the intent was to cover the closure of training centres and help those who were unwell or shielding, and so were unable to train.

With this extension ending on the 31 March 2021, we are expecting a huge demand for our courses with the Gas Safe Register confirming an expected four-fold increase in the number of assessments that are due. We anticipate this will cause a backlog in re-assessments.

As we look to the start of the New Year 2021, we expect to see our course bookings increase, to ensure your certification remains valid we invite you to take advantage of our current prices and register now for your re-assessment course.

ACS qualifications At CDC Group

We offer a fully Covid-19 compliant, safe training environment at our brand new training facilities in Hemel Hempstead.

• From the 31 March 2021, normal ACS re-assessment timeframes will resume with no further extensions in place;
• Gas Safe Engineers whose ACS qualifications expired before 1st of October and who have been unable to attend reassessment due to the COVID-19 pandemic have been permitted to remain on the Register for up to six months after their current certification expiry date.
• Gas Safe Engineers whose qualifications expired on or after October 1st have until the 31st March to renew.

Don’t leave it too late, give us a call today if you wish to discuss your requirements or for more information or to book online please click here.

We are now pleased to announce that we take bookings for Domestic ACS Gas ReAssessment Courses, with immediate effect at our COVID19 Safe Training Centre in Hemel Hempstead.

Find out more about our range of courses at https://cdc.org.uk/construction-training-and-courses-calendar/

Contact us today if you need more detailed information about ACS qualifications.

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Introducing Our Brand New Gas Training Centre in Hemel Hempstead

CDC Group are absolutely delighted to introduce you to our COVID-19 safe, brand new, state of the art, Domestic ACS Gas Training Centre in Hemel Hempstead, in partnership with NICEIC Certification.

It has been a challenging 2020 for everyone at CDC. From a global pandemic, through two national lockdowns in the same year (and still going), we have managed to maintain ourselves on track to deliver on our expansion plans set in January 2020 to build and launch a brand new Gas Training Centre at our HQ in Hemel Hempstead. Following our teams exceptional hard work and dedication, this day has finally arrived.

NICEIC Accredited, our Gas Safe Training Centre is now able to offer the full scope of training (initial & re-assessment courses) for Domestic Gas Engineers: CCN1, CKR1, HTR1, CENWAT & MET1.

Our highly qualified Lecturers & Assessors will also welcome apprentices to the Level 3 Gas Engineering Operative Apprenticeship ST0155, from January 2021.

We are now pleased to announce that we take bookings for Domestic ACS Gas ReAssessment Courses, with immediate effect at our COVID19 Safe Training Centre in Hemel Hempstead.

CDC Group Gas Training Centre in Hemel Hempstead

Contact us today if you need more detailed information about our Gas Training Centre in Hemel Hempstead.

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Introducing IPAF eLearning Courses

Introducing IPAF eLearning Courses eLearning training programmes for Operators & Managers, here at CDC.

As an IPAF Approved Training Centre, we have been working hard to find alternatives to traditional face to face training, but still to provide you with high-quality engagement as part of the delivery of our courses.

Benefits of IPAF eLearning with CDC:

  • Flexible
  • Trainees complete the theory part anytime, anywhere, at their own pace, on their own devices
  • Highly Interactive
  • Engages trainees with games, quizzes, videos and simulations

IPAF’s eLearning Courses provides a flexible and enhanced online learning experience for mobile elevating work platform (MEWP) Operators and Managers training programmes. It provides the same high-quality theory training as you would receive in our classrooms and can be completed on your own device, anytime, at your own pace.

The course is suitable for all abilities, from those no prior knowledge or experience through to operators seeking to renew their PAL Cards or to qualify to operate other categories of MEWPs.

MEWP Operator eLearning 

IPAF eLearning Courses for MEWP operators is available for all MEWP categories (1a, 1b, 3a, 3b) and takes from around three hours to complete, depending on your level of MEWP knowledge. The eLearning module is divided into manageable sections that you can complete at your own pace. You can save and resume your training at any time.

MEWP operator eLearning does not replace practical training. Upon completion of your eLearning pre-theory test, you must pass a supervised theory test at our IPAF Approved Training Centre, in Hemel Hempstead.

You must also successfully complete a minimum of a half-day of practical training and testing before you are issued with a PAL Card as proof of your qualification of IPAF operator training.

IPAF MEWP Operator eLearning is available in English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish.

How to start your eLearning training:

  1. Contact us to register for IPAF MEWP Operator eLearning training.
  2. We will send you an email inviting you to begin your eLearning module.
  3. At the end of your eLearning module, you will need to complete an online pre-theory test.
  4. Once you have passed your pre-theory online test via eLearning, contact us again and schedule your theory test, practical training and assessment which will take place in person at our training centre.*

* Due to the coronavirus crisis, you now have up to 90 days (usually 45 days). From the date of completion of your pre-theory eLearning test to attend our training centre in order to take your supervised theory test and practical training and assessment modules. 

This timeframe will be monitored by IPAF in line with latest developments.

MEWPs for Managers eLearning Course

IPAF eLearning MEWPs for Managers training course covers what managers need to know for safe and effective use of MEWPs on site. This includes planning the job, conducting a risk assessment, selecting the right equipment for optimum cost-efficiency and mitigating all possible risks.

The course is suitable for all abilities and is open to those with no prior knowledge through to those who are very experienced.

This course is designed to be solely completed using our eLearning facility on your laptop, PC or tablet device. You should expect the course to take from around six to eight hours to complete, depending on your starting level of knowledge and experience. The course is divided into manageable sections that you can complete at your own pace. You can save and resume your training at any time.

How to start your eLearning training:

  1. Contact us to register for the IPAF MEWPs for Managers eLearning training course.
  2. We will send you an email inviting you to begin your eLearning training.
  3. At the end of your eLearning training, you will need to complete an online test.
  4. Once you have passed your online test, contact us again to apply for your IPAF MEWPs for Managers certificate.

Important: IPAF MEWPs for Managers eLearning programme utilises a sophisticated facial recognition system across online training and evaluation sessions to ensure your identity. This is to prevent any attempts to obtain the qualification through fraudulent means. Please ensure your device has a working camera facility.

CDC Group IPAF eLearning

For further information please contact our Customer Support Team at info@cdc.org.uk or 020 8191 9090.

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COVID-19 Update from CDC Group

COVID-19 Update from CDC Group

CDC takes the service it provides to delegates and apprentices, our duty of care to employees and our wider stakeholders very seriously.

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on the newly introduced lockdown in England for the period 06 November 2020 – 02 December 2020, we can confirm that our premises remain open and all our courses are being delivered as scheduled, adhering to strictest COVID-19 Health & Safety and hygiene rules.

We continue to monitor and follow the official advice and updates from the UK Government, WHO (World Health Organisation) and NHS to the recent Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and are committed to continuing to provide the quality of service that we are known for whilst ensuring that we take appropriate and swift action in order to protect all concerned.

For further information please contact our Customer Support Team at info@cdc.org.uk or 020 8191 9090.

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CDC Group Awarded Approved Status for Enhanced Learning Credits Scheme (ELC)

CDC Group are absolutely delighted to confirm that we’ve been awarded ‘Approved Learning Provider’ status by the Minstry of Defence (MOD) in the Enhanced Learning Credits (ELC) scheme for Armed Forces.

Learning Provider Name: Construction Development Centre Ltd

Learning Provider ID: 10815

What is ELCAS?

Enhanced Learning Credits is a scheme aimed at providing members of the Armed Forces of the UK with a lifelong learning opportunities.

Please note that ELCAS funding is only available for those courses that will lead to a Level 3 NVQ or higher, recognised qualification on the National Qualifications Framework.

More information about eligibility, requirements and how to claim ELC Funding & can be found here.

 

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