We’ve teamed up with Luton Adult Learning to deliver Access to Building Services, a pre-apprenticeship course for 19+ students which provides an excellent grounding in the breadth of building services engineering. On completion of the course candidates will be ready to go on into full employment at a junior level or start an apprenticeship programme.
If you’re aged 19+, living in the Luton area and are currently unemployed, you could benefit from free training, leading onto a career in heating, ventilating, plumbing, air conditioning and refrigeration, electrical and even renewable technology installation.
On successful completion of the course, candidates will have a City & Guilds 2000-01 Level 1 Certificate in Access to Building Services Engineering, employability and work skills and a CSCS card, necessary to work on many building sites. Logic4training, along with Luton Adult Learning, will also try and link you up with a local employer; to provide experience and hopefully a job or apprenticeship placement.
For more information, download a leaflet here: Access to Building Services Engineering.
We’re looking for employers in the Luton area to take on apprentices/employees following this course, and/or provide general support to candidates during their training. Contact us for more information.
That’s not us! They say copying is the sincerest form of flattery but we’re not too happy about a completely unrelated company, Gas Logic Solutions, using the Gas Logic name against our wishes. We’re currently dealing with this matter in conjunction with our solicitors.
If you’re looking for high-quality, industry-leading gas and building services engineering training and consultancy then make sure you choose one of the Gas Logic brands; encompassing Logic4training, Electric Logic, Plumb Logic, Solar Logic and Logic4trade, covering the breadth of the BSE sector, plus the tools installers need to carry out their jobs. Gas Logic Solutions is nothing to do with this and has no affiliation with Gas Logic and these established brands.
Gas Logic has the solution for all your gas ACS training requirements, Gas Logic Solutions, well, we wouldn’t like to say!
Gas Logic: Gas safety training for ACS, assessment, re-assessment and new entrants courses available.
Electric Logic: City & Guilds courses for electricians, plus Part P training and AM2 assessment.
Plumb Logic: Training and assessment courses for plumbers.
Solar Logic: MCS recognised renewables training and new entrant’s courses.
Logic4trade: Your one stop shop for the tools and equipment building services engineers need to do their job.
Gas Logic Solutions: ? Nothing to do with us!
Logic4training has made available two guidance documents for candidates applying for, or undertaking, its AM2 Electrotechnical Assessment. The documents, issued by the National Electrotechnical Network (NET), are intended as a revision guide to help apprentices and trainees in preparation for the AM2 assessment, which forms an essential part of the Electrical Advanced Apprenticeship.
The documents will assist candidates in preparing for forthcoming exams, providing essential information on compulsory elements (such as the AM2 Self-Assessment checklist), as well as a comprehensive list of the most common errors candidates should be sure to avoid. Tips include making sure to familiarise yourself with all aspects of the Building Regulations and Wiring Regulations, together with post-assessment administration advice, including the process should you need to re-sit the exam.
Some top errors to avoid include:
- Candidates have not demonstrated the correct procedure for Safe Isolation of Supplies
- Candidates do not install the circuits in accordance with the requirements of BS 7671
- Candidates do not select the correct instrument for the required test
- Candidates do not carry out Safe Isolation procedures correctly
- Candidates do not understand how to access information from BS 7671
AM2 course content re-cap
The AM2 course comprises four assessment areas:
- Practical installation (7.5 hours)
- Inspection and testing of the installation (3.5 hours)
- Fault finding (2 hours)
- Online theory assessment (1 hour)
Candidates will be asked to install, terminate, connect, inspect, test, commission and diagnose faults in accordance with the installation specification provided by the assessor and in accordance with the relevant statutory and non-statutory regulations on the following:
- Lighting and power circuits
- A three-phase distribution board and sub circuit
- A central heating/sustainable energy system
- A safety services circuit and device
- A data cabling system
Download the AM2 guidance documents:
AM2 Assessment Hints and Tips
AM2 Common Candidate Errors
Already a Domestic Energy Assessor (DEA)? Are you looking to further your career? You should consider up-skilling to become a Green Deal Assessor (GDA). There are huge employment opportunities presented by the launch of the Green Deal and it is not too late to tap into this new marketplace.
Logic4training has just updated its Domestic Energy Assessor course (City & Guilds 6361-01 Domestic Energy Assessor Course) to include four of the eight units covered by the Green Deal scheme, so candidates now only have to up-skill to qualify as a GDA*.
Green Deal Assessors hold the key to the gateway of this government scheme – no homeowner will have access to the Green Deal unless they have a qualifying assessment of building recommendations that could help improve the energy efficiency of their property.
Responsibilities include assessing the fabric of the building, reporting ways in which the owners could improve the level of energy performance certificate (EPC), as well as making an occupancy assessment to analyse and advise how the property is used.
Logic4training’s six-day DEA course includes a portfolio of evidence, which will be compiled by carrying out surveys within designated properties and the production of example certificates. Surveys of two properties are completed during the final day of the course. Candidates will also carry out a further three to five surveys independently. In addition to the building portfolio, trainees will complete three written and practical assignments.
Once the course has been successfully completed, candidates will be issued with a C&G 6361-01 Level 3 Diploma certificate, enabling them to register with one of the recognised accreditation bodies for Domestic Energy Assessors.
Entry requirements for the updated course include:
- (preferred) knowledge of domestic building types, styles and ages
- a reasonable knowledge of maths and basic computer skills
- all candidates will undergo a Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) check
This six-day course is available at Logic4training’s Northolt centre, costing £1,495 (ex.VAT).
*Existing Domestic Energy Assessors who wish to up-skills to become a GDA must hold the most recent version of the qualification (C&G 6361-01) unless they completed the DEA CPD course before 01/10/12.
The Approved Prior Learning (APL) programme is designed for new entrants to the gas industry with transferable skills; such as plumbers, kitchen fitters or those who have been working alongside a Gas Safe Registered engineer. The course culminates in ACS assessment, the legal requirement for trading as a gas installer.
One of the hardest parts of the APL programme is completing the portfolio, so in response to customer requests, we have launched a portfolio support service.
Not having access to a Gas Safe Registered engineer or locations to demonstrate the practical elements of the Approved Prior Learning course has put many suitable candidates off, not to mention the often difficult task of getting all relevant material together for final submission.
Logic4training’s portfolio support service:
• Source a Gas Safe Registered engineer for you to work alongside
• Provide properties for on-site tasks
• Assist in the completion of the portfolio
The APL programme is tailored to each individual candidate, as previous training and experience varies. As a first step, contact Logic4training to arrange a free informal induction interview where we will advise the best route to achieving ACS.
For more information about Approved Prior Learning and the process of becoming a Registered Gas Engineer, download: APL brochure.
It’s Jubilee time! Two days off work, street parties, the Queen’s 60th anniversary (and Logic4training’s 10th) so to celebrate all this summer fun, we’re giving up to 20% off a selection of courses throughout the month of June.
Training can be taken at any time during June, July and August, with most of Logic4training’s courses reducing in price at some point over the next four weeks. The best way to find out the latest deal is to give us a ring on 0845 845 7222.
Offers available now include:
• 20% off all courses, except AM2
• 20% off New Entrant, Approved Prior Learning APL courses, starting 11 June & 16 July
Barking & Dagenham
• 20% off CCN1 re-assessment, starting July 5th
• 20% off New Entrant, Approved Prior Learning APL courses, starting June & 13 August
• 20% off F Gas, starting 2 July & 6 August
• 20% off all electrical courses
• 20% off Part P, starting 23 July
Book during Jubilee June to take advantage of this fantastic offer
Call Logic4training to redeem these discounts and find out the latest deals: 0845 845 7222
Logic4training is currently looking for employers to take on and/or provide support for would-be apprentices who have completed our new course, Access to Building Services Engineering, City & Guilds (C&G) 2000 – Level 1, which we are delivering in partnership with the Job Centre and Pearson in Practice.
We will be hosting an open day on the 24th May for interested businesses, starting at 12pm.
During the day, guests will be supplied with food and refreshments and given the opportunity to meet with students on the Access to Building Services programme. Following lunch, attendees will hear more about the course and how it is funded, plus an overview of the benefits to taking on a learner who has been through this training – either as an apprentice or employee. Employers will be given the opportunity to meet these candidates again if they so wish.
Access to Building Services Engineering, C&G 2000 is designed for anyone over 19 looking to work in plumbing, electrical, heating and ventilation or refrigeration and air conditioning based roles, such as installers and builders merchants. The course provides a stepping-stone onto the apprenticeship programme, giving trainees a good grounding in their chosen trade, plus general employability advice, including putting a CV together and presentation techniques.
If you would like to attend the open day, or find out more about this programme, please contact Jon Humphreys: firstname.lastname@example.org, 0845 845 7222.
Calling all building services employers in Luton!
Logic4training is now offering pre-apprenticeship programmes for over 19s in the Luton area and need willing employers, in plumbing, heating & ventilating, refrigeration & air conditioning and electrical trades, to take these learners on as employees or apprentices.
The programme is based on the City & Guilds 2000 L1 Certificate in Access to Building Services Engineering and will give learners basic skills and knowledge within the plumbing, electrical, air conditioning and H&V areas, providing a first step into our industry. Basic employability skills are covered as part of the programme and candidates will have reached minimum levels in maths and English.
There are loads of benefits to taking on an apprentice, not least the fact that it gives you the opportunity to shape someone towards a way of working that suits your particular business. As these learners are over 19, they should be a bit more mature and may have more relevant experience than your average school leaver*.
With over one million young people aged between 18-24 unemployed it is vital that the building services sector takes a lead in finding meaningful employment and apprenticeships for some of these individuals.
If you’re interested in providing an apprenticeship or employment for candidates on this course, please get in touch: 0845 457 7222, email@example.com.
The pre-apprenticeship course is being delivered in partnership with Pearson in Practice and Job Centre Plus.
*Due to their age, apprenticeships aren’t fully funded and wages will be payable by the employer.
As a building services trades person it’s important you’ve got adequate insurance, to cover your back and your customer’s property should anything go wrong. Public Liability of up to £2million is also a pre-requisite of joining a Competent Persons Scheme (CPS).
Logic4training has joined up with Insurance provider, Aon Limited, which has a long history of working with customers in the building services industry. As part of its agreement with Aon, Logic4training can offer its customers exclusive discounts:
• 15% discount on Aon Tradesman Insurance
• 15% discount applies on renewal as well
• When you purchase a policy you will also receive a 10% discount on your next training course with Logic4training
So why should you choose Aon?
With over 60 years experience in the building services industry, Aon customers benefit from the following features:
• Up to £2m Public Liability cover
• increased cover available on request
• £10 million Employment Liability cover
• any temporary workers you employ are automatically covered
• Tools cover – 24 hours, 7 days a week, 365 days a year
• cover for tools unattended in a vehicle overnight
• Commercial legal helpline – 24 hours, 7 days a week, 365 days a year
If you are a Logic4training customer, call Aon’s team and mention this offer for a discounted quote: 08455649943
As the kid’s summer holidays finally arrive, many of you have a welcome quiet couple of months ahead while the whole world and his wife seems to take a vacation. Why not use this opportunity to get up-to-speed with your training? The heating season will be with us again sooner than you know it and for many, that means ACS (Approved Certification Scheme) qualifications need renewing. If you’re a refrigeration and air conditioning engineer, you must make sure you’ve got the correct FGas training under your belt.
Maybe you want to add more to your offering; domestic gas engineers might want to up-skill to the commercial side of things and across the board, renewables are becoming an increasingly popular choice with this market expanding at a rapid rate.
October should see the introduction of the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) for domestic applications. To take advantage of the market opportunities this will create, your company needs to be Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) approved. Our renewable installation courses are recognised by the MCS so go towards accreditation. By taking appropriate training and other necessary steps now, you can make sure that your business is ready for the increase in demand for renewable heat come the end of the year.
Our July special offers will help you get up to speed with relevant training while benefitting from reduced rates at all of our centres and on many of our courses. Current special offers are as follows:
• 20% off all courses* taken at our Luton centre; training must be booked by the 31st August but can be taken at any time.
• 20% off FGas training, from Monday 8th to the 12th August at our Basildon centre.
• 70% off renewables training for installers in the East of England – Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Essex (outside the M25), Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Suffolk.
• £25 off Logic4training’s working at heights course when booked in conjunction with solar thermal or solar PV courses at our Northolt centre.