The Importance of Plumbing Training
The importance of upgrading the UK’s vocational skills and plumbing training has been outlined by City & Guilds and The Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE), representing thousands of heating and plumbing engineers across the country.
City & Guilds, the biggest name in UK vocational education, with two million learners working towards a City & Guilds qualification every year, highlighted the importance of plumbing and other types of vocational training. City & Guilds recommended vocational training to be adapted to the emerging technologies and the skills which are required to work with them. That will help the plumbing industry overcome the issues surrounding new technology and renewable energy.
As well as gearing traditional qualifications such as plumbing training towards future sustainability, City & Guilds are also introducing an entirely new range of qualifications which will ensure a workforce in place to deal with the adverse effects of climate change.
At the same time CIPHE has launched a new working group to look at the issues surrounding renewable energy and environmental sustainability. Its core objective is to keep a close eye on emerging technologies and pass on the necessary advice and information to CIPHE members. Equally, the newly created body will take part in the on-going debates on renewable energy and advise the Government on different policy. These initiatives will have positive consequences for the renewable and plumbing sector in Britain.
Chairman of the new group at CIPHE expert Keith Westcott shared his optimism about the successful implementation of the programme which will help the trade industry in future.
Mr Westcott said: “We recognise the importance of education, communication and interaction with the UK’s heating and plumbing installer and contractor network especially at this time. We also want to make the best use of the vast knowledge of our members and relay the information back to the industry and to outside organisations.”
“The complex nature of renewable sector from the point of view of a tradesman can be intimidating due to many factors. We want to help our members get to grip with all the important issues and new technologies.” –added Mr Westcott.
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