We’ve put together a collection of useful links to top industry resources:
City & Guilds
The City and Guilds has over 2 million people training to achieve one of their qualifications, they are the biggest organisation in UK vocational education.
Gas Safe Register
Gas safety register if the official body for gas safety here in the UK and The Isle of Man.
The EAL is an awarding organisation that is highly recognised by employers in the UK. They are a specialist awarding body for engineering, building, services and manufacturing.
The NICEIC are an independent voluntary body for the UK Electrical Contracting Industry. They provide leading certification services, regulations schemes as well as offering products and support to electrical contractors as well as the many other trades that are within the construction industry.
Logic Certification is a certification body offering assessment packages and training. They are one of UK’s Building Services Engineering Industries. Logic certification has more than 170 approved centres located throughout the UK. In May 2011 they were recognised by many qualification regulators as an awarding regulator, this means they can now offer QCG qualifications in Wales, England and Northern Ireland.
BPEC are the leading providers for training and certification for the Building Services Engineering Sector, covering oil, gas, plumbing, electro technical, ventilating, heating, air conditioning and refrigeration industries.
CORGI is a brand well respected by people throughout the UK, with 8 out of 10 people knowing who they are and why they have gained their trust. Corgi has stood throughout history for trust, expertise and safety.
The official site of the national association of professional inspectors and testers.
Glossary of terms
Technical Certificates – Received on successful completion of a industry recognised course.
NVQ – Work based qualification – awarded after being successfully assessed in a work based environment until you’ve built up the required portfolio of work.
Domestic Installer – Being qualified to do electrical work in domestic dwellings but not commercial or industrial settings.
Governing Bodies – Industry organisations that set out the required standards to work in a particular sector. Also sets out course content in order to meet these standards.
Building Regulations – Government set regulations that apply to the construction industry.