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Trade Skills 4U Electrical Courses Awarded IET Centre of Excellence Status

Carl Bennett & Nigel Fine

As the leading electrical training provider in the UK Trade Skills 4U are again at the forefront of the industry. The electrical courses that they offer from their state of the art Gatwick Training Centres have been awarded Centre of Excellence status by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).

In order to make the grade Trade Skills 4U centres, teaching methods, course documentation and staff were subject to rigorous scrutiny by the IET. Tony Hicks (IET Learning Development Manager) commented:

“It is a pleasure to work with Trade Skills 4U. Their commitment to delivering a wide range of high quality electrical courses is very impressive. It is also clear that their commitment to quality provision extends across the whole range of electrical qualifications. This is hard to find amongst training providers and serves to differentiate them from the crowd, enabling them to offer the one stop shop for quality provision.”

The majority of City & Guilds electrical courses offered by Trade Skills 4U will be accredited by the IET and accepted into their Centre of Excellence. This will include a full range of inspection and testing courses from the City & Guilds 2392 right up to the more difficult City & Guilds 2395. It will also include the very popular City & Guilds 2382-12 17th edition course, City & Guilds 2393 Part P course as well as a number of accredited Solar PV Courses.

Managing director Carl Bennett said:

“Again our hard work has paid off. We always strive to be the best at what we do, so to be the first electrical training company to be recognised in this way is a great reward for the way in which we work here at Trade Skills 4U. Our reputation is key to our success and is something we continually strive to build on.”

There will also be further recognition for the foundation courses offered by Trade Skills 4U. These recently became the only courses of this type to be accredited by City & Guilds in the UK. The City & Guilds 4141-01 Electrical Installation Work within a Domestic Dwelling and the City & Guilds 4141-02 Fundamental Electrical Science Technology for Installation Work Courses are an excellent way for those new to the industry to get a grasp of the basics and enables them to take their first steps into the industry. These two courses will also be accepted into the Centre of Excellence.

Trade Skills 4U have added a dedicated IET Centre of Excellence section to the website listing all of the courses covered.

Already cemented as the UK’s No.1 City & Guilds electrical training company Trade Skills 4U show no signs of letting up and continuously strive to be at the forefront of the industry. Recently they have announced the opening of a new training facility in Warrington as well as plans for a national network of training centres.

What is the IET Centre of Excellence?

The IET has a reputation for Electrical Excellence and the ‘IET Centre of Excellence’ programme is a natural extension of this work.

Recently The IET identified that there are numerous training companies delivering electrical courses but only a small number of them actually delivered high quality training. This was backed by research papers published by SEMTA the Sector Skills Council covering the Electrical installation and Contracting professionals.

The IET Centre of Excellence is a brand new scheme designed to ensure high quality provision is recognised and provides a clear way for those seeking training to easily identify the few providers who have invested in processes, facilities, staff and reputation to ensure they are able to meet these standards.

Any provider that is accepted into the scheme will have been rigorously vetted on a wide range of criteria including but not limited to organisational procedures, facilities, awarding body reports, achievement rates, health and safety, training staff, technology, equipment as well as existing customer recommendations.

Companies that train with an IET Centre of Excellence can be confident that their chosen course will be closely aligned to the IET Standards or Codes of Practice. They can also be confident that the courses delivered within the IET Centre of Excellence will develop skills and knowledge that can be effectively transferred to the real life workplace. It also ensures that courses delivered have met with the highest possible external quality assurance processes.

Notes to Editors

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Trade Skills 4U
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