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New Website Launched

We are excited to announce our New Website which went live today! Our website now also features our new Logo which we think you will agree is very much of today. While we are still tweaking it, we think that the overall design showcases us for what we are, a…

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Update: City & Guilds 6090 Trailblazer qualification

As I mentioned in one of my earlier posts, we have been very enthusiastic supporters of the government’s new ‘Trailblazer’ apprenticeship standards. These standards have been developed by employer and consultant groups known as ‘trailblazers’ and I have been pleased to make a contribution to the development of a new…

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City & Guilds 7189 Diploma course enrolling for 2nd October

We have two places available for our City & Guilds 7189 course – Diploma in Refrigeration, Air Conditioning & Heat Pumps Systems Level 2 – starting on October 2 2017. This course, which runs for 30 days per year for two years, is the recognised industry standard qualification for people…

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Vacancy: Refrigeration/Air Conditioning Trainer/Teacher

Due to ongoing expansion, Ellis Training Works has a full-time vacancy for a trainer/teacher in refrigeration and air conditioning. This post involves practical, hands-on training in a workshop environment. The successful applicant will have at least 10 years experience in the trade, a minimum of Level 3 NVQ or equivalent…

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Get started in the Air Conditioning industry with our 5-Day F Gas Category 1 qualification

Get started in the Air Conditioning industry with the Ellis Training 5-Day F Gas Category 1 qualification. The next available date for this course is Monday, 25 September, 2017. Subsequent Monday starting dates are 25 September, 9 October, 23 October, 6 November, 20 November and 4 December. This F Gas…

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Ellis is the first training organisation registered for new Apprenticeship qualification

There have been some exciting things going on in the world of Apprenticeship training. In keeping with the recommendations of the Richards Review of some years ago, we have been working to develop a new ‘Trailblazer’ qualification – City & Guilds 6090: Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heat Pump Systems Engineering…

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Can our new system give us Legionnaire’s disease?

Advice for installers If you’re an air conditioning installer or mechanic, you won’t be surprised at how often air conditioning installers are asked by customers if their new equipment puts them at risk of catching Legionnaire’s disease. You know the answer to this question is ‘of course not’. But a…

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New hazards in refrigerant handling

While the topic of refrigerant hazards has always been important, right now it is more important than ever. Refrigerants have always had their own hazards, but now, as we move away from hydro-fluorocarbons there are even more potential dangers that we must take into account. A new era for refrigerants…

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How our training makes a lasting difference

Ellis Training Works founder and MD John Ellis explains the strapline: ‘Committed to education, not just passing exams’. We say our training is about education, not just passing exams. Here are a few thoughts about what we actually mean by this statement. When we sat down with our marketing people…

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Approved to offer 6090!

We are now approved to offer the new ‘Trailblazer’ qualification for Refrigeration, Air Conditioning & Heat Pumps and will be doing so from summer this year! These are exciting times for our industry with this new qualification that can ultimately lead to candidates being considered competent at Engineering Technician Level…

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Got F Gas but can’t ‘Get’ Fault Finding?

How many hours do your engineers spend on the phone to your office or to colleagues trying to ‘fix’ the many problems they come across in the course of a week? Probably more than you think, due to the ‘mysteries’ of the systems they are called out to. We hear…

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New RACHP Diploma Apprenticeship Students

41 newly enrolled students have just completed the first ‘block’ of a new RACHP Diploma apprenticeship course at Ellis Training Works in Cuffley. Early indications are that the students are settling down well with good results overall in their first end of block assessment. We are also enjoying welcoming our…

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