City & Guilds, City College Plymouth and world leading engineering firm ABB have come together to introduce a series of short courses for plumbers and electricians.
The courses are designed specifically to help learners familiarise themselves with the KNX Standard, the worldwide market leader for home and building control. KNX Technology (approved as EU, International, Chinese and US standards*) is the result of shared knowledge and experience gained over many years with predecessor technologies. KNX can be used for all tasks in home and building control, ranging from heating, ventilation, air conditioning and water control to name a few.
John Thompson, Chief Executive of APHC said: “APHC is pleased that City & Guilds has responded to a growing areas of need in the marketplace with this course. There has been a great expansion in the smart homes market in recent years with new products such as TRV’s leading the increase in sales.
“These new courses will help installers understand how these new products will interact together and how they can be used efficiently in different settings.”
Matt Simmons, Portfolio Manager for City & Guilds, added: “This is an exciting opportunity for City & Guilds to work with one of our centres to deliver a qualification at the cutting-edge of technology. After the initial period working with City College Plymouth, we hope in the longer term to open up this qualification to all plumbers and electricians.”
City College Plymouth will begin rolling out the qualification in the summer of 2013. Anyone interested in taking the course should contact Mrs Sharron Robbie, Corporate Relations Manager at City College Plymouth, on 01752 305896.
For more details on these and other courses please visit the City & Guilds website at www.cityandguilds.com/buildingservices and search for ‘Plumbing’ or contact the advice line on 0844 543 0000.