2023 training in review: taking ‘Further Learning’ to a new level

In 2023, we made a considerable investment into expanding our commercial training courses for engineers, and upgraded our Training Centres of Excellence.  We’ve gone from a handful of courses and CPD offerings to training that now covers the complete range of Ideal Heating commercial products, and CPDs designed to provide customers with the knowledge they need to successfully specify and design commercial heating systems. 

Although many of these learning opportunities have only recently been introduced - the latest being the Low Carbon Systems CPD in October - the results have so far been more than encouraging!

Hands-on training is a hit

By the end of November 2023, we are pleased to have delivered 213 training courses.  Evomax 2 training has proven to be by far the most popular this year, which is no surprise as Evomax 2 remains the UK’s number 1 selling wall hung commercial boiler. 

The courses have been delivered from our BPEC approved and City & Guilds assessment Centres of Excellence at Bridgehead in Hull and Leeds, plus our Dalgety Bay facilities in Fife, Scotland. Earlier this year, the premises received a complete overhaul turning them into leading edge training facilities, fully equipped with Ideal Heating’s commercial products. 

From the feedback we have received from those attending our courses, the ability to get truly hands-on, interactive training has been key to their success and has led to repeat bookings.  Commenting on the Evomax 2 course he attended this year, Nick Donohoe of York University said: “Excellent course presentation, very informative, have learned how to program these boilers. Well done!”

Of course, none of the training would be possible if it wasn’t for our excellent, highly knowledgeable Expert Academy training managers.  So, we’d like to take this opportunity to thank them for all their hard work this year.  Not only do they deliver the courses in a step by step style for maximum effectiveness, they also customise courses to ensure they meet the needs of individual installation and servicing companies.

Expanding learning through CPD seminars

But it’s not just the hands-on training that has proven popular this year; our CPD seminar attendance has increased exponentially with 521 hours of further learning delivered by the Ideal Heating Commercial Products specification team through CPDs since August 2023.  Our two new low carbon focussed CPDs – ‘Heat Pumps – Technology and Principles’ and ‘Heat Networks and Heat Interface Units’ – had an incredible 435 attendees in just four months. 

Each CPD is an hour long and can be delivered online or in person, either at your premises or at one of our Centres of Excellence.

New for 2024

We are planning for new learning opportunities throughout 2024 and new methods of delivery.  We are in the process of enhancing our ECOMOD commercial heat pump training course through the addition of controls and hybrid system set ups, for even greater hands-on learning.  We are also excited to announce that we will be opening new training facilities in Luton in Spring 2024. 

Book your learning in 2024

With all the changes that are happening in the heating industry, it has never been more important to keep up to date with latest heating technologies and best practice.  Click here to view and book Ideal Heating commercial training courses, or contact Ideal Heating’s training team direct via [email protected].  You can also download our new Commercial Products Training Courses brochure from this link.  It provides a useful overview of all the different courses available, including course content, who should attend, duration and location.