How installers can benefit from online training courses

Over the past few years, we have seen advancements in online learning with lots of training courses now being offered online. Graeme Dryden – Deputy Chief Executive Officer at the APHC – takes a look at how installers can benefit:

Online courses have made regular training more accessible and below we’ll outline some advantages that you can gain by choosing to learn online.

Update your knowledge

The plumbing and heating industry requires employees to keep up to date with their knowledge, regularly refresh their skills and be aware of new legislation and industry information. Training courses are vital in assisting with this and online courses can be reactive to changes within the industry and are designed specifically to focus on key areas of industry development.

You choose your location

An advantage of online courses is that they can be undertaken wherever is most convenient for you, if you have suitable facilities. Usually, online learning will just require you to have a quiet room where you can clearly hear any audio, access to the internet and a laptop/PC.

A time that suits you

The ability to upskill without too much disruption to your daily routine is a huge benefit of online learning. Our courses are shorter courses that are no longer than 10-12 hours over a five-day period. Each day is given a two-hour timeslot where the training will be completed which has the added advantage for installers of not having to take a whole day off from trading as appointments can be scheduled around the time slots.

Networking opportunity

Online platforms are set up to enable participants to easily conversate and interact with each other and this can create a great community feel. The ease of access of online courses means that people from all over the country can take part, this gives you the opportunity to network with others from your industry that you may not have met otherwise.

BPEC Approved

APHC has worked closely with training provider BPEC in order to ensure that training and assessments can be delivered remotely. BPEC is a specialised provider of industry-recognised training courses and assessments so you can be sure that you are receiving the most up to date industry information and qualifications.

Previous delegate, Damon Blakemore (BPH), said: “I really enjoyed the course, and the teacher Graeme Dryden was knowledgeable. I like the fact it could be done online, and it was the best G3 course I’ve ever done.”

The APHC 2022 programme of courses include: Legionella Cold Water Risk Assessment & Disinfection, Domestic Hot Water Storage Systems (Unvented) and Sanitary and Above Ground Drainage. A full list of APHC training course dates for 2022 can be found at

Please contact APHC on 0121 711 5030 or for further information or to discuss course requirements in more detail.