Interactive training

Based in Llanishen in Cardiff, just off the M4, YTIC offers monthly OFTEC Oil courses 101, 105e and 600a, as well as OFTEC Solid Fuel (D/S/W) every other month. The Welsh training centre is also prepping for its first heat pump courses, certified through Cert-ain/OFTEC.

YTIC was established in 2017 by Paul Maddocks, who has worked in the industry for approximately 45 years, first for British Gas, and then his own companies since 1981.

“We have a lean team, of me, running the client relations, business development manager, Chris Balsdon as our in-house electrical trainer/ assessor, and three well-known sub-contracted trainers/assessors – Derek Downey, John Williams and Phil Hitchings – who have decades of experience between them,” says group director, Jake Maddocks.

“Our centre doesn’t offer online training, preferring the interactive nature of all our courses, even the H&S awareness training,” explains Jake. “We’re fairly priced for the area (£630+VAT for renewals and £785+VAT for initial courses, with books at cost), but people mainly choose us because of our smooth customer experience and amazing teaching staff.”

YTIC is offering a 15% discount to Oil Installer readers for any courses booked in 2022. Email info@ytic. quoting the code: oil2022.