Located in Stafford, Staffordshire Training Services Ltd has refurbished its premises, a project which has included the installation of new products for their course delegates to use to complete their training.
A number of Grant products have been installed including two Aerona³ air source heat pumps, one of which is part of a working system and one which is a mobile unit, as well as a quick recovery hot water cylinder.
In addition, Staffordshire Training Services is also building a solar thermal roof installation, which will feature in-roof and on-roof Grant solar thermal collectors, which is due to be completed later this year. A selection of Grant’s HVO biofuel-compatible Vortex oil boilers will also be installed during a later phase of the redevelopment project.
As an LCL awards-approved centre, Staffordshire Training Services Ltd runs both the level 3 installation and maintenance of air source heat pump systems and the low-temperature heating and hot water systems in dwellings courses at their premises.
Heating engineers who complete either of these LCL Awards qualifications will now be able to gain hands-on experience with Aerona³ heat pumps, completing their training on these units and developing their knowledge and understanding of working with this low-carbon technology.
In addition, the installation of Grant’s heat pump, solar thermal and boiler ranges at these premises will allow the Grant UK Training Academy to run its own product-specific training courses at the Staffordshire heating services centre.
Air source heat pump training
Towards the end of this year, Grant UK’s training academy will be able to run their air source heat pump two-day product training course from this centre.
Furthermore, once the solar thermal roof installation and Vortex oil boilers have been installed, Grant UK’s trainers will then be able to offer their solar thermal range and oil-fired boiler product training courses also from these facilities, when Staffordshire Training Services Ltd will become an official training partner of the Grant UK Training Academy.
“We have been working closely with the team at Staffordshire Training Services Ltd, to help them choose the right selection of products to suit their requirements,” comments Phil Stanley, training manager at Grant UK.
“The Aerona³ heat pumps now installed at the centre are already being used for the LCL awards level 3 courses that Staffordshire Training Services are hosting.
“We are also looking forward to the centre becoming one of our official training partners, enabling the Grant UK training academy to increase the number of Grant product training courses we offer to installers up and down the country, working alongside our existing facilities in Wiltshire at our headquarters and with our other training partners in North Yorkshire and West Lothian.”