First Choice Group Training Centre Reopens
23 February 2021
First Choice are delighted to announce on Monday 1st March, following the Government’s latest announcements, the Group Training centre is reopening its doors for technicians’ courses, their OEM manufacturer partners training and demonstrations.
The First Choice Training team are working hard to ensure that they are able to accommodate as many attendees as possible while maintaining enhanced safety standards during the pandemic
To ensure qualifications are up to date upon returning to work, technicians are allowed to book and attend courses & assessments while furloughed and up to 6-months before their ACS Gas accreditation expires.
“Reopening while ensuring the safety of our team and customers was the number one priority” said Martin Dagnall, Head of the First Choice Training Division.
“First Choice has introduced a number of safety and hygiene measures since the start of the pandemic to ensure that the supply of crucial equipment parts could continue in support of the healthcare sector. We’ve built on top of those measures to enable technicians to come into the building safely for ACS assessments.”
Safety screens, hand sanitiser stations and social distancing signage are just some of the measures that are now regular features at First Choice HQ. Additionally, having ample space in their training centre means that they can ensure social distancing is comfortably maintained during all assessments and training sessions.
As the pandemic continues, online meetings, conferences and training sessions have become more and more prevalent in our industry.
Martin and the team are in the process of developing bespoke digital solutions that may enable online training seminars in the future; particularly for their Managed Learning Programme for New Gas Engineers (MLP). This is another way in which First Choice seeks to innovate and provide solutions to the current challenges faced by our industry.
First Choice Group Training is the only assessment centre in the UK that is dedicated purely to commercial catering equipment. That familiarity with the assessment equipment means that technicians can complete their assessments far quicker than at a domestic centre. Their range of assessments cover the following classifications:
- CCCN1– Core Commercial Catering Gas Safety
- COMCAT1– Open Burner Equipment
- COMCAT3– Deep Fat & Pressure Fryers
- COMCAT5– Forced Draught Burner Appliances
- CONGLP1– Various LPG Classifications
More information on assessments and booking is available on their ACS Assessments page. Members of the FEA and CEDA receive a 20% discount on all bookings.
First Choice Training is also beginning to offer some of their other training courses, and they will be publishing more details on these soon. In the meantime, if you have any questions or concerns relating to training and assessment needs, please contact the Training Team who will be happy to help.
Call: 01543 460 385
First Choice are delighted to be able to be welcoming customers & suppliers back to the First Choice Training centre. With the safety of all attendees their number one priority.
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Stay safe. Together will beat this.