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Cooling views sought for skills review

THE views of HVAC professionals are wanted to revise the cooling industry's national occupational standards (NOS) and S/NVQs.
The sector skills council for building services engineering, SummitSkills, has drawn up a draft set of recommendations to improve the UK's NOCs.

The standards describe the nationally-recognised level of competance needed to undertake a job in key disciplines. The proposal documents requiring review cover cooling and electrotechnical Services, Electrical and Electronic Servicing, Plumbing and Heating & Ventilation.

Many of the skills in the NOS are more than eight years old and do not take into account new working practices, legislation, technologies and environmental considerations.

SummitSkills hopes the review process will create a consistent terminology across the sector's qualification standards and produce more user-friendly NOS.

Since the start of the year, SummitSkills has been meeting with the sector's employers and industry bodies to discuss what they would like to see in the revised qualifications.

You can submit your response to the proposals by November 26.

To review and put forward your response to the proposed new qualification structures visit

summitskills.org.uk/nosreview

The IOR Annual Conference – a conference on-demand

Delegates to the IOR Annual Conference taking place from 21 to 22 April will get the chance to access the event live and all sessions and recordings for up six months afterwards providing fantastic value and allowing anyone registering for the event ...

  01-Apr-2021

Samsung Climate Solutions celebrates a year in partnership with distributor Dynamic Climate

Samsung Climate Solutions and Dynamic Climate, a dedicated HVAC professional services business, began their partnership in early 2021 and have seen a fruitful year of growth and learning....

  10-May-2022

Sanhua welcomes Neil Panting as the new Sales Manager for the UK, Ireland & Scandinavia.

Neil is responsible for the wholesaler segment, providing wholesalers with both sales and technical support.
  18-May-2022
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