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Filton College help the construction sector turn green!!!

Filton College help the construction sector turn green!!! Filton has forged a new relationship with the training and certification body, BPEC who provide training solutions across the Building Services Engineering Sector, to offer new courses tailored for green energy programmes which will commence from September 2008. The courses are to aid measures which are part of Gordon Brown’s aim to make all new homes "zero-carbon" by 2016 and to meet a target for Britain to obtain 20 per cent of its energy from renewable sources by 2020. The courses on offer include: * ACS – includes a range of courses available to complete your ACS with new fast-track programmes to complete your domestic appliances qualifications. * Solar Domestic Hot Water – includes an introduction to solar, design and choice of solar collectors, installation of collectors, hot water storage, design and layout of system, preparing to install system, control and power requirements and system commissioning. * Underfloor Heating – introduces individuals to the layout and design of underfloor heating systems; individuals will learn legislation surrounding the systems (including EN Standard 1264) and be introduced to a variety of existing underfloor heating products. * Rain Water Harvesting – covers Health and Safety, Rainwater Calculations, Rainwater Installations, Rain Water Quality, Maintenance and Fault Finding. * Unvented Hot Water – this programme is a balanced mix of theory and practical boasting experience of different systems, therefore offering a broad knowledge of components and layouts. * Water Regulations – you will gain the knowledge required to be assessed on BPEC water regulation certificate. After successful completion of the course you will be able to join an approved plumbing contractor scheme. This means you can self-certify your plumbing work. Filton College will be developing a range of further courses to aid in the green campaign, so watch this space. Paul Cullen, BPEC, comments:” BPEC are delighted to be working with such a progressive college as Filton and are exited to be supporting Filton in offering training in both the traditional technologies and also the ever more important renewables area.” George Ridd, Head of Construction comments: ‘This is a fantastic opportunity for Filton College to meet the challenge of supporting people to meet the green issues affecting their lives.’

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