The Association of Plumbing & Heating Contractors is working in partnership with City & Guilds to deliver a series of free Employer Engagement seminars at boiler manufacturer training centres across the UK.

The seminars will run in spring and autumn, and will aim to update plumbing employers on important industry matters around legislative or technical matters, along with other vital information. City & Guilds will then seek feedback directly from plumbing businesses about education and training matters that directly affect the workforce and the operation of the business. This is a prime opportunity to discuss a range of topics that will put plumbing employers firmly in the driving seat of education and training development.

The spring 2014 seminar dates are as follows:

The March seminar topic will cover the new changes to Building Regulation Part L, Conservation of Fuel and Power, coming into force on 1 April and will inform delegates on the changes to Approved Document L and also its support document, Domestic Heating Compliance Guide. To ensure compliance with the Regulations, it is important that plumbing and heating businesses are aware of these changes so they can prepare for its introduction on 1 April 2014.

City & Guilds will open up discussion on a range of education and training matters that affect the plumbing and heating industry. The session will commence with an overview of why City & Guilds feels it is important to put employers at the forefront of qualification development and explain its vision for engagement in the future. This face-to-face contact with employers aims to ensure that the needs of the business are being met and that businesses continue to operate profitably.

Leading the seminars will be APHC technical manager Graeme Dryden and members of the plumbing qualification team at City & Guilds.

To book your place on the free seminars or to find out more, contact 0121 711 5030 or email Take up is expected to be high and spaces are limited due to space, so it is advisable to book early.