New BPEC-approved plumbing workshop is set to raise standards in a changing sector
Neil Collishaw, Chief Executive Officer of BPEC, the employer-led training standards organisation for the Plumbing, Heating, Gas and wider Energy Sector, visited the brand-new plumbing workshop at Eastleigh College. The visit helped to further collaboration between the College and BPEC.
Eastleigh College, a BPEC Registered Centre for gas engineering and plumbing and heating training and assessments, has enjoyed an excellent working partnership with BPEC over the years. Neil visited the centre and met with Michael Lock, Head of Gas & Plumbing, Smart Metering and Renewable Energy, to discuss how BPEC can better support the College.
“It was really good to see Neil and discuss changes in the industry and how we can jointly raise the standards and aspirations of learners,” said Michael. “We have a great partnership with BPEC and enjoy an excellent standard of service, particularly from the BPEC admin team who always respond quickly and efficiently to our enquiries.”
“Eastleigh College is a principal BPEC Centre and I wanted to find out exactly what its future needs are so we can deliver the best possible customer service. It was good to see the amazing new plumbing workshop, which will be used purely for BPEC students”, says Neil.
Eastleigh College is a leading UK technical and professional college with an ambitious vision for the College’s future. More than 22,000 learners from across the country choose to study at Eastleigh every year because it continues to develop a wide range of programmes to provide the skills and knowledge for a highly rewarding future.
BPEC is an industry leading specialised provider of qualifications, assessments, training courses and learning materials. It is a unique organisation led by employers for the benefit of the Plumbing, Heating, Gas and wider Energy Sector and all surplus funds generated by its activities are re-invested by The BPEC Charity.
PHOTO: (L to R) Michael Lock, Eastleigh College and Neil Collishaw, BPEC.
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