The Alliance of Sector Skills Councils

News archive for Jul 2011

Safeguarding standards with simplified frameworks
20 Jul 2011

For the first time, the building services engineering sector in England has a set of integrated flexible apprenticeship frameworks to safeguard standards and enhance the quality of services across the electrotechnical, heating and ventilating, plumbing, and refrigeration and air conditioning industries. 
 

First sector-endorsed Foundation degree
18 Jul 2011

A building services engineering (BSE) Foundation degree being delivered by Liverpool Community College and awarded by Liverpool John Moores University is the first to secure the endorsement of both SummitSkills and FdF (Foundation degree Forward).

Environmental training still has a way to go
18 Jul 2011

The amount of environmental technology training available is not enough to meet potential demand and could lead to rogue traders and poorly installed kit, according to a new report by SummitSkills, the sector skills council for the building services engineering (BSE) sector.

 

Future funding opportunities accessible from the Joint Investment Programme 2011/12
15 Jul 2011

More than 1,800 training opportunities will be available to employers in the building services engineering (BSE) sector over the next year, courtesy of SummitSkills and the Joint Investment Programme. These opportunities for employers to invest in the future of their employees through accredited training are being provided between September 2011 and July 2012.

 

SkillPIPE finalists announced
11 Jul 2011

The 2011 SkillPIPE competition has named the finalists who will compete in September to be named its UK champion.

SkillELECTRIC success around the country
11 Jul 2011

Talented young electricians across the country are celebrating after winning regional heats of the SkillELECTRIC competition.

For more information on SkillELECTRIC visit www.skillelectric.org.uk

SkillPLUMB success around the country
11 Jul 2011

Talented young plumbers across the country are celebrating after winning regional heats of the SkillPLUMB competition.
 

SkillFRIDGE finalists announced
08 Jul 2011

The 2011 SkillFRIDGE competition has named the finalists who will compete in September to be named its UK champion.

 

Nominations Sought for Awards for Excellence
07 Jul 2011

Just three weeks left to get your entry into the SummitSkills Awards for Excellence (previously the National Training Awards). 
 
This unique event, designed to recognise individuals who have demonstrated exceptional commitment to quality standards and professionalism, the awards will be presented at the WorldSkills event in London in October 2011.
 
Closing date for entries is Monday 1 August 2011.
Download a nomination form here.
 

SummitSkills welcomes findings of Which? undercover investigation into solar power installers
07 Jul 2011

SummitSkills, the sector skills council representing employers in the building services engineering (BSE) sector, has welcomed the conclusions of consumer group Which’s recent undercover investigation into companies currently offering solar power equipment installation.

Take greater pride in success of apprenticeships, SummitSkills encourages BSE employers
05 Jul 2011

More employers in the building services engineering (BSE) sector should celebrate the success that apprentices have brought to their company, said SummitSkills chief executive Keith Marshall today as he congratulated electrical company Clarkson Evans for their win in the National Apprenticeship Awards for 2011.

Competition heats up at the SkillPIPE UK wide semi-finals
05 Jul 2011

Talented young heating engineers went head to head at the recent SkillPIPE skills competition heats, held at Salford City College last week (29 – 30 June 2011). SkillPIPE, along with SkillELECTRIC, SkillPLUMB and SkillFRIDGE competitions are organised by sector skills council SummitSkills.  The heats were held over two days, and the highest scoring competitors will be invited to compete in the UK finals at Leeds College Building in September 2011.

 

SkillPLUMB and SkillELECTRIC Northern heats
05 Jul 2011

SummitSkills drives the skills agenda UK wide
01 Jul 2011

SummitSkills, the sector skills council for the building services engineering (BSE) sector, has published its Annual Review 2010/2011, confirmingthe strong and valuable contribution that the organisation made to the skills agenda across the UK last year.

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