Providing a wide variety of energy training, the latest addition to METAC Training’s portfolio is the solid fuel awareness course, a one-day training programme aimed at providing participants with the knowledge to enable them to assist customers in choosing the correct solid fuel appliance and to recognise the accompanying installation and fuel requirements.
The dry solid fuel stove installer course is a five-day training course for construction professionals and aims to provide participants with the knowledge and understanding to enable them to install dry stoves to meet requirements of customers, building regulations and standards.
On successful completion, candidates will receive an OFTEC 18-108-IRL (Dry) certificate. The wet solid fuel stove installer course is a further three days for plumbers with an OFT15-108 IRL certificate; this course includes open heating systems and interlinking heating systems. These courses are designed to meet current demands as advised by industry leaders who were directly involved in the development of all three courses.
The OFTEC Commercial Oil course at METAC is the only one of its kind in the country, with the facilities where candidates train simulating a real working environment. Similar to the registration process for the gas industry, OFTEC offers a competent person’s scheme of registration for oil and now offers the same registration for solid fuel installers who have successfully completed and are certified with the relevant qualifications.
Electrofusion training for both water and gas equips trainees with the relevant knowledge and technical competence to join polyethylene pipe safety using Electrofusion techniques. The benefits of this technique include less breaks in pipes due to the flexibility of the polyethylene pipe and fittings.
METAC continues to provide on-going training in the electrical field with its electrical verification and certification course and assessment that is certified by City & Guilds with an Ireland 2407 qualification, a recognised accredited course by CER for the fulfilment of qualifying certifiers.
METAC is also introducing certified PAT testing for electricians and suitable competent persons in the industry. Solar PV is currently being offered with QQI Certification.