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To support the growing industry demand for highly qualified engineers and installers with strong technical ability, water treatment manufacturer Fernox is working alongside Cambridge Regional College to provide product, technical advice and training.

By championing the college as it launches its new Level 3 City & Guilds Plumbing and Domestic Heating apprenticeship, students can hone their practical, hands-on skills by installing TF1 Sigma filters and treating systems using the Express and 500ml ‘F’ ranges of chemical water treatment products.

Cambridge Regional College (CRC) has launched its Level 3 City & Guilds Plumbing and Domestic Heating apprenticeship to develop the next generation of engineers. The course places emphasis on the importance of delivering energy-efficient buildings and understanding modern, innovative product solutions that can be applied to achieve this aim.

To support the students’ learning, water treatment manufacturer Fernox, has supplied CRC with a comprehensive range of products to ensure they understand the solutions available that will help them not only comply with industry standard BS 7593:2019, but also maintain optimum system performance for improved energy efficiency.

Through a combination of theory-based learning and practical, on-the-job work experience, students will expand their knowledge of the processes, materials and products used in designing, installing, servicing and maintaining heating and plumbing installations.

Speaking on the donation, Matthew Travell, plumbing lecturer at CRC commented: “We have worked with Fernox for many years and the team has always supported us to ensure that students can receive quality education. We are delighted Fernox has extended its support to supply quality products to our Level 3 plumbing apprenticeship qualification.

“The course is helping to raise the bar and ensure that the next generation of plumbers and heating engineers adopt a best practice approach as standard. As part of this, they will gain an understanding of the importance of water treatment in maintaining central heating system health and improving the energy efficiency of buildings. In turn, by redefining what plumbers can offer to homeowners, we may be able to go some way in reimagining the sector’s broader public perception. Together with Fernox, we are committed to this goal and I would like to thank the company for its ongoing partnership.”

Andy Kaye, area sales manager at Fernox said: “We are delighted to support Cambridge Regional College and its Level 3 plumbing apprenticeship. The qualification highlights a number of ways that modern plumbing and heating solutions can help to improve the performance of British domestic properties. Whether it be the advent of smart heating system components, or the increasingly important role that water treatment chemicals play in system performance, modern advancements have allowed those in the trade to offer customers a wider range of quality solutions – and at Fernox, we want to ensure that this ambition is achieved.

“With hands on, practical experience of our products, those studying at Cambridge Regional College are able to familiarise themselves with the quality innovations and solutions available on the market that they can continue to apply in their professional careers, to extend the lifecycle of customers’ central heating systems whilst complying with industry standards.”

18 June 2021

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