Two businesses have been named to work with the BCIA in a bid to support the delivery of its highly-regarded training courses to a broader, far-reaching audience. The companies, British Gas and Sontay, are both members of the BCIA and have been officially appointed as training partner organisations – then becoming the only businesses other than the BCIA to be able to provide much-sought-after Building Controls courses, from BC0 to BC6.
With a growing demand for the courses in the wider industry, the move is a direct response to member feedback where a need for supporting the continued delivery of the courses on a larger scale has been highlighted. Of course, the nature of the courses is not to change whatsoever, and the BCIA will maintain its position in issuing any and all certificates for the completion of the courses, but the move will see an increased infrastructure for the delivery of the training at more locations around the UK.
As a company with a noted invested interest into training, Sontay, one of the two businesses, nods at the first-class training programme available at its academy, established in 2014, which offers a varied range of courses for the continued professional development of people and businesses. The integration of BCIA courses will see a step forward in the level of training offered by Sontay, whose Managing Director, Sandy Damm, stated: “Partnering with the BCIA is proof of our commitment to training and we are looking forward to a bright working relationship.”
Additionally, British Gas has also expressed its excitement to be working with the BCIA on training and, already providing building control management systems, has a keen, invested interest in the industry’s standards, benchmarks and processes. As such, British Gas’ Head of Training Services, Lynsey Partlow nodded to the company’s wider commitment to raising these standards and added: “These new courses allow us both to enhance the training of our own engineers and provide additional support to thousands of others we train each year.”