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Who can apply for Waxman Training Academy courses?

Anyone looking to start or develop a career in the renewables industry can undertake courses with Waxman Training Academy. Experienced installers can interact with the latest systems, learn new implementation methods and improve the range of technologies they can offer their clients, while those who are less “hands on” can study introductory or design courses covering system specification and the latest industry guidelines. All prerequisites

Who can benefit from Waxman Training Academy courses?

Companies and individuals seeking Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) accreditation can benefit from the wealth of experience at the Waxman Group. Our course leaders and assessors at the Academy are experienced installers and can help you plan your roadmap towards MCS accreditation in your chosen field. Our sales team in Waxman Energy and Waxman Renewables are always available to offer technical advice and support.

You can find materials and guidance on a range of subjects in our INFORMATION LIBRARY. Links to Building Regulations, industry standards, manufacturer details and government incentives are all updated regularly and can provide a useful source of information for companies and installers.


What do I need to study before attending Waxman Training Academy courses?

For some of the courses a textbook will be sent to your prior to the start of the course; should you wish to receive any material in advance, please contact our sales office can send documents in the post. It is always useful to familiarise yourself with any Building Regulations which govern the installation of specific technologies. You can find links to these and many more documents in our INFORMATION LIBRARY.

What do I need to bring with me?

The Academy houses a number of working rigs and fault finding systems; there are designated wet areas for heat pump, solar thermal and underfloor heating rigs as well as biomass boilers producing waste products. Attendees are advised to bring overalls or clothing which would be appropriate “on-site”. All necessary personal protective equipment will be provided as part of the course.

Candidates attending installer courses should bring evidence of their current qualifications and certificates wherever possible.

All textbooks are included in the price of the course, as are all refreshments and lunch.


Why Waxman Training Academy?

Our aim is to provide companies and individuals with the resources necessary to consult, specify, design, install and maintain a variety of microgeneration technologies in domestic and commercials settings, generating clean energy and cutting carbon emissions throughout the UK.

We believe your relationship with Waxman Training Academy shouldn’t end when your course is finished. We are always available to offer technical assistance, installation advice and information about the latest products on the market. We hope our interactive INFORMATION LIBRARY will prove an invaluable resource for companies and installers; most industry accreditations have an expiry date and we always look forward to welcoming back candidates and helping them achieve their goals.

Why a career in renewable energy?

The UK governments’ commitment to sustainable and renewable energy is best described by the number of incentive schemes which are currently available to the end user. The current increases in domestic fuel bills mean more people are looking to install microgeneration systems, reducing their reliance on commercial energy providers.

Companies and individuals who offer renewable energy solutions alongside their current remit can offer their clients a greater range of opportunities, and ultimately, greater savings.


Where is Waxman Training Academy?

All courses take place in our purpose-built training facility in Elland, West Yorkshire which is conveniently situated near Junction 24 of the M62.

Directions are available via the map which can be found in each of the courses on our calendar. Simply click on any of the courses and you can find step-by-step directions from your location to ours.

Where can I stay locally if my course runs for more than 1 day?

There are a number of establishments that we would recommend for candidates wishing to stay in the local area while attending courses at Waxman Training Academy, some of which offer special discounts in conjunction with the Academy.

Please CLICK HERE for a detailed list of local hotels and guest houses.


When do Training Academy courses run?

A detailed list of available courses can be viewed on the calendar, which is updated weekly. If you are interested in a specific course but cannot see an available date, please contact our sales office to see what might be coming up.

A number of dates on the calendar may be set as “provisional” indicating that Waxman Training Academy reserves the right to cancel this course, with due notice, based on the number of applicants currently interested. We appreciate that it is often difficult to take time off work or turn down jobs in order to attend a training course and the flexibility in our calendar is designed to reflect this. Our aim is to never cancel a course published on our timetable but, should the case arise, applicants can transfer to another course or seek a refund. A copy of the Waxman Training Academy terms and conditions are available at the foot of this page.

Courses run between 09:30 and 16:30; candidates should aim to arrive at the Academy for 09:00.

When will I receive my certificates?

Once your assessment is complete, we aim to complete and despatch all paperwork to the awarding body in the same week. The process is usually completed in 2 weeks but we ask that candidates allow up to 4 weeks for receiving any certificates and associated documents.

Anyone who has not received a certificate after 4 weeks should contact the awarding body directly.


How can I apply for a Waxman Training Academy course?

The easiest way is to call our sales team on 01422 371811 between the hours of 9am and 5pm or email info@waxmantraining.co.uk with any booking requirements.

If you’re unable to make arrangements during the day, why not use our enquiry form located on the contact page? Simply fill in your contact details and write a short message and we’ll get back to you with the answers. The more specific you are with your enquiry, the more information we can send which will answer your questions.

How do I pay for Waxman Training Academy courses?

Payments by card, cheque or transfer are all acceptable. Some candidates may wish to book courses months in advance; in this case you can choose to pay a 20% deposit to secure your place and pay the balance 2 weeks before the start of the course. Information about payment terms, refunds and cancellations can be found in our terms and conditions at the bottom of this page.

Candidates booking more than one course at a time or companies booking more than one applicant on a course can receive a discount when ordering; please contact our sales team for more information.