Viva Training Academy has joined forces with installer Allen Hart to create useful tips and advice videos for would-be and existing heating engineers, as well as a Facebook group where members can ask questions and share experiences.
With nearly 30,000 subscribers on YouTube, Allen’s how-to videos and product reviews are hugely popular with gas installers and plumbers throughout the UK.
Since joining forces with Viva, Allen’s videos have made use of the training provider’s state of the art centre in Halifax, and Viva’s expert trainers. Allen, who runs CCH Leeds, also features Viva trainees in his videos, some of whom are completing work placements with CCH as part of the portfolio element of Viva’s Managed Learning Programme (MLP) for new entrants to the gas industry.
Allen says his videos are designed to educate householders as well as new gas engineers: “Working with Viva is the icing on the cake for me. I’m delighted to be helping Richard Firth (Viva’s MD) in all he’s doing to support new people coming into the industry. I hope we can continue working together to promote the very highest standards and ensure those coming into the industry are properly trained and fit for purpose.”
Richard Firth added: “Allen is a great asset to Viva and we are thrilled to be part of his campaign to educate and support our industry. Like Allen, we’re committed to raising standards, as well as embracing the way people communicate and gain knowledge in the modern world.
“Video content and YouTube has become an extremely important way for people to access information, and by creating an online community through this and other social media platforms like Facebook, we can provide advice, connect people and promote quality and integrity – to Viva trainees and beyond.
“Throughout lockdown, we embraced virtual learning so candidates could at least keep up with the theory element of their training, and we will continue to use this and other digital means to ensure our training remains relevant and accessible to today’s learners.”
You can find Allen’s YouTube channel here
To join Viva and Allen’s Facebook group, click here