News

July 2019
Staying Safe Online

When it comes to online safety, you should always consider the security and your safety when using the internet, even if you are simply banking online or on social networking sites.

Something so simple as developing a strong password can help secure your personal details. Simply combine letters, numbers and symbols and make it lengthy.
It is advised not to use the same password for everything.

Never give out any personal information such as your name, gender, address, account details, passwords or username. There is an online crime called ‘phising’ which is designed to steal your identity and valuable personal data.

Whilst we talk to people about the safe use of the internet, often these warnings are about online predators and privacy concerns.
One area that is less well publicised is online fraud.

These links will explain the scam and hopefully helpful prevent more victims.

Fake NatWest text messages appearing in message threads
https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/alert/fake-natwest-text-messages-appearing-in-message-threads

Phone Scams : Financial Fraud Action UK
https://www.financialfraudaction.org.uk/consumer/advice/phone-scams/

Fraudsters targeting online gamers
https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/alert/fraudsters-targeting-online-gamers

Information on how to stay safe online can be found at https://www.getsafeonline.org/ and for more information on how to stay safe whilst gaming on line can be found at https://onlinesense.org/online-gaming-stay-safe/

If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact a member of staff at Moor Training, alternatively, our website contains useful links https://www.moortraining.co.uk/safeguarding/ for further information and useful links. 

Staying Safe Online

June 2019
Zero Tolerance to Hate Crime

Moor Training Ltd are delighted to have signed up to the ‘Zero Tolerance to Hate Crime’.

The purpose of this campaign is to send a powerful message to our communities promoting respect for all and the zero tolerance for any incidents of ‘hate’.

Organisations who pledge their support will also be illustrating their desire to promote and adopt the principles behind Equality and Human Rights legislation.

Moor Training will:
• Promote an equal society to uphold the rights of everyone and we will work to eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment, victimisation and unfair treatment

• Foster good relations by promoting respect for each other and tackling prejudice

• Report any incidents of hate that are witnessed within our organisation / premises

For further information on threat, assult and abuse you can visit:
   https://www.devon-cornwall.police.uk/advice/threat-assault-abuse/

Zero Tolerance to Hate Crime

May 2019
It's mental health awareness week (13-19 May 2019)

This week is mental health awareness week. But what is mental health, and how do we look after ours?

A common misunderstanding is to equate the term ‘mental health’ with ‘mental illness’.
We all have mental health in the same way we have physical health.
Being mentally healthy doesn’t just mean that you don’t have a mental health problem.

If you’re in good mental health, you can:
• make the most of your potential
• cope with life
• play a full part in your family, workplace, community and among friends.

Some people call mental health ‘emotional health’ or ‘wellbeing’ and it’s just as important as good physical health.

Mental health is everyone’s business. We all have times when we feel down or stressed or frightened. Most of the time those feelings pass. But sometimes they develop into a more serious problem and that could happen to any one of us.
Everyone is different. You may bounce back from a setback while someone else may feel weighed down by it for a long time.

Your mental health doesn’t always stay the same. It can change as circumstances change and as you move through different stages of your life.
There’s a stigma attached to mental health problems. This means that people feel uncomfortable about them and don’t talk about them much.
Many people don’t even feel comfortable talking about their feelings. But it’s healthy to know and say how you’re feeling.

Evidence suggests there are 5 steps we can all take to improve our mental wellbeing:
1. Connect
Connect with the people around you: your family, friends, colleagues. Spend time developing these relationships.
Learn more in https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/connect-for-mental-wellbeing/
2. Be active
Take a walk, go cycling, exercise. Find an activity that you enjoy and make it a part of your life.
Learn more in https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/mental-benefits-of-exercise/
3. Keep learning
Learning new skills can give you a sense of achievement and a new confidence.
Find out more in https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/learn-for-mental-wellbeing/
4. Give to others
Even the smallest act can count, whether it’s a smile, a thank you or a kind word. Larger acts, such as volunteering at your local community centre, can improve your mental wellbeing and help you build new social networks.
Learn more in https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/give-for-mental-wellbeing/
5. Be mindful
Be more aware of the present moment, including your thoughts and feelings, your body and the world around you. Some people call this awareness “mindfulness”. It can positively change the way you feel about life and how you approach challenges.
Learn more in https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/mindfulness/
 

It's mental health awareness week (13-19 May 2019)

April 2019
Safeguarding Information

Moor Training Ltd holds the protection, well-being, welfare, health and safety of all of its learners, staff and visitors as paramount. We believe that all children, young people and vulnerable adults have a right to protection from abuse and to the support they need to reach their full potential.

People have the right to be free from:

  • Physical Abuse

  • Sexual Abuse

  • Emotional Abuse

  • Domestic Violence and Abuse

  • Discriminatory Abuse

  • Neglect

Safeguarding is everyone's responsibility - we all have a responsibility to report or pass on any concerns we have.

For further information please visit our Safeguarding page >

Safeguarding Information

March 2019
Training Progression

Well done to our most recent cohort of apprentices who have successfully achieved their intermediate (level 2) National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) in domestic Plumbing and Heating.

All 12 apprentices have continued in employment and progressed, with Moor Training, onto their level 3, advanced City and Guilds apprenticeship.

Congratulations.
 

Training Progression

February 2019
Welcome to the team

Due to continued grow it soon became apparent that we needed a full time candidate to undertake admin duties and welcome Summer to our team. 

Summer is our full time administrator. She has excellent customer service and organisational skills and able to assist with course enquiries and bookings.

Welcome to our team Summer. 

Welcome to the team

January 2019
Recruiting Now

We are a specialist training centre, proud to be delivering plumbing and heating courses, apprenticeships and domestic gas training and assessments.

We are ambitious in growing the business further and have the following position available:

ADMINISTRATION ASSISTANT

Good communication skills essential. Must be computer literate, with strong attention to detail and a high standard of organisation.

This is a full-time, permanent position.

Email your CV to aimee@moortraining.co.uk
 

Recruiting Now

December 2018
What a year it's been!

2018 has been our second full year of trading and we could not have wished for a better period.

We have seen numerous apprentices gain their qualification. Registered many more for intermediate or advanced apprenticeships and have pleasure being one of the limited training providers enrolling Gas Engineer Apprentices, which is a new qualification.

Not to mention the range of short courses offered, which are ever growing. We have recently gained approval for OFTEC Oil, LPG and Managed Learning Programme for domestic Gas.

We would like to thank all of our customers and look forward to 2019. Where we aim to continue expanding further, maintaining our ethos which is ‘Setting the Standard’ in training.
 

What a year it's been!

November 2018
Amazing Apprenticeships

We are currently recruiting 15 x Plumbing and Heating Apprentices for Barkwell Plumbing and Heating.

One of the largest plumbing companies in the South West, who specialise on large-scale projects for major house builders, property developers, housing associations and local authorities on developments that typically involve the construction of new houses.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a well-established business.

Successful applicants will complete a Level 2 (intermediate) apprenticeship in Domestic Plumbing & Heating.

Positions available throughout:

  • Devon

  • Cornwall 

  • Somerset 

If you are, or know someone who is interested, please contact us for more information 01837 659357 or email a CV to info@moortraining.co.uk 

Amazing Apprenticeships

October 2018
Congratulations

Congratulations is in order to 5 of our apprentices who have worked extremely hard and successfully achieved in 12 months, their intermediate, National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) level 2 in domestic Plumbing and Heating.

All of which have continued their employment and progressed, with Moor Training, onto their level 3, City and Guilds advanced apprenticeship.

Well done from all the team at Moor Training. 

Congratulations

September 2018
Help Spread the Gas Safe Message....

Thousands of organisations signed up to be part of Gas Safety Week 2017! Will you get involved this year?

Gas Safety week 17-23 September 2018.

Moor Training are supporting the eighth annual Gas Safety Week.

The purpose of the event is for as many organisations as possible from across the UK to work together to raise awareness of the dangers of poorly maintained gas appliances, which can cause gas leaks, fires, explosions and carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning.

Join thousands of others and be part of this national safety campaign. Pledge your support and be part of it.

Moor Training not only pledge their support but help eliminate those performing unsafe, illegal and potentially fatal gas work by setting the standard in training. 

Help Spread the Gas Safe Message....

August 2018
Moor Training Welcome Further Apprentices

Moor Training are delighted to welcome further apprentices.

Taking the number of registered apprentices at Moor Trainng to in excess of 80 since July 2016.

Our new recruits have signed up to the NVQ level 2 in domestic plumbing and heating. 

The 12 month course is designed especially for new entrants to the industry, providing them with the basic skills and experience they need to become a plumber.

Welcome. 

Moor Training Welcome Further Apprentices

July 2018
Expansion Continues

Moor Training are proud to announce we have approval for Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG).

The course is suitable for experienced operatives who wish to commission, install, service and repair LPG appliances in permanent dwellings.

The changeover is from natural Gas to LPG (CoNGLP1).

If you would like to work on LPG in other situations, for example, caravans or residential park homes there are additional qualifications, which are also offered by Moor Training and listed below: 

  • Leisure Accommodation Vehicles (LAV)

  • Residential Park Homes (RPH) 

  • Closed Flue Gas Fires (HTRLP2)

For course availability or further information please contact us on 01837 659357.

Expansion Continues

June 2018
Open Event

Moor Training are holding an Open Event on Saturday 23 June 2018 between 10:00 am and 12:00 midday.

If you wish to pop in and see our facilities, discuss introductory offers on our Plumbing and Heating courses or interested in Plumbing Apprenticeships please come along.

We are currently recruiting apprentices for the Okehampton and local surrounding area - if you are interested why not bring a CV along.  

Open Event

May 2018
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

On May 25th 2018 a new data privacy law comes into effect in the UK.

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) gives everyone more control over how companies like Moor Training use personal information that we collect and store.

Your privacy is important to us and we are committed to protecting your personal data.

We have updated our Privacy Policy to make it easier for you to find out how we use and look after your information.

If you have any questions about how we use your data, please contact us. 

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

April 2018
MP 'very proud' to issue awards to newly qualified Apprentices.

Central Devon MP Mel Stride was in Okehampton today, 9 March 2018 visiting Moor Training.

Mr Stride’s visit coincided with National Apprenticeship Week 2018 which began on 4th March and aims to raise awareness about apprenticeships and celebrate the huge growth in apprenticeships seen over the last decade.

During his visit Mr Stride met with Centre Manager Aimee Worrall and took part in an awards ceremony, handing out certificates to newly qualified apprentices. Speaking after the ceremony Mr Stride said:

“Apprenticeships are an excellent way to gain the skills and experience needed to embark on a successful career while earning and I was very proud to play a role in today’s ceremony, recognising the hard-work put in by the apprentices and their trainers, in gaining valuable new qualifications. I strongly recommend anyone in the Okehampton area looking at plumbing apprenticeships to swing by and have a look at what Moor Training can offer.”

Moor Training were delighted Mel was able to take part in today’s ceremony and to show him around our training facilities and to welcome some of our new intake of level 2 plumbing apprentices. 

MP 'very proud' to issue awards to newly qualified Apprentices.

March 2018
Helping the Skills Shortage in Construction

Moor Training celebrated the graduation of its first cohort of plumbing apprentices with a presentation attended by Mel Stride, Member of Parliament for Central Devon.

Speaking after the ceremony Mr Stride said that he was very proud to play a part in the ceremony, recognising the hard work put in by the apprentices and their trainers. He also strongly recommended that anyone interested in plumbing apprenticeships have a look at what Moor Training had to offer.

Training Centre Manager, Aimee Worrall spoke of her pleasure that this first year had been so successful and was particularly pleased that all the apprentices were now working as qualified plumbers. With more apprentices working their way through the training she was very optimistic about the opportunities this gave to people who live in the local communities.
 

Helping the Skills Shortage in Construction

February 2018
About Us!

Moor Training provides premium quality training within the plumbing and heating sector for experienced trades people and beginners alike.

We offer domestic plumbing and heating courses, including Gas, Water Regulations, Smart Meter training and assessments. Along with Apprenticeships and bespoke training courses to suit your companies and individuals needs.

All of which are delivered from a modern, purpose-built centre by a team of experienced trainers and assessors.
 

About Us!

January 2018
Donít Cut Corners

Gas Safe Register is the official list of gas engineers who are qualified to work safely and legally on gas appliances.

By law, all gas engineers must be on the Gas Safe Register (replaced CORGI in 2009), but there are illegal gas workers out there – Don’t Cut Corners by using unregistered gas workers and remember to employ and use a Gas Safe registered engineer for any gas work.

Badly fitted and poorly serviced appliances can cause gas leaks, fires, explosions and carbon monoxide poisoning. Carbon monoxide is a highly poisonous gas. You can’t see it, taste it or smell it, but it can kill quickly with no warning.

Registering with Gas Safe Register is a legal requirement for anyone carrying out gas work in the United Kingdom, Isle of Man and Guernsey.

For more information on becoming Gas Safe trained email info@moortraining.co.uk or call 01837 659357.

Don’t Cut Corners – be Gas Safe. 

Donít Cut Corners

December 2017
Recruiting Now

Moor Training Ltd are currently recruiting Plumbing and Heating Apprentices for Barkwell Plumbing and Heating. 

Positions are available throughout:

  • Devon

  • Cornwall

  • Somerset

  • Wiltshire

  • Hampshire

For more information contact Moor Training on 01837 659357 alternatively email info@moortraining.co.uk. 

Recruiting Now

THE BENEFITS OF TRAINING WITH US 

  • Free & Secure parking
  • Modern, purpose-built, well equipped centre
  • Industry recognised, premium quality training
  • Express certification
  • Sociable, friendly atmosphere
  • Knowledgeable staff providing reassurance and great customer service
  • Apprenticeships with job opportunities throughout the South West 

HERE TO HELP
 

Ask one of our team
call 01837 659357