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APICS Training Courses

APICs are committed to helping sweeps develop their skills and ensure that they are sweeping safely. We are equally committed to making sure you have choices that suit you and your business – keeping in mind that you are an independent sweep.

The training has recently undergone complete review and we now offer what we believe to be a sector leading training programme.
Modules are designed to allow the appropriate entry level depending on experience of sweeping.

From Chimney Skills Ltd, the UK’s Chimney Sweeping NVQ provider…
“The author of the APICS chimney sweep training course is a qualified NVQ assessor and has helped many chimney sweeps achieve their level 2 NVQ in chimney sweeping. This experience has been used to give a totally new approach to chimney sweep training. The course is structured to cover all aspects of the knowledge required to meet the criteria for the NVQ in chimney sweeping but is designed so that the candidates interact with the course material to reinforce learning. I have reviewed the course content, resources and workbook and feel that this course will give both experienced chimney sweeps, and newcomers to the trade, a good knowledge base to build on and help them to develop the skills needed to become a competent chimney sweep and complete the assessments for the NVQ in chimney sweeping.”

APICS is the only Association to have been given this endorsement.

The training is structured into core components:

  • Initial observation day with a working sweep (if required)
  • 3 days knowledge workshop/seminar. This will be training based around a workbook to give the sweep a clear personalised plan for their sweeping
  • 4 days practical training with an experienced, professional chimney sweep/trainer.

Training will be provided at various locations around the UK – details are listed with each course. New training course dates and venues to follow shortly!
Please use the form below to register your interest.

NEW Chimney Sweep Training Courses

APICS New Sweeps Training Course

16th – 18th January 2024 at RPS, Tiverton

Recommended as a gateway course to the NVQ, this course takes a complete novice through to competent sweep. Entry to this can be at various stages depending on a sweep’s current ability and requirement for the different stages – contact us to discuss your individual requirements.

£1,995 including pre-training day, 3 days classroom and 4 days practical training, workbook, mentoring, assessment and first year membership of APICS on completion of the assessment.

Maximum of 12 attendees. Please book early.

To book or request more information, please contact: [email protected]

Further courses are arranged on the following dates (some locations to be confirmed)

16th – 18th  January 2024     – Tiverton
6th – 9th      February 2024   – Location TBC
5th – 7th      March 2024        – Blackpool
9th – 11th    April 2024           – Location TBC
21st – 23rd  May 2024            – Blackpool
18th – 20th  June 2024          – Location TBC


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