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APICS Training Courses

Due to Covid-19,  training courses had previously been postponed, following Government guidelines. We are delighted to announce new training courses in September and November 2021.  Please contact Head Office for more information as it becomes available: [email protected] or 0345 604 4327

Ryan Metters (APICS chairman)

At regular times through the year, APICS offer Chimney Sweep training courses at one of two venues across the UK. The courses are designed for both those new to the industry, but also existing APICS sweeps who may wish to gain up-to-date industry knowledge, recommendation and techniques or further improve their skills.

We usually meet at the beginning of every other month with a maximum of eight attendees to ensure enough personal attention for all. Please have a look at our testimonials page (under ‘find a sweep’) to see the comments made by previous trainees. The food is considered excellent and tea/coffee is provided throughout the day.

The initial three days in the classroom/practical area are then followed up by two further days for work experience by one or two professional sweeps, showing the practical side of day to day sweeping.

Introductory Training Courses in 2021

November

Date:  9th – 11th November 2021 inclusive
Times: 8.30am – 5.00pm
Venue: Snaplok House, 3 Tiverton Way, Tiverton EX16 6TG
Email: [email protected]

Total places available: 5

Our Training Centres

APICS have two Training Centres where we run our courses for new and existing chimney sweeps. Training Centres are located in:

• Guildford, Surrey
• Tiverton, Devon

We have the use of the stoves for sweeping and dismantling. All trainees get an opportunity to sweep a chimney, using a variety of different systems, and to reassemble the various stoves.

The course is supported by many practical items, pots, cowls, flue liners, brushes, rods, power sweeping equipment etc. and a host of other visual aids and anecdotes are used to reinforce the training.

“I just wanted to drop you a line to say how much I enjoyed my time on the course. I consider myself an experienced sweep with already having an engineering and building background, but still wanted to join the APICS organisation as it is always good to have the backing of of a body such as yours.

I learnt so much on the course and it was interesting to see how you yourself started out and some of the methods you used. The people who were also on the course I am sure I will stay friends with for years to come.

Thank you for all your help and knowledge, it was a pleasure to be taught by you.”

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