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  1. AJ9

    AJ9 GSR

    Hi folks

    Currently a Service Engineer looking to move onto Repairs.

    I've been looking for a Fault finding course which also does controls & have came across P & J Training in Johnstone, Scotland.
    They want £350 for a 2 day course covering Multimeter training, Fault Finding and Testing and then Controls on the 2nd day.
    Fault Finding | P&J Training

    I've seen other courses for £250 in England and wondered if anyone has used them to help justify paying more... Its a lot to shell out for a 2 Day course but if it's worth it I'll consider it as I want to progress and develop as an engineer.

    The other courses I was looking at are:
    Able Skills 5 Day Course
    Boiler Fault Finding & Heating Controls course

    Mr Combi
    Fault Finding Course | Mr Combi Training

    • I've been on the Vokera course (not that good)
    • Awaiting course with Glowworm/Valiant
    • Downloaded Boiler Fault finder App
    • Bought the John Reginald Book for Fault Finding

    All help/advice would be appreciated
  2. CBW1982

    CBW1982 Member

    Hi Andy,

    I don’t know how good they are as I’m a lot further south of Glasgow. Baxi do a multi meter course for £75, not sure how good, but got to be cheaper?:D
  3. AJ9

    AJ9 GSR

    It's a lot of money mate.
    They said it will cover the same as the other courses but I think £250 at the most.
    It will supposedly be only 3 in course & cover which is what I want

    Boiler Fault Finding:

    • Multimeter training
    • Electrical Safety tests
    • Testing pumps
    • Testing switches
    • Testing fans
    • Fan switches
    • Temperature sensors and stats
    • Diverter Valves
    • Domestic Heat Exchangers
    • Expansion Vessels
    Wiring & Heating Controls:

    • 3 Port 2 Port rigs
    • Frost Protection
    • S.I. Programmers
    • Zone Valves
    • Sequence of Wiring
    • Fault Finding
  4. Riley

    Riley S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    BDR Thermea (Baxi) course is brilliant I went on three day one about six years ago and it’s amazing what you learn
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  5. AJ9

    AJ9 GSR

    I've spoken to Baxi who I'd really prefer to go to for the training. However their 3 Day course won't be available until April which is no use as I want it done by 16th March
  6. Riley

    Riley S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Difficult mate I know I had to wait a few weeks to get on it but it’s well worth it
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  7. Riley

    Riley S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    On another note fella if you are Gas Safe send one of the mods (me included) your details and we’ll get you into the Gas Safe only section
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  8. Harvest Fields

    Harvest Fields S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Why the deadline mate?
  9. AJ9

    AJ9 GSR

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  10. Tea-Break

    Tea-Break Member

    Hi Andy,
    Sounds rather expensive. I don’t know where you’re at with training/experience etc.
    I suggest manufacturer’s courses (usually free) and
    Honeywell or Danfoss one day control course (£25ish).
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  11. AJ9

    AJ9 GSR

    I've looked at Honeywell. Again not running them unti May which is pretty rubbish. Looks like I'll have to go with the P&J course and bite the bullet
  12. Riley

    Riley S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Manufacturer courses are informative but only about their own products and they don’t go into proper fault finding and testing, it’s more problems in the installer level codes and a disconnected wire in a boiler sort of thing. The baxi course is on their boilers yes but it covers proper component testing and explains how each part works and is tested and how to fault find and explaining voltages and resistances. They give cracking handouts and freebies
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  13. AJ9

    AJ9 GSR

    Yeah I'm really disappointed that Baxi won't be having another course until April which is no good as I'd also need to take another 4 days off work which isn't an option. They really are missing a trick by not having the Fault Finding Course in Scotland
  14. JTplumbingservices

    JTplumbingservices GSR

    Have you tried Cardonald college ?
    That price doesn’t seem to bad from the ones I’ve been looking at, the 1 day ones there are generally £200.
    I was also looking at electricity for plumbers there which goes into fault finding but that’s £600 for 4 days.
    I’m booked on a Vaillant servicing and commissioning day in Glasgow next month which is free and I’m going to go on the fault finding one too, but as mentioned above by Riley I think it only covers their own stuff obviously.
  15. Riley

    Riley S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    It giv
    dont get me wrong you’ll learn good stuff re Vaillant on their course. I’ve done it. They just don’t go into depth
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