Heating Education and Training Services (HEATS) is an independent custom built training facility, it is spacious with a light and airy feel as well as being climate controlled.
Purposefully built with the backing of the industry to be able to supply a first class experience to anyone that wishes to become a competent chimney sweep or stove installer.
The HEATS centre has the largest array of live and simulated flues that includes an industry first live soot drop flue, so that all trainees can understand how soot falls and gain the ability to contain it and be a clean sweep.
There are 3 live appliances and over 20 other flues/appliances, ranging from open inglenook, small and medium open fires, stoves, cookers and boilers as well as a dedicated classroom area with large projection screen, and a specially designed faults room and practical assessment room. In addition there is also an all-inclusive refreshment and dining area.
The centre contains state of the art equipment as well as traditional chimney sweeping equipment so all candidates can choose their preferred method of sweeping a flue while developing their skills.
We are very proud of our facility and would look forward to anyone wishing to train, no matter which organisation they belong to or in fact no organisation at all, it is open to new sweeps as well as existing sweeps wishing to gain greater knowledge of their chosen profession, and the learning doesn’t stop there we have a dedicated team that are at hand to offer help even when you leave by simply calling us we will do everything we can to help.
The lining course even have flues you line yourself, so you get the hands on experience needed rather than just the theory as so many other courses only offer, due to us wanting to offer the best training available we added this element for your benefit.
To top all this off if you pass our sweeping course you get a City and Guilds accredited programme certification and our lining course is backed by OFTEC giving you the same standing as a HETAS installer at a much lower cost.