NICEIC course supporting next generation

Aug 6, 2013 | Cables and Accessories

Cabling provider Concordia Technologies has announced it is to work in partnership with industry body NICEIC to offer specialised data installation courses.

The new one day course will provide attendees with insight into the techniques and systems employed by specialist data installers. Concordia, based in Burnley, believes the course will benefit anyone looking to back-up their practical knowledge with the relevant theory, as well as offering a recognised qualification, and would allow electricians to expand their business offer in an ever growing market.

Neil Middleton, technical manager at Concordia Technologies, said, “One of the main issues facing the industry at the moment is a flood of lower grade cables which don’t always meet the claims of their manufacturers.

“Unfortunately, installers don’t always know enough about the products they’re working with which could lead to problems in the future over the length of a product’s life and its safety credentials.

“Working with the NICEIC, this course can establish a level of quality, and will raise overall standards and competence.”

Alan Charlton, head of training at NICEIC, added, “Electrical contractors are always looking at new areas to expand their business. Data cabling is no exception and enables contractors to provide customers with a one stop shop solution.

“With some substandard equipment already on the market, it is important contractors can provide customers with quality products, great service and therefore piece of mind. Our partnership with Concordia seeks to provide training that will give contractors the confidence to expand their business into the data cabling market.”