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Training and Courses

The Household Electrical and Electronic Servicing Training (HEEST) Forum

As part of our commitment to training, AMDEA is a core particpant and supporter of the Household Electrical and Electronic Servicing (HEEST) Forum.
HEEST was set up in 2009 as a successor to the Electrical and Electronics Servicing Council. The new Forum wanted to create new nationally accredited servicing qualifications and set up a network to deliver them.

There are six qualifications available, covering installation and repair for both white and brown goods. These are also integrated into a formal apprenticeship standard that qualifies for Government funding  (ST1050).

The colleges currently delivering the qualifications are; Gower College Swansea, Birmingham Metropolitan College, Lincoln College, London Rail Academy and West Suffolk College.

For more information vist the HEEST Forum website.

AMDEA are supporters of The Institute of Apprenticeships and Techncial Education (iFATE). iFATE support and promote apprenticeship training and career paths. AMDEA’s role us to promote engineering careers in the appliance industry. There are predictions of a future shortage of engineers and technicians in our industry and a number of our members now offer apprenticeship and vocational training programmes. For more information on the work of IfATE visit:

General information on apprenticeships and skills training can be found on the UK Government Education and Skills Funding Agency website.