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Trade Bodies and other sources of information

SummitSkills SummitSkills is the Sector Skills Council for the building services engineering sector, representing electrotechnical, heating, ventilating, air conditioning, refrigeration and plumbing industries. www.summitskills.org.uk
T: 01908 303960
E: enquiries@summitskills.org.uk
Learning & Skills Council The LSC is the Government department responsible for funding and planning education and training for over 16-year-olds in England. www.lsc.gov.uk
T: 0870 900 6800
E: info@lsc.gov.uk
British Plumbing Employers Council BPEC is the main professional body responsible for training in the plumbing industry. www.bpec.org.uk
T: 0845 644 6558
E: info@bpec.org.uk
The Construction Industry Training Board The CITB is the national training organisation for construction in the UK. The site provides news, advice and information on careers, education and training. www.citb.co.uk
T: 01485 577577
E: information.centre@citb.co.uk
CORGI CORGI is the National Watchdog for Gas Safety in the United Kingdom. CORGI oversees the safety of gas installations. Provides some information about the law and a facility to check installers' registrations www.corgi-gas-safety.com
T: 0870 401 2300
E: enquiries@corgi-gas.com
EMTA Awards Limited EMTA Awards Limited (EAL) is the leading awarding body of engineering NVQs and Scottish Vocational Qualifications. www.eal.org.uk
T: 0870 240 6889
E: customercare@eal.org.uk
ELECSA ELECSA is a joint venture between FENSA and the BBA to deliver an independent, no nonsense, certification scheme for tradesmen who undertake domestic electrical installation work. www.elecsa.org.uk
T: 0870 749 0080
E: enquiries@elecsa.org.uk
City & Guilds City & Guilds is the UK?s leading vocational awarding body, offering more then 500 qualifications over 28 industry sectors. www.city-and-guilds.co.uk
T: 020 7294 2800
National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contracting The NICEIC aims to protect everyone who uses electricity from unsafe electrical installations in homes, places of work and leisure time. In order to achieve this, they maintain a register of electrical contractors that have been assessed as complying with the Council's rules. www.niceic.org.uk
T: 0207 564 2323
Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering The IPHE is the UK's professional voluntary body for plumbers and others in the plumbing industry. www.iphe.org.uk
T: 01708 472791
Office of Deputy Prime Minister The ODPM is responsible for policy on housing, planning, regional and local government and the fire service. It is the government department responsible for Building Regulations and the introduction of the Home Information Pack in England and Wales. www.odpm.gov.uk
T: 020 7944 4400