Staying up-to-date is essential in any sector - and the design, supply and installation of underfloor heating systems is no exception.
As UK leaders, here at Gaia we support our customers and partners with recognised and certified CPD in any aspects of underfloor heating.
We’ve had a closer look at CPD, its benefits for underfloor heating and the CPD we offer here at Gaia.
What is CPD?
CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development.
It’s the term used to describe the learning activities professionals engage in to maintain and enhance their skills.
CPD can encompass any mode of learning - from attending a training course or studying for specific qualifications, to learning new skills on-the-job.
Though CPD can be self-led and informal, there is typically a requirement to make it official – either to satisfy an employer or a professional standards or membership organisation.
At Gaia, the CPD we deliver is certified by The CPD Certification Service so that it can officially count towards personal and professional development plans.
What are the benefits of CPD for underfloor heating?
As we all know, within construction and heating, nothing stands still!
Rather than just reacting to changes or innovation, CPD encourages learning to become conscious and proactive.
As well as listening and learning, effective CPD should also include some two-way interaction - sharing thoughts, ideas, challenges and solutions within the work environment.
CPD encourages people to find opportunities to:
- Refresh existing knowledge
- Learn something new
- Keep up-to-date with industry changes
- Improve skills
- Identify and experience better ways of working
Whether formal or informal, a record of CPD should be kept to help demonstrate how an individual’s professional skills and experience are growing.
What CPD does Gaia offer?
As the UK’s leading supplier of underfloor heating systems, we also deliver CPD and training on how to specify and install underfloor heating systems.
We offer a variety of CPD materials and seminars on electric underfloor heating, wet underfloor heating and frost protection systems.
We also provide a bespoke service, tailoring our support and training to the individual needs of you or your team.
Our seminars are interactive, encouraging discussion to identify the best knowledge and working practises.
- Designing underfloor heating systems and planning installations
- Features and benefits of differing technology and solutions
- Installation techniques, challenges and considerations
- Understanding and working with differing structure (flooring materials, insulation and finishes)
- Effective space heating and frost protection
Seminars are held virtually, using whichever video conferencing tools you use.
They can involve any number of participants from one to ten and last approximately 45 minutes to an hour – or beyond.
We also provide digital and written materials as well as continual support and advice.
We can help with your CPD needs
Here at Gaia, we specialise in the design, supply and installation of both wet and dry underfloor heating systems. We work with architects, contractors, M&E consultants, builders, developers and homeowners across the UK and Ireland.
Our expert team are here to advise, support and provide valuable Continual Professional Development.
To find out more about our CPD support, visit: https://gaia.co.uk/about/cpd-training/