Worcester, Bosch Group is making it easier for installers to enhance their industry knowledge through the launch of its Online Training Academy.

The Online Training Academy gives installers a central online hub from which they can access a range of interactive product and industry-related e-learning modules free of charge.

Designed to supplement hands-on training programmes, the Academy has been aimed at those installers who wish to keep up-to-date with the latest product features, installation tips, and troubleshooting advice, whenever convenient.

In addition to the range of e-learning programmes on offer, the front page of the Online Academy will provide an area where installers can view any recent YouTube videos from Worcester as well as news alerts concerning any new training courses available. Within their own personalised area, the installer can also review their training progress and download a printable certificate upon completion of each course.

For larger organisations, Worcester’s new web-based hub also boasts the option for those in managerial roles to assign a particular module to members of staff, as well as reviewing their progress on demand.

Worcester’s Online Training Academy will launch with an e-learning programme on each of the following Worcester products:

  • Greenstar CDi Compact
  • Greenstar Heatslave II and Danesmoor
  • Greenstar i Junior
  • Greenstar Plus Hybrid System
  • Greenstore Unvented Cylinders.

Phil Bunce, training manager at Worcester, Bosch Group, said: “Our Online Training Academy has been designed to give installers an interactive platform from which they can refresh their product knowledge, or even introduce themselves to a particular technology prior to a hands-on practical training course. With the range of heating and hot water technologies available to installers now wider than ever before, staying up-to-date is something we are keen to help installers with in every way we can.

“The launch of this new platform means we can give installers more opportunity to enhance their industry knowledge via our network of Training and Assessment Academies, a fleet of mobile training vehicles, or a College Links Learning Scheme. With smartphones and tablets now essential components of an installer’s toolkit, we are keen to ensure professional development can be enhanced both from the comfort of home and on the road.”

To register for Worcester’s new Online Training Academy, visit www.worcester-bosch.co.uk/training.