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Water Treatment: New Proof of Competence

9 January 2012

Cogent has launched a new, flexible suite of water treatment qualifications.

They will, for the first time, provide proof of competence to a national standard, across all the specialist roles in the Water Treatment industry.

The employer-led qualifications have been designed in collaboration with a Cogent SSC-led steering group, which is made up of experts in a variety of Water Treatment specialisms and markets.

These 5 new qualifications, available through Awarding Organisation PAA\VQ-SET which worked with Cogent and the Water Treatment industry throughout the development process, cover 17 job roles and are relevant to:

 * Water Treatment service providers both SMEs (85% of the industry) and bigger companies

 * Industrial, commercial and council sites (in-house testers)

They represent a cost-effective route to training, ensuring that investment is targeted in standardised training that is relevant to the needs of the Water Treatment industry.

Matthew Hardy, Cogent Product and Services Manager, said: “these new qualifications are a vital route to proof of competence in an industry which faces multiple operational challenges.”

“Scale, corrosion, fouling, legionella and biological growth are all potential threats and all can seriously impact on efficiency and productivity. Highly skilled water treatment personnel provide an expert service, which ensures that industrial and commercial systems are maintained to the very highest standards of health, safety and environment.”

Ann Randall, Chief Executive of PAA\VQ-SET, added: “we are delighted with the development of these new qualifications. They will support the all-important proof of competence of employees and ensure that the investment made in training is underpinned by a national standards-based approach.”

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