ACO Academy
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Welcome to ACO Academy. The aim of the academy is to provide all those involved with drainage solutions with a progressive, increasing in difficulty and developing levels of knowledge.

Frequently asked questions


How often do you run the courses?
ACO Academy continuously runs training courses through out the year. Depending on prior commitments, courses are normally available within two weeks of your enquiry.

I'm not sure which course to do?
The ACO Academy courses are split into 5 levels depending on your experience / requirements:

Awareness - No experience of ACO products
Intermediate - Some experience and already done an Awareness course
Advanced - Supervisory role in a merchant. Already completed some ACO training
Instructor - Managerial role and wants to advance skills and links with ACO
Bespoke - Specific requirements which cannot be fulfilled on standard courses

I don't want all of the components of a standard training course. What can be done?
Please submit the Academy enquiry form with details of your requirements. We will then tailor a course to meet your exact needs, creating you a Bespoke course.

I have a high turnover of staff. How can I ensure new personnel are informed about ACO products?
We would recommend sending an assistant or branch manager on our Instructor course to enable them to teach your staff the ACO awareness course. This will give them the presentation skills, access to instructor training materials and ACO subject Matter Experts to advise them. ACO Academy is available to provide on site help when required.

Why does ACO offer training?
The Academy is committed to providing those involved with the specification, selling or installation of ACO products, the best possible help when advising customers on products, their applications and installation.

Experience has taught us that by providing merchants, stockist, contractors and specifiers with advice and learning opportunities, we have increased our market profile, sales and developed strong relationships with our customers and product users.

In addition ACO is continually developing new products which need to be launched into the market. By teaching customers about our products they enter the market quickly and effectively.

Where are training course held?
Traditionally, the Academy would hold training courses at ACO's head office in Shefford, Bedford.

More recently, we have seen an increase demand from customers for on site training. We will visit your branch or office with our new ACO Academy Trailer which has been specifically designed for onsite CPD seminars and product demonstrations. This vehicle is designed to offer delegates an informal approach to product training as well chance to interact with the products and ask the ACO team questions.

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