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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.

With the increasing demands on staff within the construction industry to complete Personal Development training, a series of courses has been devised, to relieve the burden of seeking comprehensive drainage training. ACO Academy courses have been certified by the Construction CPD Certification Service and can be used by members of construction based institutes for the completion of their annual CPD requirements.

The Courses are divided into 2 broad series of courses to help focus training more effectively

ACO Champion

Aimed at merchants and stockists, this training series provides Branch Staff with the necessary knowledge to effectively sell ACO products and provide high quality advice to customers.

ACO Education

With specifiers, contractors and senior merchant staff in mind, the Education training series focuses in providing progressive but detailed information on drainage and how to best use ACO products in a given project.

 

 

 




Each series offers five levels of training starting at the Awareness level up to the Instructor level. Bespoke courses can also be accommodated to enable companies / students to fulfil specific training requirements.

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  • Awareness
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Instructor
  • Bespoke

Course Overview

This course is focused on providing new staff with an overview of ACO, its product values and ethos to help them understand how ACO products are used in construction projects.

Typical Student Details

New merchant or stockist staff or those merely wanting a refresher on ACO products.

Course Content

ACO History

Products

Load Classification

Ranges

Product Brochures

 

 

 

 

Course Overview

To equip students with a general understanding of ACO, its ethos and products in order to allow them to effectively contribute to their team within the company.

Using a combination of seminars, workshops lectures and practical sessions the course will provide students with the necessary skills to provide excellent advice to customers.

Typical Student Details

Experienced merchant staff who want to gain a more detailed overview of ACO and its products

Course Content

ACO History

Basic Drainage Design

 

 

 

Drainage Installation

Factory Tour

Products

Load Classification

Ranges

Components

Product Brochures

Course Overview

To equip students with a good understanding of ACO drainage, the principles of design and engineering in order to allow them to effectively advise and sell ACO products to customers.

Using a combination of seminars, workshops lectures and practical sessions the course will provide students with the necessary skills to provide excellent advice to customers and help in the development of their own staff.

Typical Student Details

Branch management and experienced staff who have responsibility for branch drainage advice to customers.

Course Content

The Drainage Market

Drainage Design

Hydraulic calculations

Drainage selection

 

British and European Legislation

Products

Ranges

Product Brochures

Components performance

Product development

Course Overview

To equip students with the skills necessary to delivery entry level ACO training, including products and drainage design in order to enable them to effectively induct staff into their organisation, confident of being able to advise on, and sell ACO products to customers.

Using a combination of seminars, workshops lectures and practical sessions delivered by qualified and experienced training providers, the course will provide students with the necessary skills to provide in house developmental training for staff.

In addition, the specialist access to ACO Instructor web resources and the regular updates and support from ACO Academy provides management with confidence in their own training delivery.

Typical Student Details

Senior branch staff or those in a training position who wish to refine their presentation skills within a construction manufacturing environment

Course Content

The principles of instruction

Programme and lesson plan development

 

 

Presentation techniques

Use of training resources

Continuous Professional Development

 

 

Course Overview

To enable students to fulfil their own CPD training, including the application of ACO products to complex project solutions and manage staff more effectively.

Using modules from all courses, ACO's subject matter experts will deliver bespoke training to senior management, contractors and specifiers to ensure they get the maximum benefit from their training package

Typical Student Details

Senior staff, specifiers, architects and contractors who have a specific training or CPD need

Course Content

Technical training

Presentation techniques

 

 

CPD fulfilment

 
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