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SERC Appointed BPW NI-Based Training Centre

BPW Limited, one of the leading innovators in the transport sector, has now established a training agreement with South East Regional College (SERC) in Lisburn, County Antrim. Through this appointment, BPW customers in Northern Ireland will now have local access to the same quality training that is provided by BPW engineers in the Leicester head office. 


Mike Stayman, BPW’s Aftermarket and Maintenance manager said, “We are delighted to have SERC onboard to support the marketing with the training courses now offered in Northern Ireland. BPW has always invested in creating training opportunities whether it be through our in-house training facilities in Leicester or our mobile training unit – the Infomobil. As part of this partnership, SERC has ready access to all the essentials, including all the kits and functional displays. I am eager to collaborate with them to increase the accessibility of training and skill development throughout Ireland.” 


The one-day course modules include the patented BPW ECO hub system, drum and disc braking technology, self-steer axles and the full range of BPW suspension systems. Additionally, the course will also provide diagnosis and replacement techniques, as well as practical ‘hands-on’ instruction under the guidance of BPW-trained staff. 


Training, of course, is paramount when it comes to profiting from your running gear. In an effort to provide qualified workshop technicians, BPW feels that training is essential to making the most out of your fleets. According to BPW, specifying their equipment is an investment worth protecting to ensure longevity, efficiency, and performance. If the equipment is properly maintained, fleet operators can be confident that their vehicles will function safely every day. Additionally, fleet managers can also anticipate less downtime, longer service intervals and ultimately, greater profit. 


“As the sole provider for BPW heavy axle training in Northern Ireland, we are confident that it will provide BPW’s Ireland-based learners with a more suitable training location. Our SERC instructors have received thorough training from BPW’s own qualified instructors, and we are really looking forward to it,” comments SERC’s Michael Hutchinson, who will be delivering the training. He was recently elected as Vice Chairman of IRTE Ireland North. 


“Here at SERC, we aim to be a Centre of Excellence for heavy vehicle maintenance and repair; already we are having a lot of enquiries, with four courses being run this year, but if demand dictates, we can add more courses.” 


To ensure that the necessary standards and knowledge have been achieved throughout the course, there will be a 40-question multiple-choice test. Delegates who successfully complete this course and pass the test will receive a BPW certificate with their test results printed on the reverse, valid for three years. 


There are courses planned throughout the year. For more information on the course or to book a place, please email: [email protected]



30th January 2023


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