Viva Training|Heating, Refrigeration & New Entrants Gas Courses

VIVA Training Academy, Gas, Electric & Plumbing Courses

About The Viva Training Academy

Welcome to Viva – industry-leading training for the building services sector

Our training centre in Halifax opened at the beginning of 2017 and we’ve built up a wide range of qualifications to help you succeed. We offer courses in Gas, LPG, and F-Gas, with more building services qualifications planned for the future.

Viva’s founder, Richard Firth, has years of experience behind him. He runs his own heating and insulation business with a team of engineers installing over a thousand boilers a year. All Viva’s trainers are the same – real engineers with real experience to pass on.

Working in the building services sector offers great career prospects. There are so many routes you can take. It’s an exciting industry that’s contributing to environmental targets by improving the sustainability of our buildings.

From gas….

Being a gas engineer is really rewarding and offers a great standard of living for successful installers. We’re living in a time of great technological advancement. The pace of change is fast and we want to equip you with the tools to succeed in tomorrow’s world, whether you’re a qualified engineer keeping your ACS up to date or embarking on a new career journey.

…to F Gas

F-Gas is a really exciting area to explore and we’re Worcester Bosch approved to deliver this training. Commercially, the refrigeration sector has been cleaning up its act, and these changes – the F-Gas Regulations – mean there’s a lot to learn. Domestically, heat pumps present a practical solution for those who want to find a cleaner, greener way to heat their homes.

Whether you’re looking for a career in the commercial or domestic sphere, we’re here to help you hit the ground running.

Training for all

We’re an inclusive training centre and keen to help everyone have a chance. We’ve built links with local charities to help disadvantaged groups get qualified and find work.

Whoever you are, Viva is here to help – responding to market demands and the needs of individuals is at the heart of what we do.

Do come and see us – we’d be delighted to show you around!

Meet the Team

Richard Firth Managing Director of Viva Training Academy
Richard Firth

Managing Director

Dianne Firth

Finance Manager

Pete Hindle

Domestic Gas Expert Trainer

Russel Holdsworth

Domestic Gas Expert Trainer

Robin Harwood

Senior F-Gas & Airconditioning Expert Trainer

Laura Farrington


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