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A training experience like no other

Book an AEC open course at one of our training centres and experience the most innovative practical training in the UK.

Our  ground-breaking facilities offer much more than a traditional classroom environment, with training aids such as designated training pods,  full-size enclosure and decontamination unit and life size ‘Hazard House’  to give all delegates the very best immersive learning experience.

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Hazard House

A real life house with real life hazards. Test your knowledge and practical skills as you walk through Hazard House. Equipped with over 180 different mock-asbestos and Legionella product locations, this award winning training aid allows delegates to interact with realistic challenges.

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Training Pods

Six dedicated training pods within the Manchester training facility, which offer interactive access to support asbestos sampling and surveying best practices and non-licensed asbestos removal.

We also have Legionella and water hygiene pods which provide practical experience with TMV maintenance, tank cleaning and shower head cleaning.

Asbestos Removal Enclosure

A pre-built full-size asbestos removal enclosure and a decontamination unit with viewing panels. This unit allows training delegates to experience a realistic asbestos removal environment and this particular interaction will prepare them for the real world.

Classroom Hire

Our fully equipped classrooms in Manchester and Essex are perfectly located and available to hire for your own meetings or training events. Rooms can be arranged in theatre or board meeting room style and can seat between 12 and 16 people. We have a breakout area and a Meet and Greet reception to ensure everything runs smoothly. Read More


View our Find a Course page to browse our courses and syllabi. If you are still unsure which course is right for you call our team for help on 0161 872 7111 or email: [email protected]

Booking an open course is easy. Go to our course catalogue and select the course title and the date you would like to attend, and submit the booking form. If you are looking for a tailored or private course please call  0161 872 7111 or email: [email protected]

Please let our team know if you have any additional learning requirements, or any  audio, visual impairment that we can assist with. We endeavour to make our courses accessible for all.

Yes. Bookings made online can be viewed by logging into in our secure course bookings area. Delegates will also be able to access the courses booked for them in the same way, once booked delegates will be emailed a password to login.

For changes to your course booking please refer to our terms & conditions, then telephone our team on 0161 872 7111 or email [email protected], all changes will need to be in writing.

You can pay online at the time of booking, by phone tel. 0161 872 7111. Need an official quote contact [email protected]

Yes, all training needs to be paid before the course, please contact [email protected] or call 0161 872 7111 for details.

Cancellation may incur a fee, please refer to our terms & conditions, then telephone our team on 0161 872 7111 or email [email protected],  cancellations need to be in writing.

We have training facilities in Manchester and Essex, UK.

Yes. If it’s easier for us to deliver at your premises, please contact our team on 0161 872 7111 or email [email protected] to discuss your options.

Yes. Some of our courses are delivered online. These are ‘real-time’ training sessions delivered by our own trainers.  View our online course catalogue  for online course availability.  If you are overseas or looking for something more bespoke, contact our team on +44 (0) 161 872 7111  or email [email protected] to discuss your options.

Our award-winning facilities provide both classroom theory and innovative practical training.  Our programmes are uniquely designed to ensure all delegates are hands-on and dealing with real-life scenarios, better preparing them for the real world of work. View the AEC Hazard House and our other practical training aids here

Yes. AEC is accredited by nationally recognised bodies such as BOHS, IATP and IOSH to deliver a wide range of courses.

All our courses are taught by our own specialist trainers, with between 15 and 38 years experience in their respective disciplines.  Our trainers have worked as UKAS/LCA technical and quality managers so have a detailed understanding of the needs of our clients.


It is one of, if not the best, training that I have attended remotely! I also really appreciate the fact that you took us, virtually, to see your Hazard House.


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Meet the Trainer

Nick hold a degree in Environmental Management , and following a period of international work for a large manufacturer, began his career at AEC in 2012. He progressed his career with us working his way up to being a qualified asbestos analyst, surveyor, and now is our trainer of various asbestos disciplines. He committed to educating and empowering individuals to navigate the complexities of asbestos, and teaches throughout the UK, primarily the BOHS P402, P403, P404 and P405 and Asbestos Awareness and Non-Licensed Removal. Nick has a dynamic and interactive training approach, tailoring sessions to engage participants and address their specific needs. His training sessions encompass theoretical knowledge, practical applications, and case studies, ensuring a well-rounded understanding of asbestos-related risks and protocols. A self confessed 'people person' Nick enjoys engaging with delegates from various backgrounds and witnessing the positive impact of the training we deliver back in the delegates workplace.
Ian started his career in laboratory settings in the early 80’s. With the introduction of the licensing regulations, Ian worked in air testing, including supervision of removals, bulk analysis and then surveying. He has also worked in environmental health, asbestos monitoring and other environmental monitoring, including soils and water. In 2019 Ian joined AEC as a trainer. Ian delivers IATP asbestos awareness, through to BOHS Proficiency certificates for asbestos professionals, P401 for Bulk lab staff, p408 – quantification of asbestos in soils, P402 for surveyors, P403 &404 for site analysts, P405 for those managing asbestos and M504 for occupational hygienists and consultancies wanting an understanding across all asbestos monitoring. Ian also teaches more specialist asbestos courses, often bespoke for clients, including, duty to manage and asbestos awareness in soils. His general environmental background has also ideally places Ian to train legionella awareness and BOHS P900 & P901 courses.
Matt is an experienced trainer and senior consultant based in Manchester. He is qualified to Masters Degree level in Conservation Biology and also a qualified Teacher of Science, with more than a decade’s experience in the classroom. Having started his career in asbestos in 2004 Matt is able to combine practical, real world experience with theoretical knowledge to give delegates a rounded learning experience. Matt teaches: Asbestos Awareness, Non-Licenced Asbestos Removal, P400 Asbestos Foundation Module, P402 Surveying and Sampling Strategies for Asbestos in Buildings, P403 Air Sampling and Fibre Counting (PCM), P404 Clearance Testing and the Requirements for the Certificate of Reoccupation and P405 Management of Asbestos in Buildings (including Asbestos Removal).

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* AEC is UKAS accredited for asbestos surveys, air testing and bulk sample analysis only.