Your success is our success

Update your skills with First Choice Group Training, approved training partner of leading industry manufacturers.

ACS Gas Accreditations

Approved by LCL Awards, train at the only UK training centre to specifically specialise in commercial catering equipment.

LCL Awards

Electrical Competency Training

Developed in conjunction with CEDA & CESA specifically for commercial catering engineers and accredited by City & Guilds.

City & Guilds Accredited Programme
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Technical Training & Support For Catering Engineers

Engineer training specialist First Choice Group Training (formerly Combico UK) is certified by LCL Awards to run courses and carry out assessments under the Nationally Accredited Certification Scheme for Gas Fitting Operatives (ACS). There is also a Managed Learning Programme for Non-Domestic Catering new entrants.

As an approved training partner for key manufacturers and leading brands, First Choice Group Training delivers training in fully functional professional kitchens which utilise the manufacturer’s own equipment while harnessing the very latest in educational technology.

In addition, First Choice Group Training runs its own City & Guilds accredited electrical competency course.

Find equipment diagrams

Featuring tens of thousands of diagrams for hundreds of leading manufacturers and OEM brands such as industry giants like Rational, MKN and Hobart, we have all you need in one place.

And if you can’t find the diagram you need, don’t worry, just send us a diagram request.

Your service companion app

Engineers, you can easily find the parts you need to help you with the job you have thanks to our First Choice Group app. The app has been created to be your ultimate service companion as it features over 5,000 catering equipment manuals for you to download. With our app you’ve got direct access to the UK’s largest stock of OEM catering spare parts in your pocket – giving you round the clock assistance for when you need to know!

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Upcoming events and training courses

First Choice Group Training is the approved training centre for CESA and CEDA members and associates and works with key and new manufacturers to develop high-quality technical training to meet industry standards.

Courses and assessments cater to both experienced gas engineers and new entries so are ideal for people who want to refresh existing skills and those who want to learn new skills.

Full details of First Choice Group Training’s calendar of training courses and events can be found here.

First Choice Group Calendar

  1. ACR & Heat Pump Awards 2020

    Thursday 23rd January 2020 at 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
  2. HRC 2020

    Tuesday 3rd March 2020 - Thursday 5th March 2020
  3. IFEX 2020

    Tuesday 24th March 2020 - Thursday 26th March 2020

At the heart of catering equipment service