BPEC Plumbing Qualifications – Water Regulations

As a BPEC accredited training and assessment centre we are dedicated to offering a quality service to all who work within the Building Services Engineering sector. Our purpose built facilities allow us to offer a range of short courses that are suitable for experienced plumbing operatives seeking to expand their industry knowledge and gain an additional qualification to comply with current legislation.

*Some qualifications listed here are also accepted by a Competent Person Schemes.

Course Info
How to Apply
Initial Training

The course covers the Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations 1999 (England & Wales), the Water Supply (Water Fittings)(Scotland) Byelaws 2014 and The Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2009 and has been approved for use by Water Undertakers throughout the UK.

This course is for anyone requiring an comprehensive understanding of Water Regulations/Water Byelaws and in particular those wishing to become Approved Plumbing Contractors.


Applicants will need to have some knowledge of plumbing and the water industry.

Course Structure and Assessment

This very comprehensive course starts with intensive training in the 19 modules followed by an assessment. Delegates must successfully pass the assessment to gain the BPEC Water Regulations/Water Byelaws certificate.

A training manual is provided to all delegates beforehand and some independent studying prior to attending will be beneficial.

Training and Assessment is carried out in centre over 1.5 days.

Expiry Information

The Water Regulations/Water Byelaws certificate has no expiry date applied.

Further Information

Successful delegates are encouraged to join an Approved Contractors scheme, such as those managed by SNIPEF, APHC, CIPHE, WIAPS, and the regional water utility companies. This enables them to issue a certificate of completion to both the householder and water company (please note that other industry related qualifications may be required to join these schemes).

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Water Regulations
Course Outline: aimed at anyone wishing to understand and implement the Water Regulations competently
Duration1 and 1/2 days
Campus / Adult Skills CentreColchester Campus
Start DatePlease contact us for availability


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Courses fees are generally not confirmed for September until June / July due to the above factors.

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