BPEC Plumbing Qualifications

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.

Domestic Hot Water Storage Systems (Unvented)*
Outline: aimed at plumbing and heating engineers who want to install Domestic Vented and Unvented Hot Water Storage Systems

These courses are aimed at plumbing and heating engineers who want to install Domestic Vented and Unvented Hot Water Storage Systems. The courses are designed to enable operatives to demonstrate their competence and allow either application to join a Competent Persons’ Scheme to ‘self-certify’ installations, or to notify the local Building Control Department prior to commencing work. The course covers relevant aspects of Approved Document G, Part L1 and Part P of the Building Regulations.

Initial Training

This initial training and assessment package takes place over one day. It is aimed at practicing plumbing and heating engineers who already have an understanding of the fundamental requirements of hot and cold water systems and central heating systems. The qualification is recognised by Competent Person’s Schemes which allow operatives to self-certify installations under Approved Document G3.

Prerequisites

Applicants must either hold a recognised formal plumbing/heating qualification or provide evidence of a number of years’ experience in either conventional heating engineering or plumbing. In addition, applicants must hold a recognised Water Regulations or Water Byelaws qualification.

Assessment Information

Assessments normally consist of a combination of practical and theory examinations. Certificates are normally valid for 5 years. On expiry, candidates are eligible to take reassessment.

Reassessment

This reassessment course is a half day refresher designed for candidates whose qualification due to expire or has expired within the last 12 months. Upon successful completion operatives will receive an Unvented Domestic Hot Water Storage Systems certificate issued by BPEC.

Prerequisites

Previous certificates must be presented to the assessment centre as evidence of holding the initial qualification. Candidates cannot undertake the reassessment if their current certificate is more than 12 months out of date – if this is the case they must undertake the initial assessment.

Assessment Information

Assessment takes the form of a theory examination and certificates are normally valid for 5 years.

LocationColchester
Duration1 day or 1/2 day.
CampusColchester Institute
Start DatePlease contact us for dates
PricePrices on Application
Water Regulations
Outline: aimed at anyone wishing to understand and implement the Water Regulations competently

The BPEC Water Regulations course covers the Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations 1999 (England and Wales) and meets the requirements of the Water Regulations Advisory Scheme (WRAS).

The course is aimed at anyone wishing to understand and implement the Water Regulations competently and in particular those wishing to become approved plumbers/contractors.

Upon successful completion operatives will be awarded a BPEC/WRAS Certificate and are encouraged to apply to join the Water Industry’s Approved Plumbers Scheme (WIAPS) operated by WRAS. This will enable qualified plumbers to issue a certificate of completion to both customers and, where necessary, the Water Authority.

The Certification from this course will also go towards some of the entry requirements of the criteria to join a competent person scheme e.g. APHC, WIAPS, CIPHE and WaterSafe (please note that other industry related qualifications may be required to join these schemes).

Prerequisites

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

Assessment Information

Assessment takes the form of a theory examination.

BPEC Water Regulations certificates have no expiry date applied.

LocationColchester
Duration1 day or 1/2 day.
CampusColchester Institute
Start DatePlease contact us for dates
PricePrices on Application
Legionella Risk Assessment and Disinfection
Outline: suitable for all those who are responsible for designing, installing and maintaining hot and cold water services

The 1 day BPEC Legionella Risk Assessment and Water Systems Disinfection for Mechanical Services course is suitable for all those who are responsible for designing, installing and maintaining hot and cold water services. It has been designed to meet the requirements of the revised Approved Code of Practice and Guidance: Legionnaire’s disease: The control of Legionella bacteria in water systems 4th Ed. 2013 (ACOP L8), and the technical guidance HSG274 Part 2: The control of Legionella in hot and cold water systems.

Along with theoretical training on current legislation, and the process involved in carrying out a thorough Legionella risk assessment of hot and cold water services, the training also covers the actual disinfection process.

Disinfection of hot and cold water systems is work that can be carried out by competent plumbing operatives. This courses aims to ensure operatives have the knowledge, skills and understanding to undertake the disinfection process competently and safely.

Prerequisites

Applicants must hold a recognised trade qualification in plumbing and heating. A working knowledge of central heating, hot and cold water systems is essential as well as holding a recognised Water Regulations or Water Byelaws qualification.

This course is designed for experienced plumbing and heating operatives.

Assessment Information

Assessments normally consist of a combination of practical and theory examinations.

Certificates are normally valid for 5 years.

LocationColchester
Duration1 day or 1/2 day
CampusColchester Institute
Start DatePlease contact us for dates
PricePrices on Application

Disclaimer

All Fees and prices shown on the website are for courses starting in the 2018-19 academic year unless stated otherwise, and are correct at the time of entering/printing information, however these may be subject to change. The College cannot accept legal or financial liability as a result of any such changes.

The course information describes programmes offered by Colchester Institute. The College takes all reasonable steps to provide courses as described, but cannot guarantee provision. The information is for guidance and does not form any part of a contract.

The College reserves the right to update and amend information as and when necessary. Colchester Institute will do its best to provide the courses shown, but may have to modify or withdraw a course depending on customer demand and other factors.