Assessment Information

These courses cover the Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations 1999 (England and Wales) and the Water Byelaws 2014 (Scotland) and meet the requirements of WRAS (the Water Regulations Advisory Scheme) of which the majority of the UK water companies are members. There are two distinct manuals, one for England/Wales and one for Scotland, as some regulations differ north of the border.

The manual for England/Wales covers the Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations 1999, while the one for Scotland references the Water Byelaws 2014.


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

Further Information

Assessment takes the form of a Theory examination

Certification of this course will go towards some of the entry requirements of meeting the criteria to join a competent person scheme e.g. (APHC, WRAS, Ciphe, WaterSafe) where a recognised plumbing qualification may be needed.

Expiry Information

Water Regulations/Byelaws certificates have no expiry date applied.

Useful Information

The course is for anyone requiring an understanding of water regulations/water byelaws. In particular those wishing to become approved plumbers/contractors. Successful candidates are encouraged to join the WIAPS – the Water Industry’s Approved Plumbers Scheme. 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.

Training Materials

Both manuals consist of twelve modules, an introduction and a glossary. A video overview of the Regulations in relation to the BPEC Water Regulations training manual is available via our website. The very comprehensive course starts with intensive training in the 12 modules, followed by the completion of three assessments. There are no practical elements – all training is theoretical. Candidates must successfully pass all three assessments to gain the WRAS/BPEC Water Regulations/Byelaws certificate.

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