Yearly Archives: 2012

A Leeds team has won £12,000!

Life Award 2012 A Leeds team has won £12,000 in an awards scheme which rewards projects that use plumbing skills to enhance life. The BPEC Charity has announced The Mozambique Health Centre Project as the winner of its first ever Life Award. A team at NG Bailey, which is based in Brown Lane West, Leeds, […]

Martin Biron has been awarded £6,000!

Development Award 2012 The College of North West London has been awarded £6,000 in recognition of their learning project which uses plumbing skills to enhance life. The BPEC Charity has announced the college is to receive a Development Award at its first ever Life Awards ceremony. The college was presented with the award for the […]

Andrew Patton is 2012 SkillPLUMB champion

Andrew Patton from Dave Neal Plumbing and Heating, a student at Grimsby Institute has been crowned the 2012 SkillPLUMB champion after three days of intense practical competition at The Skills Show at the NEC in Birmingham. As a sponsor of SkillPLUMB, BPEC would like to congratulate Andrew, his employer and Grimsby Institute for this fantastic […]

Charlie White, Gas Flare Ltd

“Gas Flare Limited, based in Bristol, have been established for 16 years and moved to BPEC in May 2012 for Domestic/Commercial Gas and Oil Assessments. We have been delighted with the support we have received. From the initial change to BPEC and the help and guidance we were given to the continued support we enjoy. We have received positive feedback from our […]

BPEC Launches Free Asbestos Video and App

Over the last year BPEC has been working very closely with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to develop an asbestos awareness video and app. This is one of a series which BPEC will bring out over the next year, including Electrical Safety Awareness. Mally Butters of BPEC said “BPEC wanted to introduce something different […]

Entries open for the 2013 BPEC Charity Life Awards

Training and certification organisation BPEC has launched its search for next year’s winners of the BPEC Charity Life awards. The awards are open to individuals or groups who work in the UK plumbing industry and are aimed at rewarding projects, inventions or charity work that use plumbing skills to enhance life. They could also be […]

The BPEC Charity awards almost £30,000 charitable awards to plumbing projects.

Almost £30,000 has been given out in charitable awards by Derby-based training and certification provider BPEC to projects that use plumbing skills to enhance life. At its first ever Life Award presentation ceremony, The BPEC Charity awarded four grants to deserving projects. The awards, in memory of BPEC’s founding chairman Raymond J Brooks, were presented […]

Burnley College receives £10,000 as part of BPEC Charity award

Life Award 2012 Burnley College has been awarded £10,000 in recognition of an innovative project that used plumbing skills to enhance life. The BPEC Charity has announced the college as the winner of the Conditional Award in its first ever Life Awards ceremony. The college was presented with the award for a project to take […]

Fareham plumber wins £1,500 BPEC Charity Life award

Hampshire plumber John Booth has won £1,500 in an awards scheme which rewards projects that use plumbing skills to enhance life. The BPEC Charity has announced John as the winner of its Merit Award. John, from Green Walk, Fareham, was presented with the award for his involvement in the Peace & Hope Trust’s charity work […]

BPEC register first learners on Level 2 Plumbing and Heating Diploma

Tameside College has recently registered its first learners for the newly launched BPEC Level 2 Diploma in Plumbing and Heating, these were followed by a number of other colleges and training centres who have also registered learners on this new qualification. Steve Ward of BPEC commented “We are both excited and delighted to see the first learners […]

BPEC Level 3 Diploma in Domestic Green Deal Advice (QCF)

BPEC are delighted to announce a CPD training course aimed at equipping assessors with the requirements to assess the BPEC Level 3 Diploma in Domestic Green Advice (QCF) The Training course will Cost £675 including registration and certification and will take place at: Full Circle Learning, the Crofts, Quarry Hill, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, S60 2DN […]

New BPEC Aptitude Test now available online

The BPEC Charity is delighted to confirm that the BPEC Aptitude Test has been revised and will now only be available online. Following feedback, the decision was made to make use of the immediate responses available from an online test. The questions have been revised and there are now four different versions available which are […]

BPEC Combination and High Efficiency Boilers Manual

BPEC Combination and High Efficiency Boilers Manual Following some changes to the Gas Regulations with regard to chimney systems within a void, our Combination and High Efficiency Boilers Manual has been updated. There has also been some additional information added within the manual. Due to the updates the assessment documentation has also been altered to […]

Kevin Featherstone, PPL Training

“PPL has been delighted to work with BPEC for over 7 years – their commitment, passion and dedication to the industry has been an inspiration, and we look forward to the next 7 years.”

Rennie LLewellyn, Ealing, Hammersmith and West London College

“As an awarding body BPEC demonstrated to us that quality of training and assessment is paramount and should not be compromised at any time. Tutors, assessors and IVs are very happy with the service they are currently receiving from BPEC, and are very optimistic that the future with BPEC looks very promising.”

Keith Church, CK Assessment and Training

“We joined BPEC in 2001 and since then we have received nothing short of first class support from them. This has included technical and assessment support. Also, if there is a problem, it is always resolved in an efficient and friendly manner without exception. I cannot speak too highly of the team at BPEC.”

Mick Hinds, Stephenson College

“As a College that strives to provide ‘excellence and innovation in learning’, BPEC are the perfect partner to offer dynamic and outstanding learning and assessment in the building services and energy sector.”

Andrew Fogarty, Reid Kerr College

“The integrated support from BPEC helps approved centres deliver high quality learning and assessment that develop world class skills and knowledge that meets business and participant requirement.”

BPEC launches new plumbing qualifications at centre road shows

BPEC recently held a very successful series of road shows attended by around 200 of its customers from approved training and assessment centres at various venues around the UK. The road shows were a great success, providing an ideal opportunity for BPEC to meet with many key customers to discuss and consider some of the current […]

BPEC Relaunch Domestic Ventilation Training Course

Building on the considerable success of the Domestic Ventilation Training course and following extensive industry consultation BPEC is delighted to announce the launch of a new improved and updated version of the course. These improvements include enhanced information on noise reduction, worked examples for calculating ventilation rates and background ventilator sizing, further information about duct-work […]

Important update re BPEC Renewable Energy Awareness training

You may already be aware that the BPEC Renewable Energy Awareness course has been mapped against the QCF unit and has been retitled Awareness of Environmental Technology Systems.  The course has had a new module added covering micro CHP and has also had more material added in each module relating to building regulations, permitted development […]

Joint Statement from the National Skills Academy for Environmental Technologies and BPEC

The National Skills Academy for Environmental Technologies (the Skills Academy) and BPEC are working together to ensure Environmental Technologies training and assessment provision meets the high standards required by the sector. This joint statement is to clarify the use of training materials in supporting the delivery of the BPEC Solar Thermal & Solar PV qualifications […]