Monthly Archives: October 2014

Have your say in shaping the future of Plumbing and Heating Apprenticeships

In an important and exciting move, Plumbing and Heating Apprenticeships are now joining Phase 3 of the Trailblazer project and employers in the industry are being invited to participate in an important electronic survey the results of which will help greatly in altering the format of Apprenticeships for the better. Following a government review of […]

David Cameron opens Oxford Energy Academy, BPEC Approved Centre

Prime Minister, David Cameron, visited Oxford Energy Academy in Witney on Friday 10th October to officially open the new Bpec accredited Apprentice Training Centre. David Cameron toured the purpose-built Training Centre and chatted to Pre-Apprentice Level 1 and Apprentice Level 3 students all said how much they enjoy going training at Oxford Energy Academy. Mr […]

ACS vs The Group Competency Scheme FAQs

A significant number of Assessment centres are receiving enquiries from their customers regarding the Group Competency Scheme which they are finding difficult to answer. The following FAQ’s have been produced by all of the UKAS Accredited Certification Bodies delivering ACS, to provide ACS Assessment centre staff with information which provides a balanced view of the […]

BPEC and JTL to work closer together

The charitable training provider JTL and BPEC, the Plumbing Industry’s leading training and training and certification body, have made a formal commitment to work closer together to help raise standards in the industry.  The close working relationship was confirmed by the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the two organisations on 24th September 2014. […]

Entries open for the 2015 BPEC Charity Life Award

Training and certification organisation BPEC has launched its search for next year’s recipient of the BPEC Charity Life Award. This Award offers up to £15,000 for using plumbing skills to enhance people’s life. The aim of the Award is to recognise and facilitate the use of plumbing skills to improve the lives of others in […]

The BPEC Charity Life Award 2014 presents £35,000 to plumbing good causes

£35,000 has been given in charitable donations by training and certification provider, BPEC, to projects that use plumbing skills to enhance the lives others less fortunate either here in the UK or abroad. At its third Life Award presentation ceremony held at Derby County Football Club, on Friday 10th October and attended by over 100 […]

£13,500 presented to Water Works

£13,500 was presented to Jeffrey Cohen from Water Works. Water Works is a grassroots charity committed to supporting rural Malawian communities gain access to safe drinking water and hygienic sanitation facilities. Improving the standards of clean drinking water and sanitation across 10 villages will improve the lives of over 300 households in Malawi.

£10,600 awarded to the Peace and Hope Trust

The BPEC Charity awarded £10,600 to the Peace and Hope Trust (PHT). PHT has been working amongst the poorest communities in Nicaragua for over two decades. This support will help build and equip a vocational centre with an emphasis of teaching basic plumbing skills.

£10,357 awarded to Datum Foundation

The BPEC Charity Life Award 2014 was presented to Dean Buchanan from Datum Foundation to assist the development of a new secondary school being built in Malawi. They received an initial award of £10,357 from The BPEC Charity, along with pledges of further support for the next three years. Achieving the Award will allow the […]