Monthly Archives: September 2015

SkillPLUMB finalists announced

The 10 competitors who will compete in the 2015 SkillPLUMB UK final have been named, following a series of challenging regional heats earlier this year. All will now go head-to-head in a three-day practical task on 19-21 November at The Skills Show, the UK’s largest skills and careers event at the NEC Birmingham where over […]

Martin Reeves, Guildford College

“The Plumbing Department at Guildford moved over to the BPEC plumbing qualifications in 2013. All the plumbing schemes are easy to use for tutors and students alike, and we are delighted with the support from the BPEC team, who are friendly and professional. All issues are dealt with in a manner which makes you feel […]

SummitSkills working on EU-funded project (AquaVET)

Improving skills in new water efficient technologies is the focus of a pan-European project that sees SummitSkills contributing its expertise in skills training and qualifications. The AquaVET project involves organisations from Greece, Netherlands and Spain, along with SummitSkills representing the UK, to look at how vocational education can fully embrace new technologies linked to water […]

Important ACS News Update

The 1st October ACS Disc has been postponed until 1st January 2016. This has been requested by EU Skills Standards and Development Unit to allow Certification Bodies time to format the assessment documentation to cover the new Gas Industry Unsafe Situations Procedure (GIUSP) and BS 7967:2015.  It is highly likely that there will still be […]

Domestic Ventilation Installer update

BPEC have now updated their Domestic Ventilation Installer manual to cover the Scottish Regulations. There is also a Scottish theory assessment which is now available via the Centre Login area of the BPEC website.


As part of BPEC’s commitment to quality training we will shortly be introducing a programme of External Verification visits to centres delivering the Gas Foundation Managed Learning Programme. The need to carry out the visits is also a requirement of the changes to the ‘Standards of Training in Gas Work’ which is overseen by EU […]

UK Apprentice Crowned Plumbing World Champion

A young apprentice from Northern Ireland has been rewarded for his skill, professionalism and quality of work with a gold medal in the international WorldSkills 2015 competition. Gary Doyle, 21, is celebrating after his win after going head to head with talented plumbers from 27 other countries. The event, held in Sao Paulo, Brazil, was […]