Monthly Archives: December 2015

BPEC return to the Gambia

Mark Antrobus and Neil Collishaw are returning to the Gambia to see how BPEC’s Legacy Funding is making an impact to the local community in Bansang. They will be oversees during 06 January to 16 January 2016.

The BPEC Charity presented £8,550 to the Friends of Sawbridgeworth Neurological centres

The BPEC Charity presented £8,550 to the ‘Friends of Sawbridgeworth Neurological centres’ to purchase two highly specialised shower chairs. The new shower chairs have already had a huge positive impact to the 120 residents, providing a comfortable and dignified means of using the bathroom facilities. Professor Sheila Henderson and Celine Austin attended the event on […]

The BPEC Charity awarded £9,100 to Shane Trevitt

The BPEC Charity awarded £9,100 to Shane Trevitt to fund the ‘Township plumber trainer programme’ in Johannesburg, South Africa. This project will deliver a series of water and sanitation upgrades and start to train local people living in the township basic plumbing and maintenance skills.

Pump Aid received an award of £15,000 from The BPEC Charity

The BPEC Charity Life Award 2015 was presented to Emily Gait and Stephanie Moore from Pump Aid. The project being delivered is to build 10 new Elephant pumps across 10 communities in rural Malawi. Emily & Stephanie received an award of £15,000 from The BPEC Charity. This award will help provide clean and safe drinking […]

BPEC are offering OFTEC Solid Fuel courses

BPEC are now offering OFTEC’s Solid Fuel courses which cover dry and wet installations: • OFT15-108(D) – Installation, commissioning and servicing of solid fuel burning appliances (dry space heating) • OFT15-108(W) – Installation, commissioning and servicing of solid fuel burning appliances with space heating and hot water heating. The above courses will allow you to […]

Firing up the NEC… the annual SkillPLUMB final

Temperatures were running high at this year’s SkillPLUMB final where, following a series of challenging regional heats earlier in the year, 10 of the best young plumbers competed against each other in a bid to be crowned 2015 SkillPLUMB champion. Now in its 8th year, SkillPLUMB is organised by BPEC, and has the Copper Initiative […]

Oxford Energy Academy BPEC Apprentice

Based in Witney, Oxford Energy Academy is Oxfordshire’s leading specialist training centre for plumbing, heating and gas engineering training. In the Autumn of 2014 their new training centre for Apprentices was opened by David Cameron. After a successful first year the number of apprentices enrolling in September 2015 was more than twice the number who […]

BPEC Services paperwork reminder

Reminder to centres sending in result, candidate application and assessment paperwork for BPEC Services products. Once training/assessment is complete and the documentation has been signed by the trainer/assessor, the Candidate Result Form must be forwarded to BPEC for external verification along with the candidate application form and completed assessment paper work. The centre shall: 1. […]

“Renewable energy targets unlikely to be achieved”

The government is unlikely to hit its renewable energy targets if it doesn’t come up with a credible plan, Energy Secretary Amber Rudd has said. Top of the agenda at last month’s meeting of the Energy & Climate Committee was a letter written by the Energy Secretary, which had been leaked to the Ecologist website. […]

Squad UK announced for WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017

UK’s top apprentices and learners in training to be best in the world. The UK has announced its chosen Squad for WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017, the biggest vocational education and skills excellence event in the world, at The Skills Show, which took place at the NEC Birmingham from 19 to 21 November. The apprentices and […]