Monthly Archives: March 2016


The Regulated Qualification Framework is replacing the Qualification and Credit Framework. By December 2017 all qualifications will have had the reference to QCF removed from titles as well as all associated documentation. During this period of transition, BPEC advise Centres to consider this when producing marketing materials and we recommend avoiding using the term QCF […]

BPEC Domestic Ventilation Installer

BPEC recently received confirmation from BEAMA that the BPEC Domestic Ventilation Installer course has been accepted by Certsure for their Competent Person Scheme. The BPEC Certificate will be acceptable for a firm applying to join the Certsure Ventilation Competent Persons Scheme. Domestic Ventilation Installer Course Information This 2 day course will enable candidates to install and/or inspect […]

Renewable Pre-requisites

Can centres please ensure that the pre-requisites for all renewable courses are followed when candidates are undertaking their application. Guidance can be found in the SummitSkills Building Services Engineering Sector QCF Qualifications – Environmental Technology Systems document. For further information, please contact our Services team via: E: T: 01332 376000 (Option 3)

Water Regulations and WIAPS Approval

Can centres please ensure that candidates are aware that undertaking the Certificate in Water Regulations Knowledge alone does not make an individual approved. Once they have completed the course, they need to apply for Approved Status. This can be done by applying to one of the four Water Industry Approved Contractor Schemes (APLUS, TAPS, WaterMark […]

WaterSafe Accreditation Scheme

WaterSafe is the new nationwide accreditation scheme for plumbers – an advantage of being a member is providing peace-of-mind for customers whilst also getting industry endorsement for the individual’s business. If your centre would like leaflets and posters to highlight the scheme to pass onto your candidates please contact Thomas Cook, WIAPS Manager at WRAS via: […]

Oxford Energy Academy’s Apprentices score £500 for Sobell House

Plumbing and Heating and Gas Apprentices from Oxford Energy Academy, based in Witney, held a football tournament at Tilsley Park and raised £500 for Sobell House Hospice. The tournament was organised by Oxford Energy Academy tutor, Jake Lynch and saw eight teams compete in the first annual Oxford Energy Academy Charity Shield competition held during […]