Yearly Archives: 2020

ACS Certification Update

Assessment Centres and Gas Engineers will be aware that the Gas Safe Register has been allowing six-month extensions to registration for engineers whose ACS certification expired during the pandemic because of the disruption shutdowns and social distancing caused.  Gas Safe Register have published that this facility is due to end on 31st March 2021 which means that assessment […]

The BPEC Brief – latest edition available now!

The BPEC Brief is compiled by The BPEC Charity and aims to keep training centres and FE colleges you up to date with news and policy updates affecting the industry and training sector. The latest edition has been published today (28 August 2020) and includes articles highlighting the challenges brought by Covid-19 and how it […]

BPEC Plumbing Textbooks – Phase 1 and Phase 2 only £60 for both!

For a limited time only we are offering the Phase 1 and Phase 2 textbooks for the Level 3 Diploma in Plumbing and Domestic Heating as a package at the discounted price of £60.00, saving £10.00 on the recommended price of £35.00 each. For any learner currently completing this qualification, these books are a definite […]

Become a BPEC Governing Board Member

BPEC Certification Ltd. (BPEC) are currently looking for new members to join our Governing Board (GB). The GB plays an important role within BPEC to ensure all activities are carried out with integrity, impartiality and competently at all levels. The GB is responsible for ensuring robust standards are being maintained in the interest of learners, […]

Annual surveillance visits

BPEC Certification Ltd is required to undertake an annual surveillance visit at approved assessment centres. This is in order to meet our obligations under ISO/IEC 17024 Following published government advice during the period of restrictions on non-essential travel and meetings, the centre surveillance visits will be conducting by a remote audit process until further notice. […]

Safe to Touch and Safe Electrical Isolation requirements from 1 July 2020

After consultation with the gas industry the ACS Scheme owner Energy & Utility Skills has announced that from July 2020 gas engineers will need to be able to show that they have the knowledge and competence to enable them to follow Safe to Touch and, where appropriate, Electrical Safe Isolation procedures. In articles published by […]

BPEC Bridging Course CMA/CESP/ESP to CCN1 – update

Since its launch in January this year, our Bridging Course – CMA/CESP/ESP to CCN1 has attracted lots of interest and is proving very popular with centres and learners around the UK. The course is aimed at gas engineers who have undertaken CMA/CESP/ESP and are looking to extend their scope to CCN1, and has been developed […]

NEW – BPEC Student Plumbing Pack

We have added to our range of training materials by introducing the BPEC Student Plumbing Pack. Consisting of our Level 3 Plumbing and Domestic Heating Qualification Textbooks for Phase 1 & Phase 2, our Water Regulations/Water Byelaws Manual and our Unvented Hot Water Storage Systems Manual – all available for a combined price of only […]

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Frequently Asked Questions

To support our centres and learners during this challenging time, we have put together a list of Frequently Asked Questions. These have been collated by each of our business areas – BPEC Services Ltd (Training Courses & Training Materials), BPEC Certification Body (CB), BPEC Awarding Organisation (AO) and BPEC End-point Assessment Organisation (EPAO) – and […]

Gas Safe COVID-19 Advice and Guidance

Gas Safe have published COVID-19 Advice and Guidance on their website – this can be found by following this link. Please be advised that, in this ever changing situation, Gas Safe will be regularly updating, amending and adding information.

OFTEC update – COVID-19

OFTEC have published ‘Coronavirus – information for heating technicians’ on their website. This can be found by following this link. Please also follow this link for advice from OFTEC in relation to extending qualifications during the pandemic.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) BPEC update for customers

Like everyone, we just can’t escape news about Coronavirus, and whereas at one time it seemed a distant problem, it is now much closer to home. We are following the advice from the UK Government and are putting in place as many measures as possible to minimise the spread whilst safeguarding the well-being of our staff, stakeholders, and […]

New BPEC Gas Qualification Launched

We are delighted to announce the launch of our new qualification: BPEC Level 3 Diploma in Gas Engineering. This has been designed for apprentices who are completing the Gas Engineering Operative Apprenticeship Standard ST0155. The qualification is also available to other learners wishing to pursue a gas engineering career within the Building Services Engineering sector. […]

New BPEC Bridging Course – launch date 20 January 2020

We are pleased to announce that on Monday 20 January 2020 we will be launching our new Bridging Course – CMA/CESP/ESP to CCN1. The course is aimed at gas engineers who have undertaken CMA/CESP/ESP and are looking to extend their scope to CCN1, and it will bridge the gap between CMA/CESP/ESP and CCN1 for operatives […]

Charity Manager and Business Development Manager join the BPEC team

We would like to welcome the latest newcomers to the growing team here at BPEC – Michael Reeves and Jon Price. Pictured above are Michael (left) and Jon (right) being welcomed to BPEC by CEO Neil Collishaw. Michael joins us as our Charity Manager and will oversee our charitable activities which include the annual SkillPLUMB […]

Routes to Gas Safe Registration (New Entrants)

With the introduction of the New Apprenticeships for the Gas Industry and / or Plumbing and Heating Industry, and the implementation of IGEM/IG/1 – Standards of training in gas work, there has been an increase in the industry approved options available to be recognised as a competent gas engineer and apply for Gas Safe Registration. […]