BPEC is an industry-leading provider of qualifications, assessments and learning materials, working closely with a UK wide network of colleges, private training centres and industry stakeholders. BPEC is dedicated to providing education and lifelong learning to all who work in the Building Services Engineering (BSE) sector.
BPEC is a unique organisation led by employers for the benefit of the sector and all surplus funds generated by our activities are re-invested by The BPEC Charity. The focus of the charity’s work is to raise the knowledge and skills of those who work in the sector as well as providing opportunities for financial support to individuals and groups via a number of awards.
Our aim is to be recognised as the natural choice to support people in gaining the knowledge and skills they need whether they are embarking on a career or currently working in the sector; we want to be a key part of their ‘Learning for Life’ experience.
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Certification Body (CB)
Originally established in 1997, BPEC Certification Ltd oversees the competence assessment of individuals working in the gas industry. Accreditation has been gained from United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) as a Certification Body for the Nationally Accredited Certification Scheme for Gas Fitting Operatives (ACS) alongside the Oil Firing Technical Association for the Petroleum Industry Certification Scheme (OFTEC). As a leading Certification Body, BPEC has a specific focus upon providing high levels of quality and customer service.
The Awarding Organisation – regulated by Ofqual – lists vocational plumbing, gas and renewable qualifications on their register of regulated qualifications.
Learning Materials and Short Courses
BPEC are a leading developer of training courses and learning materials covering Gas, Plumbing, Electrical and Renewable Technologies. Our learning materials range from technical training packs for Domestic Gas Safety and Water Regulations to Renewable Technologies such as Solar Thermal Hot Water and Heat Pumps. BPEC is dedicated to promoting education and lifelong learning and seeks to encourage individuals to undertake further training to continuously update their skills, both for personal development and to keep abreast of industry’s technological advances and regulatory requirements.
The BPEC Charity
The BPEC Charity is committed to identifying the education and training needs of those who work in the plumbing and heating industry and develop innovative solutions to address their needs. BPEC achieve this by supporting a number of awards to recognise and develop the knowledge and skills of those working in our industry and to benefit those less fortunate than ourselves, the production of safety awareness materials, regional and national plumbing skills competitions with the opportunity for winners to go on to the World Skills competition. All funding is raised internally, we never ask for donations.
The BPEC Vision
The BPEC Vision is to enable centres and partners to successfully meet the skills needs of the Plumbing and Heating Industry and the wider energy sector. To succeed we place our customers and our team at the heart of everything we do; this is achieved by: Building strong relationships Providing industry leading qualifications and high quality learning products and services Efficiency and effectiveness in all that we do Commitment to delivering a professional service with honesty and integrity