Author Archives: Marcus Tissington

BPEC Support Gas Safety Week

Gas Safety Week: Keeping our nation safe We are proud to be supporting Gas Safety Week taking place 16th – 22nd September 2013. Gas Safety Week is an annual safety week to raise awareness of gas safety and the importance of taking care of your gas appliances. It is co-ordinated by Gas Safe Register, the […]

Team UK Success at WorldSkills Leipzig 2013

Two Gold, One Silver and Three Bronze in Medal Haul The UK was celebrating after its team of apprentices and young employees enjoyed great success at WorldSkills Leipzig 2013, which took place from 2 – 7 July in Germany. Team UK put in a world class performance showcasing the skills of young people in this […]

Updating Of BPEC Solar PV Course

BPEC have now completed the updating of the BPEC Solar Photovoltaic manual in-line with the current changes to the electrical regulations and the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) Guide to the Installation of Solar Photovoltaic Systems. This has meant that the assessments for both theory and the scenarios have been altered; the updated material will be […]

Gas Safe Register offers advice on the dangers of CO during the holiday period.

With millions of Britons planning to holiday in the UK this year Gas Safe Register are again urging the public to stay safe from the dangers of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning from charcoal and gas barbecues, as well as potential risks from camping equipment and gas appliances in holiday accommodation. Gas Safe Register have produced […]

SkillPLUMB heats end with victorious George

The final 2013 SkillPLUMB regional heat has named 20-year old George Caddick as the South’s best young plumber, after a close-run event at Bridgwater College on 26 June. George, an apprentice with Blue Bay Plumbing and Heating and studying at Cornwall College, scored most highly out of nine competitors who went head-to-head in a plumbing […]

BPEC @ SkillPLUMB, Coleg Cambria

Funded by the Welsh Government with the support of the European Social Fund and run by a dedicated network of colleges, work-based learning providers and employer-led organisations, Skills Competition Wales are free to enter and typically run throughout March and April of each year. Competitions offer students, trainees and apprentices in Wales a chance to […]

BPEC raise £565 for Charity!

BPEC raise £565 for Derby based Charity, Safe and Sound! In April, 9 members of the BPEC team took part in the annual Derby 10K to raise money for the Safe and Sound Charity. In total, £565 was raised which is a fantastic achievement! Nathalie Walters (CEO Safe & Sound) expressed her thanks and told […]

Martyn tops Midlands SkillPLUMB heat!

The latest heat in the 2013 SkillPLUMB competition has seen 23 year-old Martyn Lee named the Midlands’ best young plumber after a demanding event at Burton and South Derbyshire College on 12 June. Martyn, an apprentice with Adrian Kidman Plumbing and Heating and studying at Cambridge Regional College, beat seven other competitors in a head-to-head […]

I have been delighted with the results..

Development Award 2012 June 2013 Over the past two months I have been busy on a number of projects to support students undertaking their Level 2 and 3 Plumbing qualifications. Second Life (SL) Virtual Plumbing College – I was delighted when my college (North West London) confirmed they would continue to fund the SL Region […]

BPEC launch a brand new plumbing qualification – Level 3 WaterSafe

BPEC have recently launched a brand new plumbing qualification – the QCF Level 3 Award in Safe Systems of Hot and Cold Water and Sanitation (WaterSafe experienced worker qualification). BPEC have worked closely with WaterSafe in the development of the qualification which will enable experienced workers without qualifications to achieve the recognition they deserve. By […]

SkillPLUMB names Owain as best in Wales!

20 year-old Owain Powell from GVJ Plumbing & Heating in Ceredigion has been named best young plumber in Wales, following the SkillPLUMB Wales national final at Deeside College on 14 May. Owain, studying at Coleg Sir Gar, went up against 10 other competitors in a task to install a small central heating system. Their work […]

2013 World Plumbing Council Education & Training Scholarship

The World Plumbing Council Chairman, Mr. Russ Chaney has launched the WPC Education and Training Scholarship for 2013, inviting plumbing industry personnel involved in industry training to make an application for this rewarding industry Scholarship. The successful applicant can receive up to US$10,000 in funding to travel to another country or countries to learn about […]

SkillPLUMB names Michael as the North’s best young plumber!

The 2013 SkillPLUMB competition has named 22-year old Michael Yuile as the North’s best young plumber following a challenging one-day event at Burnley College on 30 April. Michael, an apprentice with Cheshire Building Contractors and studying at Warrington College, came out on top after six competitors went head-to-head on a plumbing task to install a […]

Why not consider BPEC for your NVQ Provision?

You are probably well aware of the strong reputation and history BPEC has a Certification Body and provider of Training Packages in areas such as ACS Gas, Oil, Water, Electrical and Renewable Technologies. However you may not be fully aware that BPEC as an awarding body now approves colleges and training centres to deliver a […]

BPEC Map Rainwater Harvesting and Greywater Recycling Training Course

BPEC are very pleased to confirm that it has now mapped its Rainwater Harvesting and Greywater Recycling Training Course and Assessments against the National Occupational Standards (NOS) and the QCF. BPEC is now arranging 1 day update train the trainer courses for tutors who hold the existing BPEC Rainwater Harvesting and Greywater Recycling Certificate. The […]

The second water tank has been installed!

Merit Award The ladies and the rest of the community are thrilled! The second water tank has been installed and the community well is complete. There is not only a continuous supply of water to the Laundry, the community also have drinking water too! See a full collection of images from the Loma Fresca project […]

The pump option is no longer feasible..

Life Award 2012 March 2013 More progress has been made with the Cobue Health Centre project. Joanne Beales (a charity worker) visited the Cobue area and produced a comprehensive report on the local area answering questions that myself and the team had posed. The report backed up suspicions that the submersible pump option is no […]

BPEC Launch Updated LPG Manual

BPEC are delighted to announce the launch of a revised and updated LPG Changeover Training Manual which will replace the existing LPG Training manual. This full colour manual will be available from May 1st 2013 at a cost of £35 per manual for all order quantities. The manual has been revised and enhanced to ensure […]

There are just not enough hours in the day!

Development Award March 2013 I have been exceedingly busy not only with my day to day college duties but with the development of the Virtual College. I have set up a building within the College of North West London’s Open Region to promote the BPEC Life Award. I am currently busy creating videos with the […]

Stephen Dobney, Burnley College

“BPEC provide excellent personal support and guidance. Their response to any queries is fast and we know that they are only a phone call away if we need them”.

Ian Hall, Tameside College

“On behalf of the College and the Plumbing Department, I would like to thank BPEC for the exemplary service and customer care that we have received. The resources are first class, with the unit/assignment paperwork being of the highest quality and clearly shows that the consultations with centres has been used to create straight forward […]

BPEC Certification Ltd, Level 2 and Level 3 Plumbing Qualifications

Since their launch back in September 2012, there are now 20 assessment centres delivering the BPEC Certification Ltd, Level 2 and Level 3 NVQ Plumbing Qualifications across England and Wales. The feedback from centres delivering the qualifications has been very encouraging: Ian Hall of Tameside College said: “On behalf of the College and the Plumbing […]

There may be an issue gaining entry into Mozambique..

Life Award 2012 February 2013 Since winning the BPEC Charity Life Award back in Oct 2012 myself and the team and have been preparing to head out to Mozambique to see the project come to life! In December 2012 the locals in Cobue constructed the wells as it was their dry season. NG Bailey paid […]