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BPEC Visit Brockenhurst College

BPEC attended the Opening Evening for Brockenhurst’s state of the art gas training facility at their Marchwood Skills Centre. We are very proud to be working with the team at Brockenhurst and look forward to working closely together in the future. It is a fantastic centre with a great team to support candidates in their […]

BPEC Announcement to Staff and Customers

After almost six and a half years, Frank Glover, BPEC’s Independent Chairman has decided to step down from his role. Frank brought a wealth of experience of marketing and sales as well as a track record of operating as a Board level Director for a range of companies. During his time as Chairman Frank has […]

Updating of BPEC Risk Assessment and Disinfection of Water Systems

BPEC are now in a position to offer a new updated version of their Risk assessment and Disinfection course in line with the recent regulation changes which have taken place. The updated version is now combined into one manual and has been retitled Legionella Risk Assessment and Water Disinfection for Mechanical Services.   The two […]

BPEC are seeking to hire a Business Development and Marketing Manager

The BPEC group of companies specialises in providing operatives working in the building services engineering industry with the skills and expertise necessary to meet the industry’s strict quality standards.  BPEC work closely with a nationwide network of employers, colleges and private training providers to enable them to offer a range of quality training materials, assessments […]

QCF Principles of Metering for Renewable Heat Installations

The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme to support renewable heat generation in the domestic sector is now operational offering tariff payments for supported technologies. All RHI installations should be made meter-ready and in most cases applicants will require metering for payment in order for their systems to be RHI compliant. As a result of this […]

Andy Morris, Highbury College

“Working with BPEC helps Highbury as a college deliver a high quality course backed up with quality assurance second to none. All the staff at BPEC are approachable and professional making all our dealings with them a pleasure.”

David Cameron opens Oxford Energy Academy, BPEC Approved Centre

Prime Minister, David Cameron, visited Oxford Energy Academy in Witney on Friday 10th October to officially open the new Bpec accredited Apprentice Training Centre. David Cameron toured the purpose-built Training Centre and chatted to Pre-Apprentice Level 1 and Apprentice Level 3 students all said how much they enjoy going training at Oxford Energy Academy. Mr […]

ACS vs The Group Competency Scheme FAQs

A significant number of Assessment centres are receiving enquiries from their customers regarding the Group Competency Scheme which they are finding difficult to answer. The following FAQ’s have been produced by all of the UKAS Accredited Certification Bodies delivering ACS, to provide ACS Assessment centre staff with information which provides a balanced view of the […]

BPEC and JTL to work closer together

The charitable training provider JTL and BPEC, the Plumbing Industry’s leading training and training and certification body, have made a formal commitment to work closer together to help raise standards in the industry.  The close working relationship was confirmed by the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the two organisations on 24th September 2014. […]

BPEC sponsors the House of Lords Event

An audience of nearly 100 people gathered at the House of Lords event sponsored by BPEC on 29th July, to hear the outcome of research into Apprenticeships and Professional Recognition in the plumbing and heating industry. Information was gathered over a 12-week period from focus groups and questionnaires. Around 800 individuals, employees and owner/directors of […]

New Appointments at BPEC

BPEC are delighted to announce a number of key appointments that will continue to strengthen the BPEC team and the services offered to its customers. In June Dave Massey joins BPEC’s Awarding Organisation as Development Manager to help drive forward the growth in the qualifications offered by BPEC. June has also seen the appointment of […]

WaterSafe Burning the Midnight Oil Survey

BPEC along with other Plumbing industry stakeholders are currently taking part in a review of the plumbing apprentice competency requirements and to make this as effective as possible we need to fully understand the current state of the industry. In order to do this we would like to ask you to take part in a […]

Standards of training in gas work

On Tuesday 1st April 2014 new guidance and criteria to improve standards of training in the gas industry was launched by IGEM and Energy & Utility Skills (EU Skills). The Standards of training in gas work document will affect all training providers and new industry entrants to ensure future gas workers are competent and able […]

BPEC Gas Foundation Candidate Result Form

BPEC have made some alterations to their Gas Foundation candidate result form. The Training Provider statement has been replaced with a revised Trainer Statement with an extra box added to the Assessment Results asking for the trainer signature. This new version has now been uploaded to the website for approved centres to download , could […]

Gas Foundation and ACS Assessment – Separation of Training and Assessment

The BPEC Gas Foundation qualifications are aimed at ‘career-changers’ who wish to work in the ‘downstream’ gas industry. Individuals that successfully complete the qualifications are eligible to go on to take the relevant ACS qualifications which then provide a route to Gas Safe Registration. BPEC offer three Gas Foundation qualifications, these are: Domestic Commercial Commercial […]

World Plumbing Day – March 11th 2014

World Plumbing day was March 11th 2014 – for more details and to watch a video message from the new Chairman of the World Plumbing Council Sudhakaran Nair please click

BPEC Support the 2014 SkillPLUMB Competition

BPEC are very pleased to once again be an official supporter of the SkillPLUMB competition. Details of the competition are below: The SkillPLUMB 2014 competition has started its search for the UK’s best apprentice plumber. During the competition, organised by the Joint Industry Board for Plumbing Mechanical Engineering Services (JIB-PMES), entrants will be judged on […]

BPEC Level 1 Diploma in Plumbing Foundation

BPEC are pleased to announce that their Level 1 Diploma in Plumbing Foundation (601/2514/7) has been approved and is ready for centres to deliver. BPEC can now provide a suitable pathway from Level 1 to Level 3 for learners intending to work in the plumbing industry. As with the BPEC existing Level 2 and Level […]

Mally Butters of BPEC named CO-Gas Safety Ambassador

Mally Butters, Operations Manager at BPEC, has received a very special accolade in recognition of his work in helping to promote the dangers of carbon monoxide. CO-Gas Safety, an independent registered charity that warns of the dangers of the toxic gas, has named Mally a charity Ambassador, for his role in developing better training for […]

Call for public warnings as carbon monoxide death toll grows

A leading charity is calling for the introduction of public health warnings about deadly carbon monoxide (CO), as new figures reveals over 650 people have died and thousands more have been injured by the toxic gas. CO is an odourless gas which can be emitted from the burning of any carbon based fuel; including gas, […]

World Plumbing Day Twitter Challenge

It is just over a month to World Plumbing Day, March 11, every year, everywhere, and we want all our Members and their Members and staff on board supporting this day around the World. A great way of doing this is to get involved with Twitter, and let’s see how many followers we can build […]