Category Archives: News & Press Releases

Job Vacancy: Technical Business Support Manager

We are looking to recruit a Technical Business Support Manager. The successful candidate will work closely with the development and operations teams to meet the needs of the business and, therefore, the role will be diverse……one week you may be developing a qualification, and the next you may be travelling to one of BPEC’s nationwide […]

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. […]

Freelance Opportunities at BPEC

Our Awarding Organisation are currently recruiting for Regional Freelance External Quality Assurers with solid quality assurance experience and current industry expertise in the plumbing and/or gas specialisms. Full details and application information can be seen by following this link. Should you have any questions in relation to the above role, then please email Paul Wilson […]

BPEC expanding External Quality Assurance (EQA) Team

BPEC Awarding Organisation are currently recruiting for regional freelance External Quality Assurers with solid quality assurance experience and current industry expertise in the plumbing and/or gas specialisms. Full details can be seen by following this link. Should you have any questions in relation to the role, then please email Paul Wilson ( who will be […]

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 […]

Opportunities at BPEC for Independent End-point Assessors

As an End-point Assessment Organisation, we are currently recruiting suitably qualified and experienced industry experts to become freelance contracted Independent End-point Assessors (IEPAs) for the Gas Engineering Operative Standard. These roles provide an excellent opportunity for you to develop your skills as an end-point assessor and to provide an important contribution to the delivery of […]

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. […]

Job Opportunity: Non-Technical Qualification & Assessment Manager

We have an exciting opportunity for a Non-Technical Qualification & Assessment Manager to join our growing team. The position will be based in Derby with the potential for some remote working. For further details and application information, please follow this link. BPEC is committed to being an equal opportunities employer

Connor wins SkillPLUMB 2019 gold medal

Well done to 19 year old Connor Cruden from Moray College UHI and Cowie Plumbing & Heating who was named SkillPLUMB 2019 champion at WorldSkills UK LIVE. Connor can be seen in the photograph, third from the right, with the other finalists and BPEC Chairman George Thomson. BPEC are proud to be the SkillPLUMB competition […]

BPEC Christmas Opening 2019

The BPEC office will close for the Christmas holidays on Tuesday 24th December and reopen on Thursday 2nd January 2020. The last day for shipping of training manuals and materials, for delivery before Christmas, will be Thursday 19th December. Any orders received after 11.00am on 19th December will be processed on 2nd January 2020. Thank […]

BPEC Chairman George Thomson retires

We would like to bid a very fond farewell to George Thomson who is retiring from his role as Chairman and board member of BPEC. George has been a Director and Trustee of BPEC since 2008, and became Chairman in 2015. A second-generation plumber, George has worked in the plumbing industry for over 40 years, […]

SkillPLUMB 2019 Finalists Announced

Following a series of challenging regional heats throughout the year, the competitors who will compete in the 2019 SkillPLUMB UK National Final have been announced. The eight finalists are: • Cameron Clark (Dundee & Angus College) • Alexander Clouston (Inverness College UHI)• Connor Cruden (Moray College) • Samuel Henderson (Tullos Training Ltd) • Anthony Iacovazzo […]

BPEC Competition: win cash prizes!

THIS COMPETITION HAS NOW CLOSED Would you like to win £500 for your organisation, or £150 for yourself? All you need to do is create a single, positive, original post, with a link to our new video ‘We’ve got your back’, on any, or all of, the following social media sites: LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook. Posts […]

New Head of Finance joins the BPEC Team

We are delighted to announce that Jack Henderson has joined the BPEC Team as Head of Finance and Business Services. Prior to joining BPEC, Jack spent seventeen years as the accountant at St Paul’s Cathedral during which time the cathedral underwent a £40 million, 10 year restoration programme. Previously Jack had worked as a director […]

Management Opportunities at BPEC

Due to continued expansion, we are now recruiting for the following Management Positions: Business Development Manager Full details can be seen at CV Library or Total Jobs Charity Project Manager Full details can be seen on CV Library or Total Jobs Marketing Manager Full details can be seen on CV Library or Total Jobs All […]

PHSP Launch Campaign Promoting New Level 3 Apprenticeship

A New Era for Plumbing and Heating Apprentices The Plumbing Heating Skills Partnership (PHSP) have announced the launch of a campaign which promotes the benefits of the new Level 3 Plumbing & Domestic Heating Technician Apprenticeship. Set to become the new industry standard, this trailblazing apprenticeship has been specially designed to meet employers’ needs, fill […]

SkillPLUMB 2019 Regional Heats – Update

The six 2019 SkillPLUMB heats have now all been completed. The scores are being verified and the eight finalists will be announced in the next few weeks. The finalists will compete at WorldSkills UK LIVE, the UK’s largest skills, apprenticeships and careers event which will take place at the NEC, Birmingham in November – last […]

BPEC Chairman George Thomson recognised with Merit Award

BPEC Chairman, George Thomson, has received a SNIPEF Merit Award. The award recognises outstanding contribution to the plumbing industry. George was presented with his award at SNIPEF’s recent AGM. SNIPEF, the Scottish & Northern Ireland Plumbing Employers’ Federation, is the principal trade association representing plumbing and heating businesses based in Scotland and Northern Ireland. George, […]

The Great BPEC Bake Off

Today at our offices we held ‘The Great BPEC Bake Off’. The theme, of course, was plumbing and, as you can see above, there were some innovative entries. The cakes tasted nice too!! BPEC Chairman George Thomson became our own ‘Paul Hollywood’ as lead judge, and the winner was Katie Goy who is the PA […]

BPEC Office Hours changing from Monday 3rd June 2019

From Monday 3rd June 2019 our office hours will be changing. Our staff will be available to speak with you from 8:30am Monday to Friday to deal with any enquiries you may have. The office will close at 4.30pm each day. We are confident that our new hours will continue to meet the needs of […]

BPEC launch new Level 3 Diploma in Plumbing and Domestic Heating

The new BPEC Level 3 Diploma in Plumbing and Domestic Heating qualification (603/4526/3) is now available for registration. The qualification is a mandatory requirement within the Plumbing and Domestic Heating Technician (Level 3) Apprenticeship Standard. A range of bespoke resources to help centres and their staff in the delivery of this qualification are available free […]

Core and Appliance Gas Safety Manuals now available to buy separately

To offer more flexibility to training centres, colleges and gas engineers, the BPEC Core Domestic Gas Safety Manual and the BPEC Appliance Specific Domestic Gas Safety Manual are now available to buy separately. The Combined Domestic Gas Safety Manual, consisting of both manuals, is also still available. Alternatively, should you prefer a digital option, the […]

The BPEC Charity – Supporting the Plumbing & Heating Industry

Dedicated to providing education and lifelong learning to all who work in the Building Services Engineering (BSE) sector, BPEC is an industry-leading provider of qualifications, assessments and learning materials. However, what makes BPEC unique, and sets us apart from our competitors, is that we are led by employers for the benefit of the sector, and […]