This course is for anyone requiring an understanding of water regulations/water byelaws. In particular it supports those wishing to become approved plumbers/contractors.
Successful candidates are encouraged to join an approved plumbers/contractors scheme, such as those managed by SNIPEF, APHC, CIPHE, WIAPS, and the regional water utility companies. This enables them to issue a certificate of completion to both the householder and water company. (Please note that other industry-related qualifications may be required to join these schemes.)
Some self-study will be required prior to the programme's College day.
Trainees will need to have some knowledge of plumbing and the water industry. Some self-study prior to attending College will be required.
Manuals consist of 12 modules, an introduction and a glossary. This very comprehensive course starts with intensive training in the 12 modules, followed by the completion of the assessments. There are no practical elements – all training is theoretical. Candidates must successfully pass all the assessments to gain the WRAS/BPEC Water Regulations/Byelaws certificate.
You will be assessed by paper-based assessment at the end of a day of recap and revision of the self-study book. If you pass, you will be awarded a Water Regulations certificate.
No equipment will be required.
You could progress to an unvented hot water course or other related plumbing course or qualification.