BPEC Water Regulations / By-laws

Key Information

Subject Area

Subject Area
Personal Learning Accounts

Mode of Study
Mode of Study
Part Time Day

Blaenau Gwent Learning Zone


Net Zero and Sustainability

Start Date

Start Date

In a nutshell

The course covers the Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations 1999 (England and Wales) and meets the requirements of WRAS (the Water Regulations Advisory Scheme) of which the majority of the UK water companies are members.

BPEC is a specialised provider of industry recognised qualifications, assessments, training courses and learning materials.

This course is available as part of a Personal Learning Account (PLA). PLA is an initiative from the Welsh Government which offers people the chance to access free, part-time courses with flexible and convenient learning that fits around their existing lifestyle (subject to eligibility).

This course is for...

... anyone aged 19+, living in Wales and in employment. The usual salary limit of £29,534 does not apply to this course.

... anyone requiring an understanding of water regulations/water byelaws. In particular those wishing to become approved plumbers/contractors.

Course content

The training manuals consists of twelve modules, an introduction and a glossary. The 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.

Training and Assessment is carried out in centre which usually lasts one day. However some independent studying prior to attending will be required.

Certification of this course will go towards some of the entry requirements of meeting the criteria to join a competent person scheme e.g. (APHC) where a recognised plumbing qualification may be needed.

Entry Requirements

Candidates will need to have some knowledge of plumbing and the water industry.

Additional information

Water Regulations/Byelaws certificates have no expiry date applied.

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.

Where can I study BPEC Water Regulations / By-laws?

Blaenau Gwent Learning Zone

All courses may be subject to change and cancelled if deemed not viable to run.

Have any questions or are not sure if this is the right course for you?

Contact us on 01495 333777
or email pla@coleggwent.ac.uk.