Utilities Engineering

Utilities Engineering provides training for gas and assessment training and support to the electric, water, refrigerant, steam and renewable industries.

These training courses and assessments are delivered by a national network of approved centres:

  • Building Regulations Part P – training and assessment approved by the National Association of Professional Inspectors and Testers (NAPIT).
  • Electric – a range of courses covering essential electrics, central heating controls fault finding, combination boiler basic and advanced fault finding, and basic refrigeration system electrics.
  • Gas training – preparation for existing gas engineers prior to assessment and managed learning programmes for new entrants to the gas industry, for individuals with experience in similar disciplines.
  • Refrigeration – a range of courses to meet the requirements of the Environmental Protection Act and specifically EC Regulation 842/2006 (commonly known as the F Gas Regulation).
  • Renewable technologies – training and assessment to meet the needs of Building Regulations 2010 Part L1 (energy efficiency for domestic heating).
  • Steam – training in boiler house management and use of steam.
  • Water – training and assessment to meet the needs of the Water Regulations 1999 and the Building Regulations Approved Document G (section G3) for unvented hot water storage systems.

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Approved centres

Building Regulations Part P training and assessment (38KB, PDF)

Electric training and assessment (64KB, PDF)

Intermediate Gas Certificate centres (43KB, PDF) 

Refrigeration approved centre list (75KB, PDF) 

Renewable and energy efficiency training and assessment (54KB, PDF) 

Water training and assessment (61KB, PDF) 

If you would like to deliver any of these schemes you can find out more about becoming an approved centre.

The Sector Skills Councils are useful sources of information: