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BPEC WRAS Water Regulations

Course code: XSAV095P

Subject area: Gas Centre

Study level: Part Time

Course level: 1

Course details

Course time:

09:00 - 16:00

Days of week:


Course date:

25th Jul 2024 - 25th Jul 2024

Course location:

Abingdon Campus

Contact details


01235 555 585

The objective of this training course is to enable individuals to become familiar with the contents of the Regulations and Byelaws across the four nations.

Becoming an approved contractor with your local water authority can generate new revenue as well as providing the ability to self-certify small works avoiding costly delays on site.

This course is also a requirement for those wishing to attend the BPEC Level 3 Award in Air Source Heat Pump Systems.

The training may also be relevant to people not wishing to become approved but whose role involves having knowledge of compliance with the Regulations and Byelaws. Such as designers, specifiers, and site managers.

• Understand what the Regulations and Byelaws mean and recognise the role of the Regulations and Byelaws in preventing waste, misuse, undue consumption, contamination, and erroneous measurement of water.

• Know how to practically comply with the Regulations and Byelaws in practice. Be aware of the primary and secondary legislation underpinning the Regulations and Byelaws.

• Understand the documents used to enhance and explain the meaning of the Regulations and Byelaws

• Prepare individuals for Water Regulations training and assessment.

Course units
• Introduction, background and legislation to UK Water Regulations

• Materials and substances in contact with water

• Requirements for water fittings

• Water system design

• Installation commissioning

• Cross connections

• Back flow prevention

• Hot and cold water services

• WCs and urinals

• Sanitary appliances and water for outside use

• Course assessment

What next?
Check out our other Net Zero Skills Hub courses aimed at upskilling existing engineers to make the most of the opportunities offered by low carbon technologies.
Entry criteria
Applicants with the following background: plumbing and heating engineers, designers, specifiers, and site managers.

There are no prerequisite qualifications.

Fee information
Course fee is £225

As part of your course we may organise trips to assist you with your learning. Trips are optional, and you will not be penalised if you choose not to participate.

There are bursaries available to help you with other course costs. Call 01235 216 212 for more information.

The rules on fee reduction are complicated and we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions staff on 01235 555 585 to discuss your options. You can find more information on our Fees and Bursaries page - search "Fees and Bursaries" at the top of the page.

Course fees

19+ Fee:

Tuition Fee: £225.00

Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £225.00

Qualifications received
BPEC Water Regulations (WRAS) certificate
Learning & method assessment
Course is assessed by both multiple-choice open book exams and practical tasks.
User skills
Upon successful completion candidates will be able to become Approved Contractors (Plumber) by providing evidence to the Approved Contractor schemes that appropriate training has been completed.