Cold Water Regulations (BPEC) (Part-Time)

Course Overview

This course covers the Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations 1999 (England & Wales). It is suitable if you require an understanding of water regulations and water byelaws as part of your job, in particular if you wish to become an approved plumber or contractor.

Completing this course will go towards some of the entry requirements required to join a competent person scheme e.g. (APHC, WRAS, Ciphe, WaterSafe).

This course covers the following topics:
– Why were the regulations set up
– What the regulations were set up to prevent
– The regulations, the law and how it applies to you
– Back flow prevention air gaps
– Back flow prevention mechanical devices
– Hygienic practices
– Pipe identification
– Sprinkler systems
– Water mains locations
– Legionella
– CWSC installation requirements

If you are over 19 and are currently living in Wales you could be eligible for a FREE course under the Welsh Government Personal Learning Accounts (PLA) funding. We can discuss funding with you upon enquiry.

  • Entry Requirements

    Must be working within the Plumbing industry

  • Summary of Outcomes

    This course is for anybody working with cold water. You can use this qualification to apply for membership of a competent person scheme, enabling operatives to self certificate to both house holder and water undertaker.

  • Course Modules

    This course is £195 per person. Funding is available for this course subject to eligibility. please get in touch to find out more.

  • Method of Assessment

    You will learn via presentations, discussion, Q&A and an open book exam. Learning materials are included.


Locations across wales or in-house at your business

Course length

1 year


£0 – funding available, subject to eligibility