Water Regulations Certificate

Key info

  • Duration: One full day

  • Entry requirements: Some professional experience advised (see FAQs for details)

  • Qualification: The LCL Awards Water Regulations Certificate

  • Cost: £210

Who is this course suitable for?

This course is suitable for anyone who:

  • …is a qualified plumber or a learner undertaking a professional plumbing or gas qualification, such as the NVQ Diploma in Plumbing & Heating

  • …wants to fulfil the necessary requirements to join a regional Water Industry Approved Plumber Scheme

  • …is interested in developing or expanding their professional skills

About the Water Regulations Certificate

Taught over a single day at our Stafford-based training centre, the Water Regulations Certificate is a specialist plumbing qualification accredited by the LCL Awards and recognised by the Water Regulations Advisory Scheme

The certificate is designed to upskill plumbing professionals and heating engineers, opening doors to providing a greater range of specialist services to clients. It covers the Water Supply Regulations (1999) and is a necessary requirement for qualified plumbers (minimum NVQ Level 2) wishing to join their local water authorities Water Industry Approved Plumber Scheme (WIAPS).

In addition to the WIAPS, the Water Regulations Certificate allows you to join:

Alongside these professional bodies, the Water Regulations Certificate is also pre-requisite for several renewable technology qualifications. If you’re a plumbing or heating professional with an eye for expanding your services into growing markets like renewable energy, this course could be for you.

How is the Water Regulations Certificate course delivered?

  • The course is taught over a single full day, at our Stafford training centre.

  • The course is structured to include both self-study and guided learning at our training centre.

  • All learners will receive a comprehensive guide and workbook.

  • The syllabus covers a range of topics, from background/legislation to design and installation requirements (see the LCL Awards page for details)

How is the Water Regulations Certificate assessed?

On completion of the training course, learners will be assessed by completing a two multiple choice tests.

If you are unsuccessful, you will be referred and have the opportunity to retake the exam at a later date. If you need to retake the exam, you will receive a free re-sit.

What are the next steps after earning this qualification?

Once you have earned your qualification, we will offer you support on next steps.

This can include connecting you with partner organisations and clients who are in need of qualified installers or maintenance engineers, either on a direct of subcontracting basis.

Frequently asked questions

How is the training and assessment for this qualification accredited?2023-10-18T11:47:13+01:00

Through this course, you’ll earn a Water Regulations Certificate, which is accredited by the LCL Awards. Staffordshire Training Centre is one of approximately 160 approved centres delivering training and carrying out assessments under the LCL Awards.

The LCL Awards is one of the Building Services Engineering (BSE) sectors foremost awarding organisation and certification bodies. They’re a well-trusted and recognised organisation; read more about the LCL Awards here.

Which registration bodies can I join if I secure my Water Regulations Certificate?2023-11-28T16:00:06+00:00

Provided you have a NVQ Diploma (level 2) or equivalent qualification (or higher), once you secure your certificate, you will be able to apply to the following professional bodies:

If you’re unsure of which scheme might work best for you or what action to take once you earn your certificate, you can always chat with us before you book your place and we can help you work out which approach is best for you.

What experience/qualifications do I need to enrol in the Water Regulations Certificate course?2023-10-18T11:42:45+01:00

According the LCL Awards, applicants should normally have a minimum of two years’ experience in the sector to enrol in the course. However, we tend to accept learners on a case-by-case basis. If you believe the course will be suitable for you, we are happy to accept any level of professional experience.

In some cases, it’s possible to enrol in this course even with no professional experience as long as you are undertaking an accredited plumbing qualification (E.g. NVQ Diploma) or Gas MLP course.

If you’re unsure whether this course is right for you or not, talk to our team of teachers and engineers. We’ll be happy to offer you all the advice and guidance you may need.

What happens if I fail the exam?2024-02-07T14:13:54+00:00

If you were unable to successfully pass the assessment phase of the course, you would be referred and together, we’d work out what approach is best for you.

If a candidate wants to retake their exams, we provide you with the opportunity to re-sit any module exam for free. We’d also work with them to ensure they can further develop their skills and practical experience, giving them the confidence and knowledge to hopefully pass their exams this time round.

If we or the candidate feels they need more significant support or that the course isn’t suitable for them, we would work with the candidate to work out the best outcome for all.

Upcoming training course dates

May 7, 2024
June 18, 2024
July 9, 2024
August 13, 2024
September 10, 2024
October 8, 2024
November 5, 2024
December 3, 2024

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