Stephenson College become the first centre approved to deliver the new BPEC Level 3 Diploma in Plumbing and Heating

We are delighted to announce that we are now approved to deliver the new BPEC Level 3 Diploma in Plumbing and Domestic Heating. The college was the first centre approved to deliver this new BPEC qualification, and we have worked closely and effectively alongside BPEC to ensure a smooth transition. The qualification is a mandatory requirement within the Plumbing and Domestic Heating Technician (Level 3) Apprenticeship Standard in England. This trailblazing apprenticeship has been specially designed to meet employers’ needs, fill skills gaps and secure the future of England’s plumbing and domestic heating industry.

Mick Hinds, Faculty Head at Stephenson College explains "This is an extremely exciting time, and here at Stephenson College all the staff involved are very proud that we were the first centre approved to deliver this new BPEC qualification. We feel very confident about our future working partnership with BPEC. Our aim is to offer excellence and innovation in learning, and we feel that this qualification enables us to succeed in our ambition".

Carolyn Haines, Section Head for Construction Apprenticeships added "We have had a great relationship with BPEC over a number of years, and they are always a pleasure to work with. Their resources are first class and offer us great support".

Kevin Clark, BPEC Business Area Manager (AO & EPAO) said "We are excited and delighted to see the first learners register for this qualification, and we are particularly grateful to the staff at Stephenson College who have provided BPEC with great support and patience during this transitional period, and we look forward as we continue our strong working partnership. We hope that other colleges and training centres will follow Stephenson College and choose BPEC. We are confident that our qualification and supporting resources, which are available free of charge to approved centres, are second-to-none and that we have developed a fantastic package for centres, learners and employers alike".

Neil Collishaw, BPEC CEO, added "Our new Level 3 plumbing qualification really is a win-win for English colleges and training providers. We are delighted with the feedback we have received from Stephenson College and we would like to thank them for choosing BPEC as their preferred awarding organisation"