What is the qualification about?
The main aim of the course is to ensure that the delegate has a solid background and enough practical knowledge in oil to perform the everyday tasks as a competent oil operative. This course is designed to give more intensive and detailed practical training than the standard courses offered, which are aimed at experienced operatives.
Who is it for & why is it important to me?
This is a practical course designed for operatives lacking or with no experience of domestic oil installations and suits anyone wishing to carry out work on domestic oil-fired installations who has no previous experience or qualifications.
There are no entry/pre-requisite requirements although plumbing skills will be highly advantageous.
How long is the course and what is included?
4 days. Free lunch and refreshments throughout the day are included during the training course
What does the course cover?
The content of the course covers the following essential areas:
- Safety requirements
- Building Regulations
- Types of oil and their identification
- Steel and thermoplastic oil storage
- Constructional standards
- Tank fittings
- Fuel feed pipe work
- System design including Part L1 of the Building Regulations
- Thermostatic controls
- Gauges and overfill alarms
- Oil contamination problems
- Maintenance of boilers
- Oil burners
- British Standards
- Commissioning domestic oil boilers
- Energy conservation
How will I learn and be assessed?
The course entails both classroom and practical training in our purpose built workshop area. However upon successful completion candidates will be able to undertake the relevant oil assessments; OFTEC 101, OFTEC 102, OFTEC 105E, OFTEC 600A
What do I need to bring to the course?
All candidates will be required to have a full and up to date set of the OFTEC Books 1, 2, 3 & 4. These can be ordered through us. Please inform us when booking your place or phone 01969 666111. Please note, candidates will not be able to complete the course if they do not have the set at registration on the first day.
Who is the certification body for this course?
What can this qualification lead on to?