OFTEC approved training for heating technicians

OFTEC training is available at over 80 OFTEC approved centres throughout the UK and Ireland, including some mobile units. There over a million homes in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland using oil or solid fuel heating, so there are many business opportunities for competent and well trained heating technicians. To work successfully in the industry, high quality training is vital. OFTEC’s unrivalled expertise means we can support you with your oil and solid fuel training needs. OFTEC training will enable you to achieve the highest levels of competence within the industry. We do this through initial and ongoing training, continuous assessment of your skills, free technical support and regular updates on new technology.

OFTEC training courses and assessments

A number of different OFTEC training courses are available, depending on the type of work you wish to undertake:

OFTEC training for oil heating technicians

  • OFT10-101| Single stage pressure jet servicing and commissioning
    This course is for technicians who wish to service and commission pressure-jet appliances. The vast majority of household boilers fall into this category. The course covers a variety of areas, including health and safety, fire valve installation, regional legislation and requirements, safe electrical isolation, oil storage and supply, appliance installation, knowledge of heating systems, and practical servicing and commissioning. This course is normally run over three days (including assessment).
  • OFT10-102 | Servicing and commissioning of oil and bio-liquid fuelled vaporising burner fired domestic fixed combustion appliances < 45kW
    This course is for technicians who wish to service and commission vaporising appliances, such as many AGAs, Rayburns, and room-heaters. The course covers the same areas as the OFT10-101 above, but is for vaporising rather than pressure-jet appliances. The course is normally run over two or three days (including assessment).
  • OFT10-105E | Installation of oil and bio-liquid fuelled fixed combustion appliances and systems
    This course is for technicians who wish to install oil-fired appliances such as boilers and AGAs. Areas covered by this course include health and safety, fire valve installation, regional legislation and requirements, safe electrical isolation, knowledge of oil storage and supply, appliance installation, heating systems, and energy efficiency. The course is normally run over two days (including assessment).
  • OFT10-600a | Installation of oil fuel storage and supply systems connected to fixed combustion appliances
    This course is for technicians who wish to install oil tanks and associated pipework and equipment. Areas covered by this course include health and safety, fire valve installation, regional legislation and requirements, safe electrical isolation and oil storage and supply. The course is normally completed in one day (including assessment).
  • OFT10-201 | Multi stage pressure jet servicing and commissioning
    This course is for technicians who wish to service and commission two and three stage pressure-jet burners, such as fitted to some large domestic and light commercial boilers and warm air heaters. The course covers health and safety, regional legislation and requirements, safe electrical isolation, knowledge of oil storage and supply, and practical servicing and commissioning. This course is normally run over three days (including assessment).

OFTEC training for solid fuel technicians

  • OFT10-108D| Installation, commissioning and servicing of solid fuel burning appliances (domestic space heating)
    This course is for technicians who wish to install, commission and service solid fuel appliances such as roomheaters, which are not connected to the central heating system. The course covers a variety of areas, including health and safety,  regional legislation and requirements, safe electrical isolation, knowledge of solid fuel storage, the combustion process, appliance installation, ventilation, flues, identifying unsafe situations, and practical servicing and commissioning. This course is normally run over three or four days (including assessment).
  • OFT10-108W | Installation, commissioning and servicing of solid fuel burning appliances (domestic space and water heating)
    This course follows on from the OFT15-108D above, and covers solid fuel appliances connected to central heating systems. Candidates will have to have taken the OFT15-108D before taking this course. The course covers the safe methods of installing a solid fuel appliance connected to a heating system, interlinking solid fuel appliances into an existing heating system, and practical servicing and commissioning. This course is normally run over two days (including assessment).

It is possible to combine some of these courses, as some modules overlap. For more information and to book your place please contact one of our approved centres.

Once you have successfully completed your training and assessment, you will receive a certificate from the certification body. The certificate is proof of your competence and, once you receive it, you can apply to become an OFTEC registered technician.

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