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BPEC NEWSLETTER MAY 2018
To commemorate our 25th anniversary we've produced a special video that looks at our work and how we can support training centres and FE colleges - please take a look!

BPEC Product Roadshows 2018

As part of our 25th-anniversary celebrations, we hosted four Product Roadshows across England during March and April 2018 for FE colleges and training centres. Each included a series of workshops covering our extensive product portfolio, new tutor and learner resources and an update on educational reforms.

Subsequently, there were break-out sessions whereby guests got the opportunity to ask industry experts from the BPEC team any burning questions.

SEE PHOTOS FROM THE EVENTS
The BPEC Brief

Bringing training centres and FE colleges the latest news and policy updates affecting the training sector.

Issue six includes information on apprenticeship funding bands and the next steps towards the implementation of T level programmes - view it here

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New Appointments 
 
Over the last couple of months, we have welcomed two new starters to the BPEC team, Elecia Grier and Jonathan Box. 

As a Certification Officer, Elecia is responsible for processing assessments and dispensing certificates whereas Jonathan, our new Admin Team Manager, will manage the workloads of our Certification Officers to ensure administration processes operate effectively and deliver high standards. 

We wish them the best of luck in their new roles! 
Gas Industry Procedures and Regulations Updates 
 
Gas Safety Installation and Use Regulations (GSIUR)

The Health and Safety Executive have published The Gas Safety (Installation and Use) (Amendment) Regulations 2018 which came into force on April 6th. Read the full article.   
                                                                                 
Registered with Gas Safe? View Industry Standard Updates on their website. The information supports those who install, maintain, service and/or repair gas appliances and/ or fittings.     

Gas Industry Unsafe Situations Procedure (GIUSP)

The GIUSP TB001 has been replaced by IGEM/G/11 - 11 April 2018.   The Technical Coordinating Committee at the Institute of Gas Engineers and Manager (IGEM) appointed a panel to draft the procedure. Read IGEM/G/11 with amendments – 11 April 2018.   

Attention ACS assessment centres
Updates to GSIUR and GIUSP are expected to form part of the ACS assessment criteria in January 2019. 
There are no plans to change the ACS assessment criteria in October 2018. For more information, please do not hesitate to contact us.    
                  
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Welcome Aboard 
 
See below centres who have joined BPEC's nationwide network of over 200 FE colleges and private training centres this year and what they have been approved to deliver: 
 
Please contact the centres directly for course details. 
BECOME A BPEC APPROVED CENTRE
BPEC Approved Centre Celebrating Success  

Oxford Energy Academy held an awards ceremony on April 11th to congratulate each apprentice who recently became qualified and present them with their certificate.

A huge well done to level 2 apprentice, Oliver Pill and level 3 apprentice, Chris Weedon for winning 'Apprentice of the Year' for their respective year.  

Check out photos from the evening via their Facebook page

Are you a BPEC approved centre and have a story that you would like to share in our bi-monthly newsletter? Get in touch! 
 
GET IN TOUCH
Dates For Your Diary
May 2nd 
SNIPEF TechDay 2018 
Hamilton Park Racecourse​

May 11th  
SkillPLUMB South of England qualifying heat​
Chichester College

May 17th 
SkillPLUMB English Midlands qualifying heat​
South and City College Birmingham
T: 01332 376000 / E: info@bpec.org.uk / W: www.bpec.org.uk

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