Let us come to you or join us here at GTEC for our 4 Day OFTEC 50 Oil Fired Introductory Course and update your knowledge and skills in our first-class training facility in the heart of the beautiful Yorkshire Dales. We work with the best trainers and assessors in small groups to give you exceptional individual training, making sure that you fully understand what you are learning and helping you to get the very best out of your course.
We work with and support local businesses to provide excellent catering throughout the course duration and can also provide you with good deals on local accommodation in town should you need it.
Who is it for & why is it important to me?
This course is aimed at operatives with no previous 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. Completion of the course will provide you with a GTEC Certificate of Attendance, increasing your credibility and giving you the competitive edge, as well as showing your customers that you are trained to the highest of standards.
How long is the course and what is included?
This course is 4 days in total. The cost of the course includes training, assessment, the certification fee and course material as well as lunch and refreshments throughout the day. 0% financing is available for this course (terms and conditions will apply).
What does the course cover?
The course covers;
- 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
Obtain experience with an OFTEC registered business which is willing to provide an auditable extended oil training programme incorporating both On and Off the Job components with organisational support prior to the applicant taking OFTEC assessment. Evidence of the contents of the programme detailing the Off the Job training and On the Job, experience must be presented to the AC as above
Undertake a training programme (OFT50) at an OFTEC approved training centre, which is planned, managed and organised by the training centre.
How will I learn and be assessed?
The course entails both classroom and practical training in our purpose-built workshop area.
What do I need to bring to the course?
The OFTEC Technical Manuals (Manuals 1,2,3 and 4) and the Heating Design Guide are used and OFTEC requires that all engineers should have a current copy of the manuals for reference in the field. These can be purchased directly from GTEC at a cost of £45 each or £180 for the set of four manuals and £30 for the Heating Design Guide, but please be sure to order well in advance of the course by calling us on 01969 666111.
Any other course material required will be provided by GTEC.
Who is the awarding organisation for this course?
A GTEC Certificate of Attendance will be issued.
You will receive your certificate approximately 1 to 2 weeks following successful completion of the course.
What can this qualification lead on to?
Once you have completed this essential course there are many other areas you may choose to expand your professional development, including: