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OFT 50 – Initial Training for New Entrants

The OFT 50 course is best suited to experienced heating engineers or plumbers that wish to work within the oil industry and become OFTEC registered. It is open to candidates who have relevant skills and experience gained from working in a related trade such as plumbing, heating, ventilation, refrigeration, air-conditioning, gas fitting or servicing.

Working on live appliances/oil installations helps to gain a wider knowledge of the oil industry and prepare you thoroughly for OFTEC assessment.

You will be required to be working with or have had previous experience working with in the oil industry and have gain on site practical experience.

Units covered in this programme include:
– The installation, servicing and commissioning of pressure jet and vaporising appliances.
– The installation of oil appliances and the associated controls and pipework.
– The installation of oil tanks and the associated controls and pipework.

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01/08/2021 : North Devon : Part-time
Course Code : SHCN0041/21/AF
Level : Level 3
Duration : 1 Week

Cost : Total Fee £520

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Course details


On completion of the OFT 50, you may undertake the OFTEC Assessments, which will allow you to become OFTEC registered engineers.


This course will enable you to enrol upon specific OFTEC qualifications, enhancing your remit of work.

Facilities and resources

This course takes place in our Gas and Oil Training Workshop, a purpose built workshop environment to maximise your experience.


Q: Is there parking on site?

A: Pay and display parking is available in the car park adjacent to the workshop. There is a charge of £1.20 for the full day.

Q: What is the start date for this course?

A: There are flexible start dates available. Please contact us for further information.

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Starting Date : 01/08/2021
Course Code : SHCN0041/21/AF North Devon campus Enquire

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