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Become an approved plumber with our WRAS course

Water Regulations Advisory Scheme (WRAS)

If you wish to succeed as a professional plumber, you will need to be granted ‘approved contractor’ status by your local water authority. This is a requirement for most employers, including housing associations, local authorities, health care trusts, and the majority of building contractors/developers.

Access Training’s Water Regulations Advisory Scheme course has been developed to equip you with everything you’ll need to achieve that all-important ‘approved’ status.
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Who is this course for?

This course is ideal for candidates with some prior plumbing experience who wish to get approved, join a Competent Person Scheme, and seek paid work in the plumbing trade.

If you are a beginner looking to learn plumbing from the ground up, why not try one of our career change courses instead?
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If you successfully pass the written examination, you will receive:
Core Qualifications
Core Qualifications

WRAS Certificate of Competence

  • This qualification will enable you to apply for ‘approved contractor’ status via your local water authority.
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Course content

Access Training’s WRAS course consists of the following modules:
  • Introduction, background and legislation
  • Materials and substances in contact with water
  • Water system design
  • Cross connections
  • Cold and hot water services
  • The Water Regulations
  • Requirements for water fittings
  • Installation commissioning
  • Backflow prevention

Candidates who enrol on this course will learn:

  • The Water Supply Regulations 1999 (and how to comply with them)
  • The primary legislation underpinning the Regulations
  • The documents used to enhance and explain the Regulations
The WRAS (Water Regulatory Advisory Scheme) is the UK’s water industry approval scheme. Passing our WRAS course will allow you to identify yourself as an approved plumber when seeking work; you will also be permitted to self-certify the work that you carry out.

Once you have passed our Water Regulations Advisory Scheme course, you may also choose to bolster your skillset with additional trade training courses. We can help you learn the ropes of electrical work, gas engineering and numerous other disciplines.

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