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3 stage training programme containing online tuition, intensive practical training and 3 years career support

Stage 1: Live Online Theory LearningAccess Training Online is a learning portal that allows you unlimited theory tuition for 3 years in the comfort of your own home, allowing you to take part in live tuition as many times as you want.
  • Live lessons, demonstrations & practice tests
  • Unlimited 24/7 access to all learning material
  • Useful resources including access to Tutors
Stage 2: In-Centre Practical TrainingBook full-time dates or be flexible with your practical training and book each part to suit your availability as well as your aspirations. Our trade training centres are open 7 days a week.
  • Intensive 'hands on' training & teaching
  • Industry-recognised accredited training program
  • No prior experience needed as we’ll help you
Stage 3: Career & Employment SupportOur career support package is designed to get you ready for the workplace or setup your own business. We provide ongoing training and professional development for up to 3 Years after joining us.
  • Employment preparation & access to employers
  • Free employability course including CV building
  • Guaranteed ongoing support for 3 years



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.

Read on to find out more about our WRAS course, or click here to browse our other available plumbing courses.

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?

What will I achieve?

If you successfully pass the written examination, you will receive the WRAS Certificate of Competence. This qualification will enable you to apply for ‘approved contractor’ status via your local water authority.

Course content

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

Progress routes

Once you have passed our Water Regulations Advisory Scheme course and reached the level of an ‘approved plumber’, Access Training Academies offer a number of other courses that will help you to further expand your plumbing expertise, including:You may also choose to bolster your skillset with additional trade training courses. We can help you to learn the ropes of electrical work, gas engineering and numerous other disciplines.

Contact Access Training Academies now to find out how to enrol on our WRAS course.
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