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Water Regulations


In 1999 local Water Byelaws in England and Wales were replaced by the Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations 1999.

This course is designed to update candidates with the relevant information and assess their knowledge.

PLEASE NOTE: This course can be undertaken 'on-site' at the delegates' premises. Please contact our office on 01579 348544 or for further details.

Course objectives/key benefits

To provide an up-to-date knowledge and understanding of the Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations 1999, which is used to control the installation and use of water supply systems.

Successful completion of the assessment also enables candidates to be able to apply to join the Water Industry Approved Plumbers Scheme (WIAPS), provided that they also hold a recognised plumbing qualification (e.g. NVQ Level II).

Who is the course aimed at?

The course is aimed at practising plumbers with experience in both hot and cold water systems, as well as anyone involved in the installation, design and specification of water systems, and anyone with limited previous experience who wish to update their knowledge.

Entry requirements/pre-requisites

The course requires candidates to have a knowledge and understanding of plumbing and heating systems and is ideally suited to existing plumbing engineers who should hold an NVQ in Plumbing at level 3 or equivalent (e.g. City & Guilds Advanced Craft) or who has suitable practical plumbing experience.

Course content

Course duration

One day

Training Method



Multiple-choice paper.

Course Outcome/Qualification

Candidates who successfully complete the assessment will receive a certificate of competence from CERT-AIN, the awarding body.

The candidate will also gain an understanding of the requirements of the Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations 1999 and how to comply with them.

Materials Provided

Candidates will be provided with a training pack


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South West Assessment and Training, 1 Quimperle Road, Liskeard, Cornwall, PL14 3US. TEL: 01579 348544. Email:

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