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“Apprentices benefit from well-planned and motivational lessons that are taught by skilled staff.” 


“They develop new knowledge and skills which enable them quickly to become proficient and valued employees”

Jake Lynch

Vocational Tutor/Assessor/IQA

Fully qualified teacher, with excellent people skills and first hand experience on what it's like going through a plumbing apprenticeship.

Richard Bushnell

     Vocational                           Tutor/Assessor/IQA          

Extensive experience in the trade from all levels. Great communication skills dealing with people from all walks of    life.

Anthony Alsworth

Vocational              Tutor/Assessor

Extensive experience in the Gas & Plumbing Industry.

Jayne Thompson

       Apprenticeship Course                      Manager                           


Administration and pastoral    care of apprentices. Provides  support to apprentices & employers.

            Qualified in Information, Advice and Guidance



What OEA offer...

Plumbing and Heating Apprenticeships in Oxfordshire

NVQ Level 2

NVQ Level 3

NVQ Level 3 Course starting in Spring 2019.

On the Advanced Level Apprenticeship (Level 3), your skill base will broaden and you’ll be able to enter the profession at a higher level. For example you will able to complete and oversee work to install, service, maintain and commission:

domestic hot water, cold water, central heating and sanitation systems,
domestic plumbing and heating systems, components and gas-fired warm air appliances,
domestic plumbing and heating systems, components and gas-fired water and central heating appliances

Opening Day!

David Cameron Mp for Witney and Prime Minister Visits and opens new apprentice training centre 10/10/2014

  • Each course, Level 2 or Level 3, can be completed in 18 months


  • We are open all year – like your business


  • Apprentices can easily transfer from any other college/training centre to OEA at any time.


  • Please come in and see us, meet the tutors and have a look around
  • Taster Session - Monday 8th April 2019 - please complete the form below to book.


  • We have a number of potential Apprentices looking for employment. If you can help, please contact 01993 771155 or email

Our Level 3 2019 Class on their completion day!

This Apprenticeship covers training in a range of plumbing systems and components and their installation.

As a plumber, you could find yourself working in many different places - from construction sites to residential homes. Job prospects are good, with plenty of scope for self-improvement.

The plumbing industry is a key part of the UK’s construction industry. It’s a highly competitive field that employs skilled craftspeople and technicians who work with a wide range of materials and technologies. Plumbers must be familiar with everything from basic plumbing skills to domestic boilers and advanced plumbing techniques to computerised control systems.

From installing sanitation systems and servicing boilers to laying underground drainage pipes, plumbers work for the construction industry as well as for commercial and domestic clients. In recent years, the industry has also been involved with developing environmentally-sound technologies like solar water heating and Heat Pumps.

Please find below the Apprenticeship Application Form, Information Sheet and Handbook

Ofsted Report
OFSTED Report.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [108.7 KB]
Apprenticeship Application Form
Application Form.docx
Microsoft Word document [74.8 KB]
Apprentices Information Sheet.docx
Microsoft Word document [45.2 KB]
Apprentice Handbook OEA 2019.docx
Microsoft Word document [199.9 KB]
Microsoft Word document [62.6 KB]

UK Register of Learning Providers Registration Number 10041773 

Information Commissioner's Office Registration Number ZA137255

Matrix Standard Membership Number C19848

Association of Employment and Learning Providers Membership Number 2752


Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers (RoATP)

Provider Identification Number (UPIN) 139183

Comments from some of our Warburton apprentices


 Everybody that I have spoken to are really happy, some of the comments have been:

“everything is explained in much more detail than at Blackbird Leys”

“there are only 6 in my class – its really, really good, the teacher explains everything properly”

“there are 13 in my class, most of them Warburton, it’s so much better than Oxford College”

“it’s a great place to learn, there’s no messing about in class, we can actually learn here!”

“I love it, the tutors are really helpful and explain everything in detail so that I can understand it better”

Thanks for making them all feel so welcome!

Kind regards


OEA are a subcontractor of  West Berkshire Training Consortium in order to obtain Government funding.

For Carpentry and Brickwork apprenticeships

Phone ACE Training on 01865 370040

15a Station Field Industrial Estate

Kidlington, Oxon

Tel: 01865 370040

Fax: 01865 309799

Oxford Energy Academy Ltd

Avenue One

Station Lane



OX28 4XZ


Tel: 01993 771155



Reception hours

A team member will be available to talk to you from

8.30am to 5.00pm        Mon to Fri.                    


You can also use our Contact Form.



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