Gas, Oil, Plumbing, Electrical, Renewable Energy, Solid Fuel. Training and Assessment Centre End Point Assessment Centre
 Gas, Oil, Plumbing, Electrical,Renewable Energy, Solid Fuel.Training and Assessment CentreEnd Point Assessment Centre 




Our apprentices all ready to go to the installer show!

“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”


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What OEA offer...

Plumbing and Heating Apprenticeships in Oxfordshire


"On the New Level 3 Diploma in Domestic Plumbing and Heating your apprenticeship journey will be split into 4 Phases designed to take you through all the knowledge and skills required to become a fully qualified plumbing and heating engineer. The course will take you right from the basics of the industry, teaching you the installation and maintenance techniques of domestic plumbing systems and components. Phases 1-3 of this course will include the following modules: Health and Safety Systems, Common

Sanitation Systems, Domestic Fuel Systems, Environmental Technology Systems, and Electrical Work and the Control of Plumbing and Domestic Heating Systems. On Phase 4 you will then move on to your chosen Pathway, for example Gas.


In addition to your learning at Oxford Energy Academy, you will complete an On-Site Portfolio between Phases 2 and 3 capturing evidence from the workplace to demonstrate your competency on the installation, commissioning and maintenance of plumbing and heating systems. You will then complete a further Pathway based On-Site Portfolio during Phase 4.


At the end of the course, you would then take your chosen Pathway's end assessments e.g. Gas ACS assessments, before then being eligible to take your End Point Assessment.


Typical job roles for learners completing this qualification are:


Domestic Heating Engineer

Plumbing and Domestic Heating Installer

Gas, Oil or Environmental Technologies Installer (depending on chosen pathway)

Progression may be possible in the form of: Level 4/5 HNC/D in Building Services Engineering (mechanical)

Level 5 Foundation degree in Building Services Engineering The qualification will entitle the learner to apply for Engineering Technician (EngTech) status with the Chartered institute for Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE)"


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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.

Nick Stafford

Vocational              Tutor/Assessor

Extensive experience in the Gas and Plumbing industry, teaching, and apprenticeships.

Sasha Newman

Compliance Administrator 

Administration and pastoral  care of apprentices.

Provides administrative support to apprentices & employers

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  • 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


  • 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!

Pipe bending competition ran by Lawton Pipes. 

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, Employer Information

Ofsted Report
OFSTED Report.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [108.7 KB]
Apprentice Application form
Applicant Enrolment Form - Master OEA 20[...]
Microsoft Word document [60.9 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

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