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Domestic Oil (Initial)

OFTEC Domestic Oil Course (Initial)


We run the following courses, both for initial & reassessment:

  • OFT50 - An additional four day beginner course for those with limited experience in the field, particularly plumbers who are not yet involved in other heating fields such as natural gas.
  • OFT10-101 - Single stage pressure jet servicing and commissioning.
  • OFT10-105E - Installation of oil and bio-liquid fuelled fixed combustion appliances and systems.
  • OFT10-600A - Installation of oil fuel storage and supply systems connected to fixed combustion appliances.
All of our packages include training (even refresher training for reassessments).


Category 1 

Applicants in this category are regarded as experienced oil technicians and are required to hold OFT accredited certificate(s) for the assessment(s) they wish to undertake; they will need to provide an original certificate as evidence to the assessment centre prior to taking OFTEC assessments. 

• Candidates holding OFT10-101 and/or OFT10-102 may take OFT10-105E and/or OFT10-600a assessment without training (they are Category 1). 

• Candidates holding OFT10-105E must undertake training before taking OFT10-101 and/or OFT10- 102 (and are therefore Category 2). 

• Candidates holding OFT10-600a only are Category 3 for all other qualifications, unless they meet the pre-requisites for Category 2 status as listed below. 

Category 2 

Applicants in this category are regarded as holding a nationally recognised qualification in a trade associated with oil work, candidates must provide relevant qualifications to support entry, or; 

Must provide written evidence to the assessment centre confirming that they have undertaken ‘on the job’ oil installation and/or maintenance training that would support their application for the range of assessments to be undertaken. That evidence shall be in writing from the employer detailing precisely the type, range and volume of work carried out, or; 

Have relevant skills and experience gained from working in a related trade such as Plumbing/Heating/ Ventilation/Refrigeration/Air-Conditioning/Gas Fitting or servicing. 

Applicants must provide evidence of this related experience to the assessment centre. The evidence must consist of, as a minimum, the following: 

• Name and address of the business(s) providing the related experience. 

• The types of related work undertaken. All Category 2 candidates must undertake training at an OFTEC approved training centre. The training must utilise the current OFTEC Technical Books appropriate to the type of work and equipment that the candidate requires to be assessed against. The possession of these OFTEC Technical Books prior to training and subsequent assessment is mandatory.

Category 3 

Applicants in this category are regarded as new to the oil industry, and do not hold any national qualifications in a related field nor have any related work experience. Application conditions for this category require that the Category 3 applicant to: 

• Obtain employment with an OFTEC registered business which is willing to provide an auditable extended oil training programme incorporating both on and off-the-job components with organisational support prior to the applicant taking OFTEC assessment. Evidence of the contents of the programme detailing the ‘off-the-job’ training and ‘on-the-job’ experience must be presented to the assessment centre as above, AND; 

• Undertake a training programme (such as the OFT50) at an OFTEC approved centre, which is planned, managed and organised by the centre.

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