Course Packages
Course name Level Length
OFTEC Oil Course · Experienced 4 Days VIEW COURSE

Oil Courses Overview


OFTEC training is an industry-respected qualification that will allow you to understand and help to achieve the highest levels of competence within the oil industry. The practical aspect of your training allows you to work through different scenarios that you’re likely to see when undergoing work as a trained engineer.

Why should I complete OFTEC training?

Once you’ve completed your training, you will receive an OFTEC certificate of competence where you’ll then be able to apply to become an OFTEC registered engineer technician, helping your status and reputation within the industry.

Ensuring you’ve been properly trained within oil industry is extremely important for different factors including; environmental, economic, health and safety aspects when working on appliance repairs and installations. Not only this, but oil engineers should ensure that fuel is being efficiently delivered and used without wastage.

How will I learn and be assessed?

There are a variety of assessment methods required to pass OFTEC assessments. These include; multiple-choice answers, short written responses, scenario questions and observed practical assessments.




The course includes training and assessment on the following modules:

  • Domestic/light commercial pressure jet appliance commissioning and oil boiler servicing course (OFT101)
  • Domestic oil firing installation and energy conservation measures in buildings (OFT105E)
  • Domestic and non-domestic oil boiler storage installation and supply (OFT600a)

Our locations

Paisley Training Academy

Just a 10-minute walk from both Paisley Gilmour Street train station and the St James’ train station and a 5-minute drive from Glasgow airport, our Paisley centre is convenient to attend. Free parking is also available on-site.


Our Dalgety Bay Training Academy provides free onsite parking and is just a 10-minute walkfrom Dalgety Bay train station.

OFTEC Oil Course

OFTEC Oil Course questions

What are the entry requirements for OFTEC Oil Courses?

The oil boiler course is best suited to experienced heating engineers or plumbers but is open to candidates who have relevant skills and experience gained from working in a related trade such as Plumbing / Heating / Ventilation / Refrigeration / Air-Conditioning / Gas Fitting or servicing. For those without a background in the above, you will need to complete an OFT50 course first.

Do Skills Training Group offer the OFT50 Course?

No, we don't currently run the OFT50 course.

Do you provide volume discounts?

If you are booking in multiple learners, please contact our customer service team on 0808 164 2780 and we can arrange volume discounts.

What if your start dates don't suit my availability?

Please contact our customer service team on 0808 164 2780 and we will try our best to accommodate you.

How do I book a course?

Call our customer service team on 0808 164 2780 or click book now and submit your details online and we will contact you to process your booking.

Do I need to be OFTEC Registered to fit oil boilers?

Unlike gas boilers which legally have to be installed by a Gas Safe registered installer, OFTEC registration is not legally required in order to install an oil boiler or storage tank. It is, however, strongly recommend that you are OFTEC registered when installing oil boilers. If something were to go wrong you would likely be fully liable and insurance companies would probably reject any claims.

LCL Awards Accredited Qualifications


We are accredited by LCL Awards who are an industry recognised awarding body for heating & plumbing qualifications.


Our facilities and staff have passed stringent quality management procedures and training is delivered to the highest standard.


Certification turnaround times for LCL Awards courses are 20 working days. Fast Track Certification is also available, which brings the certification turnaround down to 5 working days.

Award Winning Customer Service


Only the best of the best are rewarded with a Feefo Gold Trusted Service award. Every business that wins goes above and beyond to provide exceptional customer experience, year-round!


To achieve Feefo’s coveted Gold Trusted Service 2019 award, a company must have collected at least 50 reviews between January 1st 2019 and December 31st 2019 and achieved a Feefo service rating of at least 4.5.