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Course overview

Skills Training Group’s Water Regulations Advisory Scheme (WRAS) course is for heating and plumbing installers who need to gain the knowledge of the Water Regulations (1999) before applying to join their local water authorities “Water Industry Approved Plumber Scheme”, one of the plumbing competent person schemes (CPS) or Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) registration bodies.

The cost of the course includes training, assessment, the certification fee and a course manual.

Entry requirements

To qualify for the WRAS course, candidates should be qualified plumbers or have two years’ plumbing experience.

Modules breakdown

The Water Regulations training covers the following topics:

  • Water regulations; interpretation and definitions
  • Materials and substances
  • Requirements, design and installation
  • Backflow and contamination prevention
  • Hot and cold-water services
  • Flushing devices
  • Sanitary appliances, both internal and external

The course is fully recognised by WRAS as meeting their qualification requirements. A WRAS certificate and ID card will be issued by LCL Awards to successful candidates.

Some of our clients who trust us with their training:

Our trainer, Glenn Wilson.

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Training Manuals

Learners will be given a WRAS Training Manual on the first day of their course.

What do I need to bring with me?

You should bring the following with you to your course:

  • One passport-sized photograph (if not already sent)
  • Formal ID (Passport or Driving Licence)

How do I book?

Call our office on 0808 164 2780 and speak to one of our friendly customer service team. They will discuss dates and availability and can take payment by debit or credit card to confirm your place.

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Very positive feedback from all staff who were on the WRAS training, great trainers and they made the topic interesting and easy to understand.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Is WRAS approval mandatory?

In the United Kingdom, WRAS (Water Regulations Advisory Scheme) approval is not required, but it is strongly advised. The Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations 1999 and the Scottish Water Byelaws require WRAS approval to demonstrate that a product, material, or fitting complies with the regulations. WRAS-approved products are deemed safe for use in the UK's water supply systems and are thus accepted by local water authorities.

Although WRAS approval is not legally required, building control officers and water companies frequently require it when installing water-related products. As a result, WRAS approval can help reduce the risk of noncompliance while also ensuring that the product meets the necessary standards and regulations.

What is the role of the WRAS?

The WRAS (Water Regulations Advisory Scheme) is a UK-based organisation that promotes and ensures the safe and efficient use of water while also protecting public health. The primary function of WRAS is to advise and assist individuals, organisations, and businesses in ensuring that their water-related products, materials, and fittings comply with the Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations 1999 and the Scottish Water Byelaws.

What is the WRAS course?

The WRAS course is intended for engineers, installers, and contractors who work in the plumbing, heating, and water industries. It gives participants a thorough understanding of the rules and regulations that must be followed when working with water-related products, materials, and fittings.

The course covers topics such as water fitting requirements, installation and maintenance of water-related products, and procedures for ensuring that water supply systems are safe and in compliance with regulations. It also discusses how to obtain WRAS approval for products, materials, and fittings.

Will I get a certificate?

After passing the multiple-choice assessment, which covers background and legislation, materials and substances in contact with water, requirements for water fittings, water system design, installation commissioning, cross connections, black flow prevention, cold water services, hot water services, WCs and urinals, sanitary appliances, and water for outside use, a certificate of competence will be issued.