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Options Skills’ Water Regulations (WRAS) training course is aimed at heating engineers and plumbers looking to gain knowledge of the Water Regulations (1999) and seek to carry out work with a local water company.

Trainees must have knowledge of the plumbing and water industry and, ideally, have two years of experience in the plumbing industry. 

Candidates will complete two days of training and assessment.


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Water Regulations Advisory Scheme (WRAS) course is for heating engineers and plumbers requiring knowledge of the Water Regulations (1999) before they apply to join their local water authorities “Water Industry Approved Plumber Scheme”, a plumbing competent person schemes (CPS) or Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) registration bodies.

The WRAS qualification will ensure you are aware of the legal responsibilities to ensure that any water, waste or sanitation systems you work on are safe and installed to the latest regulations. This will ensure any work carried out is done safely and correctly and allow the operative to advise on any existing installations that may need upgrading.

Training is theory-based, earning you an LCL Awards issued WRAS certificate.

Our Water Regulations (WRAS) training course is £300, including VAT.


Materials &

Interpretations and definitions.

Materials and substances.


Installation &

Requirements, design and installation.

Backflow and contamination prevention.


Devices &

Hot and cold water services and flushing devices.

Sanitary appliances; internal and external.


  • Interpretation and definitions.
  • COSHH Regulations.
  • Requirements, design and installation.
  • Backflow and contamination prevention.
  • Hot and cold water services.
  • Flushing devices.
  • Sanitary appliances, both internal and external.
  • Assessment.
The course syllabus is intended as a guide. Timings and delivery of course content are subject to change at the discretion of the training manager & individual course tutors.


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Close up of a water gauge during water regulations training
Close up of a water gauge during water regulations training
Plumbing and heating engineer testing water flow during water regulations training


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Frequently asked questions about our water regulations training course.

Candidates should ideally have a minimum of two years of plumbing experience. 

The water regulations qualification is a requirement for qualified plumbers (minimum level 2) who want to join their local water authorities Water Industry Approved Scheme, a plumbing competent persons scheme (CPS) and Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) registration bodies. 

Training takes place over two days. 

You will be required in the centre 8am-4pm.

The cost of our water regulations training is £300. 

For more information on payment options, please speak to our course advisors on 0800 802 1306.

Training is available at each one of our training centres.


With the skills and knowledge you have from your time in the plumbing industry, you can work on an employed or self-employed basis, enhancing and adding to your skillset as you progress.

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Established nearly ten years, we have four training centres across the UK.

We put a significant focus on practical, hands-on learning.

We keep class sizes small to ensure focused learning and plenty of individual tutor time for students.

We offer two free exam resits when necessary, deliver refresher training and provide ongoing support to all our students.

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Our in-house recruitment team assist students in finding employment upon completing their training.

We have new water regulations training courses classes regularly starting, so you’ll never have to wait long to begin training with Options Skills. 

To find out more and enrol on our water regulations training course, you can request a call back via our contact form or call us directly on 0800 802 1306.