Pembrokeshire College, Merlins Bridge, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, SA61 1SZ


Oil: Firing Introductory Course

Oil: Firing Introductory Course

Oil Introductory Training

OFTEC Oil Firing Introductory Course (OFT50)

This is an introduction and training in oil-firing systems and appliances for candidates with little or no prior knowledge about the industry.

Course cost:


Is this course right for me?

This one week course is aimed at new entrants to the oil fired heating industry. The course is accepted as an entry qualification for those wishing to move on to the three main OFTEC training and assessments:

  • Domestic/Light Commercial Pressure Jet Appliance Commissioning & Servicing (OFT101)
  • Domestic Oil Firing Installation and Energy Conservation Measures in Buildings (OFT105E)
  • Domestic and Non-domestic Storage and Supply Installation Training Course (OFT600A)

This Oil Firing Introductory course also satisfies OFTEC’s category 2 & 3 candidate entry requirements.

This course is best suited to experienced heating engineers or plumbers that wish to work within the oil industry and become OFTEC registered. It 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.

Areas covered by this course include:

  • Oil fired boiler safety requirements
  • Oil specifications
  • Oil boiler fuel efficiency
  • Flues and ventilation
  • Float control values and oil lifters
  • Oil burners – vaporising and pressure jet type
  • Burner control, start up and shut down sequence
  • Oil boiler servicing and commissioning procedures

Learners are able to complete either the full qualification or certain units or elements through the medium of Welsh/bilingually.

  • Practical assessment during the course
  • Practical examination
  • Written examination

Following completion of this course you might want to try another one of our Energy Centre courses.

  • Copies of prior learning and/or qualifications
  • No additional costs

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Last updated: 30/05/2022
The College takes all reasonable steps to provide the educational services and courses as described above. Details are correct at the time of editing but may be subject to change without prior notice. Courses will not run if student numbers are insufficient. The College has the right to refuse individuals entry to courses in certain circumstances. Prospective students may be advised of more suitable alternatives, if appropriate. The entry requirements stated are those that are normally required to undertake the programme of study.
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