Plumbing & Gas

We have a wide range of specialist facilities that recreate real working environments and ensure that you gain the confidence to develop new skills in a supervised environment.

Our Gas & Plumbing Technology Centre in Kempston is approved by City & Guilds and British Plumbing Employers Council (BPEC) for Gas Training & Assesments and contains some of the most advanced equipment in the UK including: solar panels, rainwater harvesting and unvented hot water systems.

Why choose us?

Use fantastic facilities
There are also 21 plumbing bays and 12 airing cupboard spaces, steel pipe area, an unvented hot water training area and an integrated gas assessment centre as well as gas cookers, fires, boilers, heaters and domestic appliances.

Be more employable
We have excellent links with local employers, many of whom have direct input into the design of our courses and will provide you with work experience. Opportunities like this not only improve your practical skills but demonstrate to future employers that you are enthusiastic, motivated and willing to learn on the job. Just a few of the companies that we work with include: Danfoss, Salamander Pumps, Stuart Turner Pumps, Speedfitt, Smith Bros Stores and Worcester Bosch.

Student destinations

57% of our Plumbing students go straight into employment or an apprenticeship, while 26% go on to study at degree-level here at Bedford College or at colleges and universities such as University of Bedfordshire. 

Source: Bedford College FE Student Destinations 2015-16

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