OFTEC Courses

Comprehensive training is essential for all heating engineers, to ensure that they fully understand the demands of the industry and can achieve the required regulatory standards. EOGB offers a whole range of specialist oil and gas training courses, including OFTEC training, all run from our purpose-built facility near St Neots, Cambridgeshire.

OFTEC is the trade association for the oil heating and cooking industry in the UK. Established in 1990, it takes a lead role in setting industry standards, promoting the highest professional standards in the industry and manages registrations for engineers and technicians who install, commission and service oil and renewable heating equipment.


OFTEC Training Courses

EOGB offers courses enabling people to undertake a number of assessments and is an ERS approved training centre. The OFTEC courses offered are:


This is a practical and intensive oil course aimed at operatives with little or no experience of domestic oil installations. The course covers areas such as safety requirements, boiler maintenance, ventilation and commissioning and aims to help the candidate reach the required level to enable them to undertake the standard assessments. There are no entry requirements but plumbing skills would be a significant advantage.

Following completion of the course, candidates will be able to undertake the OFTEC 101, OFTEC 105E, and OFTEC 600A standard oil assessments.

OFTEC 101, 102, 105E, 600A

This is a combined assessment package that is comprised of four courses. These are:

OFTEC 101 – domestic and light commercial pressure jet appliance commissioning and service

OFTEC 102 – commissioning, servicing and assessment of domestic vaporising appliances

OFTEC 105E – domestic oil-fired installations

OFTEC 600A – oil storage and supply

As a burner manufacturer EOGB is able to provide a much more thorough level of training compared to a conventional training course. This is because we add extra practical burner training, a vital part of an oil operative’s work.

Other Training Courses


Commercial burner training

Every summer EOGB runs a week-long commercial burner training course in Bologna, Italy. This course covers training on oil, gas and dual-fuel burners from 50-2000kW as well as topics such as commissioning, gas valve set up and burner matching.

This is a very hands-on course and provides invaluable experience for engineers who are working or intending to work on commercial forced draft burners.


Hot water systems and safety (unvented)

This course covers all hot water systems and is designed to give the information and training required by installers wishing to self-certify their installations.

The course is recognised by the Competent Persons Scheme which allows installers self-certification under Approved Document G.


For more information on the training provided by EOGB, and how we can tailor our courses to meet your business needs, please contact us.