CompEx is pleased to share that the recently updated Water Utilities (Ex09 – Ex10) qualification is now available at two CompEx approved training providers, OCU Academy in Neath, Wales and Forth Valley College in Falkirk, Scotland.

The revised qualification saw the redesign of the syllabus, assessment and course materials based on expert feedback from an industry working group formed of representatives from leading water utility companies and training providers.

The course is aimed at existing and potential Electrical & Instrumentation technicians and engineers working in the water utilities industries to provide them with core competence and specialised knowledge to navigate risks in hazardous areas. The course materials reflect up-to-date work practices, standards and relevant regulations.

OCU Academy (Neath) and Forth Valley College (Falkirk) will both now offer the qualification, alongside the existing centre, P&R Hurt in Yeovil, giving candidates access to invaluable online resources, with further support and access available via the CompEx Knowledge Hub, LEDA, a digital platform created to enhance practitioners’ knowledge and skills.

John Harris, Technical Development Manager at CompEx commented: “Having dealt with the CompEx team at Forth Valley College for a number of years it came as no surprise that the new Water Utilities (Ex09 – Ex10) facility was installed to a high standard and delivered by the team with the professionalism and passion I have come to expect.”

“It has been a pleasure to collaborate with Forth Valley College on this project as we aim to integrate new instruction methodologies to support the learner experience and ultimately contribute to the safety of all staff working in hazardous areas in the UK water industry.”

“It is also great to see OCU delivering the qualification having been part of the industry working group and contributing to the updated material. The course was delivered to the usual high standards from Jon and Jason at OCU.”

Danielle Wiseman, Forth Valley College Commercial Trainer said: “We are confident this new course will benefit water industry professionals a great deal in the years to come and help them enhance and improve upon their skills and site standards. It has been a pleasure to work with CompEx to develop the course and it will be a good addition to the suite of CompEx courses we currently deliver at Forth Valley College’s Falkirk Campus.”

Jon Amour, OCU Academy’s Training Centre Manager, added: “Being the first CompEx centre in Wales to deliver the Water Utilities (Ex09 – Ex10) programme is thrilling and aligns perfectly with our recent contract awards with Thames Water, Welsh Water, and North Avon Water.”

Practitioners seeking to enhance their expertise in undertaking electrical and instrumentation work within hazardous areas can now sign up to the updated Water Utilities (Ex09 – Ex10) qualification course directly at OCU Academy and Forth Valley College.

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