OIL – TRAINING & ASSESMENT
OFTEC (OIL FIRING TECHNICAL ASSOCIATION)
Training & assessment for engineers wishing to work with oil.
OFTEC Category 1 Candidate
A candidate presenting for re-assessment holding OFTEC Certification in the area requiring re-assessment.
OFTEC Category 2 Candidate
A candidate with relevant skill/knowledge/experience – e.g. people who have already gained relevant experience in associated activities such as plumbing & heating, gas fitting etc.
Some service engineers etc. may already have the necessary manual skills, dexterity and may have sound engineering understanding, along with the ability to appreciate the concepts and principles. In this instance it will be necessary to submit written details of the candidates experience for evaluation. Alternatively the technician may also provide original relevant qualifications to support category 2 entry.
OFTEC Category 3 Candidates
A new entrant entering the industry with no prior experience or skills as a Category 2 candidate must either:
- Train through an apprenticeship/NVQ/SNVQ;
- or Seek other appropriate training giving a similar level of manual skills, knowledge and understanding which might include OFT 50.
While we would recommend that all candidates make use of the training, candidates may opt to progress direct to the assessment stage without the training. The assessment stage cannot be by-passed, as the candidates must be assessed on their knowledge and competence if they are to gain the recognised qualification.
The vast majority of OFTEC Category 2/3 Candidates should expect to be required to undertake the training element of the course.