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BPMA's e-learning - world first


The British Pump Manufacturers Association Ltd (BPMA) has launched a new initiative in e-learning for the pump industry. The organisation believes that it is the first to have developed such a pumping technology training package, independently accredited and quality controlled by a third party.

 The BPMA's new e-learning initiative for the pump industry and its customers is independently accredited and quality controlled by the National Open College Network (NOCN), and the courses are offered in accordance with the UK Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) and approved by Ofqual (The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation).   It is thought to be the first such accreditation for the pump sector globally. The initiative is also part of the UK government's educational framework.

What are the OCN and the QCF?

The National Open College Network (NOCN) is an awarding body recognised by the regulatory authorities in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. These regulatory authorities provide flexible, credit-based qualifications to a range of education and training providers and employers. The BPMA has been approved by its local OCN to offer courses in pumping technology.

The QCF is the new framework for approving qualifications in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. It will give a wider range of learners the opportunity to obtain the qualifications they need, in a way that suits them. For example, those passing the final tests can take forward the credits they earn into apprenticeships, continuing professional development (CPD), and further education such as university entrance, and it will also improve their CVs.

The BPMA can now offer a suite of two industrially and nationally-recognised courses to raise the knowledge and awareness of technical pumping issues. NOCN certificates will be awarded upon successful course completion.  To address the wider issues covered by the courses, the BPMA award their own graded certificate to successful candidates.

Key Features

  • A comprehensive grounding in all aspects associated with pumping
  • Each page of each course offers a unique insight into a specific topic
  • Gain complete pump knowledge
  • Continued professional development
  • Industry recognised
  • NOCN (National Open College Network) accredited
  • Two individual courses to choose from
  • Entirely PC based, easy registration and secure payment

    For more information or to register visit http://www.bpma.e-learning.co.uk/

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