Education and career development

Plumbing is not just installing sinks, showers and toilets but it is possible to progress along a career pathway to becoming a Chartered Engineer.

Chartered Engineers are found as Directors and Senior managers of engineers designing and managing plumbing and public health engineering systems for large projects.

The Worshipful Company of Plumbers supports the work of the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering in the development of training schemes so that at all levels you can be Proud to be a Professional.


The CIPHE has identified and approved training centres round the country.

Find a centre near you from the list below. The CIPHE can give you advice on the Career pathway from school leaver to Chartered Engineer.


CIPHE Approved Training Centres

(Colleges and CIPHE Industrial Associate Supporters)


Eastern Region

Barking & Dagenham College, Contact:,

Havering College of Further and Higher Education,

Prospects College, Contact:,


West Herts College, Contact:


Amersham and Wycombe College, Contact:


Heart of Worcestershire College, Contact:


West Suffolk College, Contact:,

CIPHE Industrial Associate Supporters

Specflue, Suffolk, Contact:,

Vokera Ltd London Colney, Hertfordshire, Contact: ,

Worcester Bosch, West Thurrock Training Academy, Essex,

London Region

College of North West London, Contact:,

Uxbridge College, Contact:,

Midland Region

Herefordshire & Ludlow

Herefordshire & Ludlow College, Paul Brodholt,


Leicester College, Contact:,


Lincoln College, Contact:,

University Academy Holbeach Contact:


EAS Mechanical Ltd Contact:


New College Nottingham, Contact:,

West Midlands

Bournville College of Further Education,

CIPHE Industrial Associate Supporters

Adey Training and Conference Centre, Gloucestershire, Contact:,

Baxi Training, Warwickshire, Contact:,

Elements Training and Assessment Ltd., West Midlands, Contact: Matthew Stonehouse,

Walsall Training Centre Ltd, West Midlands, Contact:,

Worcester Bosch, Worcester Training Academy, Worcestershire,

Worcester Bosch, Clay Cross Training Academy, Derbyshire,

North East Region

West Yorkshire

Leeds College Of Building, Contact:,


Newcastle College,

CIPHE Industrial Associate Supporters

Vokera Ltd Bradford, West Yorkshire, Contact: ,

Worcester Bosch, Wakefield Training Academy, West Yorkshire,

North West Region


Lancaster & Morecambe College, Contact:


Tameside College, Contact:,

CIPHE Industrial Associate Supporters

Baxi Training, Cheshire, Contact:,

South East Region


Eastleigh College,, Contact: ,


Ashford College Contact:

Canterbury College Contact:

East Kent College – Broadstairs, Stuart Nice,

East Kent College – Dover, Tim Wilson,

MidKent College,

West Kent College,,


City of Oxford College, Steve Capewell,


Croydon College, Contact:,

East Surrey College, Contact:,

West Sussex

Central Sussex College, Contact:,,

CIPHE Industrial Associate Supporters

Baxi Training, Kent, Contact:,

Intaplumb LLP, Kent, Contact:, Fernox, Surrey, Contact:,

Steve Willis Training Ltd, West Sussex and Hampshire, Contact:,

South West Region


Cornwall College Camborne,


Weston College, Weston-Super-Mare, Contact:,

CIPHE Industrial Associate Supporters

South West Peninsular Training Ltd, Somerset, Contact:,

Super Technical Ltd, Devon, Contact:


West College Scotland, Inverclyde, Renfrewshire, East Dunbartonshire, Contact:,

Moray College, Contact:,

CIPHE Industrial Associate Supporters

Vokera Ltd Glasgow, Scotland, Contact: ,