Qualification Details Legionella Prevention and Water Treatment

We offer a version of this course tailored for plumbers and operators working on-site. (1 day)

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We also offer a version of this course tailored to supervisors and managers coordinating teams. (1 day)

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Programme description

The Legionella Prevention and Water Treatment course is designed to help plumbers; operators and managers comply with the guidance published in the HSE document Approved Code of Practice (ACoP) L8

The course will help learners comply with their legal duties, including identifying and assessing sources of risk, preparing a scheme to prevent or control risk, implementing, managing and monitoring precautions and keeping records of control measures taken.

Who is this programme for?

There are two versions of the course available, for plumbers and operators that carry out work on the water supply system and for supervisors and managers who are responsible for management of water systems in properties under their control.

Qualifications awarded

Learners will gain an understanding of the following industry regulations:


Learners undertaking the plumber and operator's course must hold an N/SVQ or equivalent qualification in plumbing or have previous plumbing experience (normally a minimum of 2 years) and a valid certificate in WRAS Water Regulations.

Learners undertaking the supervisors and managers course do not require any formal qualification however they should have a good understanding of water systems and current best practice legislation.

Course structure and Assesment method

We offer this course in a fixed one day format in our Kirkintilloch test centre.

Assessment method

All learners must complete a multiple-choice assessment,

The plumber and operator’s course also has additional practical assessment tasks.


All of our course prices are displayed, excluding VAT.

Operators Course - £200+VAT

Managers Course - £185+VAT

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