Applicants in this category are regarded as experienced oil technicians and are required to hold OFT accredited
certificate(s) for the assessment(s) they wish to undertake; they will need to provide an original certificate as
evidence to the Assessment Centre prior to taking OFTEC assessments.
• Candidates holding OFT10-101 and/or OFT10-102 may take OFT10-105E and/or OFT10-600a
assessment without training (and are therefore Category 1).
• Candidates holding OFT10-101 may take OFT10-201 without training (and are therefore Category 1).
• Candidates holding OFT10-105E must undertake training before taking OFT10-101 and/or OFT10-102
(and are therefore Category 2).
• Candidates holding OFT10-105E, and/or OFT10-102(D/W), must undertake training before taking
OFT10-201 (and are therefore Category 2).
• Candidates holding OFT10-600a only are Category 3 for all other qualifications, unless they meet the
pre-requisites for Category 2 status as listed below.
Applicants in this category are regarded as holding a nationally recognised qualification in a trade associated with
oil work, candidates must provide relevant qualifications to support entry (see qualification tables at the end of this
Must provide written evidence to the AC confirming that they have undertaken ‘on the job’ Oil installation and/or
maintenance training that would support their application for the range of assessments to be undertaken. That
evidence shall be in writing from the employer detailing precisely the type, range and volume of work carried out.
Have relevant skills and experience gained from working in a related trade such as Plumbing / Heating / Ventilation
/ Refrigeration / Air-Conditioning / Gas Fitting or servicing.
Applicants must provide evidence of this related experience to the AC. The evidence must consist of, as a minimum,
• Name and address of the business(s) providing the related experience.
• The types of related work undertaken.
All Category 2 candidates must also undertake training at an OFTEC-approved training centre such as Gastec.
Applicants in this category are regarded as new to the oil industry, and do not hold any national qualifications in a
related field nor have any related work experience. Application conditions for this category require that the Category
3 applicant must:
• Obtain experience with an OFTEC registered business which is willing to provide an auditable extended
oil training programme incorporating both On and Off the Job components with organisational support
prior to the applicant taking OFTEC assessment. Evidence of the contents of the programme detailing the
Off the Job training and On the Job experience must be presented to the AC as above
• Undertake a training programme (OFT50) at an OFTEC approved training centre, which is planned, managed and organised by Gastec.