What is PHSP?

The PHSP was established in April 2017 following the closure of SummitSkills, to lead and support the development of standards, qualifications and apprenticeships for the plumbing and domestic heating industry. It will seek to work with other key stakeholders or organisations to either deliver and or facilitate the plumbing and heating industry skills needs and agenda.

The PHSP consists of the two plumbing and heating trade associations along with BPEC to lead on the industry’s skills agenda. It aims to support (where possible) essential skills development activity to ensure that appropriate and consistent standards, qualifications and apprenticeships continue to be available across the UK as well as addressing wider skills needs.

Core Members/Partners

The PHSP was established by the APHC, SNIPEF and BPEC.

The Association of Plumbing and Heating Contractors (APHC) is a not-for-profit trade body for the plumbing and heating industry in England and Wales. APHC has been a plumbers association since 1925 and represent large plumbing and heating companies working on commercial projects, to sole traders working in domestic properties. More information on APHC here.

SNIPEF (Scottish & Northern Ireland Plumbing Employers’ Federation) is the trade association for plumbing and heating businesses based in Scotland and Northern Ireland and was established in 1923. SNIPEF has approximately 800 member firms employing some 5,000 plumbers. SNIPEF Training Services Ltd the plumbing industry training provider has managed the delivery of Modern Apprenticeships in Scotland for over 30 years and currently has nearly 900 apprentices in training and the number will continue to grow as the economy improves. More information on SNIPEF here.

The British Plumbers Employer Council (Training) Limited is a unique organisation established some years ago by the two plumbing trade associations and is led by employers for the benefit of the sector. All surplus funds generated are reinvested in the industry through the BPEC Charity. The key focus of the charity’s activities is to raise the knowledge and skills of those who work in the UK plumbing and heating industry. More information about The BPEC Charity here.