SNIPEF in partnership with BESA and SELECT have formed BSE Skills Ltd (BSES). This newly formed sectorial skills partnership will cover the Plumbing, Electrical and HVACR industries in Scotland and work with all interested parties across the UK to ensure that the NOS for the sector and the related Frameworks and Qualifications remain fit for purpose.

This new partnership will be based around the maintenance and development of the following products being used in Scotland:

  • National Occupational Standards (NOS) – liaise with Skills Development Scotland (the current guardians of all the NOS)
  • Scottish Qualifications, such as Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQs)
  • Scottish Modern Apprenticeship (MA) frameworks

BES Skills Ltd, will liaise closely with the PHSP in relation to standards, qualifications and apprenticeships being developed in Scotland for the plumbing and domestic heating industry and ensure that they remain compatible with the other parts of the UK.

For more information on BSE Skills Ltd please contact Duncan Wilson at SNIPEF (