Oil & Gas Training

Standards & Approvals

More than 250,000 people per year go through training for their oil & gas role across the globe.

Training, Standards and Approvals bodies identify the needs and requirements for new and improved training for both the offshore and onshore oil & gas industry, producing industry driven standards and ensuring that oil & gas training providers and centres carry out this training to the correct standard.

Training standards are reviewed regularly to ensure they are kept up to date and relevant to the industry’s needs.

In order for training providers to train delegates to the correct standards, they must go through an approvals process and will audited regularly to monitor and ensure that training is safe and quality assured with competence bases, consistent outcomes.

To gain accreditation for an industry agreed training standard, you, the training provider, are required to go through a simple ‘approvals’ process which generally consists of two stages:

  • An application and desktop submission stage – where the standard setting body will verify that your training facilities has the required resources to deliver the training and/or assessment and that you have a management system in place that complies with their approval criteria.
  • Onsite audit – an auditor from the standard setting body will visit your premises and observe current training and/or assessments that are being carried out against their criteria

Each standard setting body will have slightly different variations of the above process, it is best to contact the relevant body directly and speak to them about their processes if you have any further questions.

Oil & Gas Skills Navigator is supported by:

Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce (AGCC)
DECOM North Sea
Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB)
International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC)
Offshore Contractors Association (OCA)
Oil & Gas UK
Skills for Energy
Subsea UK