Skills & Competence Centre Development

WAZP Groups provides the tried and tested expertise to develop all aspects of Skills Training Centres and/or Competence Assurance Centres. Our comprehensive services provides a Turn Key Solution including the supply of Training Plant, Facilities, Equipment and Relia.

Skills Training & Competence Assessment Centre Capability

WAZP Group consultants have led the design, development, build, installation and commissioning of numerous Oil and Gas Skills Training Centres over the last 20 years.

Our activities have included;

  • Concept development


  • Curriculum design aligned to competence assurance system


  • Facility design
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  • Organisational design, including nationalization


  • Facility layouts - Classrooms, workshops, process equipment, process training rigs, toilets/washing facilities, traffic flows, human flows, landscaping


  • Installation of Process Plant and Equipment


  • Commissioning of Training Centre Plant, Equipment and Facilities


  • Centre Policies, Procedures, Quality Systems developed and installation


  • Opening and Start-Up - Student Enrolment, Inductions, Scheduling, etc...,
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Our training and assessment centres typically include classrooms equipped with sectioned equipment samples and models together with skill development workshops equipped with industrial equipment. Learning is thus achieved through practical application or ‘doing’ rather than purely from isolated theory instruction. HSSE including Behavioural Safety is a critical element in all training activities.


Training and assessment process rigs are incorporated into facilities to ensure exposure to; Process Plant Area (Zone 2 Area classification), Centralised Control Rooms complete with DCS/ marshalling cabinets, electrical MCC, instrumentation (SMART transmitters, control valves, pressure switches, level switches), electrical equipment, motors, pumps, interconnecting piping, vessels, isolation valves, utilities and safety signage.

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The images shown above illustrate the development of typical Skills Development Centres. All areas are incomplete at the time the images were taken;

Top Row - Process Training Plant with real Industrial Spec Equipment.

Second Row - Instrument and Mechanical Maintenance Workshops. Includes LOTO Training Rig

Third Row - Mechanical Fitting and Static Training Workshop

Fourth Row - Electrical Workshop (Motor Test Bay), Instrument Workshop (Calibration Area), Fitting Workshop (Bear replacement area) and Valve Repair Training Area

Fifth Row - Real Inductrial Equipment Sectioned to show internal elements, Training Building that was taken back to I Section Beams and re-clad with sandwich board and then internally fitted out.