• Upstream and Downstream Oil & Gas Production and Maintenance Technicians
  • New entrants
  • Industry Apprentices
  • Semi-experienced Technicians
  • Experienced Technicians
  • Senior Management including Offshore Installation Manager and Control Room Operator
  • Dynamic Positioning Operators
  • Semi-Submersible and Jack-Up Rig Operational Personnel


  • Oil & Gas Production and Maintenance Technician training
  • Electrical and Ex training
  • Emergency Response training
  • Marine & Radiotelephony training
  • Health & Safety training
  • Assessor and Verifier Qualifications
  • Scaffolding Training
  • ECITB Technical Trade Tests

Core Provision:

  • UK Oil & Ga Industry - Oil & Gas Technician Apprenticeship Programme (OGTAP)
  • Overseas Company Sponsored Long Courses
  • Over 100 Competence Based Short Courses
  • On-the -job training
  • In-country training overseas
  • Technical Trade Testing

Specialised Consultancy

  • EX Hazardous Areas Equipment Inspection & Maintenance on live plant at overseas locations
  • Overseas Capacity Building
    • Consultancy & Project Management
    • Oil & Gas Technical Training Centre Design
    • Functional specification on infrastructure, technology, equipment and materials
    • Exclusive SCQF Level 7 Train-the-Trainer professional qualification in Process, Electrical, Mechanical and Instrumentation Engineering
    • License of exclusive ASET Training Curriculum
    • Health & Safety Consultancy and Management
    • Quality Assurance Management
    • International Awarding Body Approvals
    • Highly qualified and experienced ASET Vocational Training Instructors / Assessors

City & Guilds Credit Rated and Levelled Courses

ASET’s exclusive range of City & Guilds credit rated and levelled Oil and Gas short courses allow delegates attending these courses the opportunity to demonstrate their ongoing professional development. This exclusive range of courses are not only recognised within the SCQF framework but also provide the building blocks to enhance existing qualifications and provide a road map to further modes of study.

The advantages of having a qualification placed in the SCQF are that learners, employers, receiving institutions, awarding bodies, Sector Skills Councils and standard setting organisations (SSOs) etc can see the level of skills being developed by the learner or employee and how the qualification relates to other qualifications and learning programmes in Scotland and other credit frameworks in the United Kingdom and Europe. It can also help when selecting relevant training options and identifying development paths and progression routes.

The SCQF uses two measures to describe qualifications and learning programmes: ‘level’ and ‘credit’. The term ‘credit rating’ encompasses both the allocation of SCQF level and the calculation of SCQF credit points. Qualifications can be added to the SCQF provided they meet the following criteria from the SCQF Partnership:

  • They must be outcome-based, ie must contain statements of knowledge, skills, values or competence that are capable of being measured at the end of a process of learning (based on learning outcomes)
  • They should be capable of being assessed, ie there must be a robust, effective system of assessing that the outcomes have been achieved (These outcomes must be recorded.)
  • They are subject to external quality assurance, ie must have a documented process of external quality assurance for the assessment of the learning outcomes
  • They must consist of a minimum of 10 hours of notional learning time.

ECITB Technical Tests

ASET offer a range of ECITB Technical Tests for Onshore and Offshore personnel involved in installation, maintenance and inspection of Instrumentation, Electrical & Mechanical technology and Equipment.

Here’s How Technical Tests Work:

The first part of a Technical Test examines the individual’s specific job knowledge. Only once that has been successfully concluded, can the practical taskbased part of the test go ahead. This focuses not merely on the technical skill being tested, but on the ability to apply that skill safely and efficiently in the operational environment. The outcome of both parts proves whether the candidate’s current skills and knowledge are up to the job in question.

Technical Tests – The Five Stage Process


An examiner (occupationally competent and specifically trained) enrols the candidate at the ASET ECITB - approved Test Centre to do a specific, named test (or tests) eg ‘Mechanical Joint Integrity - TMJI10 Dismantle, Assemble and Hand Torque Flanged Joints (Dismantle, inspect, prepare, assemble and secure flanged pipework joint)’.

Knowledge Test:

On the day, responding to randomly generated, multiple-choice, online questioning, the candidate’s knowledge of this area of work is rapidly and efficiently tested. Depending on the results they either pass on to the Practical Test, or are referred for training.

Practical Test:

Candidates undertake a highly specified practical assessment in prescribed stages, under observation. Each part of the task must be completed to the required standard. From tools to timing, from process to protective equipment, the Technical Test allows no room for error.


Constructive feedback from the examiner to the candidate is an important part of the Technical Test process.

Certificate Awarded:

If successful against the specified criteria ASET will issue an ECITB Certificate of Achievement, validating for three years the candidates knowledge, skill and ability to perform the task in question.

Range of Technical Tests

  • Electrical Installation – Technical Tests
  • Electrical Maintenance – Technical Tests
  • Instrument & Control – Technical Tests
  • Mechanical Fitting – Technical Tests
  • Mechanical Maintenance – Technical Tests
  • MJI – Technical Tests
  • Small Bore Tubing Technical Tests.

How to book?

To discuss or book Technical Trade Tests please contact us either by email or telephone and we can arrange Technical Tests at a mutually convenient time for your organisation and ASET.

T: +44 (0) 300 330 5559

ASET Course Directory
Excellent course

Arthur Knipe
Bibby Ship Management (Western Europe) Ltd

Instructors were very knowledgeable and good training. Very good practical training

Anjum Shafiq
BG Group

Although being apprehensive about attending the course, I was made to feel at ease and enjoyed the overall experience. I would not hesitate to recommend to others

Roger Murray
Petrojarl Floating Production (uk) Ltd

Very happy with this course, it has brought up my level of understanding

Tom Simpson
Wood Group PSN Ltd

Good lecturer that made everything clear

Matthew Thom
Wood Group PSN Ltd

Good course with very knowledgeable instructors

Ross Mackenzie
Private Delegate

Really good course which was greatly delivered

Ross Simpson
A W Training Services

This course has given me a lot more understanding of pressure testing and will be very useful in the future

Colin Crichton
Woodgroup PSN

Very worthwhile course and enlightened with different approaches & various scenarios

William Aitken
Wood Group PSN Ltd

Great course, valuable lessons learned. The experience and knowledge shared is of great benefit

Alan Maclean
Dolphin Drilling Personnel Pte Ltd

Excellent course with realistic situations. Great use of feedback after excercises.

Graham Speirs
Teekay Voyageur Production Ltd

Thoroughly enjoyed this course, it has been extremely useful and I will take all of the learning back to my own facilities. Materials and environment were all excellent as were the ASET team

Warren O’Neill
BG Group

Great course especially the simulator. Good that the lecturer has past and ongoing practical experience

Kevin Blair
KCA Deutag Technical Support Ltd 

Lecturer was very thorough throughout course. Enjoyed having the chance to improve original skills and learn from an experienced person

Sean Burrows
Quick Flange UK

Course very informative, Lecturer knowledgeable and professional with effective means of imparting knowledge

Gilbert Duthie
Health and Safety Executive

Excellent facilities, excellent support from ASET team, would recommend ASET without hesitation

Malcolm Anderson
Talisman Energy (UK)

Very informative and well taught

Connor Innes
Petrofac Training Ltd

Good course well presented

Simon Delvin
Aker Offshore Partner

Lecturing was very good, clear and concise

Martin Young
NIIT Limited UK

Really good set up in this course and exceeded my original expectations. Will definitely recommend to others. Training and coaching was second to none and more importantly realistic

Darren Honeyman
Talisman Sinopec Energy Uk Ltd

Excellent Instructor, thank you!

Klem Lipinski
NIIT Limited UK

Very informative, well presented

John Bey
Wood Group PSN Ltd

The lecturer was very knowledgeable and extremely helpful with the course content as well as providing lots of good information above and beyond the requirements which gave me an insight into the world of DP

Sam Wood
Gulfmark UK Ltd