Oil and Gas Training

The oil and gas industry strongly believes in the importance of personal and professional development.

There is a wide range of training available, ranging from short flexible courses through to full-time academic education.

Certain training is required in order to work offshore which includes the Minimum industry Safety Training (MIST) and the Basic offshore Safety Induction and Emergency Training (BOSIET).

There are many routes into Oil and Gas, higher and further education is one option. UCAS offer oil and gas related undergraduate/postgraduate courses. To help you decide what is right for you visit UCAS.

There are also other options to gain qualifications in the industry without going into further education, check out Modern Apprenticeships for some opportunities available including the Oil and Gas Technical Apprenticeship Programme (OGTAP) for more practical and hands on training.

OPITO's Petroleum Open Learning provides the oil and gas industry with a range of self-learning courses which can help users expand their technical knowledge and also improve skills and performance in the workplace. The courses are utilised by individuals and employers across 45 countries worldwide.

In modular format, candidates take responsibility for their own learning progress.  The flexibility of setting the pace for self-development, which accommodates work/life balance, has proven to maximise effectiveness. By choosing when and where candidates study, the traditional barriers to learning such as time away from home, work, travel and accommodation costs are removed and understanding and retention levels are increased. 

For more information on the POL courses, please visit the OPITO website.

Courses Include: 

Oil & Gas Electrical Engineering Systems Series

Petroleum Processing Technology Series 

Subsea Technology Series 

Oil & Gas Well Technology 

OPITO ELearning introduction into Oil and Gas


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