Who Should Attend?

This syllabus specifically excludes solid fuels – coal, biomass etc. as these are dealt with in a separate course. Candidates may work with boilers that utilise liquid or gaseous bio-fuels which possessing specific characteristics not shared with the more common hydrocarbon fuels.

The BOAS course is an advanced course is intended for boiler operators, managers and supervisors with a minimum of 6 months hands-on experience or 100 boiler operating hours (for which evidence must be provided).


To provide a thorough and complete understanding, and training in preparation for the BOAS qualification whilst promoting safety and energy efficiency in the boiler house with due regard for environmental aspects and legal requirements.

BOAS trained staff can ensure the boiler plant runs at its optimum efficiency. Correct training can potentially save thousands of pounds in fuel costs,  chemicals and equipment used and reduce repairs.


  • Fundamental Terms and Concept
  • Types of Fuel, Combustion and Draught
  • Feed Water
  • Boilers, Controls and Instrumentation
  • Operation
  • Safety and Legal Requirements
  • Efficiency and Environment
  • Solid Fuels
  • Management
  • 4 days, held at either M&M or at the client’s site (subject to trainer availability.)


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