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AFS Technologies: Training & Competence for the energy sector

AFS Technologies: Training & Competence for the energy sector


AFS Technologies (AFS) are recognised as the leading independent expert in Small Bore Tubing (SBT), Flexible Hose Assemblies (FHA), Mechanical Joint Integrity (MJI) and Instrumentation & Control (I&C) services in the UKCS and internationally.

Our team are driven by our focus on reducing the carbon footprint of our clients by driving down releases of fluids to the atmosphere from Instrumentation systems. With our unique offering of field services, training and products, we offer a solution independent of any of the fluid connector manufacturers.

Training & Competence has always been part of AFS service offering alongside core offering of Services, Products and Technology.

The current Training covers the disciplines below with more in development:

  • Small Bore Tubing
  • Mechanical Joint Integrity
  • Instrumentation & Control
  • Production Operations
  • De-Commissioning
  • Renewables / Wind Turbines
  • Hydrogen

Having specialised in the Oil & Gas Energy Industry for over 35 years AFS are now also covering new areas in renewables and alternative energy sources. With the energy transition era AFS are offering transition training programs to retain and re-use skills gained from the Oil & Gas Industry.


The AFS main Training Centre is in Dyce, Aberdeen and is conveniently situated by the airport, train and other public transport. AFS also have a venue in Grangemouth and have recently opened a new site in Ashington and also plan to open in Middlesbrough in Q3. With a mobile set of training rigs for theory training and practical assessments that AFS can deliver anywhere.

Take an immersive online experience of AFS services, products and training sessions in their digital twin of the Aberdeen Facility, the link is available on AFS web pages footer. This innovative digital twin service is available as a product now to enhance your website and social media.

Transition programmes

AFS have developed conversion training programs for various disciplines such as SBT, Prod Ops and Inst & Control. In development are new programs for cross-industry knowledge sharing and fertilisation, using the vast amount of transferable skills available.

The Energy Transition Era is demanding new Skills Profiles that can benefit from those developed in the Oil & Gas Energy Industry.

Online training portal

AFS have invested in an online portal to manage all their training services, this also allows all users to have access to the portal where they have can see their:

  • Awards
  • Training events
  • eLearning
  • Knowledge Documents

Users can see awards for courses completed and also receive automatic alerting when they are due for renewal with system generated reminder emails.

This ‘self-service’ for users is the way ahead for the energy transition and net-zero future. We can reduce your Training Management Service costs with this approach.

Users can conduct a Course Search using various filters to find the training they need.

Skills profiles can be reviewed, comparing users current awards with roles created in the portal. AFS are developing roles.

ECITB Connected Competence

Developed by some of the UK’s largest contracting organisations Connected Competence is an industry-driven initiative that is supported and enabled by the Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB). Developed with some of the UK’s largest contracting companies, each one has committed to working together to use standardised training and testing based on the ECITB’s technical tests. Connected Competence commands a base level of technical competence assurance for workers across the engineering and construction industry, which employers recognise and support in demonstrating the current competence of its workforce.

Connected Competence commands a base level of technical competence assurance for workers across the engineering and construction industry, which employers recognise and support in demonstrating the current competence of its workforce.

AFS provide the Instrumentation & Control assessments as well as others: Practical tests include:

  • TMI 01 - PRESSURE measurement and control systems
  • TMI 02 - LEVEL measurement and control systems
  • TMI 04 - TEMPERATURE measurement and control systems
  • TMI 14 - FLOW measurement and control systems
  • TMI 17- VALVE measurement and control systems
  • TSBT02 - Disassemble and reinstall SBT Assemblies

Training Management Services (TMS)

AFS offer a totally independent and dedicated Training Management Service (TMS) that ensures your company manage your training and licensing while reducing administration costs and ensuring compliance. Effectively managing company-wide training needs is a complex task and our TMS service can be full or partial outsourcing of these tasks to let your company focus on its core business.

With access to hundreds of training courses (classroom, online & onsite) from training providers our TMS division specialises in management of all your organisations training and competence requirement to allow you to free up valuable company resources.

Our customised TMS solutions are created to fit your needs

The AFS training portal is quick and easy to use, accessible 24/7; your workforce can access the Learning Management System to view their:

  • Training calendar and skills matrix.
  • Certification, document library
  • Training management: courses, eLearning CBT, Virtual reality, Simulator
  • Automated alerts and notifications

The portal allows real-time reporting allows your business instant data access. Reports include finances, compliance and competence, re-certification management and skill gap analysis.

Your team can access the portal 24/7 on smart phones, tablets and computers: anywhere! Training course on-boarding includes detailed Joining instructions, a paperless system provides savings and environmental benefits.

Training costs are mostly made up of travel & accommodation and not the course price itself. We can help reduce your training budget by eliminating these unnecessary travel and accommodation costs.

  • We offer refresher sessions (eLearning CBTs and hands-on sessions) to reduce referrals
  • We deliver both SBT and MJI theory and technical assessments eliminating any requirement for other training providers
  • We are strategically based in Aberdeen by the airport and Dyce train station which reduces in-city transport
  • We offer early start, evening and weekend slots to work around mobilisation and demobilisations to assets

Read the latest issue of the OGV Energy magazine HERE

Published: 12-08-2021

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