TPO will deliver a range of world-class, internationally accredited technical training programmes, tailored to meet the needs of the oil and gas industry.
We will provide a suite of industry-standard, competence-based training programmes which accelerate the development of skilled and competent technicians. This will include a variety of streams for high school leavers, diploma or degree holders and upskilling for existing employees.
Our team of multinational, industry trained professionals have years of extensive oil and gas international best practice experience, working with some of the world’s largest energy sector companies.
Our programmes will equip Omani nationals and international delegates with the necessary skills and qualifications to enable them to make an immediate and valuable contribution in the workplace, with a vastly accelerated route to autonomy.
Our training programmes will offer recognised skills and professional development pathways to international standards of best practice. We will enable delegates to achieve:
NVQ Level 2 – Performing Engineering Operations (PEO) - City & Guilds
PEO is our introductory technical engineering programme for delegates starting out on their engineering career. It covers the basic concepts and hand-skills required to become competent engineering technicians within the oil and gas sector.
Production Training and Disciplines Specific Training – OPITO Global Training Diploma
As students progress from Level 2 to the Global Training Diploma they will specialize in their chosen discipline pathways:
Learning becomes more scenario based with the aim of building the students’ levels of independent thinking. As capability builds, the students will operate as teams and the plants will run as operating assets with regular work routines, monitoring schedules, scheduled maintenance activities etc.
All interventions with the live plants will be under the Safe Systems of Work and Permit System. This work-based approach will build their Global Training Diploma portfolio of evidence and accelerate their path to becoming independent operators once their on-job learning is evidenced on site.
All successful graduating students will exit TPO with an NVQ Level 2 in Performing Engineering Operations (PEO), OPITO Global Training Diploma and all the underpinning knowledge and skills acquisition required to succeed in their work environments.
Vocational Diploma – (Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation Approved)
Our Vocational Diploma programme is a 2 Year Diploma, approved by the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation in Oman and includes International Level 2 and SCQF Level 7 qualifications from City & Guilds (UK) and OPITO (UK). You will also receive a City & Guilds Foundation Certificate in Health and Safety. Study is full time in TPO, Muscat, Oman for 2 Years (approx. 10 months per year full time study) and the programme is predominantly hands-on practical based (80%). It provides ideal preparation for a future career in the Energy Industry as a technician or operator. The programme is open to eligible Omani high school leavers through the Ministry HEAC, and is also open to fee paying individuals from Oman and also international students. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for current fees.
Year 1 - Foundation Programme
Our base entry level foundation programme provides key underpinning knowledge and skills which supports students through their learning journey. This phase is focused on embedding language skills, technical engineering maths; health and safety; and business behavior’s before progressing to the technical elements of the programme.
As English is the universal language of the oil and gas industry, we ensure all students have sufficient The foundation programme lasts for approximately 2 months, but is tailored specifically to ensure the student reaches the desired level of English Language proficiency before progressing. This programme focuses on the delivery of English Language within a technical context and the curriculum is built around a series of published technical English texts, including ‘Tech Talk’ and ‘English for the Energy Industries.
Year 1 - Technical Programme
NVQ Level 2: Performing Engineering Operations (PEO)
PEO is our introductory technical engineering programme for students starting out on their engineering career. It covers the basic concepts and hand-skills students will need to acquire to become competent engineering technicians within the oil and gas sector.
This element of the programme consists of the following core and specialist units:
• Working safely in an engineering environment
• Working efficiently and effectively in engineering
• Using and communicating technical information
• Producing components using hand fitting techniques
SPECIALISED UNITS (EXAMPLES):
• Producing mechanical assemblies
• Maintaining mechanical devices and equipment
Year 2 - Technical Programme
Our training for production technicians gives the student a theoretical understanding of the full range of plant equipment associated with the oil and gas industry. This is further enhanced by the delivery of practical training in a replicated and simulated environment across our four process training plants; each simulating operations associated with:
• Oil Separation
• Gas Sweetening
• Crude Distillation
As a result, students gain hands-on experience of operating actual plant equipment within a safe and controlled training environment. This combines their theoretical and practical skills with working knowledge of an operating environment, developing confidence and competence.
Students designated to be maintenance technicians will receive training in mechanical technician practices, classroom learning and practical training on the process plants. Our technical training modules are comprehensive and aligned to the specific needs of each discipline.
As students’ progress from Level 2 to the Global Training Diploma they will specialize in their chosen discipline pathway, either:
Processing Operations - Your primary role as a Process Operator is to ensure the quantity, quality and safety of the production process. You are most likely to work as part of a production team including other Process Operators and work in shifts, so working safely is a paramount factor during training.
Mechanical Maintenance – A technician working as part of a maintenance team performs preventive maintenance inspections and service on machines. Thoroughly cleans machines and machine parts, removes parts and reinstalling as necessary. Oils and lubricates moving parts on machines to ensure effective performance. Records and reports damaged, worn, or broken parts. TPO ensures the learning journey is an exciting experience but also a safe one.
At this level learning becomes more scenario based with the aim of building the student’s levels of independent thinking. As capability builds, students will operate as teams and the plants will run as operating assets with regular work routines, monitoring schedules, scheduled maintenance activities and more. All interventions with the live plants will be under the safe systems of work and permit system. This work-based approach will build their Global Training Diploma portfolio of evidence and accelerate their route to becoming independent operators once their on-job learning is evidenced at the asset.
Our programmes will offer maximum flexibility and alignment to individual requirements. Our Ministry of Higher Education approved Vocational Diploma Programme is 2 Years – full time attendance. Watch our social media channels for updates on dates for our next intake and how to apply for a place.
For further general information information on our courses download our brochure.
For further information on our short courses download our Short Course Brochure.
For further information on our courses available for individual bookings download our TPO public Course Calendar 2023.
For further information on our Vocational Diploma Programme download our Vocational Diploma Brochure.