Our Unvented Hot Water Systems course was developed to enable plumbing and heating engineers to confirm their competence in designing, installing and maintaining unvented hot water storage systems. On successful completion of this course, candidates are able to become a member of an Unvented Hot Water Competent Persons Scheme. Operatives will be recognised as being competent to design, install, service and maintain unvented water systems and therefore able to self-certify their own work and comply to Part G Building Regulations.
It is a legal requirement for any operative fitting unvented hot water systems with capacities above 15 litres to hold a recognised qualification.
Renewable energy systems are becoming increasingly popular and so becoming qualified on how to carry out an unvented installation is advisable for any gas engineer or plumber wishing to stay ahead of the curve.
There are a number of modules in the course to ensure that you complete it fully qualified, confident and are able to work safely with Unvented Hot Water Systems including:
- Regulations, standards and guidelines
- Theory of hot water expansion
- Principles of hot water storage
- Installation requirements
- Design considerations
- Components and function
- Pipework and testing
- Safety controls, discharge and integration
- Maintainance, commissioning and servicing
No prerequisite is required, but we would advise operatives to have existing experience in hot and cold water installations. You can also renew your qualifications with an unvented hot water systems reassessment if your certificate has expired (within the past 12 months).
Multiple choice, practical written and observed practical assessments.