This course is aimed at experienced domestic heating installers and/or plumbers who require a qualification in the installation, servicing and maintenance of domestic hot water systems. It is also a prerequisite for those looking to expand into solar thermal installation. It has been developed to ensure operatives comply with Approved Document G (ADG) 2010 (as updated) when carrying out work on hot water systems. Training includes requirements for the installation of G3 Unvented Hot Water Systems and covers systems up to 500 litres capacity and 45kW power input.
Ideally candidates will be experienced in the installation of domestic hot and cold water systems. It is also recommended that they have experience and / or qualifications in one or more fuel types e.g. gas, oil or solid fuel.
A basic knowledge of the WRAS Water (fittings) Regulations is desirable although not essential and this course is available separately if required.
On successful completion of this course it will enable you to self-certify your installations and give you a competitive edge showing your customers that you are trained to the highest of standards increasing your credibility.
Re-assessment is available for candidates whose qualification has expired within the last 12 months.
This course is 1 day long and covers the following;
- – Installation and safety
- – Regulations, standards and guidelines
- – Theory of hot water expansion
- – Principles of hot water storage
- – Design considerations
- – Components and function
- – Safety controls, discharge and integration
- – Maintenance and servicing
Training and Assessment
The training takes place over one day. New entrants assessment is through a multiple course question paper, short written response paper and practical skills
Reassessment operatives undergo the multiple-choice paper only.
Operatives who hold the pre-existing Unvented Hot Water certificate which is no longer issued, can undergo the reassessment route.