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Domestic Hot Water Storage Systems (Unvented)

  • 1 Day | Part Time
  • Suffolk New College (Ipswich)
  • Level 3

Course overview

Assessment Information

These courses aim to help plumbers and heating engineers who want to install Vented and Unvented Domestic Hot Water Storage Systems to comply with the appropriate Building Regulations and Standards. There are two distinct manuals, one for England/Wales and one for Scotland, as some regulations differ north of the border.

The manual for England/Wales covers Approved Document G3, Part L1 and Part P of the Building Regulations, while the one for Scotland references Part J of the Building Standards

Pre-requisites

Trainees must hold a recognised trade qualification e.g. NVQ/SNVQ Level 3 in Plumbing and Heating, or Domestic Heating, which will include Water Regulations, OR be working towards one OR have evidence of a number of Years’ experience in the plumbing or heating industry and hold a Water Regulations certificate.

Expiry Information

Certificates are normally valid for 5 years. Candidates are eligible for reassessment within 12 months of expiry. Previous certificates must be presented to the assessment centre as evidence of holding the initial qualification.

Useful Information

This course is for plumbing and heating engineers who want to install Domestic Hot Water Storage Systems, and will demonstrate their competence so they can either join a Competent Persons’ Scheme allowing the self-certification of installations, or to notify the local Building Control department prior to commencing work.

 

The training manual consists of four modules:

  • Vented and Unvented systems and their operating principles
  • Design and installation
  • Maintenance
  • Compliance with other Building Regulations

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