Acquired skills

  • Unvented Hot Water Systems certificate

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Duration: 2 days

Course outline

This Unvented Hot Water Systems course is aimed at plumbers and heating engineers wanting to legally install, service or commission domestic hot water systems in the UK. It is a legal requirement of the building regulations that all domestic unvented hot water systems over 15 litres capacity are maintained by a qualified person. A qualified person is someone who holds a current recognised Unvented Hot Water Storage certificate. This Unvented Hot Water Systems course provides such a certificate.

The certificate is valid for 5 years, after which the holder must attend an approved centre and take an unvented hot water re-assessment course.

Unvented Hot Water Systems Course Theory Overview:

Module 1 – Induction to the Unvented Course

Course program, introductions, general procedures for training and assessment.

Module 2 – Unvented Hot Water Systems and their Operating Principles

The options for supplying domestic hot water including; conventional heating systems,
storage water heaters (electric), bulk storage water heaters, water jacketed tube heaters, combination boilers.

Module 3 – Design and Installation of Unvented Hot Water Storage Systems

Pipework runs, discharge pipework, commissioning, cold water supply, hot water supply, controls, sealed heating systems, safety checks.

Module 4 – Maintenance of Unvented Hot Water Storage Systems

Introduction to concepts of maintenance of unvented hot water storage systems.

Module 5 – Meeting the requirements of the Building Regulations Part L1 – Conservation of

Fuel and Power

Energy efficiency requirements of unvented systems.

Module 6 – Sealed Central Heating Systems

Pipework runs, discharge pipework, commissioning, cold water supply, hot water supply, controls, sealed heating systems, safety checks

There is an open book multiple choice examination at the end of the days training together with a practical fault finding session.

Unvented Hot Water Systems Course Practical Overview:

Practical training sessions for this Unvented Hot Water course take place on our purpose built unvented hot water training rigs. These unvented rigs allow the experienced unvented tutor to safely simulate dangerous situations that can occur on the unvented systems.

Entry requirements

  • Candidates wishing to attend this course must hold a recognised Trade qualification in either Plumbing, Gas or heating and ventilation. Alternatively, they must provide evidence that they have experience working in the industry in the form of a CV with references that can verify their experience. For reassessment, candidates must provide their current certificate.