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.
How long is the course and what is included?
This course is 1 day in total. The cost of the course includes training, assessment, the certification fee and course material.
What does the course cover?
The course covers both vented and unvented hot water systems training, covering the following topics:
- – 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
How will I learn and be assessed?
Training and assessment will take place over one day.
For entrants new to the field assessment is through a multiple-choice question paper, short written response paper and basic practical tasks.
For re-assessment operatives undergoing a re-assessment will undertake the multiple-choice question paper only.
Operatives who hold the pre-existing Unvented Hot Water certificate, which is no longer being issued by Logic Certification, are eligible to sit the re-assessment.
What do I need to bring to the course?
Any course material required will be provided by GTEC.
Who is the awarding organisation for this course?
You will receive your certificate approximately 4 to 6 weeks following successful completion of the course.
Which other courses might be useful for me?
Once you have completed this essential course there are many other areas you may choose to expand your professional development, including:
- – OFTEC 101/105E/600A
- – Water Regulations Course
- – Domestic Solar Thermal Installation 3 Day Course
- – Domestic Energy Assessor 3 Day Course
- – Energy Efficiency (Part L) Course
To book your place, either click the link above, or give us a quick call on 01969 666111 to speak to our training department.