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BPEC Unvented Hot Water Systems Course Theory Overview
The theory course is taught in our modern, well equipped training rooms and the lively and interactive sessions cover the following topics:
Induction to the Unvented Course
Course program, introductions, general procedures for training and assessment.
Module 1 - 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 2 - 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 3 - Maintenance of Unvented Hot Water Storage Systems
Identify typical Unvented hot water storage system maintenance procedures, and establish a typical range of faults which may occur with the systems and the state the typical fault diagnosis actions to rectify the faults.
Module 4 - Other applicable Building Regulations
State the other Building Regulations and Approval Documents that apply to the installation of hot water storage systems and the effects these regulations and documents have on the installation of hot water storage systems.
There is an open book multiple choice examination at the end of the days training together with a practical fault finding session.
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BPEC 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.
The unvented practical training covers the installation, commissioning and maintenance of unvented hot water systems.
The Hot Water Association Guide to Unvented Hot Water Storage can be downloaded below:
Click here to download - HWA Guide to Unvented Systems (Size 284K)
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BPEC Unvented Hot Water Systems Course FAQ's
Key course facts:
Course times: 9am until 4.30pm with 1 hour for lunch
Course duration: 1 day
Payment: Full payment is required on booking
Assessment method: Open book multiple choice paper and practical test
Valid for: 5 years
Q - Who is the Bpec Unvented Hot Water Systems course aimed at?
A - The 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.
Q - Do I need any pre-requisite qualifications to attend this Unvented Hot Water Systems course?
A - 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.
Q - What are the assessment procedures for this Unvented Hot Water Systems course?
A - There are two open book multiple choice examinations and a practical fault finding test.
Q - Where can I find further information on mains pressure unvented hot water systems?
A - From the Hot Water Association website here.
Q - What happens if I fail the Bpec Unvented Hot Water Systems course?
A - Like most PPL courses, if you fail the Unvented Hot Water course examination you will be offered a re-sit free of charge.
Q - Who accepts Bpec Unvented Hot Water Systems certificate?
A - The UK Water Regulations Advisory Scheme (WRAS) and all national UK plumbing bodies such as CORGI and CIPHE.
Q - How do I get more information about the Bpec Unvented Hot Water Systems course?
A - Call us on 01904 606090 or request a brochure pack
Q- How do I book a place on the Bpec Unvented Hot Water Systems course?
A - Book online for your chosen date or call us on 01904 606090.
Q- Where do people come from to take Bpec Unvented Hot Water Systems course?
A - We train people from all over the UK for the Bpec Unvented Hot Water Systems course; York, North Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, South Yorkshire Humberside, Newcastle, Durham, London, Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Devon, Bristol, East Anglia, North West, Yorkshire, North East, South East, South West, Derbyshire; they come from national plumbing and heating companies, self-employed plumbers, builders, gas engineers and renewable energy engineers.
For more general frequently asked questions please see our main FAQ page or book online.