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BPEC Unvented Hot Water Systems course

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BPEC Unvented Hot Water Systems course ()


1 day
£175 plus VAT
£75 (plus VAT) for Certification / Manual
£250.00 plus VAT

BPEC Unvented Hot Water Systems Training Course:


Course Code: UHWS

Course Overview:
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. On successful completion of this course you will be certified for 5 years to install, service and commission domestic hot water systems in the UK.

Who Is This Course For:
This course is aimed at plumbers and heating engineers who wish to gain the relevant certification to enable them to install, service or commission domestic hot water systems in the UK. To be eligible you must hold, or be working towards, a recognised trade qualification, such as NVQ/SNVQ Level 3 in Plumbing & Heating or Domestic Heating (which will include Water Regulations), or have evidence of a number of years’ experience in the plumbing or heating industry and hold a Water Regulations certificate.

Certification valid for 5 years


BPEC Unvented Hot Water Systems Training Course:


The main subject areas are listed below: 

  • Unvented hot water systems and their operating principles
  • Design and installation of unvented hot water storage systems
  • Maintenance of unvented hot water storage systems
  • Requirements of the Building Regulations Part L1 – conservation of fuel and power
  • Sealed central heating systems
  • Practical fault finding

BPEC Unvented Hot Water Systems Training Course:


The theory course is taught in our modern, well equipped training rooms and the lively and interactive sessions cover the following topics:

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.

BPEC Unvented Hot Water Systems Training Course:


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.
York Head Office Training Facilities

Our head office is conveniently based at York Business Park, on the outskirts of York city centre, easily accessible by car (with direct links to the M1/A1/A59/A64) or public transport (less than 4 miles away from York railway station). 
This well-established training centre accommodates a number of practical assessment areas for a highly interactive and participative training experience, alongside comfortable classrooms. 



York Head Office: PPL House, Opus Avenue, York Business Park, York, YO26 6BL

Slough Training Facilities

To meet training demand across the UK, we have successfully extended our course offer and consultancy service to a new training facility in Slough. This is ideally situated on Slough Trading Estate, with Central London and Heathrow both less than 20 minutes away. This modern training facility covers 15,000 square feet, including 7,000 square feet of practical assessment training space, which is filled with the latest specialist equipment and technologies.


Southern Office: PPL House, 468 Malton Avenue, Slough Trading Estate, Slough, SL1 4QU

BPEC Unvented Hot Water Systems Training Course FAQs:


Key course facts:


Course times: 9am until approx 4.30pm
Course duration:  1 day


Q - How do I get more information about the 1 Day BPEC Unvented Hot Water Systems training course?

A - Call us on 01904 606090 or request a brochure pack

Q- How do I book a place on the 1 Day BPEC Unvented Hot Water Systems training course?

A - Book online for your chosen date or call us on 01904 606090.

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