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Mode of study Part-time
Duration Please ring for details
Campus London Road Campus
Start date Please ring Course Advice on 01743 342333 to find out when this course next runs
Tuition Fee £80
Exam/Reg Fee £50
Material Fee £25
Course code PLR3RUV001 (2021A)
  • Who is it for?

    Vented and Unvented hot water systems must comply with the appropriate Building Regulations and Standards (there is now a mandatory requirement that all systems are notified to Building Control)

    The manual for England and Wales covers Approved Document G3,Part L1 and Part P, while the one for Scotland references Part J.

    Once certificated this allows the individual to register with a Competent Person’s Scheme allowing the self-certification of the hot water system

    If you choose not to join the scheme notification to Building Control is still required

    This course is designed for candidates who hold a current competency certificate and who are wishing to renew after 5 years.

  • Entry Requirements

    Trainees must hold a recognised competency card which must have an expiry date no older than twelve months (if so they will have to undertake initial assessment)

  • What does the course involve?

    A pre-course study pack will be sent out 14 days prior to the course commencing, this is for the applicants to familiarise themselves with the content of the course.

    The comprehensive course starts with an intensive training session, giving a refresher of System Design, Maintenance, and Legislation, with the emphasis on relevant changes to the Regulations

  • How is the course assessed?

    There is a knowledge assessments which is multiple choice and there is one visual assessment which requires identification of faults that are present on various types of system.

    Upon successful completion candidates will gain the BPEC Domestic Hot Water Storage Systems certificate and Competency Card.

  • What do I do next?

    If you meet the entry requirements for this course, please use the Register my Interest or Apply Now buttons or contact Course Advice on 01743 342333 to organise enrolment. If you are still undecided about the course most suitable for you, please drop in to one of our Advice Events, ring Course Advice on 01743 342 333, use our Live Chat facility or email:

    Fees stated are for enrolment for the current academic year only. Courses which run for 2 or 3 years will be subject to further fees and possible price increases each year.