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Mode of study Part-time
Duration 1 Day
Start date 13 September 2019
Tuition Fee £210
Exam/Reg Fee £50
Material Fee £25
Course code PLR3NVA001 (1920)
Runs on Friday
  • Who is it for?

    These courses aim to help experienced plumbers and heating engineers who want to install Vented and Unvented Domestic Hot Water Storage Systems to comply with the appropriate Building Regulations and Standards (there is now a mandatory requirement that all systems be notified to Building Control Authority).

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

    This allows the individual/business to register with a Competent Person’s Scheme allowing the self-certifying of unvented hot water storage systems installations.

    If you choose not to join a Competent Person’s Scheme you will need to notify the local Building Control Authority.

  • Entry Requirements

    Trainees must hold a recognised trade qualification e.g. NVQ/SNVQ Level 3 in Plumbing and 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 (this will be in the form of 5 year’s experience together with a verification letter from an approved employer).

  • What does the course involve?

    A pre-course study pack will be sent out 14 days prior to the course start date for applicants to complete and submit ready for their course.

    The study pack will be assessed during the course to ensure that it meets the course requirements (if it does not meet the requirements; the applicant will need further assessment).

    The very comprehensive one day course starts with intensive training in the four modules, followed by the completion of three assessments including one practical.

  • How is the course assessed?

    There are three assessments, including one practical. Assessments consist of a combination of both practical and theory examinations.

    Candidates must successfully pass all three assessments to gain the BPEC Domestic Hot Water Storage Systems Certificate and Competency Card.

  • How much does it cost?

    Candidates will be expected to provide their own safety shoes and overalls.

  • Additional Notes

    Certificates are normally valid for 5 years. Candidates are eligible for reassessment within 12 months of expiry. Previous certificates must be presented to the assessment centre as evidence of holding the initial qualification. This alternative course has no practical Assessment and is slightly shorter in duration.

  • 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.